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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 333 150 38.7 32.7-45.0 114 34.5 28.4-41.1 44 13.1 9.3-18.1 12 5.4 3.0- 9.5 13 8.4 4.6-14.9
GENDER
Male 159 53 28.9 21.8-37.2 57 34.5 26.5-43.4 31 17.6 11.8-25.4 9 7.9 4.0-14.9 9 11.1 5.5-21.1
Female 174 97 50.7 41.1-60.2 57 34.5 25.5-44.8 13 7.5 3.8-14.2 3 2.3 0.7- 6.9 4 5.1 1.5-15.7
RACE
White 266 120 38.5 32.0-45.5 95 38.2 31.1-45.8 32 11.7 8.0-16.7 10 5.5 2.9-10.2 9 6.1 2.8-12.5
Other 67 30 39.1 26.6-53.3 19 24.0 14.4-37.2 12 17.0 8.4-31.5 2 4.8 1.2-17.7 4 15.0 5.8-33.8
AGE
18-44 125 48 31.1 23.0-40.5 38 31.9 22.9-42.5 19 14.4 8.7-22.9 11 9.4 5.1-16.7 9 13.2 6.7-24.4
45+ 205 102 48.1 40.4-55.8 74 37.4 30.1-45.3 24 11.4 7.5-16.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 4 2.6 1.0- 7.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 48 22 28.7 17.0-44.3 8 20.0 9.0-38.7 9 17.0 7.9-32.9 3 7.5 2.3-21.7 6 26.8 12.4-48.6
Some College + 285 128 41.0 34.4-47.8 106 37.8 31.1-45.0 35 12.2 8.3-17.6 9 4.9 2.4- 9.4 7 4.2 1.8- 9.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 83 33 33.2 22.3-46.3 27 32.3 21.4-45.5 16 18.6 10.4-31.0 3 5.7 1.6-18.3 4 10.3 3.4-27.0
$50,000+ 220 102 40.1 32.8-47.9 80 36.8 29.2-45.1 22 10.8 6.7-17.1 8 5.2 2.6-10.3 8 7.0 3.2-14.7

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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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