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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,525 14,957 96.1 95.6-96.6 568 3.9 3.4- 4.4
-Mecklenburg County 658 624 95.4 93.2-96.9 34 4.6 3.1- 6.8
GENDER
Male 265 253 96.0 92.6-97.9 12 4.0 2.1- 7.4
Female 393 371 94.7 91.6-96.7 22 5.3 3.3- 8.4
RACE
White 452 426 94.3 91.2-96.4 26 5.7 3.6- 8.8
Other 205 197 96.9 93.5-98.5 8 3.1 1.5- 6.5
AGE
18-44 196 185 95.0 90.9-97.3 11 5.0 2.7- 9.1
45+ 454 431 95.6 93.2-97.2 23 4.4 2.8- 6.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 173 165 96.4 92.3-98.4 8 3.6 1.6- 7.7
Some College + 481 455 94.9 92.1-96.7 26 5.1 3.3- 7.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 259 246 96.3 93.1-98.1 13 3.7 1.9- 6.9
$50,000+ 311 293 94.4 90.8-96.7 18 5.6 3.3- 9.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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