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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

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 5,642 2,572 43.5 41.9-45.2 1,842 32.5 31.0-34.0 637 12.1 11.1-13.3 257 5.1 4.4- 6.0 334 6.7 5.9- 7.7
-Eastern NC 1,749 753 39.1 36.4-41.8 573 32.7 30.1-35.4 210 14.3 12.2-16.8 87 5.5 4.3- 6.9 126 8.4 6.8-10.4
GENDER
Male 827 257 29.4 26.0-33.0 287 33.4 29.8-37.3 126 17.4 14.2-21.2 60 7.5 5.7- 9.8 97 12.3 9.7-15.4
Female 922 496 53.1 49.3-56.8 286 31.7 28.3-35.3 84 9.8 7.7-12.4 27 2.6 1.7- 3.9 29 2.9 1.9- 4.4
RACE
White 1,351 599 41.7 38.7-44.7 453 33.6 30.7-36.6 154 12.9 10.8-15.3 64 5.1 3.9- 6.7 81 6.7 5.2- 8.6
African American 288 119 36.6 30.0-43.8 90 30.1 24.1-36.8 42 21.2 14.4-30.0 16 6.1 3.5-10.4 21 6.0 3.5-10.1
Other Minorities 2 1 72.9 14.4-97.7 1 27.1 2.3-85.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 138 28 14.9 9.7-22.3 47 31.5 23.1-41.4 23 16.3 9.8-26.1 9 6.6 3.2-13.1 31 30.6 21.3-41.7
25-34 367 121 31.8 26.6-37.6 130 32.5 27.2-38.2 58 18.0 13.7-23.4 24 7.4 4.8-11.3 34 10.3 6.7-15.5
35-44 389 145 33.7 28.3-39.6 127 32.6 27.1-38.6 52 17.3 11.9-24.3 31 8.0 5.4-11.6 34 8.4 5.8-12.1
45-54 341 138 37.4 31.5-43.5 126 38.4 32.4-44.8 42 13.8 9.8-19.1 13 4.5 2.4- 8.4 22 6.0 3.7- 9.5
55-64 261 152 54.2 47.0-61.3 81 31.8 25.6-38.8 19 10.2 6.0-16.7 6 3.0 1.2- 7.7 3 0.8 0.2- 2.3
65-74 158 105 64.2 55.1-72.4 36 25.2 18.0-34.1 12 8.3 4.5-15.0 3 1.1 0.3- 3.4 2 1.1 0.3- 4.7
75+ 89 60 67.0 55.4-76.9 24 29.1 19.6-40.8 4 3.0 1.1- 8.3 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 154 39 19.2 13.2-27.1 45 27.7 19.9-37.1 26 18.1 11.5-27.4 17 10.7 6.2-17.7 27 24.2 15.9-35.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 441 184 38.0 32.7-43.6 126 27.6 22.9-32.7 62 17.6 12.7-23.9 20 6.1 3.7- 9.7 49 10.8 7.8-14.6
Some Post-H.S. 491 207 38.8 34.0-43.9 168 36.2 31.2-41.4 62 13.2 10.0-17.2 24 4.9 3.2- 7.4 30 7.0 4.7-10.2
College Graduate 658 320 46.7 42.3-51.1 233 35.7 31.6-40.1 60 11.5 8.7-15.1 26 3.7 2.4- 5.6 19 2.4 1.5- 3.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 137 46 26.1 18.1-36.0 46 31.1 21.7-42.5 15 12.5 6.4-23.0 10 8.9 4.4-17.2 20 21.4 12.0-35.2
$15,000- 24,999 234 80 26.1 20.0-33.3 72 31.1 24.1-39.2 33 18.4 10.9-29.4 19 8.2 4.7-14.0 30 16.1 10.6-23.8
$25,000- 34,999 220 91 36.8 30.0-44.1 72 32.4 25.8-39.8 22 14.8 9.5-22.5 19 8.5 5.1-13.8 16 7.5 4.4-12.5
$35,000- 49,999 299 121 39.0 32.7-45.6 109 36.9 30.7-43.6 39 12.9 9.2-17.9 12 5.4 3.0- 9.6 18 5.8 3.3-10.0
$50,000-74,999 261 127 44.2 37.4-51.3 77 30.6 24.4-37.7 27 12.4 8.1-18.6 10 3.6 1.8- 6.9 20 9.2 5.7-14.5
$75,000+ 318 158 46.0 39.9-52.2 110 36.3 30.4-42.5 34 12.4 8.6-17.6 8 2.5 1.2- 5.3 8 2.8 1.3- 5.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 445 192 35.8 30.9-40.9 132 31.0 26.1-36.5 51 16.1 12.1-21.2 28 7.1 4.6-10.7 42 10.0 6.9-14.3
No 1,251 540 40.7 37.6-44.0 424 33.6 30.6-36.8 153 13.2 11.0-15.7 55 4.6 3.4- 6.1 79 7.9 6.0-10.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 301 127 40.0 34.0-46.3 101 34.7 28.8-41.0 42 15.8 11.5-21.4 13 3.9 2.1- 7.1 18 5.6 3.3- 9.3
Non-Veteran 1,361 605 40.3 37.2-43.4 447 32.6 29.6-35.7 149 13.0 10.6-15.9 66 5.4 4.1- 7.1 94 8.7 6.8-11.1
Currently Serving 81 18 18.8 11.3-29.7 24 29.3 19.1-42.1 18 25.9 15.8-39.3 7 10.2 4.5-21.5 14 15.8 8.9-26.5

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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 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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