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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Drinking & Driving

During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had
perhaps too much to drink?*

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  Total
Respond.^
One or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,273 127 3.1 2.4- 4.0 6,146 96.9 96.0-97.6
-Western NC 1,098 13 1.1 0.6- 2.2 1,085 98.9 97.8-99.4
GENDER
Male 528 10 1.9 0.9- 3.9 518 98.1 96.1-99.1
Female 570 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7 567 99.8 99.3-99.9
RACE
White 1,026 12 1.1 0.5- 2.3 1,014 98.9 97.7-99.5
African American 29 1 4.0 0.5-23.7 28 96.0 76.3-99.5
Other Minorities 41 0 0.0 . - . 41 100 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 24 0 0.0 . - . 24 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,072 13 1.2 0.6- 2.3 1,059 98.8 97.7-99.4
AGE
18-24 32 0 0.0 . - . 32 100 . - .
25-34 109 0 0.0 . - . 109 100 . - .
35-44 167 2 1.3 0.3- 6.1 165 98.7 93.9-99.7
45-54 231 8 3.4 1.3- 8.1 223 96.6 91.9-98.7
55-64 258 2 1.0 0.2- 4.7 256 99.0 95.3-99.8
65-74 187 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 186 99.4 96.0-99.9
75+ 107 0 0.0 . - . 107 100 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 67 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 66 99.9 99.1- 100
H.S. or G.E.D. 234 5 2.4 0.8- 6.5 229 97.6 93.5-99.2
Some Post-H.S. 298 3 0.5 0.1- 1.5 295 99.5 98.5-99.9
College Graduate 497 4 1.0 0.3- 3.2 493 99.0 96.8-99.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 72 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 71 99.6 97.0-99.9
$15,000- 24,999 139 4 3.6 1.1-10.6 135 96.4 89.4-98.9
$25,000- 34,999 110 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5 109 99.3 95.5-99.9
$35,000- 49,999 189 3 0.8 0.2- 2.6 186 99.2 97.4-99.8
$50,000-74,999 196 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 195 99.8 98.5- 100
$75,000+ 279 3 1.3 0.3- 5.0 276 98.7 95.0-99.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 331 4 1.4 0.4- 5.0 327 98.6 95.0-99.6
No 743 9 1.0 0.4- 2.2 734 99.0 97.8-99.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 195 3 1.1 0.3- 4.5 192 98.9 95.5-99.7
Non-Veteran 903 10 1.1 0.5- 2.4 893 98.9 97.6-99.5

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*This qustion was asked only of those who've had a least one drink in the past 30 days.

^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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