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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,525 14,957 96.1 95.6-96.6 568 3.9 3.4- 4.4
-Western NC 2,867 2,746 95.7 94.6-96.6 121 4.3 3.4- 5.4
GENDER
Male 1,137 1,084 95.7 94.0-96.9 53 4.3 3.1- 6.0
Female 1,730 1,662 95.7 94.1-96.8 68 4.3 3.2- 5.9
RACE
White 2,652 2,539 95.5 94.3-96.4 113 4.5 3.6- 5.7
African American 77 75 98.0 92.0-99.5 2 2.0 0.5- 8.0
Other Minorities 128 122 96.9 92.3-98.8 6 3.1 1.2- 7.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 58 55 98.3 94.6-99.5 3 1.7 0.5- 5.4
Non-Hispanic 2,801 2,683 95.5 94.4-96.5 118 4.5 3.5- 5.6
AGE
18-24 74 69 95.5 88.3-98.3 5 4.5 1.7-11.7
25-34 220 207 95.7 91.8-97.8 13 4.3 2.2- 8.2
35-44 366 344 93.2 89.3-95.7 22 6.8 4.3-10.7
45-54 514 482 94.4 91.4-96.3 32 5.6 3.7- 8.6
55-64 687 657 96.3 94.6-97.5 30 3.7 2.5- 5.4
65-74 552 537 97.5 95.7-98.6 15 2.5 1.4- 4.3
75+ 440 436 99.2 97.9-99.7 4 0.8 0.3- 2.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 442 426 95.6 92.4-97.4 16 4.4 2.6- 7.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 884 856 96.4 94.5-97.7 28 3.6 2.3- 5.5
Some Post-H.S. 733 695 95.0 92.2-96.8 38 5.0 3.2- 7.8
College Graduate 803 764 95.5 93.3-97.0 39 4.5 3.0- 6.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 382 372 96.8 93.8-98.4 10 3.2 1.6- 6.2
$15,000- 24,999 506 480 94.7 91.5-96.8 26 5.3 3.2- 8.5
$25,000- 34,999 337 325 95.9 92.4-97.8 12 4.1 2.2- 7.6
$35,000- 49,999 430 408 96.0 93.6-97.6 22 4.0 2.4- 6.4
$50,000-74,999 405 385 93.9 89.6-96.5 20 6.1 3.5-10.4
$75,000+ 417 396 95.8 92.2-97.7 21 4.2 2.3- 7.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,184 1,152 97.2 95.8-98.2 32 2.8 1.8- 4.2
No 1,617 1,533 95.1 93.5-96.3 84 4.9 3.7- 6.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 417 402 96.3 92.8-98.2 15 3.7 1.8- 7.2
Non-Veteran 2,449 2,343 95.6 94.4-96.5 106 4.4 3.5- 5.6

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*Heavy drinkers--adult men having more than two drinks per day and adult women having more than one drink per day.

^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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