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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?

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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 5,972 1,813 25.5 24.0-27.2 1,661 24.7 23.2-26.3 965 15.3 14.1-16.6 504 9.2 8.1-10.4 1,029 25.2 23.3-27.3
-Eastern NC 1,805 529 23.1 20.7-25.7 487 24.1 21.5-26.8 293 16.7 14.3-19.3 145 8.7 6.9-10.9 351 27.5 24.1-31.2
GENDER
Male 844 161 15.4 12.4-18.9 184 20.2 16.7-24.1 172 19.0 15.7-22.8 63 7.4 5.2-10.4 264 38.1 33.1-43.4
Female 961 368 33.6 29.8-37.6 303 29.3 25.7-33.2 121 13.5 10.4-17.4 82 10.4 7.7-14.0 87 13.1 9.8-17.3
RACE
White 1,411 412 23.9 21.1-27.0 379 23.8 21.1-26.8 234 17.4 14.6-20.5 117 8.5 6.6-11.0 269 26.4 22.8-30.3
African American 268 83 22.3 16.5-29.4 79 28.1 20.8-36.8 39 12.2 8.2-17.9 20 10.2 5.8-17.5 47 27.2 17.5-39.7
Other Minorities 120 31 18.2 11.4-27.9 27 18.1 10.4-29.5 20 20.2 11.8-32.2 8 7.1 2.5-18.5 34 36.4 25.6-48.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 52 12 18.0 8.4-34.6 7 9.4 4.1-20.0 11 22.5 10.8-41.0 3 10.3 3.0-29.8 19 39.8 24.6-57.2
Non-Hispanic 1,752 517 23.4 20.9-26.1 480 24.9 22.2-27.8 282 16.4 14.0-19.0 142 8.6 6.8-10.8 331 26.7 23.3-30.5
AGE
18-24 74 13 12.8 6.5-23.7 14 13.2 7.0-23.4 7 9.9 4.1-21.7 8 13.2 6.3-25.4 32 51.0 36.9-64.9
25-34 228 47 17.8 12.9-24.0 53 22.5 16.6-29.7 41 20.1 14.1-27.7 23 8.6 5.2-13.9 64 31.0 24.3-38.7
35-44 367 94 22.4 17.9-27.7 95 25.0 19.9-30.8 55 18.0 13.4-23.6 34 7.8 5.2-11.4 89 26.9 21.6-32.9
45-54 375 107 27.7 22.4-33.7 101 26.8 21.8-32.5 61 15.8 12.0-20.6 28 7.2 4.6-11.1 78 22.5 17.6-28.2
55-64 365 116 28.4 23.5-33.8 104 29.1 23.9-34.9 54 15.7 11.8-20.5 35 10.2 7.1-14.4 56 16.6 12.6-21.7
65-74 267 93 31.7 25.9-38.2 78 27.3 21.8-33.5 52 20.7 15.6-26.9 16 7.1 4.2-11.9 28 13.2 8.5-20.0
75+ 122 56 42.7 33.3-52.8 41 36.6 27.1-47.2 21 17.0 10.9-25.6 1 1.0 0.1- 6.6 3 2.7 0.8- 8.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 112 31 19.1 10.4-32.5 20 17.6 9.1-31.3 16 11.2 5.1-22.6 7 5.6 1.7-17.2 38 46.5 33.0-60.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 422 127 20.8 16.3-26.1 98 19.2 14.4-25.1 54 13.4 9.0-19.4 38 11.4 7.2-17.7 105 35.3 27.5-43.9
Some Post-H.S. 525 147 23.0 18.9-27.8 154 26.1 21.6-31.1 88 18.4 14.1-23.7 43 8.5 5.7-12.6 93 23.9 18.3-30.5
College Graduate 743 223 26.1 22.3-30.3 214 27.8 23.9-32.0 135 19.4 15.9-23.4 56 7.3 5.4- 9.8 115 19.5 15.6-24.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 87 19 11.0 5.5-21.0 18 19.0 9.3-35.0 9 11.8 4.5-27.4 12 16.1 6.9-33.2 29 42.0 28.0-57.4
$15,000- 24,999 202 64 23.7 16.1-33.3 50 23.0 15.8-32.3 24 9.5 5.7-15.5 15 9.7 4.7-19.1 49 34.0 24.5-45.1
$25,000- 34,999 165 49 13.9 9.1-20.7 36 15.0 8.9-24.2 25 12.6 7.4-20.7 17 12.0 5.8-23.2 38 46.5 31.8-61.8
$35,000- 49,999 288 91 29.7 23.4-36.9 81 23.1 17.9-29.3 41 17.5 11.7-25.2 22 6.4 3.9-10.2 53 23.3 17.3-30.7
$50,000-74,999 363 102 25.9 20.4-32.4 105 23.4 18.6-28.9 65 20.1 14.5-27.1 22 6.6 3.6-11.9 69 24.0 18.0-31.3
$75,000+ 551 143 22.7 18.8-27.2 154 27.2 22.9-31.9 107 19.8 15.9-24.5 49 8.2 5.9-11.3 98 22.1 17.5-27.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 513 172 25.1 20.4-30.4 125 21.7 17.1-27.1 80 13.5 10.2-17.6 36 8.2 5.0-13.1 100 31.5 24.1-40.1
No 1,254 348 22.5 19.6-25.6 352 25.0 21.9-28.3 210 18.0 15.1-21.4 106 8.9 6.8-11.5 238 25.6 21.9-29.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 454 116 21.8 17.1-27.3 103 21.3 16.8-26.5 82 16.8 12.9-21.7 35 6.9 4.7-10.0 118 33.3 26.0-41.5
Non-Veteran 1,350 413 23.6 20.8-26.6 384 25.0 22.0-28.3 211 16.6 13.9-19.8 109 9.2 7.0-12.0 233 25.6 21.9-29.7

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

^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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