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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?

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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 5,972 1,813 25.5 24.0-27.2 1,661 24.7 23.2-26.3 965 15.3 14.1-16.6 504 9.2 8.1-10.4 1,029 25.2 23.3-27.3
-Western NC 1,053 329 27.8 24.3-31.6 303 26.7 23.2-30.6 167 14.9 12.3-17.9 90 9.0 6.9-11.7 164 21.6 17.7-26.0
GENDER
Male 511 116 20.0 15.9-24.9 123 20.6 16.7-25.1 100 17.9 13.9-22.7 48 9.9 6.9-14.1 124 31.6 25.6-38.3
Female 542 213 37.0 31.5-42.7 180 34.0 28.4-40.0 67 11.4 8.5-15.1 42 8.0 5.4-11.5 40 9.7 6.6-14.1
RACE
White 991 312 27.9 24.4-31.6 285 27.3 23.7-31.3 157 14.7 12.1-17.7 85 9.0 7.0-11.7 152 21.0 17.5-25.1
African American 23 5 22.1 8.1-47.7 8 27.7 12.4-51.0 5 33.6 12.7-63.7 2 7.3 1.8-25.8 3 9.3 2.6-27.8
Other Minorities 37 12 29.7 12.8-54.8 9 16.8 7.1-35.1 4 9.4 2.3-31.6 3 9.6 1.7-39.7 9 34.5 12.4-66.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 23 8 27.5 9.9-56.7 3 9.9 2.8-29.6 7 15.9 5.5-38.3 2 11.4 1.9-46.9 3 35.3 10.2-72.2
Non-Hispanic 1,028 320 27.8 24.3-31.5 299 27.6 24.0-31.5 160 14.9 12.2-18.0 88 8.9 6.9-11.5 161 20.9 17.4-24.8
AGE
18-24 31 5 20.0 7.0-45.3 8 33.5 15.3-58.5 5 9.7 3.8-22.9 2 5.9 1.4-21.8 11 30.9 15.6-51.8
25-34 107 21 21.1 13.2-32.0 22 18.0 11.1-27.9 16 13.2 7.3-22.5 11 11.6 6.1-21.0 37 36.1 24.9-48.9
35-44 161 35 21.8 15.4-30.0 49 25.5 18.8-33.6 24 18.3 11.8-27.3 18 9.6 5.6-15.8 35 24.7 17.1-34.3
45-54 221 59 28.4 21.9-36.0 60 28.0 21.5-35.5 30 11.9 8.1-17.2 25 11.0 6.9-17.1 47 20.7 15.2-27.6
55-64 250 80 31.6 25.5-38.4 82 34.3 27.8-41.3 38 15.2 10.6-21.4 20 6.7 4.0-10.8 30 12.2 8.2-17.9
65-74 174 81 43.0 35.0-51.3 43 27.4 20.2-36.1 34 19.1 13.5-26.3 13 8.7 4.9-15.2 3 1.8 0.5- 6.8
75+ 103 43 44.3 33.5-55.7 38 33.8 24.6-44.3 20 20.3 12.9-30.5 1 1.1 0.2- 7.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 62 19 25.3 11.8-46.4 8 10.3 4.5-22.0 9 8.2 3.7-17.1 7 12.4 4.2-31.6 19 43.8 24.5-65.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 219 77 29.7 22.5-38.2 47 19.5 13.6-27.2 22 11.1 6.1-19.3 16 10.6 5.9-18.1 57 29.1 21.9-37.6
Some Post-H.S. 286 87 28.0 21.9-35.1 85 29.2 22.6-36.7 42 15.1 10.1-21.9 34 9.9 6.6-14.7 38 17.8 11.2-27.1
College Graduate 484 144 26.9 22.3-32.2 163 32.7 27.1-38.7 94 18.2 14.4-22.8 33 7.0 4.6-10.4 50 15.2 11.0-20.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 66 20 27.3 13.9-46.5 10 10.0 4.6-20.3 10 14.8 5.5-34.2 6 15.5 5.1-38.6 20 32.4 19.3-49.0
$15,000- 24,999 129 42 25.5 15.5-38.9 26 15.7 9.2-25.6 15 9.1 4.0-19.4 14 11.1 5.6-20.7 32 38.6 24.4-55.0
$25,000- 34,999 108 38 29.2 20.2-40.1 30 26.7 18.3-37.2 19 19.4 11.9-29.9 6 8.3 3.2-20.0 15 16.5 9.5-27.1
$35,000- 49,999 183 59 29.7 21.9-38.8 55 29.2 19.8-40.8 24 12.0 7.0-19.9 19 12.2 6.9-20.6 26 16.9 10.8-25.3
$50,000-74,999 192 57 28.8 21.3-37.7 53 26.7 19.6-35.4 33 16.2 10.9-23.5 21 9.5 5.6-15.7 28 18.7 12.2-27.6
$75,000+ 276 70 22.3 17.1-28.5 94 34.0 27.3-41.4 57 20.5 15.2-27.1 21 6.0 3.7- 9.5 34 17.2 11.4-25.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 314 120 34.4 27.7-41.9 82 27.0 20.1-35.3 49 15.0 10.3-21.3 23 8.7 5.2-14.2 40 14.9 10.2-21.2
No 716 206 25.6 21.5-30.1 212 26.4 22.5-30.8 116 15.1 12.0-18.8 64 9.1 6.6-12.5 118 23.8 18.9-29.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 190 46 20.7 14.7-28.1 59 27.1 20.2-35.4 40 22.9 15.5-32.6 19 9.9 5.6-17.0 26 19.4 10.8-32.3
Non-Veteran 863 283 29.1 25.2-33.3 244 26.7 22.8-31.0 127 13.4 10.8-16.6 71 8.9 6.6-11.9 138 22.0 17.8-26.8

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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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