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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 548 286 46.9 41.6-52.4 164 32.0 26.9-37.5 48 9.2 6.5-12.9 18 3.9 2.2- 6.9 32 8.0 5.2-12.2
GENDER
Male 259 107 37.4 30.4-45.0 87 34.7 27.3-42.9 30 10.8 6.9-16.6 8 4.0 1.8- 9.1 27 13.0 8.3-19.8
Female 289 179 60.0 52.9-66.8 77 28.2 22.2-35.0 18 6.9 4.0-11.6 10 3.7 1.8- 7.6 5 1.2 0.4- 3.2
RACE
White 505 268 47.5 41.9-53.2 155 32.9 27.6-38.7 43 9.5 6.6-13.4 16 4.2 2.3- 7.5 23 5.9 3.5- 9.9
African American 12 5 47.5 16.0-81.1 4 31.8 8.9-69.1 2 13.8 2.8-47.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 6.9 0.9-38.0
Other Minorities 29 11 35.7 17.9-58.6 5 20.0 6.8-46.2 3 4.5 1.1-17.2 2 1.1 0.2- 5.2 8 38.7 18.7-63.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 18 9 40.9 19.4-66.6 3 16.4 5.0-42.3 1 3.0 0.4-19.4 0 0.0 . - . 5 39.6 17.1-67.6
Non-Hispanic 529 276 47.1 41.6-52.7 161 32.8 27.6-38.5 47 9.5 6.7-13.4 18 4.1 2.3- 7.2 27 6.5 4.0-10.4
AGE
18-24 21 7 33.1 14.6-59.0 10 49.5 26.2-73.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 9.9 2.4-33.4 2 7.5 1.5-30.8
25-34 65 15 22.3 12.2-37.4 25 39.7 26.2-55.0 10 10.7 5.4-20.3 5 7.1 2.4-19.1 10 20.1 10.1-36.0
35-44 102 53 55.1 43.6-66.1 24 23.7 15.2-35.1 10 8.0 4.1-15.0 5 2.8 0.9- 8.7 10 10.4 5.0-20.3
45-54 127 56 37.9 28.3-48.6 47 37.8 28.0-48.8 15 18.5 10.4-30.7 2 1.1 0.2- 6.4 7 4.6 2.0-10.6
55-64 117 83 70.6 59.7-79.6 21 17.0 10.3-26.7 8 6.8 2.8-15.6 4 5.1 1.9-13.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3
65-74 74 46 68.3 55.7-78.7 22 24.7 15.6-36.9 4 4.3 1.3-13.6 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.6 0.6-10.4
75+ 39 25 69.4 51.1-83.1 13 30.4 16.7-48.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 35 14 20.9 9.9-38.9 6 32.0 12.6-60.7 3 9.8 1.7-40.7 1 1.5 0.2-10.3 11 35.8 17.0-60.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 121 52 41.3 30.5-53.1 43 36.7 26.3-48.4 12 7.7 4.0-14.5 4 5.7 1.9-15.5 10 8.6 4.0-17.4
Some Post-H.S. 147 80 48.9 38.9-59.1 40 28.4 20.0-38.5 12 9.2 4.5-17.8 5 5.3 1.9-14.1 10 8.2 3.8-17.0
College Graduate 244 139 55.5 47.9-62.9 75 31.4 24.6-39.0 21 10.1 6.4-15.6 8 2.4 1.0- 5.5 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 37 14 23.8 12.1-41.6 11 38.4 18.8-62.7 3 6.1 1.7-19.3 3 11.5 2.9-36.4 6 20.2 7.5-44.1
$15,000- 24,999 75 39 47.6 32.1-63.5 18 18.5 9.6-32.7 8 12.5 4.4-30.4 2 3.3 0.8-13.3 8 18.2 7.9-36.6
$25,000- 34,999 54 23 42.6 27.8-59.0 19 29.0 17.5-43.9 4 4.7 1.2-16.5 5 18.9 7.5-39.9 3 4.9 1.4-16.1
$35,000- 49,999 92 54 51.1 38.4-63.6 25 35.3 23.6-49.0 6 5.9 2.4-14.0 2 1.1 0.2- 4.9 5 6.7 2.5-16.3
$50,000-74,999 99 51 49.6 37.5-61.7 30 31.1 20.3-44.3 11 12.0 6.3-21.5 3 3.0 0.8-11.0 4 4.4 1.3-13.8
$75,000+ 128 72 51.4 41.1-61.5 39 31.6 22.7-42.1 12 13.2 7.3-22.6 3 1.2 0.3- 5.1 2 2.7 0.5-12.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 169 84 43.0 33.9-52.6 54 34.8 25.5-45.4 16 10.8 5.5-20.1 6 4.7 1.9-10.9 9 6.7 3.1-14.1
No 368 198 48.5 41.9-55.1 108 31.3 25.3-38.0 28 7.8 5.0-11.8 11 3.7 1.7- 7.7 23 8.8 5.3-14.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 87 43 53.3 40.7-65.4 27 22.7 14.7-33.4 12 18.5 9.4-33.0 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 4 4.5 1.6-12.3
Non-Veteran 461 243 46.0 40.1-51.9 137 33.4 27.7-39.5 36 7.8 5.2-11.4 17 4.3 2.4- 7.8 28 8.6 5.4-13.3

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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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