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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,769 6,305 44.3 43.0-45.5 9,464 55.7 54.5-57.0
-Western NC 2,906 1,103 41.9 39.3-44.5 1,803 58.1 55.5-60.7
GENDER
Male 1,154 531 46.9 42.8-51.1 623 53.1 48.9-57.2
Female 1,752 572 37.2 34.0-40.4 1,180 62.8 59.6-66.0
RACE
White 2,685 1,030 42.0 39.4-44.6 1,655 58.0 55.4-60.6
African American 80 29 38.9 26.0-53.6 51 61.1 46.4-74.0
Other Minorities 130 42 42.8 28.9-57.9 88 57.2 42.1-71.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 24 48.0 29.8-66.8 36 52.0 33.2-70.2
Non-Hispanic 2,836 1,076 41.6 39.1-44.1 1,760 58.4 55.9-60.9
AGE
18-24 75 32 38.1 25.6-52.5 43 61.9 47.5-74.4
25-34 225 110 51.3 43.4-59.2 115 48.7 40.8-56.6
35-44 371 168 47.5 41.5-53.6 203 52.5 46.4-58.5
45-54 521 232 45.8 40.7-50.9 289 54.2 49.1-59.3
55-64 694 260 38.8 34.7-43.1 434 61.2 56.9-65.3
65-74 560 187 32.3 28.0-36.9 373 67.7 63.1-72.0
75+ 446 108 25.9 21.3-31.0 338 74.1 69.0-78.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 449 66 23.9 16.9-32.5 383 76.1 67.5-83.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 897 239 31.1 26.8-35.7 658 68.9 64.3-73.2
Some Post-H.S. 741 295 42.1 37.3-47.0 446 57.9 53.0-62.7
College Graduate 814 501 64.0 59.8-68.0 313 36.0 32.0-40.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 388 73 24.9 18.5-32.6 315 75.1 67.4-81.5
$15,000- 24,999 511 138 34.7 27.9-42.1 373 65.3 57.9-72.1
$25,000- 34,999 343 110 30.6 25.1-36.8 233 69.4 63.2-74.9
$35,000- 49,999 434 190 44.6 38.2-51.2 244 55.4 48.8-61.8
$50,000-74,999 408 199 48.4 42.1-54.8 209 51.6 45.2-57.9
$75,000+ 421 281 66.6 59.2-73.3 140 33.4 26.7-40.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,198 333 33.1 29.4-37.1 865 66.9 62.9-70.6
No 1,637 740 46.6 43.2-50.1 897 53.4 49.9-56.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 423 197 49.5 43.3-55.8 226 50.5 44.2-56.7
Non-Veteran 2,482 906 40.7 38.0-43.6 1,576 59.3 56.4-62.0

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^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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