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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, 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 5,797 2,816 43.6 41.8-45.3 1,796 31.4 29.7-33.1 611 11.8 10.7-13.1 237 4.4 3.7- 5.1 337 8.9 7.7-10.2
-Eastern NC 1,803 820 40.5 37.5-43.6 557 30.0 27.2-32.9 210 13.2 11.2-15.5 92 4.7 3.7- 6.0 124 11.6 9.3-14.4
GENDER
Male 821 273 28.8 24.9-33.1 263 31.7 27.6-36.1 125 16.2 13.2-19.9 60 5.6 4.2- 7.4 100 17.6 13.9-22.1
Female 982 547 56.4 52.4-60.3 294 27.7 24.4-31.2 85 9.1 7.1-11.6 32 3.5 2.1- 5.7 24 3.4 2.1- 5.5
RACE
White 1,407 647 40.4 37.1-43.8 434 30.4 27.3-33.7 164 13.5 11.2-16.3 75 5.3 4.0- 7.0 87 10.4 7.9-13.6
African American 260 124 45.7 38.1-53.6 88 31.9 25.4-39.2 27 13.5 8.7-20.4 9 2.1 1.0- 4.4 12 6.7 3.3-13.0
Other Minorities 129 46 34.0 22.5-47.8 33 24.5 14.9-37.5 18 10.2 5.9-17.1 7 3.6 1.5- 8.6 25 27.6 17.8-40.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 66 20 33.7 19.0-52.4 15 26.2 13.9-44.0 11 7.5 3.7-14.7 5 3.9 1.4-10.3 15 28.6 16.3-45.2
Non-Hispanic 1,733 797 41.1 38.1-44.1 542 30.3 27.6-33.2 198 13.6 11.5-16.0 87 4.8 3.7- 6.2 109 10.3 8.0-13.0
AGE
18-24 76 22 31.0 18.7-46.8 22 25.9 15.5-39.9 12 11.6 5.8-21.7 5 5.4 1.8-15.2 15 26.1 14.6-42.3
25-34 259 101 34.9 28.4-42.1 81 30.3 23.9-37.5 34 17.1 11.7-24.2 18 5.3 3.1- 8.7 25 12.5 8.2-18.6
35-44 383 139 34.5 28.9-40.6 123 32.6 26.8-38.9 53 13.2 9.8-17.6 27 6.4 4.2- 9.6 41 13.3 9.2-18.9
45-54 402 175 41.3 35.6-47.3 118 27.8 22.9-33.2 61 16.3 12.1-21.6 21 4.1 2.5- 6.5 27 10.6 6.9-15.8
55-64 353 180 49.0 42.8-55.2 117 32.0 26.5-38.1 32 10.7 7.3-15.6 13 3.5 1.9- 6.2 11 4.8 2.3- 9.5
65-74 201 119 60.4 52.5-67.8 62 31.8 24.9-39.7 12 4.4 2.4- 8.1 4 1.9 0.7- 5.4 4 1.5 0.5- 3.8
75+ 116 78 65.5 55.4-74.4 28 26.1 18.2-36.0 6 6.1 2.5-14.1 3 1.6 0.5- 5.1 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 128 41 32.0 21.8-44.3 35 22.9 14.5-34.2 21 15.1 8.3-25.9 10 5.0 2.4-10.2 21 25.0 15.4-37.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 451 197 35.0 29.2-41.3 114 25.1 19.8-31.2 64 17.8 13.2-23.6 28 5.9 3.8- 8.9 48 16.3 11.4-22.6
Some Post-H.S. 526 243 41.2 35.7-47.0 160 30.2 25.1-35.8 59 11.7 8.7-15.7 29 5.8 3.6- 9.3 35 11.0 7.0-16.9
College Graduate 696 338 46.7 42.1-51.4 248 36.0 31.7-40.5 66 10.3 7.8-13.4 24 2.6 1.7- 4.0 20 4.4 2.6- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 55 53.5 40.6-65.8 21 12.9 7.9-20.3 11 13.6 6.1-27.3 6 8.0 3.2-18.7 11 12.0 5.9-22.8
$15,000- 24,999 214 90 38.4 28.3-49.6 61 22.0 14.9-31.2 22 13.1 7.6-21.8 13 5.0 2.6- 9.3 28 21.5 12.9-33.4
$25,000- 34,999 217 90 37.9 29.5-47.0 67 27.8 20.8-36.1 27 14.7 9.0-23.1 19 8.1 4.1-15.3 14 11.6 6.5-19.7
$35,000- 49,999 306 134 37.9 31.3-44.9 106 35.2 28.4-42.8 34 13.8 8.8-21.1 12 3.0 1.6- 5.3 20 10.1 6.2-16.1
$50,000-74,999 329 156 42.8 36.3-49.4 104 35.0 28.5-42.1 38 11.8 8.2-16.7 17 5.5 3.3- 9.2 14 5.0 2.7- 8.9
$75,000+ 447 189 38.6 33.5-44.0 155 34.9 29.9-40.3 65 15.8 12.2-20.2 16 3.1 1.8- 5.4 22 7.6 4.9-11.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 509 229 37.9 32.5-43.5 137 23.5 19.3-28.4 61 13.7 9.9-18.6 35 6.5 4.5- 9.5 47 18.4 13.0-25.3
No 1,239 568 42.1 38.3-45.9 404 32.4 29.0-36.1 138 12.0 9.8-14.6 55 4.2 3.0- 5.8 74 9.4 7.0-12.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 424 164 32.1 27.0-37.6 136 32.9 27.4-38.9 55 15.6 11.4-21.0 32 7.5 4.7-11.6 37 12.0 8.3-16.9
Non-Veteran 1,377 655 43.3 39.7-47.0 420 29.0 25.9-32.4 155 12.4 10.2-15.0 60 3.8 2.8- 5.0 87 11.5 8.7-14.9

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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.

** 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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