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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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
-Western NC 1,640 1,595 96.6 95.1-97.7 45 3.4 2.3- 4.9
GENDER
Male 606 586 95.7 92.7-97.5 20 4.3 2.5- 7.3
Female 1,034 1,009 97.5 96.0-98.4 25 2.5 1.6- 4.0
RACE
White 1,484 1,446 96.9 95.3-97.9 38 3.1 2.1- 4.7
African American 46 45 97.8 85.8-99.7 1 2.2 0.3-14.2
Other Minorities 101 95 92.9 82.8-97.3 6 7.1 2.7-17.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 65 62 95.7 86.1-98.8 3 4.3 1.2-13.9
Non-Hispanic 1,568 1,526 96.7 95.1-97.8 42 3.3 2.2- 4.9
AGE
18-24 51 48 96.2 87.4-98.9 3 3.8 1.1-12.6
25-34 170 164 94.9 87.3-98.1 6 5.1 1.9-12.7
35-44 242 235 96.8 92.3-98.7 7 3.2 1.3- 7.7
45-54 312 298 95.8 92.6-97.6 14 4.2 2.4- 7.4
55-64 353 348 97.9 94.9-99.2 5 2.1 0.8- 5.1
65-74 285 279 97.7 94.5-99.0 6 2.3 1.0- 5.5
75+ 221 218 98.7 93.8-99.7 3 1.3 0.3- 6.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 263 96.4 88.9-98.9 6 3.6 1.1-11.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 509 496 96.5 93.6-98.1 13 3.5 1.9- 6.4
Some Post-H.S. 404 393 96.7 93.5-98.4 11 3.3 1.6- 6.5
College Graduate 452 437 96.8 94.1-98.3 15 3.2 1.7- 5.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 218 96.8 90.2-99.0 4 3.2 1.0- 9.8
$15,000- 24,999 305 297 94.7 87.5-97.8 8 5.3 2.2-12.5
$25,000- 34,999 237 230 97.6 94.4-99.0 7 2.4 1.0- 5.6
$35,000- 49,999 257 249 96.4 92.4-98.3 8 3.6 1.7- 7.6
$50,000-74,999 191 181 94.8 89.6-97.5 10 5.2 2.5-10.4
$75,000+ 193 189 97.7 93.6-99.2 4 2.3 0.8- 6.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 661 646 96.7 94.2-98.2 15 3.3 1.8- 5.8
No 936 908 96.6 94.4-97.9 28 3.4 2.1- 5.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 241 233 96.7 92.8-98.5 8 3.3 1.5- 7.2
Non-Veteran 1,399 1,362 96.6 94.9-97.8 37 3.4 2.2- 5.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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