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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,585 6,001 42.9 41.8-44.0 9,584 57.1 56.0-58.2
-Eastern NC 5,214 1,876 38.6 36.7-40.5 3,338 61.4 59.5-63.3
GENDER
Male 1,847 862 46.6 43.5-49.8 985 53.4 50.2-56.5
Female 3,367 1,014 31.2 29.2-33.3 2,353 68.8 66.7-70.8
RACE
White 3,504 1,451 44.5 42.2-46.9 2,053 55.5 53.1-57.8
African American 1,204 281 26.2 23.1-29.7 923 73.8 70.3-76.9
Other Minorities 491 137 30.8 24.9-37.3 354 69.2 62.7-75.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 264 72 30.1 22.8-38.7 192 69.9 61.3-77.2
Non-Hispanic 4,939 1,800 39.5 37.6-41.4 3,139 60.5 58.6-62.4
AGE
18-24 233 83 32.3 25.2-40.2 150 67.7 59.8-74.8
25-34 628 267 46.9 42.2-51.7 361 53.1 48.3-57.8
35-44 850 397 47.1 42.9-51.3 453 52.9 48.7-57.1
45-54 1,038 419 43.1 39.4-46.9 619 56.9 53.1-60.6
55-64 1,046 362 35.6 32.2-39.2 684 64.4 60.8-67.8
65-74 794 213 27.2 23.8-31.0 581 72.8 69.0-76.2
75+ 588 122 19.6 16.3-23.4 466 80.4 76.6-83.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 858 134 21.6 17.5-26.4 724 78.4 73.6-82.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,680 479 31.9 28.7-35.3 1,201 68.1 64.7-71.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,331 550 44.8 41.1-48.6 781 55.2 51.4-58.9
College Graduate 1,338 709 53.9 50.4-57.4 629 46.1 42.6-49.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 664 115 19.1 15.3-23.5 549 80.9 76.5-84.7
$15,000- 24,999 900 221 30.1 25.3-35.4 679 69.9 64.6-74.7
$25,000- 34,999 666 233 37.8 32.9-43.1 433 62.2 56.9-67.1
$35,000- 49,999 745 315 43.8 39.0-48.8 430 56.2 51.2-61.0
$50,000-74,999 702 335 46.5 41.7-51.4 367 53.5 48.6-58.3
$75,000+ 757 453 59.6 54.8-64.2 304 40.4 35.8-45.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,975 531 31.4 28.6-34.4 1,444 68.6 65.6-71.4
No 3,075 1,279 41.7 39.2-44.2 1,796 58.3 55.8-60.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 885 440 51.6 47.3-55.9 445 48.4 44.1-52.7
Non-Veteran 4,326 1,434 35.6 33.6-37.7 2,892 64.4 62.3-66.4

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^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.

** 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.

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

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