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Survey Findings Profile of Respondents Gender Alcohol Consumption Male: 33.5% (n=67) Drink: 82% (n=164) Female: 63.5% (n=127) D o not drink: 18% (n=36) Age Household Annual Income Level 21-30 years: 25.5% (n=51) \$0 - \$24,999: 4% (n=8) 31-40 years: 18% (n=36) \$25,000 – \$39,999: 7% (n=14) 41-50 years: 17% (n=34) \$40,000 - \$59,999: 9.5% (n=19) 51-60 years: 25% (n=50) \$60,000 - \$79,999: 7% (n=14) 61-70 years: 11% (n=22) \$80,000 - \$99,999: 3.5% (n=7) 71-80 years: 1.5% (n=3) \$100,000 + above: 6.5% (n=13) Prefer not to answer: 4% (n=8) Education Level Area of Residence Some high school: 0.5% (n=1) College Hill: 7% (n=14) High school diploma or equivalent: 7% (n=14) Pioneer Hill: 4.5% (n=9) Some college: 33% (n=66) Military Hill: 8.5% (n=17) College graduate: 51% (n=102) Sunnyside Hill: 4.5% (n=9) Alcohol Patterns Out of 200 questionnaires, 81% (n=163) said they consume alcohol. 55% (n=110) claim to only drink occasionally. The second most common answer is they drink for health reasons, 12% (n=24). When asked how many times a week respondents consume alcohol, 36% (n= 73) said they consume alcohol 1-2 times per week, and 19.5% (n=39) said they drink 3-4 times per week. Only one respondent (0.5%) claimed to drink 7 or more drinks per week. When asked what statements best describes why respondents choose to drink, social setting was the most commonly answer, 38.5% (n=77). 13.5% (n=27) reported to drink because they enjoyed the taste, and 12.5% (n=25) because it helps them relax. However, only 6.5% (n=13) consume alcohol because it benefits their health. See figure 1 on next page.

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FIGURE 1 Why People Choose to Drink 77 2 2 27 13 25 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Social setting To feel drink or buzzed To fit in/peer pressure I enjoy the taste It benefits my Helath It helps me relax Behaviors and Perceptions of Moderate Drinking When asked how many drinks consumed in one sitting, 58.5% (n=117) said they consume either 1 or 2 drinks per sitting. Therefore, the majority of our respondents practice moderate drinking when choosing to consume alcohol. Figure 2 (below) depicts what types of alcohol people choose to drink and how of often they consume it. Wine was the most frequently consumed alcoholic beverage consumed, 25% (n=50) Figure 2 Never Rarely Sometimes Frequently Most Frequently Beer 25.5.% ( n=51) 18.5% (n=37) 19% (n=38) 7.5% (n=15) 18.5% (n=37) Wine 16.5% (n=33) 17% (n=34) 17% (n=34) 14.5% (n=29) 25% (n=50) Mixed drinks/ cocktails 21% (n=42) 22.5% (n=25) 21% (n=42) 12.5% (n=18) 9% (n=18) Hard liquor 40.5% (n=81) 19.5% (n=39) 13% (26) 7% (n=14) 5% (n=10)
Awareness of Moderate Drinking When respondents were asked to define moderate drinking, 52.5% (n=105) defined it as consuming only one drink a day. Respondents were then asked if they thought drinking alcohol in moderation was

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## This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PUR 3500 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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