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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,631 4,556 79.6 78.2-80.9 396 7.5 6.6- 8.4 222 4.0 3.4- 4.7 310 6.1 5.4- 7.0 147 2.9 2.4- 3.5
-Eastern NC 1,747 1,387 78.0 75.5-80.3 120 7.2 5.9- 8.8 76 4.2 3.2- 5.5 108 6.9 5.5- 8.6 56 3.7 2.7- 5.0
GENDER
Male 820 570 70.9 67.1-74.4 77 8.8 6.9-11.3 44 4.9 3.4- 6.8 85 10.1 7.9-12.9 44 5.3 3.8- 7.3
Female 927 817 88.1 85.4-90.3 43 4.8 3.5- 6.7 32 3.3 2.2- 5.0 23 2.3 1.4- 3.6 12 1.4 0.7- 3.0
RACE
White 1,342 1,079 79.4 76.7-81.8 88 6.8 5.4- 8.6 54 3.9 2.9- 5.3 76 6.2 4.8- 7.9 45 3.7 2.7- 5.1
African American 292 241 82.6 76.8-87.2 13 4.8 2.7- 8.6 11 2.4 1.3- 4.6 18 5.8 3.5- 9.5 9 4.3 2.0- 9.1
Other Minorities 2 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 144 92 60.4 50.1-69.9 14 9.6 5.1-17.3 9 7.5 3.2-16.8 19 12.8 7.7-20.4 10 9.7 4.9-18.4
25-34 368 264 71.5 65.6-76.8 40 9.8 7.0-13.6 24 5.5 3.5- 8.5 28 9.9 6.3-15.3 12 3.2 1.7- 5.9
35-44 389 298 75.8 70.3-80.5 27 8.3 5.3-12.5 17 4.1 2.5- 6.8 34 8.1 5.5-11.6 13 3.8 2.0- 7.1
45-54 332 265 78.8 73.1-83.6 23 7.7 4.9-12.0 18 4.5 2.5- 7.8 13 4.9 2.7- 8.6 13 4.1 2.1- 7.5
55-64 259 231 88.7 83.4-92.5 6 2.5 1.0- 6.3 7 3.0 1.3- 6.5 11 4.4 2.3- 8.4 4 1.3 0.4- 3.9
65-74 160 149 94.1 89.4-96.8 7 3.7 1.7- 7.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 1.4 0.4- 4.4 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0
75+ 88 82 92.9 83.3-97.2 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 1 2.3 0.3-14.6 0 0.0 . - . 3 3.9 1.2-12.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 153 100 65.0 55.0-73.8 15 8.1 4.7-13.6 12 9.2 4.7-17.3 22 14.8 8.8-23.9 4 2.9 0.9- 8.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 447 343 75.0 69.8-79.6 31 7.3 4.9-10.7 21 3.7 2.3- 5.9 31 8.2 5.5-12.0 21 5.8 3.6- 9.3
Some Post-H.S. 487 392 78.2 73.4-82.4 36 9.2 6.3-13.3 21 4.4 2.7- 6.9 19 3.8 2.3- 6.1 19 4.4 2.6- 7.4
College Graduate 655 548 84.5 81.2-87.3 37 5.2 3.6- 7.4 22 2.9 1.8- 4.6 36 5.6 4.0- 7.9 12 1.8 0.9- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 136 96 67.5 55.0-78.0 11 7.6 3.9-14.4 14 10.8 5.0-22.1 9 9.6 3.5-23.9 6 4.4 1.8-10.1
$15,000- 24,999 239 176 73.1 65.5-79.5 28 10.1 6.7-14.9 10 4.3 2.1- 8.6 15 8.4 4.7-14.6 10 4.1 2.0- 8.1
$25,000- 34,999 221 177 78.2 71.1-84.0 15 6.4 3.7-11.0 7 3.9 1.7- 8.6 18 8.2 4.9-13.3 4 3.3 1.1- 8.9
$35,000- 49,999 296 239 78.6 72.1-83.9 15 7.0 3.7-12.6 14 4.2 2.3- 7.4 19 6.6 4.0-10.7 9 3.7 1.6- 8.2
$50,000-74,999 259 208 78.2 71.6-83.5 11 4.2 2.2- 8.0 8 2.7 1.2- 5.9 19 8.1 5.0-12.8 13 6.8 3.7-12.1
$75,000+ 315 260 82.4 77.1-86.7 19 6.6 3.9-10.7 12 3.0 1.7- 5.5 16 5.6 3.3- 9.4 8 2.4 1.2- 5.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 445 343 74.4 69.0-79.1 31 8.6 5.7-12.6 17 4.2 2.2- 7.9 33 8.0 5.4-11.5 21 4.9 3.0- 7.9
No 1,249 1,004 79.4 76.6-82.0 83 6.5 5.1- 8.3 58 4.3 3.2- 5.8 71 6.6 5.0- 8.6 33 3.2 2.1- 4.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 299 238 79.8 74.2-84.5 24 7.3 4.6-11.3 8 2.9 1.4- 5.8 15 5.0 2.8- 8.8 14 4.9 2.6- 8.9
Non-Veteran 1,360 1,094 78.4 75.5-81.0 90 7.4 5.9- 9.3 59 4.2 3.1- 5.8 82 7.0 5.4- 9.0 35 2.9 2.0- 4.3
Currently Serving 83 52 68.2 56.1-78.2 6 4.0 1.6- 9.7 9 9.0 4.4-17.7 10 10.7 5.2-20.9 6 8.0 3.4-18.0

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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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