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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,173 84 1.1 0.8- 1.6 1,703 28.9 27.2-30.7 1,900 32.5 30.7-34.4 1,856 30.0 28.3-31.8 630 7.4 6.7- 8.3
-Western NC 1,081 18 1.8 1.0- 3.3 274 29.5 25.6-33.6 316 29.8 26.0-33.9 334 28.7 25.2-32.4 139 10.3 8.3-12.7
GENDER
Male 526 7 1.3 0.6- 2.9 113 24.6 19.7-30.2 143 28.8 23.3-34.9 178 32.8 27.6-38.5 85 12.5 9.6-16.2
Female 555 11 2.4 1.0- 5.5 161 35.2 29.6-41.3 173 31.0 25.9-36.6 156 23.8 19.7-28.5 54 7.6 5.4-10.8
RACE
White 1,010 14 1.7 0.9- 3.4 246 28.0 24.2-32.1 296 29.2 25.5-33.1 317 30.0 26.4-33.9 137 11.2 9.0-13.7
African American 28 2 5.8 1.3-21.9 10 39.2 19.5-63.3 6 28.1 12.2-52.5 8 20.9 9.6-39.6 2 6.0 1.3-22.8
Other Minorities 42 2 0.7 0.1- 3.9 18 46.0 23.4-70.4 14 39.5 17.1-67.5 8 13.7 4.8-33.3 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 24 1 0.7 0.1- 5.6 9 36.2 14.1-66.2 9 50.4 22.3-78.2 4 11.5 2.7-37.8 1 1.2 0.1- 8.4
Non-Hispanic 1,056 17 1.8 1.0- 3.4 264 29.0 25.3-33.1 307 28.7 25.2-32.5 330 29.6 26.1-33.4 138 10.8 8.7-13.2
AGE
18-24 32 0 0.0 . - . 14 44.3 24.7-65.9 12 38.1 20.2-59.9 5 12.5 4.8-28.8 1 5.1 0.7-28.8
25-34 108 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 41 39.9 29.2-51.8 35 32.3 21.9-44.8 23 21.6 13.3-33.1 8 5.4 2.3-12.1
35-44 166 2 1.0 0.2- 3.9 53 33.4 25.4-42.5 49 28.2 20.6-37.2 53 31.1 23.6-39.9 9 6.3 3.0-12.7
45-54 229 5 4.0 1.3-11.8 49 21.0 15.6-27.6 74 30.9 24.5-38.2 78 33.6 26.8-41.3 23 10.5 6.5-16.4
55-64 256 4 2.0 0.7- 5.3 60 24.1 18.6-30.5 58 21.3 16.0-27.7 96 38.0 31.4-45.1 38 14.7 10.3-20.5
65-74 180 5 3.5 1.4- 8.6 38 16.8 12.0-23.1 58 34.1 26.6-42.5 46 27.7 20.7-36.0 33 17.9 12.7-24.7
75+ 104 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 18 19.4 11.7-30.4 28 25.3 17.0-36.0 32 31.7 22.3-42.9 25 23.4 15.6-33.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 65 2 2.0 0.4- 8.5 18 27.6 14.2-46.7 20 37.6 19.0-60.9 12 12.8 6.2-24.6 13 20.0 9.8-36.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 233 4 1.2 0.4- 3.4 68 34.8 26.8-43.9 65 27.3 20.5-35.4 60 26.6 20.0-34.4 36 10.1 6.6-15.2
Some Post-H.S. 289 6 3.2 1.1- 9.3 90 36.5 29.2-44.4 77 23.7 18.2-30.2 82 27.9 20.6-36.5 34 8.8 5.6-13.5
College Graduate 492 6 1.3 0.5- 3.1 97 22.7 17.5-28.9 154 33.1 27.8-38.9 180 33.9 28.8-39.3 55 9.0 6.6-12.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 71 3 4.3 1.3-13.1 22 41.0 24.9-59.2 20 19.4 10.3-33.3 20 30.4 17.3-47.6 6 5.0 1.9-12.6
$15,000- 24,999 136 4 2.3 0.8- 6.5 36 23.1 14.6-34.4 36 38.7 24.7-54.9 35 23.8 15.1-35.5 25 12.2 7.0-20.2
$25,000- 34,999 104 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 26 27.1 17.7-39.2 35 31.0 21.4-42.4 32 34.9 24.9-46.5 10 6.5 3.3-12.4
$35,000- 49,999 189 3 2.9 0.5-14.3 59 37.0 27.1-48.3 57 31.8 23.6-41.2 49 20.3 14.2-28.2 21 8.0 4.8-13.0
$50,000-74,999 196 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2 48 30.9 23.0-40.1 60 29.9 22.4-38.7 66 31.0 23.5-39.7 19 7.2 4.4-11.5
$75,000+ 280 2 1.0 0.2- 4.1 55 22.4 16.5-29.6 81 29.3 23.0-36.5 101 32.5 26.3-39.4 41 14.9 10.1-21.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 328 9 2.1 1.0- 4.3 92 36.2 28.7-44.6 96 25.1 19.5-31.6 81 24.4 18.8-31.0 50 12.2 8.5-17.1
No 727 9 1.7 0.7- 3.9 179 27.3 22.9-32.1 212 31.6 26.7-36.8 241 30.0 25.7-34.7 86 9.4 7.1-12.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 194 2 1.0 0.2- 4.0 40 22.4 15.1-32.0 46 23.5 16.8-31.8 67 37.2 27.6-48.0 39 15.8 11.1-22.1
Non-Veteran 887 16 1.9 1.0- 3.7 234 30.7 26.5-35.3 270 30.9 26.6-35.5 267 27.2 23.6-31.1 100 9.3 7.2-11.9

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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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