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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,972 1,813 25.5 24.0-27.2 1,661 24.7 23.2-26.3 965 15.3 14.1-16.6 504 9.2 8.1-10.4 1,029 25.2 23.3-27.3
-Mecklenburg County 351 94 19.8 15.8-24.6 104 31.5 25.7-38.0 58 14.3 10.8-18.7 35 10.5 7.2-15.0 60 23.9 18.5-30.2
GENDER
Male 163 35 15.3 10.6-21.5 40 26.9 19.2-36.1 30 14.2 9.5-20.7 14 9.9 5.5-17.3 44 33.8 25.7-43.0
Female 188 59 25.3 19.0-32.8 64 37.0 28.6-46.3 28 14.5 9.8-20.9 21 11.1 7.0-17.2 16 12.1 6.7-21.0
RACE
White 272 78 23.8 18.8-29.8 72 24.4 19.1-30.7 48 16.1 11.9-21.4 29 10.7 7.3-15.5 45 25.0 18.7-32.5
Other 78 16 11.6 6.6-19.8 31 45.9 33.1-59.3 10 10.7 5.6-19.6 6 10.0 4.2-22.1 15 21.7 12.7-34.4
AGE
18-44 122 21 13.9 8.9-21.1 36 32.6 23.5-43.2 17 10.3 6.2-16.7 12 10.1 5.4-18.1 36 33.1 24.1-43.5
45+ 226 72 26.1 20.5-32.7 67 30.4 23.6-38.0 40 18.1 13.0-24.6 23 11.0 7.2-16.5 24 14.4 9.4-21.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 58 21 19.7 11.7-31.1 14 24.8 13.7-40.7 8 12.7 5.8-25.7 5 13.0 4.6-31.6 10 29.8 16.2-48.3
Some College + 292 72 19.8 15.3-25.1 90 33.1 26.6-40.3 50 14.7 10.9-19.5 30 9.9 6.7-14.3 50 22.6 17.1-29.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 97 32 21.4 14.2-31.0 24 28.1 16.9-42.8 15 14.2 8.0-23.8 8 13.0 5.7-26.9 18 23.3 13.6-36.9
$50,000+ 212 44 17.6 12.9-23.7 67 33.1 26.0-41.2 39 14.9 10.6-20.6 21 8.6 5.5-13.4 41 25.7 19.1-33.6

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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