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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,769 6,305 44.3 43.0-45.5 9,464 55.7 54.5-57.0
-Eastern NC 5,285 1,914 40.0 38.0-42.1 3,371 60.0 57.9-62.0
GENDER
Male 1,916 901 47.7 44.3-51.1 1,015 52.3 48.9-55.7
Female 3,369 1,013 32.8 30.6-35.1 2,356 67.2 64.9-69.4
RACE
White 3,544 1,484 45.6 43.1-48.1 2,060 54.4 51.9-56.9
African American 1,222 289 30.1 25.9-34.7 933 69.9 65.3-74.1
Other Minorities 489 132 30.6 24.9-36.8 357 69.4 63.2-75.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 227 58 28.6 21.3-37.1 169 71.4 62.9-78.7
Non-Hispanic 5,036 1,854 41.0 39.0-43.1 3,182 59.0 56.9-61.0
AGE
18-24 184 75 43.7 34.7-53.2 109 56.3 46.8-65.3
25-34 528 237 46.1 41.0-51.3 291 53.9 48.7-59.0
35-44 822 378 45.4 41.2-49.6 444 54.6 50.4-58.8
45-54 1,022 411 41.6 37.9-45.4 611 58.4 54.6-62.1
55-64 1,089 389 35.5 32.3-38.9 700 64.5 61.1-67.7
65-74 936 287 32.7 29.2-36.4 649 67.3 63.6-70.8
75+ 670 130 20.5 17.1-24.4 540 79.5 75.6-82.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 844 127 22.0 17.5-27.4 717 78.0 72.6-82.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,639 459 34.9 31.0-39.0 1,180 65.1 61.0-69.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,423 567 41.7 38.0-45.4 856 58.3 54.6-62.0
College Graduate 1,364 758 57.7 54.2-61.0 606 42.3 39.0-45.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 687 98 24.0 18.6-30.3 589 76.0 69.7-81.4
$15,000- 24,999 851 220 32.3 27.3-37.8 631 67.7 62.2-72.7
$25,000- 34,999 593 177 36.8 29.8-44.5 416 63.2 55.5-70.2
$35,000- 49,999 749 301 39.6 35.2-44.2 448 60.4 55.8-64.8
$50,000-74,999 768 381 49.7 44.4-54.9 387 50.3 45.1-55.6
$75,000+ 940 567 58.8 54.4-63.0 373 41.2 37.0-45.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,090 556 32.0 28.7-35.4 1,534 68.0 64.6-71.3
No 3,040 1,307 44.9 42.3-47.6 1,733 55.1 52.4-57.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 948 480 53.9 49.2-58.6 468 46.1 41.4-50.8
Non-Veteran 4,334 1,433 36.9 34.7-39.1 2,901 63.1 60.9-65.3

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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