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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 218 127 51.5 41.5-61.4 71 31.1 23.3-40.3 16 13.9 5.8-29.9 2 2.5 0.6-10.4 2 0.9 0.2- 4.0
GENDER
Male 90 44 43.4 29.2-58.7 37 34.7 22.1-49.9 7 17.2 4.8-46.2 2 4.7 1.1-18.6 0 0.0 . - .
Female 128 83 60.7 50.1-70.3 34 27.1 19.0-37.2 9 10.2 4.7-21.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.0 0.5- 8.2
RACE
White 190 112 53.7 42.3-64.7 63 30.3 22.4-39.5 14 15.6 5.9-35.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
Other 28 15 43.5 24.0-65.2 8 34.3 15.5-59.9 2 7.6 1.7-28.5 2 11.7 2.7-38.6 1 2.9 0.4-18.3
AGE
18-44 62 35 43.7 28.0-60.7 17 27.0 14.7-44.1 8 24.1 8.9-50.9 2 5.2 1.2-20.4 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 154 91 58.5 49.6-66.9 54 35.5 27.5-44.4 7 4.2 1.9- 9.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.8 0.4- 7.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 21 9 29.4 11.9-56.1 8 44.8 17.6-75.5 3 20.5 5.2-55.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.3 0.7-30.7
Some College + 196 117 54.2 43.3-64.7 63 29.5 22.0-38.3 13 13.1 4.6-31.9 2 2.9 0.7-11.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 53 22 33.2 19.2-50.9 22 46.5 27.8-66.2 8 17.3 7.6-35.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.0 0.4-18.5
$50,000+ 145 91 60.3 50.4-69.4 45 29.6 21.9-38.7 6 5.8 2.2-14.5 2 3.9 0.9-15.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2

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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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