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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 5,972 1,813 25.5 24.0-27.2 1,661 24.7 23.2-26.3 965 15.3 14.1-16.6 504 9.2 8.1-10.4 1,029 25.2 23.3-27.3
-Wake County 328 99 26.3 21.1-32.2 81 22.6 17.5-28.5 55 14.4 10.6-19.4 40 14.4 9.9-20.6 53 22.3 16.8-29.0
GENDER
Male 158 29 18.4 12.3-26.6 33 17.5 11.4-26.0 35 19.2 13.2-27.1 22 13.7 8.7-20.8 39 31.2 23.0-40.8
Female 170 70 36.3 28.0-45.6 48 29.0 21.3-38.1 20 8.4 5.1-13.5 18 15.4 8.1-27.2 14 10.9 5.6-20.3
RACE
White 262 75 24.1 18.7-30.5 64 22.5 16.8-29.4 47 16.0 11.7-21.5 32 14.7 9.5-22.1 44 22.7 16.6-30.1
Other 66 24 32.5 20.8-46.8 17 22.7 13.4-35.8 8 10.0 3.8-23.6 8 13.6 6.2-27.3 9 21.3 10.8-37.7
AGE
18-44 126 33 22.0 15.0-31.0 26 21.1 13.9-30.7 16 10.4 5.8-18.1 19 17.3 10.3-27.6 32 29.1 20.4-39.7
45+ 199 66 31.9 25.1-39.6 55 24.5 18.6-31.6 37 19.2 13.8-26.0 20 10.6 6.6-16.8 21 13.8 8.8-20.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 46 18 23.4 13.0-38.4 6 11.2 4.4-25.5 4 5.2 1.7-14.8 4 10.3 3.5-26.9 14 50.0 32.6-67.4
Some College + 282 81 26.9 21.2-33.5 75 25.1 19.4-31.8 51 16.5 12.0-22.3 36 15.4 10.2-22.4 39 16.1 11.5-22.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 81 24 24.4 15.0-37.1 18 24.9 15.0-38.5 10 7.6 3.7-15.0 13 17.8 9.3-31.4 16 25.3 14.8-39.7
$50,000+ 218 64 26.5 20.2-33.9 57 22.6 16.6-30.0 41 17.1 12.0-23.7 22 12.7 7.5-20.8 34 21.1 14.8-29.2

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*This question 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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