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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 6,056 2,935 41.7 39.8-43.5 1,852 29.6 28.0-31.4 648 12.5 11.2-13.9 234 5.4 4.5- 6.4 387 10.9 9.3-12.6
-Western NC 1,061 536 44.8 40.6-48.9 319 31.1 27.3-35.2 109 11.4 9.1-14.1 43 5.4 3.6- 7.9 54 7.4 4.9-11.1
GENDER
Male 510 210 36.3 30.8-42.2 156 30.2 25.1-35.8 68 13.9 10.5-18.2 31 7.1 4.4-11.3 45 12.5 8.0-19.0
Female 551 326 54.4 48.5-60.3 163 32.1 26.6-38.2 41 8.4 5.8-12.1 12 3.4 1.7- 6.4 9 1.6 0.7- 3.8
RACE
White 997 511 45.1 41.0-49.3 302 32.0 28.1-36.2 101 11.5 9.2-14.3 38 5.5 3.7- 8.3 45 5.8 4.1- 8.2
African American 24 11 56.9 33.4-77.7 5 21.4 7.4-48.1 4 11.0 3.8-28.2 4 10.6 3.6-27.7 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 38 13 33.2 14.5-59.4 11 20.9 8.4-43.5 4 9.7 2.2-33.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 9 35.7 12.7-68.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 21 9 39.5 14.8-71.0 4 13.6 3.2-43.3 2 4.6 0.9-20.2 0 0.0 . - . 6 42.3 13.7-77.1
Non-Hispanic 1,038 525 44.9 40.9-49.0 315 32.0 28.1-36.1 107 11.7 9.4-14.5 43 5.6 3.8- 8.2 48 5.8 4.1- 8.1
AGE
18-24 31 6 22.7 8.8-47.4 11 41.8 22.0-64.7 4 7.5 2.5-20.0 1 2.4 0.3-15.6 9 25.6 12.2-45.9
25-34 105 31 32.8 22.4-45.2 32 30.2 20.7-41.7 22 17.1 10.6-26.3 7 7.1 3.3-14.6 13 12.9 5.3-28.1
35-44 162 57 34.7 26.7-43.8 57 33.4 25.4-42.4 28 15.8 10.6-22.8 10 10.2 4.8-20.4 10 5.9 3.0-11.3
45-54 223 97 46.5 39.0-54.2 77 32.7 25.9-40.3 24 10.9 6.9-16.8 10 4.2 2.1- 8.3 15 5.7 3.1-10.1
55-64 252 140 55.0 47.9-62.0 75 31.2 24.8-38.3 20 8.1 4.9-13.0 11 3.4 1.8- 6.2 6 2.4 1.0- 5.4
65-74 178 120 68.2 60.2-75.2 48 27.2 20.6-34.9 6 2.9 1.1- 7.0 3 1.4 0.3- 6.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
75+ 104 79 77.9 68.2-85.2 19 16.2 10.0-25.0 5 4.4 1.8-10.4 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 58 17 30.2 13.9-53.7 9 7.4 3.1-16.9 14 20.6 10.3-37.1 4 6.0 1.5-21.2 14 35.7 15.7-62.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 225 108 38.9 31.0-47.5 57 28.6 21.2-37.3 24 12.0 7.3-19.2 11 6.1 3.0-12.1 25 14.3 9.1-21.9
Some Post-H.S. 285 136 45.1 37.3-53.2 89 34.8 27.2-43.2 35 11.8 8.0-17.0 15 5.2 2.8- 9.3 10 3.2 1.4- 7.0
College Graduate 491 273 50.0 44.1-55.9 164 34.5 28.9-40.5 36 9.2 6.3-13.2 13 5.0 2.4- 9.9 5 1.3 0.5- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 64 22 32.2 17.4-51.6 15 21.0 9.5-40.1 11 13.9 6.8-26.2 4 10.0 3.1-28.2 12 22.9 11.8-39.7
$15,000- 24,999 131 54 30.4 19.7-43.8 40 25.0 15.7-37.4 17 14.9 7.7-26.6 6 5.7 2.2-14.1 14 24.0 11.3-44.0
$25,000- 34,999 108 62 51.5 40.2-62.6 23 21.8 13.6-32.9 12 16.8 9.5-28.1 2 1.1 0.3- 4.5 9 8.8 4.2-17.5
$35,000- 49,999 183 94 44.1 34.6-54.1 51 33.7 23.8-45.2 22 11.4 6.8-18.6 8 6.3 2.7-14.0 8 4.4 2.0- 9.4
$50,000-74,999 195 91 44.0 35.4-53.0 61 28.3 21.1-36.8 26 16.5 10.9-24.3 12 7.8 3.9-14.9 5 3.4 1.3- 9.0
$75,000+ 276 143 47.4 40.1-54.7 107 42.7 35.5-50.3 16 6.1 3.5-10.4 8 3.5 1.0-11.1 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 313 179 50.9 43.1-58.7 77 29.3 21.9-38.1 26 7.8 4.9-12.0 11 5.0 2.4-10.3 20 7.0 4.0-11.8
No 722 345 42.5 37.5-47.6 236 32.2 27.8-37.0 80 12.6 9.7-16.2 29 5.3 3.3- 8.6 32 7.4 4.2-12.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 191 97 51.0 41.1-60.8 59 26.9 19.7-35.4 18 10.6 5.7-19.2 10 8.0 3.8-15.9 7 3.5 1.4- 8.2
Non-Veteran 870 439 43.6 39.1-48.2 260 31.9 27.6-36.4 91 11.5 9.1-14.5 33 4.9 3.1- 7.6 47 8.2 5.3-12.5

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*This question was 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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