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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Drinking & Driving

During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had
perhaps too much to drink?

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  Total
Respond.^
Once More than once Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,871 101 2.3 1.8- 2.9 56 1.1 0.8- 1.6 5,714 96.6 95.8-97.2
-Western NC 557 7 1.6 0.6- 4.0 6 0.9 0.4- 2.1 544 97.5 95.2-98.7
GENDER
Male 261 5 2.6 1.0- 6.9 4 1.2 0.4- 3.2 252 96.2 92.1-98.2
Female 296 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1 2 0.6 0.1- 2.3 292 99.1 97.6-99.7
RACE
White 519 5 0.8 0.3- 2.1 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0 509 98.4 96.9-99.2
African American 12 0 0.0 . - . 1 9.6 1.2-47.1 11 90.4 52.9-98.8
Other Minorities 24 2 19.4 4.5-54.9 0 0.0 . - . 22 80.6 45.1-95.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 11 2 32.6 8.3-72.2 1 5.3 0.7-31.3 8 62.1 26.0-88.4
Non-Hispanic 545 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0 535 98.4 97.0-99.2
AGE
18-24 22 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 22 100 . - .
25-34 63 3 5.8 1.7-18.7 0 0.0 . - . 60 94.2 81.3-98.3
35-44 102 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 3 2.5 0.8- 7.9 98 96.3 90.3-98.7
45-54 130 2 1.0 0.2- 4.7 3 2.1 0.7- 6.6 125 96.9 92.2-98.8
55-64 120 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 0 0.0 . - . 119 99.6 97.1-99.9
65-74 77 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 77 100 . - .
75+ 39 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 39 100 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 31 1 7.4 1.0-38.0 0 0.0 . - . 30 92.6 62.0-99.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 122 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 0 0.0 . - . 121 99.1 93.7-99.9
Some Post-H.S. 155 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 4 2.4 0.8- 6.4 150 96.8 92.4-98.7
College Graduate 247 4 1.4 0.4- 4.1 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 241 97.8 94.9-99.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 35 1 8.3 1.2-40.8 0 0.0 . - . 34 91.7 59.2-98.8
$15,000- 24,999 76 1 1.6 0.2-10.6 2 2.0 0.5- 8.2 73 96.4 88.7-98.9
$25,000- 34,999 54 1 2.8 0.4-17.3 0 0.0 . - . 53 97.2 82.7-99.6
$35,000- 49,999 96 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 95 98.8 91.7-99.8
$50,000-74,999 99 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 3 2.5 0.8- 7.8 95 97.1 92.1-99.0
$75,000+ 128 2 1.8 0.4- 7.1 0 0.0 . - . 126 98.2 92.9-99.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 171 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 2 1.2 0.3- 4.9 168 98.0 93.9-99.4
No 376 6 2.0 0.7- 5.4 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3 366 97.2 94.0-98.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 88 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.4 0.2- 9.5 87 98.6 90.5-99.8
Non-Veteran 469 7 1.8 0.7- 4.6 5 0.9 0.3- 2.1 457 97.3 94.7-98.7

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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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