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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 4,541 1,386 26.3 24.4-28.3 1,373 27.2 25.2-29.2 698 15.6 13.9-17.4 375 8.8 7.6-10.2 709 22.1 20.0-24.5
-Western NC 629 213 27.2 23.3-31.6 193 30.0 25.5-35.0 100 16.6 13.0-20.9 34 6.5 4.2- 9.9 89 19.6 15.3-24.8
GENDER
Male 299 73 19.9 15.3-25.6 86 28.5 22.2-35.8 58 16.6 12.0-22.5 14 4.8 2.4- 9.3 68 30.2 23.2-38.2
Female 330 140 35.2 29.0-41.9 107 31.6 25.4-38.6 42 16.7 11.5-23.5 20 8.4 4.8-14.2 21 8.2 4.7-13.9
RACE
White 584 203 27.9 23.8-32.4 179 30.3 25.6-35.4 95 17.2 13.4-21.7 29 6.2 3.9- 9.7 78 18.4 14.2-23.5
African American 12 4 33.6 11.2-67.0 5 39.3 14.1-71.9 2 7.6 1.7-28.3 1 19.5 2.9-66.0 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 26 4 6.0 1.4-22.5 8 16.4 5.4-40.4 2 13.3 2.0-54.2 3 6.1 1.4-22.8 9 58.1 26.2-84.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 11 2 4.8 1.0-20.3 4 38.8 12.3-74.2 4 33.3 10.0-69.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 23.0 3.5-71.1
Non-Hispanic 617 211 27.9 23.8-32.4 189 29.8 25.3-34.8 96 16.2 12.6-20.5 34 6.7 4.3-10.2 87 19.4 15.1-24.6
AGE
18-24 11 2 13.5 2.7-47.2 4 44.6 16.9-76.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.2 0.7-30.7 4 36.6 13.1-68.9
25-34 44 10 20.7 10.4-37.2 11 21.7 10.8-38.7 7 26.3 12.9-46.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5 14 31.0 17.3-49.2
35-44 86 13 13.2 7.2-22.9 25 27.4 18.0-39.2 17 18.3 11.1-28.6 7 12.3 5.7-24.6 24 28.9 19.0-41.2
45-54 129 36 26.0 18.4-35.5 42 33.7 24.6-44.2 14 10.5 6.0-17.8 14 10.8 6.0-18.7 23 18.9 10.7-31.4
55-64 162 58 33.7 25.9-42.6 48 31.5 23.7-40.5 33 21.1 14.6-29.6 6 3.4 1.4- 7.8 17 10.3 6.0-17.1
65+ 190 91 49.5 41.5-57.6 61 30.9 24.0-38.8 28 14.2 9.4-20.8 3 1.6 0.5- 5.0 7 3.8 1.8- 8.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 36 12 24.0 12.7-40.6 4 15.7 5.0-39.3 7 21.5 9.5-41.5 2 6.5 1.2-28.4 11 32.3 16.9-52.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 121 46 29.7 20.7-40.7 32 22.6 14.6-33.3 16 11.8 6.3-21.1 4 3.8 1.1-11.7 23 32.1 20.5-46.4
Some Post-H.S. 179 50 21.5 15.2-29.7 63 31.6 23.0-41.6 28 17.9 11.2-27.2 12 10.4 5.0-20.2 26 18.7 11.9-28.2
College Graduate 291 105 30.5 24.5-37.3 94 34.6 27.8-42.1 48 16.7 11.7-23.4 15 5.0 2.7- 9.0 29 13.1 8.1-20.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 43 15 33.7 17.7-54.6 11 14.1 6.5-27.8 7 17.1 5.2-44.1 2 3.6 0.8-15.2 8 31.5 13.8-56.8
$15,000- 24,999 88 26 21.5 12.7-34.0 19 20.1 11.1-33.4 18 22.4 12.7-36.4 5 2.8 1.0- 7.7 20 33.2 20.6-48.8
$25,000- 34,999 64 21 23.7 14.2-36.9 18 25.0 14.9-38.8 7 8.5 3.8-18.2 2 3.2 0.7-13.7 16 39.5 25.3-55.8
$35,000- 49,999 96 33 30.6 20.0-43.9 28 25.4 16.1-37.6 15 10.9 5.4-21.0 7 9.0 2.5-27.5 13 24.1 11.9-42.7
$50,000-74,999 116 41 32.1 22.9-42.9 44 33.2 23.8-44.3 20 18.4 10.9-29.4 4 6.6 2.2-18.5 7 9.6 3.4-24.3
$75,000+ 149 39 19.5 13.4-27.4 51 36.1 26.8-46.5 30 22.9 15.3-33.0 9 7.9 4.0-15.2 20 13.6 7.7-22.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 199 76 34.7 26.8-43.6 60 27.8 20.3-36.9 25 10.0 6.3-15.5 10 5.4 2.5-10.9 28 22.1 14.2-32.8
No 413 131 24.2 19.7-29.3 127 31.2 25.6-37.4 75 20.3 15.5-26.2 23 6.4 3.8-10.6 57 18.0 13.1-24.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 115 36 29.0 20.0-40.1 35 26.4 17.8-37.1 23 18.5 10.5-30.4 4 7.4 2.3-21.4 17 18.8 9.6-33.4
Non-Veteran 514 177 26.9 22.5-31.7 158 30.8 25.7-36.4 77 16.2 12.4-21.0 30 6.3 4.0- 9.9 72 19.8 15.2-25.5

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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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