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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,076 4,729 70.1 68.1-72.1 506 11.9 10.6-13.5 284 5.6 4.7- 6.7 392 9.0 7.7-10.6 165 3.3 2.6- 4.1
-Eastern NC 1,846 1,390 68.2 64.6-71.6 178 12.7 10.4-15.3 84 6.0 4.0- 8.8 135 9.6 7.5-12.3 59 3.6 2.5- 5.2
GENDER
Male 865 587 62.2 57.0-67.2 95 13.5 10.4-17.2 49 7.6 4.5-12.6 87 11.3 8.2-15.2 47 5.4 3.6- 8.0
Female 981 803 76.3 71.7-80.4 83 11.6 8.5-15.5 35 3.6 2.5- 5.4 48 7.3 4.8-11.1 12 1.2 0.6- 2.2
RACE
White 1,443 1,091 68.8 64.9-72.5 139 13.3 10.6-16.5 66 5.1 3.8- 6.9 100 9.2 6.8-12.4 47 3.6 2.3- 5.5
African American 275 211 68.1 56.4-77.8 21 6.7 3.8-11.6 13 10.1 3.2-27.7 25 12.5 7.4-20.4 5 2.5 0.9- 7.1
Other Minorities 122 83 63.8 51.5-74.6 18 19.7 11.3-32.0 4 3.4 1.1-10.6 10 7.3 3.0-16.7 7 5.8 2.5-12.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 51 32 60.0 42.4-75.4 11 26.6 13.6-45.3 4 7.9 2.7-20.9 3 3.8 1.1-12.9 1 1.7 0.2-11.2
Non-Hispanic 1,793 1,357 68.7 64.9-72.2 167 11.9 9.7-14.5 80 5.9 3.8- 8.9 131 9.9 7.6-12.6 58 3.7 2.6- 5.3
AGE
18-24 73 36 41.1 28.4-55.2 15 20.5 11.6-33.5 7 12.8 4.4-31.9 12 21.5 11.8-35.9 3 4.1 1.0-15.6
25-34 228 152 65.9 58.2-72.9 36 17.7 12.4-24.6 13 5.5 2.9-10.0 22 8.1 5.0-12.9 5 2.8 1.1- 7.3
35-44 370 256 69.0 63.0-74.4 53 13.5 10.0-18.0 25 6.2 3.8- 9.9 20 6.2 3.5-10.6 16 5.1 3.0- 8.5
45-54 391 284 72.3 66.5-77.3 37 10.2 6.8-14.9 21 4.9 3.1- 7.8 35 9.8 6.8-14.0 14 2.8 1.5- 5.1
55-64 376 299 79.3 74.1-83.6 24 6.0 3.9- 9.2 10 3.1 1.6- 6.0 31 7.3 5.0-10.6 12 4.3 2.3- 8.2
65-74 275 237 84.4 78.8-88.7 8 3.4 1.6- 7.0 7 2.4 1.1- 5.3 14 6.4 3.7-11.0 9 3.4 1.7- 6.6
75+ 126 120 96.3 91.1-98.5 4 2.1 0.7- 6.6 1 1.1 0.2- 7.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 119 75 53.0 39.3-66.2 12 12.7 6.2-24.3 5 4.1 1.4-11.1 17 19.0 10.4-32.0 10 11.3 4.5-25.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 436 305 60.5 52.2-68.2 38 13.5 8.6-20.5 24 9.5 4.2-19.9 47 12.0 8.1-17.2 22 4.6 2.7- 7.7
Some Post-H.S. 539 410 69.8 63.3-75.6 61 12.7 9.3-17.0 25 5.6 3.4- 9.0 31 10.1 5.7-17.3 12 1.9 0.9- 3.6
College Graduate 749 598 77.0 72.5-80.9 66 11.9 8.9-15.8 30 3.9 2.5- 6.0 40 4.9 3.1- 7.8 15 2.3 1.2- 4.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 90 56 55.4 40.2-69.7 13 17.1 8.6-31.1 6 9.5 3.7-22.3 11 13.5 6.1-27.3 4 4.5 1.2-16.0
$15,000- 24,999 209 153 63.4 52.3-73.3 22 19.4 11.2-31.3 9 3.8 1.7- 8.1 12 8.5 3.8-18.1 13 5.0 2.6- 9.1
$25,000- 34,999 169 114 48.0 34.0-62.4 20 17.0 9.1-29.5 10 15.1 4.5-40.2 20 17.9 8.5-33.9 5 2.0 0.7- 6.1
$35,000- 49,999 292 221 72.6 65.3-78.9 24 8.9 5.4-14.4 16 6.5 3.7-11.4 22 9.2 5.4-15.1 9 2.8 1.2- 6.0
$50,000-74,999 372 283 69.9 62.5-76.4 35 13.5 8.9-19.9 14 3.4 1.8- 6.4 25 9.1 5.0-15.8 15 4.1 2.3- 7.2
$75,000+ 559 431 74.6 69.3-79.2 56 10.6 7.8-14.2 25 4.9 3.0- 8.0 36 5.9 4.0- 8.6 11 4.1 1.7- 9.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 531 403 65.4 57.3-72.7 41 10.1 6.7-15.0 23 10.3 4.8-20.9 45 10.4 6.7-15.8 19 3.7 2.2- 6.3
No 1,271 957 69.2 65.1-73.0 132 13.8 11.1-17.2 59 4.4 3.2- 6.0 86 9.3 6.7-12.6 37 3.3 2.0- 5.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 465 335 65.8 57.7-73.0 44 11.9 8.3-16.8 29 11.3 5.3-22.3 37 7.2 4.8-10.7 20 3.8 2.2- 6.4
Non-Veteran 1,380 1,055 69.0 65.0-72.8 133 12.8 10.2-16.1 55 4.2 3.0- 5.9 98 10.4 7.7-13.8 39 3.5 2.2- 5.5

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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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