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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 207 91 32.3 24.8-40.8 82 39.3 30.1-49.3 18 15.2 7.8-27.6 9 6.2 2.3-16.1 7 7.0 3.0-15.6
GENDER
Male 94 31 23.9 15.4-35.2 38 40.7 27.2-55.7 13 18.1 7.8-36.7 9 10.5 3.8-25.7 3 6.8 1.8-22.1
Female 113 60 44.6 33.9-55.9 44 37.2 27.3-48.3 5 10.9 3.8-27.4 0 0.0 . - . 4 7.3 2.7-18.4
RACE
White 189 83 35.3 27.3-44.2 76 38.8 30.2-48.2 16 16.3 8.0-30.5 8 3.9 1.7- 8.5 6 5.7 2.4-13.0
Other 18 8 16.8 6.1-38.5 6 41.6 13.7-76.1 2 9.5 1.9-36.8 1 18.3 2.7-64.7 1 13.7 1.9-56.6
AGE
18-44 56 17 21.7 12.6-34.8 25 43.1 27.7-59.9 4 11.2 4.0-27.6 4 9.9 2.7-30.6 6 14.2 5.8-30.6
45+ 150 73 41.5 31.1-52.6 57 36.1 26.5-46.9 14 18.9 8.1-38.4 5 3.0 1.1- 7.5 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 40 14 22.2 10.6-40.7 14 37.7 16.6-64.8 6 9.0 3.5-21.5 3 15.2 3.1-50.2 3 15.9 4.4-43.7
Some College + 167 77 35.5 27.0-45.0 68 39.8 30.4-49.9 12 17.1 8.1-32.7 6 3.4 1.3- 8.6 4 4.2 1.3-12.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 68 28 26.9 15.6-42.4 24 36.9 20.3-57.1 7 12.8 4.5-31.4 6 12.9 3.6-37.1 3 10.6 2.9-31.6
$50,000+ 117 49 35.2 26.3-45.3 53 45.3 35.1-56.0 9 10.8 5.5-20.2 3 3.1 0.8-10.8 3 5.6 1.6-17.1

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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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