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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 6,056 2,935 41.7 39.8-43.5 1,852 29.6 28.0-31.4 648 12.5 11.2-13.9 234 5.4 4.5- 6.4 387 10.9 9.3-12.6
-Eastern NC 1,845 841 36.9 33.9-40.0 576 31.0 28.1-34.1 213 13.6 11.1-16.7 72 5.4 3.9- 7.5 143 13.0 10.4-16.2
GENDER
Male 864 290 27.4 23.7-31.5 282 31.7 27.5-36.2 134 15.8 11.9-20.6 48 6.9 4.7-10.1 110 18.2 14.3-23.0
Female 981 551 49.8 45.4-54.2 294 30.0 26.2-34.1 79 10.7 8.1-14.0 24 3.5 1.9- 6.3 33 6.0 3.6- 9.8
RACE
White 1,441 669 38.7 35.3-42.3 457 30.7 27.6-34.0 156 12.8 10.4-15.6 54 4.6 3.2- 6.5 105 13.2 10.1-17.2
African American 274 127 35.6 27.9-44.2 81 32.0 24.0-41.1 41 18.9 10.3-32.1 10 8.2 3.6-17.3 15 5.4 3.0- 9.3
Other Minorities 123 41 25.1 16.9-35.5 36 30.4 19.8-43.5 15 10.5 5.6-18.7 8 7.6 2.9-18.5 23 26.5 17.2-38.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 50 13 22.0 11.0-39.2 13 26.4 13.3-45.7 5 10.0 3.9-23.6 3 9.6 2.6-30.0 16 32.0 18.5-49.2
Non-Hispanic 1,794 828 37.7 34.7-40.9 562 31.2 28.2-34.3 208 13.8 11.2-17.0 69 5.2 3.7- 7.3 127 12.0 9.4-15.2
AGE
18-24 75 19 19.6 11.3-31.7 18 19.2 11.2-31.0 10 15.7 6.5-33.4 6 10.1 4.3-21.6 22 35.3 23.1-49.9
25-34 229 79 31.9 25.3-39.3 81 36.4 29.1-44.3 34 15.6 10.4-22.8 14 6.5 3.4-11.9 21 9.7 6.0-15.2
35-44 370 140 33.8 28.4-39.6 124 33.0 27.3-39.2 50 16.2 11.9-21.5 17 4.2 2.5- 7.1 39 12.8 9.1-17.8
45-54 387 171 42.1 36.2-48.2 117 30.6 25.4-36.3 49 12.1 8.9-16.3 18 6.0 3.2-10.9 32 9.2 6.2-13.4
55-64 377 187 46.7 40.9-52.5 119 33.2 27.8-39.0 45 11.7 8.5-15.7 9 2.6 1.2- 5.6 17 5.9 3.5- 9.9
65-74 275 158 53.8 47.1-60.4 81 31.7 25.7-38.4 18 7.8 4.8-12.5 8 2.7 1.3- 5.6 10 4.0 2.1- 7.5
75+ 125 83 62.0 51.5-71.4 34 31.5 22.5-42.1 7 6.1 2.8-12.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 119 44 19.4 12.6-28.7 28 24.3 14.1-38.5 15 5.9 3.0-11.1 4 7.8 2.6-21.2 28 42.7 29.4-57.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 436 169 33.1 26.7-40.2 133 26.5 20.9-33.1 65 18.3 12.0-27.1 23 7.4 4.1-12.9 46 14.6 9.8-21.2
Some Post-H.S. 537 244 38.4 33.2-44.0 171 32.2 27.2-37.7 65 14.7 10.5-20.1 21 4.9 2.6- 9.2 36 9.7 5.7-16.2
College Graduate 750 383 43.3 38.9-47.9 242 34.9 30.6-39.6 68 11.0 8.4-14.4 24 3.7 2.3- 6.0 33 6.9 4.4-10.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 91 26 18.0 10.5-29.3 33 34.6 21.4-50.6 7 6.0 2.7-13.0 9 18.8 8.4-36.7 16 22.6 12.6-37.2
$15,000- 24,999 209 88 28.5 21.2-37.1 53 26.6 18.7-36.4 32 14.4 9.2-21.8 12 7.9 3.5-17.1 24 22.6 13.8-34.8
$25,000- 34,999 170 81 30.8 20.9-43.0 41 18.0 11.1-27.7 19 19.5 7.8-41.2 8 5.6 2.2-13.5 21 26.0 14.4-42.4
$35,000- 49,999 293 135 42.0 34.8-49.4 90 30.8 24.5-37.8 28 10.6 6.3-17.2 16 6.6 3.6-11.8 24 10.1 6.3-15.8
$50,000-74,999 367 169 43.7 36.8-50.9 119 29.9 24.1-36.5 48 15.1 10.7-20.8 7 3.1 0.9-10.0 24 8.1 4.9-13.3
$75,000+ 559 253 38.4 33.7-43.4 192 36.5 31.5-41.7 69 14.1 10.7-18.3 18 3.3 1.9- 5.7 27 7.7 4.6-12.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 528 248 35.7 29.9-42.0 157 29.1 23.8-35.0 52 12.7 6.9-22.2 20 6.8 3.7-12.2 51 15.6 11.1-21.6
No 1,274 577 37.5 33.9-41.2 409 32.0 28.5-35.7 151 13.5 11.0-16.5 50 4.9 3.3- 7.3 87 12.1 9.0-16.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 462 187 35.5 29.7-41.8 147 32.6 26.9-38.9 68 17.8 11.2-27.1 20 4.2 2.4- 7.2 40 9.9 6.9-14.1
Non-Veteran 1,382 654 37.4 33.9-41.0 428 30.4 27.0-34.0 145 12.3 9.9-15.1 52 5.9 4.0- 8.5 103 14.1 10.9-18.1

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*This question was 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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