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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Drinking alcohol in the past 30 days*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,948 5,675 41.1 40.1-42.1 9,273 58.9 57.9-59.9
-Eastern NC 5,007 1,764 36.5 34.9-38.1 3,243 63.5 61.9-65.1
GENDER
Male 1,801 837 45.4 42.6-48.2 964 54.6 51.8-57.4
Female 3,206 927 28.5 26.7-30.4 2,279 71.5 69.6-73.3
RACE
White 3,300 1,350 41.8 39.8-43.8 1,950 58.2 56.2-60.2
African American 1,264 299 26.3 23.2-29.7 965 73.7 70.3-76.8
Other Minorities 14 2 10.6 2.2-38.6 12 89.4 61.4-97.8
AGE
18-24 332 142 39.8 33.2-46.8 190 60.2 53.2-66.8
25-34 818 369 44.9 40.9-49.0 449 55.1 51.0-59.1
35-44 887 394 45.0 41.0-49.1 493 55.0 50.9-59.0
45-54 914 343 38.0 34.3-41.9 571 62.0 58.1-65.7
55-64 872 264 29.1 25.7-32.8 608 70.9 67.2-74.3
65-74 677 160 27.4 23.5-31.7 517 72.6 68.3-76.5
75+ 489 86 18.9 15.2-23.3 403 81.1 76.7-84.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 861 159 23.9 20.1-28.2 702 76.1 71.8-79.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,612 450 29.0 26.3-31.9 1,162 71.0 68.1-73.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,314 495 38.0 34.9-41.1 819 62.0 58.9-65.1
College Graduate 1,212 655 55.3 52.0-58.6 557 44.7 41.4-48.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 663 139 23.8 19.4-28.8 524 76.2 71.2-80.6
$15,000- 24,999 941 237 27.3 23.5-31.4 704 72.7 68.6-76.5
$25,000- 34,999 591 224 35.8 31.5-40.4 367 64.2 59.6-68.5
$35,000- 49,999 666 301 45.5 41.1-50.0 365 54.5 50.0-58.9
$50,000-74,999 536 258 48.0 43.1-52.9 278 52.0 47.1-56.9
$75,000+ 545 317 57.9 53.1-62.6 228 42.1 37.4-46.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,738 449 29.1 26.6-31.9 1,289 70.9 68.1-73.4
No 3,103 1,259 40.3 38.3-42.5 1,844 59.7 57.5-61.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 707 305 43.0 38.9-47.3 402 57.0 52.7-61.1
Non-Veteran 4,155 1,370 34.1 32.3-35.9 2,785 65.9 64.1-67.7
Currently Serving 135 83 61.5 51.5-70.6 52 38.5 29.4-48.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the first alcohol consumption question.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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