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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,173 84 1.1 0.8- 1.6 1,703 28.9 27.2-30.7 1,900 32.5 30.7-34.4 1,856 30.0 28.3-31.8 630 7.4 6.7- 8.3
-Mecklenburg County 365 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1 88 26.1 20.7-32.3 105 28.0 22.8-33.9 131 38.0 32.2-44.1 37 6.8 4.7- 9.8
GENDER
Male 174 2 1.4 0.4- 5.5 36 22.8 16.1-31.1 42 25.4 18.3-34.0 74 42.4 34.1-51.2 20 8.0 4.9-12.9
Female 191 2 0.6 0.2- 2.6 52 30.2 22.1-39.8 63 31.4 24.1-39.6 57 32.4 25.1-40.7 17 5.4 3.2- 8.9
RACE
White 284 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4 54 19.8 14.7-26.0 81 26.3 20.9-32.5 112 44.5 37.8-51.4 35 8.8 6.1-12.5
Other 81 2 1.7 0.4- 7.8 34 39.5 27.5-52.8 24 31.8 21.0-45.0 19 24.2 15.2-36.3 2 2.8 0.7-10.6
AGE
18-44 124 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2 30 26.1 17.8-36.5 39 29.8 21.5-39.6 52 41.3 32.0-51.3 2 2.1 0.5- 8.0
45+ 238 3 1.4 0.4- 5.0 57 26.1 19.8-33.5 65 26.2 20.3-33.2 78 34.5 27.9-41.8 35 11.8 8.3-16.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 66 3 4.8 1.4-15.0 21 32.4 19.8-48.3 18 27.0 16.2-41.5 16 26.3 15.2-41.5 8 9.5 4.2-19.9
Some College + 298 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 66 24.4 18.7-31.2 87 28.3 22.6-34.9 115 40.9 34.4-47.7 29 6.2 4.1- 9.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 107 3 3.5 1.0-11.2 24 28.7 17.6-43.2 40 32.3 22.5-44.0 27 25.5 16.1-38.0 13 9.9 5.3-17.9
$50,000+ 213 0 0.0 . - . 54 25.7 19.4-33.3 52 26.1 19.6-33.8 91 43.5 36.1-51.3 16 4.7 2.6- 8.1

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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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