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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,076 4,729 70.1 68.1-72.1 506 11.9 10.6-13.5 284 5.6 4.7- 6.7 392 9.0 7.7-10.6 165 3.3 2.6- 4.1
-Western NC 1,063 855 74.2 69.7-78.2 76 9.5 7.1-12.6 43 4.1 2.8- 5.9 66 8.9 6.5-12.1 23 3.4 1.5- 7.4
GENDER
Male 514 386 66.6 59.8-72.7 43 12.2 8.4-17.4 24 5.1 3.2- 8.1 39 9.9 6.4-14.9 22 6.2 2.8-13.2
Female 549 469 83.1 78.2-87.1 33 6.3 4.2- 9.5 19 2.8 1.6- 5.1 27 7.7 4.8-12.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
RACE
White 996 804 75.1 71.0-78.9 69 9.0 6.7-11.9 42 4.4 3.0- 6.3 62 9.6 7.0-13.1 19 2.0 1.1- 3.6
African American 25 20 84.1 64.4-93.9 1 3.0 0.4-18.9 1 3.9 0.5-23.2 2 5.7 1.2-23.8 1 3.4 0.5-20.9
Other Minorities 40 29 56.5 29.5-80.1 6 19.9 6.5-46.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4 3 22.8 4.9-62.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 23 18 52.0 22.7-79.9 4 23.3 6.8-55.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 24.7 4.1-71.5
Non-Hispanic 1,038 835 75.4 71.3-79.0 72 8.8 6.6-11.6 43 4.3 3.0- 6.2 66 9.4 6.8-12.7 22 2.2 1.3- 3.8
AGE
18-24 30 20 70.7 49.4-85.7 4 13.1 4.3-33.4 2 4.2 1.0-16.2 3 6.4 1.6-22.1 1 5.5 0.8-30.2
25-34 108 63 55.7 43.4-67.3 17 14.8 8.5-24.5 6 5.2 2.1-12.3 18 17.8 10.3-28.9 4 6.6 1.3-26.9
35-44 163 117 70.5 61.0-78.4 20 14.4 8.4-23.5 14 5.3 3.0- 9.4 8 6.7 3.0-14.2 4 3.1 1.1- 8.2
45-54 221 165 76.1 69.1-82.0 15 5.8 3.3-10.0 11 4.3 2.2- 8.1 20 10.5 6.4-16.8 10 3.3 1.6- 6.5
55-64 251 212 84.4 78.4-89.0 13 4.8 2.6- 8.7 8 4.0 1.7- 9.3 14 5.2 2.9- 9.2 4 1.4 0.5- 4.2
65-74 178 168 94.1 88.0-97.2 5 3.7 1.3- 9.7 2 0.7 0.2- 3.1 3 1.5 0.3- 6.2 0 0.0 . - .
75+ 106 104 98.5 93.9-99.7 2 1.5 0.3- 6.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 61 42 56.5 34.5-76.2 6 9.0 3.3-22.1 3 7.9 2.2-24.8 5 5.5 1.9-15.1 5 21.1 5.8-53.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 226 162 64.4 55.4-72.5 14 11.3 6.0-20.5 20 8.8 5.3-14.3 19 10.6 6.2-17.5 11 4.8 2.5- 9.1
Some Post-H.S. 286 228 77.3 68.4-84.2 25 9.2 5.5-14.9 9 1.5 0.8- 3.1 18 10.4 5.0-20.3 6 1.6 0.7- 3.8
College Graduate 488 421 81.1 75.5-85.7 31 8.8 5.6-13.6 11 2.2 1.1- 4.3 24 7.8 4.9-12.2 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 67 44 57.7 39.6-74.0 11 26.8 12.9-47.5 4 6.3 2.1-17.4 5 6.0 2.0-16.8 3 3.1 0.9-10.4
$15,000- 24,999 134 88 53.1 38.5-67.1 13 10.7 4.8-22.1 11 7.8 3.7-16.0 15 14.9 7.9-26.2 7 13.5 3.8-38.5
$25,000- 34,999 107 91 82.6 72.0-89.8 3 4.0 1.1-13.2 4 4.1 1.4-11.4 6 6.4 2.5-15.2 3 2.9 0.8-10.2
$35,000- 49,999 181 148 79.6 70.7-86.3 12 7.1 3.4-14.1 7 2.4 1.0- 5.6 10 8.6 4.3-16.2 4 2.3 0.8- 6.7
$50,000-74,999 192 157 77.1 67.9-84.2 13 8.5 4.6-15.2 8 3.0 1.4- 6.4 14 11.4 6.0-20.4 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 277 231 79.0 71.2-85.1 21 10.6 6.2-17.5 7 3.6 1.4- 9.0 13 4.7 2.4- 8.9 5 2.1 0.5- 8.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 317 266 81.4 74.8-86.6 20 8.6 5.2-14.0 8 2.0 0.9- 4.4 11 3.3 1.6- 6.8 12 4.6 2.2- 9.7
No 724 574 71.8 66.1-76.9 53 9.6 6.7-13.7 35 5.0 3.3- 7.5 52 10.7 7.6-15.1 10 2.8 0.8- 9.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 193 165 79.9 67.3-88.5 7 2.9 1.2- 7.2 8 4.5 2.0- 9.7 11 12.0 4.8-27.0 2 0.7 0.1- 3.8
Non-Veteran 870 690 73.1 68.3-77.5 69 10.7 7.9-14.3 35 4.0 2.6- 6.0 55 8.3 6.0-11.3 21 3.9 1.7- 8.6

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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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