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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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 5,188 2,488 40.8 38.6-43.0 1,623 30.6 28.6-32.7 535 12.1 10.7-13.7 203 4.9 3.8- 6.3 339 11.6 9.7-13.8
-Durham County 204 107 43.9 35.3-53.0 59 30.0 22.3-39.1 22 13.7 8.5-21.3 8 6.8 2.6-16.7 8 5.6 2.3-12.9
GENDER
Male 92 39 34.9 24.1-47.4 28 29.4 19.0-42.5 15 20.9 12.1-33.6 4 4.8 1.7-13.0 6 10.1 4.0-23.3
Female 112 68 53.4 40.3-66.2 31 30.7 20.2-43.7 7 6.1 2.4-14.3 4 8.8 2.2-29.7 2 0.9 0.2- 3.9
RACE
White 144 76 47.3 37.2-57.7 43 29.8 21.3-39.9 14 14.1 8.2-23.2 6 5.4 2.2-12.7 5 3.4 1.3- 9.0
Other 60 31 39.9 26.5-55.1 16 30.3 17.8-46.7 8 13.1 5.6-27.9 2 8.4 1.7-32.3 3 8.2 2.4-24.2
AGE
18-44 74 31 36.0 24.2-49.8 20 30.8 19.3-45.3 13 15.9 8.7-27.2 5 10.1 3.3-27.1 5 7.3 2.4-19.9
45+ 129 76 54.7 44.1-64.9 39 29.1 20.9-39.0 8 10.3 4.3-22.7 3 2.4 0.8- 7.4 3 3.5 1.0-11.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 28 9 29.2 12.9-53.5 8 23.6 9.7-46.9 5 14.2 4.3-37.7 3 18.6 4.4-52.9 3 14.4 3.7-42.0
Some College + 175 98 48.3 39.1-57.6 51 32.0 23.5-41.9 16 13.2 7.8-21.6 5 3.4 1.3- 8.8 5 3.1 1.1- 8.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 56 28 37.0 22.1-54.9 13 27.9 14.0-48.1 6 13.1 4.7-31.8 3 6.9 2.1-20.8 6 15.0 5.5-35.0
$50,000+ 130 68 46.9 36.7-57.5 43 34.3 24.8-45.2 14 15.5 9.0-25.5 3 1.4 0.4- 4.5 2 1.9 0.4- 7.9

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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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