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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,076 4,729 70.1 68.1-72.1 506 11.9 10.6-13.5 284 5.6 4.7- 6.7 392 9.0 7.7-10.6 165 3.3 2.6- 4.1
-Mecklenburg County 354 274 72.1 65.8-77.6 33 12.9 8.8-18.5 20 6.6 4.1-10.5 20 6.2 3.8- 9.7 7 2.2 0.8- 5.7
GENDER
Male 165 120 66.1 56.9-74.2 15 13.3 7.8-21.9 14 10.1 5.9-16.7 11 7.0 3.8-12.7 5 3.5 1.2-10.1
Female 189 154 79.2 71.0-85.6 18 12.4 7.3-20.4 6 2.5 1.1- 5.7 9 5.1 2.5-10.3 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9
RACE
White 276 211 68.7 61.4-75.2 25 12.8 8.2-19.5 16 7.1 4.2-11.8 19 8.8 5.5-13.8 5 2.6 0.8- 8.0
Other 77 62 79.4 67.1-88.0 8 13.3 6.5-25.2 4 5.6 2.0-14.7 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 2 1.3 0.3- 5.1
AGE
18-44 121 79 63.4 53.2-72.6 23 20.6 13.4-30.5 7 5.1 2.3-11.0 9 7.5 3.8-14.1 3 3.3 0.9-10.9
45+ 229 191 80.5 73.5-86.0 10 5.2 2.6-10.2 13 8.3 4.7-14.4 11 4.9 2.6- 9.0 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 60 48 71.5 53.9-84.3 5 13.8 5.2-31.8 2 3.0 0.6-13.9 2 4.6 1.0-18.4 3 7.2 1.8-24.8
Some College + 293 225 72.2 65.4-78.0 28 12.7 8.5-18.8 18 7.4 4.5-11.9 18 6.5 4.0-10.5 4 1.1 0.3- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 100 77 72.4 59.0-82.7 8 15.2 7.1-29.9 5 5.6 2.1-13.9 5 3.7 1.5- 9.3 5 3.1 1.2- 7.5
$50,000+ 212 161 70.7 62.8-77.5 22 12.5 7.9-19.2 14 7.5 4.3-12.8 13 7.1 4.1-12.3 2 2.2 0.5- 8.4

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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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