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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Gambling

In the past 6 months, how often have you played any games for money?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1+ times per day 1+ times per week 1+ times per month 1+ times last 6 months Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,364 172 2.3 1.9- 2.7 812 9.1 8.3-10.1 489 6.8 5.9- 7.9 3,235 41.6 40.0-43.2 3,656 40.2 38.6-41.8
-Western NC 1,422 13 1.0 0.5- 2.0 103 6.6 5.2- 8.4 71 4.3 3.2- 5.9 548 41.5 37.9-45.2 687 46.5 42.9-50.1
GENDER
Male 626 9 1.5 0.7- 3.3 53 7.2 5.1- 9.9 35 5.1 3.3- 7.9 254 44.1 38.6-49.8 275 42.0 36.8-47.4
Female 796 4 0.5 0.2- 1.6 50 6.0 4.3- 8.4 36 3.5 2.4- 5.0 294 38.6 34.2-43.2 412 51.4 46.8-56.0
RACE
White 1,323 12 1.1 0.6- 2.1 90 6.4 4.9- 8.2 64 4.0 2.9- 5.5 504 40.6 36.9-44.4 653 47.9 44.2-51.6
African American 41 0 0.0 . - . 10 17.6 8.5-33.1 5 14.5 5.0-35.4 16 49.0 29.3-69.0 10 18.9 9.1-35.1
Other Minorities 54 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 3 2.2 0.6- 7.9 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2 27 55.9 36.1-74.0 22 40.0 22.4-60.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 19 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.8 0.2-12.4 1 2.3 0.3-15.3 10 59.7 30.1-83.6 7 36.2 13.5-67.5
Non-Hispanic 1,402 13 1.1 0.6- 2.0 102 6.7 5.3- 8.5 70 4.4 3.2- 6.0 538 41.1 37.4-44.8 679 46.7 43.1-50.4
AGE
18-24 33 1 1.7 0.2-11.7 1 1.5 0.2-10.3 1 4.9 0.7-27.8 16 55.4 33.9-75.1 14 36.5 19.2-58.1
25-34 122 2 1.7 0.4- 7.0 5 4.2 1.7-10.3 2 1.0 0.2- 4.5 62 47.2 37.2-57.3 51 45.9 35.9-56.2
35-44 215 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4 10 6.4 3.1-12.6 8 4.5 2.0- 9.6 98 46.8 38.9-54.8 97 42.1 34.5-50.0
45-54 306 4 1.7 0.6- 4.6 31 10.7 7.3-15.3 16 4.8 2.7- 8.5 114 36.4 30.3-43.0 141 46.4 39.9-53.1
55-64 354 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 34 9.0 6.3-12.8 23 6.7 4.4-10.2 141 38.1 32.3-44.2 155 45.9 39.8-52.1
65-74 252 3 1.1 0.4- 3.5 15 5.1 2.9- 8.7 13 5.0 2.9- 8.6 90 37.0 30.3-44.1 131 51.8 44.7-58.8
75+ 135 0 0.0 . - . 7 4.5 2.0- 9.6 7 3.8 1.7- 8.5 26 21.9 14.8-31.3 95 69.8 60.2-77.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 153 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 18 10.6 5.8-18.7 8 4.3 1.7-10.4 57 46.9 36.2-57.9 69 37.9 28.1-48.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 397 5 1.4 0.5- 3.7 35 7.9 5.1-11.9 16 3.1 1.6- 5.8 156 42.5 34.8-50.6 185 45.1 37.8-52.7
Some Post-H.S. 426 6 1.8 0.7- 4.8 27 5.4 3.4- 8.6 32 7.6 4.8-12.0 175 40.9 35.0-47.0 186 44.2 38.1-50.5
College Graduate 445 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 22 4.8 3.0- 7.7 15 2.6 1.4- 4.7 160 39.1 33.3-45.1 247 53.2 47.2-59.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 154 4 5.2 1.8-14.2 8 3.6 1.6- 7.6 4 4.3 1.4-12.7 61 45.7 35.0-56.7 77 41.2 31.2-52.1
$15,000- 24,999 219 4 2.2 0.7- 6.4 14 6.2 3.2-11.8 13 5.4 2.6-10.7 89 40.7 32.2-49.8 99 45.5 36.6-54.7
$25,000- 34,999 156 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 13 7.8 3.8-15.3 9 4.4 2.2- 8.6 59 37.5 28.8-47.0 74 49.6 40.0-59.2
$35,000- 49,999 234 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5 16 6.8 3.5-12.5 10 4.9 1.8-12.7 100 45.2 37.1-53.6 106 42.8 34.9-51.1
$50,000-74,999 244 0 0.0 . - . 13 5.0 2.6- 9.4 13 3.2 1.7- 6.0 102 48.0 40.1-56.1 116 43.7 36.1-51.6
$75,000+ 267 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 29 10.4 6.8-15.6 13 3.7 2.0- 6.8 87 36.4 27.3-46.5 137 49.2 40.4-58.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 544 4 0.7 0.2- 2.3 29 5.4 3.5- 8.4 29 5.8 3.5- 9.7 193 37.8 32.6-43.4 289 50.2 44.7-55.7
No 866 9 1.2 0.6- 2.6 71 7.0 5.2- 9.3 42 3.7 2.5- 5.3 352 43.6 38.9-48.4 392 44.5 39.9-49.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 240 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 21 6.9 4.3-10.9 15 4.7 2.7- 7.9 82 36.9 29.3-45.3 121 51.2 42.8-59.6
Non-Veteran 1,182 12 1.2 0.6- 2.3 82 6.6 5.0- 8.6 56 4.3 3.0- 6.1 466 42.3 38.3-46.4 566 45.7 41.8-49.7

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*Asked only of those who have ever gambled.

^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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