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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 362 338 95.2 92.4-97.0 24 4.8 3.0- 7.6
GENDER
Male 139 131 96.8 93.1-98.5 8 3.2 1.5- 6.9
Female 223 207 93.5 88.7-96.4 16 6.5 3.6-11.3
RACE
White 313 289 94.1 90.7-96.3 24 5.9 3.7- 9.3
Other 47 47 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 82 80 98.0 91.3-99.5 2 2.0 0.5- 8.7
45+ 280 258 93.2 89.3-95.7 22 6.8 4.3-10.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 102 95 93.4 85.1-97.3 7 6.6 2.7-14.9
Some College + 259 242 95.9 93.0-97.6 17 4.1 2.4- 7.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 160 148 94.2 88.6-97.1 12 5.8 2.9-11.4
$50,000+ 157 145 94.9 90.7-97.3 12 5.1 2.7- 9.3

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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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