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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,525 14,957 96.1 95.6-96.6 568 3.9 3.4- 4.4
-Eastern NC 5,216 5,041 96.4 95.4-97.2 175 3.6 2.8- 4.6
GENDER
Male 1,877 1,792 95.5 93.6-96.9 85 4.5 3.1- 6.4
Female 3,339 3,249 97.2 96.2-97.9 90 2.8 2.1- 3.8
RACE
White 3,501 3,355 95.5 94.1-96.6 146 4.5 3.4- 5.9
African American 1,203 1,188 98.2 96.0-99.2 15 1.8 0.8- 4.0
Other Minorities 485 471 97.2 94.9-98.5 14 2.8 1.5- 5.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 223 219 98.7 95.9-99.6 4 1.3 0.4- 4.1
Non-Hispanic 4,972 4,802 96.2 95.1-97.1 170 3.8 2.9- 4.9
AGE
18-24 183 174 93.8 86.5-97.3 9 6.2 2.7-13.5
25-34 522 515 97.3 94.0-98.8 7 2.7 1.2- 6.0
35-44 814 781 96.7 95.2-97.8 33 3.3 2.2- 4.8
45-54 1,000 961 96.8 95.4-97.8 39 3.2 2.2- 4.6
55-64 1,079 1,036 96.2 94.7-97.4 43 3.8 2.6- 5.3
65-74 926 893 95.9 94.2-97.1 33 4.1 2.9- 5.8
75+ 659 650 98.1 96.0-99.1 9 1.9 0.9- 4.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 833 811 96.9 93.6-98.5 22 3.1 1.5- 6.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,620 1,572 96.8 95.5-97.8 48 3.2 2.2- 4.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,396 1,362 96.6 93.4-98.2 34 3.4 1.8- 6.6
College Graduate 1,353 1,282 95.1 93.2-96.5 71 4.9 3.5- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 683 672 98.0 95.6-99.1 11 2.0 0.9- 4.4
$15,000- 24,999 840 818 96.9 94.6-98.2 22 3.1 1.8- 5.4
$25,000- 34,999 584 570 95.8 88.4-98.6 14 4.2 1.4-11.6
$35,000- 49,999 744 712 96.7 94.9-97.8 32 3.3 2.2- 5.1
$50,000-74,999 757 718 95.7 92.9-97.4 39 4.3 2.6- 7.1
$75,000+ 928 877 94.2 91.2-96.3 51 5.8 3.7- 8.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,063 2,017 97.7 96.2-98.6 46 2.3 1.4- 3.8
No 3,006 2,886 95.8 94.3-96.9 120 4.2 3.1- 5.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 928 887 96.5 95.0-97.6 41 3.5 2.4- 5.0
Non-Veteran 4,285 4,151 96.3 95.1-97.3 134 3.7 2.7- 4.9

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*Heavy drinkers--adult men having more than two drinks per day and adult women having more than one drink per day.

^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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