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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 6,056 2,935 41.7 39.8-43.5 1,852 29.6 28.0-31.4 648 12.5 11.2-13.9 234 5.4 4.5- 6.4 387 10.9 9.3-12.6
-Mecklenburg County 360 174 42.2 36.2-48.3 112 32.7 27.0-39.0 41 14.1 10.1-19.4 22 7.6 4.7-12.0 11 3.5 1.6- 7.1
GENDER
Male 168 66 31.9 24.8-40.0 55 35.9 27.6-45.2 26 18.8 12.6-27.1 13 9.3 5.3-16.0 8 4.1 1.8- 9.2
Female 192 108 54.3 45.5-62.9 57 28.9 22.0-36.9 15 8.5 4.7-15.1 9 5.5 2.3-12.7 3 2.7 0.6-10.9
RACE
White 278 138 43.7 37.2-50.5 86 33.0 26.7-39.9 32 14.2 9.8-20.0 14 5.7 3.0-10.3 8 3.5 1.4- 8.2
Other 81 36 39.1 27.5-52.2 25 31.7 20.8-45.1 9 14.0 6.9-26.5 8 11.7 5.6-22.7 3 3.5 0.9-12.6
AGE
18-44 122 45 34.7 25.9-44.7 42 35.0 25.9-45.4 20 17.1 10.7-26.2 10 8.5 4.2-16.4 5 4.7 1.7-12.4
45+ 234 128 50.1 42.7-57.5 67 29.6 23.2-36.8 21 11.3 7.0-17.6 12 6.8 3.7-12.3 6 2.2 0.9- 5.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 64 32 34.9 23.1-48.9 14 23.2 12.6-38.8 8 18.6 8.6-35.7 6 16.3 6.9-34.1 4 7.0 2.2-20.4
Some College + 295 141 43.8 37.2-50.7 98 35.0 28.6-42.0 33 13.1 9.0-18.5 16 5.5 3.3- 9.1 7 2.6 1.0- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 102 47 40.0 28.2-53.1 26 24.6 15.5-36.8 14 16.5 8.5-29.6 9 13.1 6.2-25.3 6 5.8 2.0-16.0
$50,000+ 212 95 39.9 32.7-47.6 77 38.3 30.9-46.3 26 14.8 9.9-21.5 10 4.2 2.2- 8.0 4 2.7 0.9- 8.1

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*This question was 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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