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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?

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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 5,701 1,802 28.0 26.4-29.6 1,672 27.3 25.8-28.9 876 15.4 14.1-16.7 470 8.4 7.5- 9.4 881 20.9 19.3-22.6
-Eastern NC 1,765 540 28.3 25.6-31.2 503 25.0 22.5-27.6 267 13.9 12.1-15.9 158 8.9 7.2-10.9 297 23.9 20.9-27.2
GENDER
Male 797 174 18.6 15.5-22.1 196 22.3 18.8-26.2 131 14.3 11.7-17.3 84 10.3 7.8-13.3 212 34.6 29.9-39.6
Female 968 366 41.1 37.0-45.3 307 28.5 25.2-32.0 136 13.4 11.1-16.1 74 7.1 5.2- 9.6 85 9.9 7.7-12.7
RACE
White 1,378 430 29.6 26.6-32.9 389 24.3 21.6-27.2 210 14.9 12.7-17.3 117 8.1 6.5-10.1 232 23.1 19.8-26.7
African American 257 74 26.0 19.6-33.6 87 32.8 26.0-40.3 38 12.0 8.3-17.0 24 9.3 5.7-14.8 34 19.9 13.7-28.1
Other Minorities 124 33 22.0 13.5-33.7 25 17.4 9.9-28.8 18 9.6 5.6-15.9 17 14.1 6.9-26.8 31 36.9 24.5-51.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 64 14 21.7 11.2-37.6 14 18.2 8.9-33.6 9 6.8 3.2-13.8 8 12.7 4.6-30.6 19 40.7 24.8-58.8
Non-Hispanic 1,697 523 28.8 26.1-31.7 488 25.5 23.0-28.1 258 14.5 12.6-16.6 150 8.6 7.1-10.4 278 22.6 19.7-25.8
AGE
18-24 74 18 23.4 13.3-38.0 14 15.6 8.2-27.6 10 8.2 3.6-18.0 8 9.8 4.4-20.3 24 42.9 28.7-58.4
25-34 255 70 26.5 20.5-33.5 66 23.6 17.9-30.5 33 12.2 8.4-17.4 26 8.7 5.6-13.3 60 29.1 22.3-36.9
35-44 377 83 21.9 17.1-27.6 106 25.6 20.6-31.2 55 15.0 11.2-19.7 44 12.4 8.3-18.1 89 25.2 19.9-31.2
45-54 392 122 30.4 25.1-36.3 89 21.5 17.1-26.7 66 14.3 11.0-18.3 33 7.1 4.7-10.7 82 26.6 21.1-32.9
55-64 341 114 34.1 28.3-40.4 113 28.5 23.3-34.3 57 18.8 14.2-24.4 30 8.9 6.0-13.1 27 9.7 6.3-14.8
65-74 203 76 36.8 29.6-44.7 71 38.6 31.0-46.8 28 12.0 8.0-17.8 14 5.9 3.3-10.4 14 6.7 3.8-11.5
75+ 114 54 46.1 36.5-56.1 39 35.2 26.3-45.2 17 16.8 10.3-26.1 3 1.6 0.5- 4.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 126 28 23.9 14.7-36.2 23 14.6 7.8-25.6 20 12.1 6.9-20.5 18 11.8 6.7-20.0 37 37.6 26.1-50.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 437 142 25.6 21.0-30.8 119 23.8 19.2-29.2 51 9.6 6.9-13.2 36 10.1 6.4-15.6 89 30.9 24.3-38.3
Some Post-H.S. 516 162 28.9 23.9-34.5 148 25.3 20.8-30.5 76 14.2 10.8-18.3 44 8.3 5.7-12.0 86 23.3 18.0-29.6
College Graduate 685 208 31.3 27.0-36.0 212 28.4 24.5-32.6 120 17.6 14.4-21.2 60 7.6 5.6-10.2 85 15.2 12.0-19.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 100 40 47.2 34.4-60.4 22 15.8 9.8-24.5 12 7.7 4.2-13.8 3 3.6 0.9-13.4 23 25.6 15.8-38.7
$15,000- 24,999 209 64 25.7 17.9-35.3 53 16.1 11.0-22.9 26 8.7 5.3-14.0 23 12.4 6.4-22.4 43 37.2 26.1-49.8
$25,000- 34,999 215 65 27.6 20.0-36.7 62 24.8 18.4-32.6 32 16.2 10.8-23.7 23 10.6 5.8-18.3 33 20.8 13.8-30.2
$35,000- 49,999 300 85 24.7 19.2-31.2 97 30.4 24.3-37.4 39 10.7 7.5-15.2 27 6.7 4.3-10.5 52 27.4 20.1-36.1
$50,000-74,999 319 94 28.7 23.0-35.2 97 28.9 22.8-35.9 45 15.0 10.8-20.5 32 9.7 6.5-14.2 51 17.8 13.1-23.7
$75,000+ 443 112 24.7 20.1-29.9 124 25.3 21.0-30.2 97 21.0 17.0-25.6 39 8.7 6.2-12.1 71 20.4 16.0-25.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 492 161 30.1 25.1-35.6 120 19.6 15.8-24.1 70 11.8 9.1-15.3 43 9.8 6.8-13.9 98 28.6 23.0-35.0
No 1,222 366 28.1 24.8-31.6 368 27.1 24.0-30.4 188 14.3 12.1-16.9 112 8.6 6.7-11.1 188 21.9 18.4-25.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 409 104 20.7 16.5-25.7 114 27.7 22.4-33.7 63 14.8 11.2-19.2 44 11.6 8.1-16.5 84 25.2 19.9-31.4
Non-Veteran 1,354 435 30.7 27.5-34.2 388 24.1 21.4-27.1 204 13.6 11.6-16.0 114 8.0 6.3-10.2 213 23.5 20.0-27.5

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*This question 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.

** 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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