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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,173 84 1.1 0.8- 1.6 1,703 28.9 27.2-30.7 1,900 32.5 30.7-34.4 1,856 30.0 28.3-31.8 630 7.4 6.7- 8.3
-Eastern NC 1,872 26 1.0 0.6- 1.7 557 30.8 27.9-34.0 584 34.3 31.0-37.8 516 26.4 23.7-29.3 189 7.4 6.2- 8.9
GENDER
Male 881 9 0.8 0.3- 1.9 201 25.5 21.5-30.0 274 35.0 30.2-40.2 289 30.5 26.5-34.8 108 8.2 6.5-10.4
Female 991 17 1.4 0.8- 2.4 356 38.2 34.1-42.5 310 33.2 29.2-37.5 227 20.8 17.7-24.3 81 6.3 4.9- 8.2
RACE
White 1,457 17 0.8 0.5- 1.4 394 28.4 25.2-32.0 449 33.5 30.0-37.3 438 29.0 25.9-32.2 159 8.2 6.7-10.0
African American 277 3 1.3 0.3- 5.4 111 37.5 29.3-46.4 88 34.1 24.6-45.1 57 21.9 15.3-30.5 18 5.2 2.9- 9.0
Other Minorities 131 6 2.1 0.8- 5.4 49 36.6 26.1-48.5 45 40.9 29.9-53.0 20 14.9 8.4-24.8 11 5.5 2.7-10.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 58 4 3.2 1.1- 9.1 20 33.5 20.2-50.1 25 47.7 31.9-63.9 8 15.5 6.8-31.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
Non-Hispanic 1,812 22 0.9 0.5- 1.6 536 30.7 27.7-33.9 559 33.5 30.2-37.1 507 27.0 24.2-30.0 188 7.8 6.6- 9.4
AGE
18-24 74 0 0.0 . - . 31 35.5 23.8-49.1 31 49.6 35.6-63.7 12 15.0 7.5-27.5 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 235 3 0.5 0.2- 1.6 86 36.4 29.2-44.3 83 30.6 24.3-37.8 54 27.4 20.9-35.1 9 5.0 2.4-10.1
35-44 375 3 1.4 0.4- 5.0 134 32.7 27.4-38.6 122 36.4 30.5-42.7 103 26.1 21.3-31.7 13 3.3 1.8- 6.2
45-54 399 8 1.5 0.7- 3.1 118 28.4 23.2-34.2 129 33.5 28.0-39.4 113 29.4 24.3-35.1 31 7.3 4.9-10.7
55-64 379 6 1.4 0.6- 3.4 99 25.7 20.9-31.2 105 26.2 21.6-31.5 110 31.4 26.2-37.1 59 15.2 11.6-19.8
65-74 283 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8 65 21.7 16.3-28.4 76 26.9 21.4-33.1 88 31.4 25.6-37.7 51 19.2 14.5-25.0
75+ 121 3 2.8 0.6-11.0 22 19.6 12.4-29.6 38 29.2 21.0-39.1 34 26.7 19.0-36.1 24 21.7 14.2-31.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 122 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 40 24.4 15.2-36.8 39 49.2 36.0-62.5 27 20.9 12.1-33.5 15 5.0 2.6- 9.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 450 9 1.4 0.6- 3.5 145 35.8 29.1-43.1 139 32.6 25.4-40.9 107 21.0 16.2-26.8 50 9.1 6.4-12.9
Some Post-H.S. 549 13 1.7 0.9- 3.1 172 31.6 26.4-37.3 172 33.3 27.9-39.3 140 27.3 22.4-32.9 52 6.1 4.4- 8.3
College Graduate 749 3 0.3 0.1- 1.3 200 28.0 24.0-32.5 233 32.4 28.2-37.0 242 31.7 27.6-36.1 71 7.5 5.7-10.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 95 5 1.8 0.7- 4.7 30 36.6 23.4-52.2 35 42.7 28.6-58.2 15 13.2 6.8-24.0 10 5.7 2.6-11.9
$15,000- 24,999 216 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5 69 33.8 24.7-44.2 81 41.0 31.4-51.4 43 17.4 11.9-24.6 20 6.8 3.6-12.6
$25,000- 34,999 171 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 54 24.9 15.8-36.8 56 48.6 34.4-63.1 41 18.2 11.8-27.1 18 7.5 3.7-14.6
$35,000- 49,999 298 4 1.1 0.4- 3.2 93 35.3 28.4-43.0 91 28.3 22.2-35.2 74 25.2 19.3-32.2 36 10.0 6.7-14.8
$50,000-74,999 375 5 1.5 0.4- 4.8 117 31.9 26.0-38.6 104 28.6 23.0-35.0 109 30.7 24.5-37.6 40 7.3 5.1-10.3
$75,000+ 558 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5 138 26.0 21.6-30.9 166 30.3 25.8-35.3 200 36.3 31.2-41.7 52 7.2 5.3- 9.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 541 9 1.0 0.4- 2.4 173 33.7 27.8-40.0 166 36.3 29.3-43.9 131 21.7 17.3-27.0 62 7.3 5.4- 9.8
No 1,284 16 1.0 0.6- 1.9 367 29.6 26.1-33.4 411 34.1 30.4-38.0 374 28.1 24.9-31.7 116 7.1 5.6- 8.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 470 4 0.3 0.1- 0.9 108 24.6 19.5-30.5 145 34.6 27.5-42.4 152 31.1 25.6-37.2 61 9.4 7.0-12.6
Non-Veteran 1,401 22 1.3 0.8- 2.1 449 32.9 29.4-36.6 438 34.1 30.5-38.0 364 24.9 21.8-28.2 128 6.8 5.4- 8.4

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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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