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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,346 14,864 96.6 96.1-97.0 482 3.4 3.0- 3.9
-Eastern NC 5,124 4,958 96.5 95.5-97.2 166 3.5 2.8- 4.5
GENDER
Male 1,794 1,710 94.8 92.9-96.2 84 5.2 3.8- 7.1
Female 3,330 3,248 98.0 97.5-98.5 82 2.0 1.5- 2.5
RACE
White 3,442 3,301 95.4 94.1-96.5 141 4.6 3.5- 5.9
African American 1,184 1,172 98.6 97.1-99.3 12 1.4 0.7- 2.9
Other Minorities 483 470 97.8 95.5-99.0 13 2.2 1.0- 4.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 259 254 98.4 94.7-99.5 5 1.6 0.5- 5.3
Non-Hispanic 4,855 4,694 96.3 95.3-97.1 161 3.7 2.9- 4.7
AGE
18-24 226 218 94.9 88.1-97.9 8 5.1 2.1-11.9
25-34 617 601 97.3 95.4-98.5 16 2.7 1.5- 4.6
35-44 837 802 96.2 94.5-97.4 35 3.8 2.6- 5.5
45-54 1,020 972 95.2 93.1-96.6 48 4.8 3.4- 6.9
55-64 1,032 1,000 96.6 95.0-97.7 32 3.4 2.3- 5.0
65-74 778 758 98.1 96.9-98.8 20 1.9 1.2- 3.1
75+ 580 574 99.1 97.6-99.7 6 0.9 0.3- 2.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 847 828 97.7 95.5-98.8 19 2.3 1.2- 4.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,652 1,601 95.9 93.9-97.3 51 4.1 2.7- 6.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,303 1,263 96.5 94.0-98.0 40 3.5 2.0- 6.0
College Graduate 1,317 1,261 96.4 95.0-97.4 56 3.6 2.6- 5.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 655 644 98.6 97.2-99.3 11 1.4 0.7- 2.8
$15,000- 24,999 895 866 96.1 92.3-98.0 29 3.9 2.0- 7.7
$25,000- 34,999 648 630 97.4 95.6-98.5 18 2.6 1.5- 4.4
$35,000- 49,999 730 708 97.5 96.0-98.4 22 2.5 1.6- 4.0
$50,000-74,999 695 665 96.6 94.7-97.8 30 3.4 2.2- 5.3
$75,000+ 748 713 95.5 93.5-96.9 35 4.5 3.1- 6.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,948 1,878 94.7 92.5-96.3 70 5.3 3.7- 7.5
No 3,025 2,932 97.2 96.2-98.0 93 2.8 2.0- 3.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 862 818 94.7 92.5-96.3 44 5.3 3.7- 7.5
Non-Veteran 4,259 4,137 96.9 95.8-97.7 122 3.1 2.3- 4.2

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*Heavy drinkers--adult men having more than two drinks per day and adult women having more than one drink per day.

^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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