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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 576 557 95.7 91.8-97.8 19 4.3 2.2- 8.2
GENDER
Male 237 231 97.6 93.6-99.1 6 2.4 0.9- 6.4
Female 339 326 93.9 86.7-97.4 13 6.1 2.6-13.3
RACE
White 429 415 95.1 89.8-97.7 14 4.9 2.3-10.2
Other 146 141 96.8 88.3-99.2 5 3.2 0.8-11.7
AGE
18-44 201 194 94.0 86.2-97.5 7 6.0 2.5-13.8
45+ 370 358 97.6 95.7-98.7 12 2.4 1.3- 4.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 137 131 94.0 84.8-97.8 6 6.0 2.2-15.2
Some College + 438 425 96.4 91.4-98.5 13 3.6 1.5- 8.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 207 199 96.3 92.0-98.3 8 3.7 1.7- 8.0
$50,000+ 308 300 96.1 89.0-98.7 8 3.9 1.3-11.0

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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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