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2010 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 4,629 2,326 43.1 40.9-45.4 1,403 31.9 29.7-34.1 441 10.2 8.8-11.7 185 5.3 4.2- 6.5 274 9.6 8.0-11.5
-Western NC 634 351 50.0 44.9-55.2 169 28.9 24.3-34.0 60 9.9 7.2-13.6 22 3.8 2.1- 6.7 32 7.4 4.6-11.5
GENDER
Male 302 139 42.9 35.9-50.2 92 29.5 23.1-36.8 35 11.5 7.5-17.0 13 5.5 2.7-10.8 23 10.7 6.3-17.6
Female 332 212 57.9 50.5-65.0 77 28.2 21.8-35.6 25 8.2 4.8-13.7 9 1.9 0.8- 4.4 9 3.7 1.5- 8.8
RACE
White 587 331 50.9 45.6-56.2 157 28.4 23.8-33.6 51 9.5 6.7-13.4 20 4.0 2.2- 7.1 28 7.1 4.4-11.3
African American 12 7 58.4 25.7-85.1 2 20.2 3.3-65.2 3 21.4 5.7-55.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 28 11 27.5 8.9-59.4 5 20.2 5.5-52.1 6 22.1 6.6-53.2 2 1.1 0.2- 4.9 4 29.2 5.9-73.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 11 7 66.7 30.9-90.0 3 30.4 8.5-67.4 1 2.9 0.4-19.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 622 344 49.7 44.5-54.9 165 28.7 24.1-33.9 59 10.1 7.3-13.9 22 3.9 2.2- 6.8 32 7.6 4.8-11.8
AGE
18-24 12 4 36.0 12.5-68.9 5 37.0 13.9-68.1 1 5.7 0.8-32.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 21.3 5.3-56.9
25-34 45 15 29.9 16.6-47.8 17 43.4 27.4-61.0 6 12.5 4.7-28.9 3 2.3 0.4-12.5 4 11.9 3.7-32.6
35-44 88 31 33.0 23.2-44.6 26 30.3 20.5-42.2 14 15.3 8.4-26.2 6 8.6 3.5-19.6 11 12.8 6.5-23.8
45-54 128 71 58.4 47.6-68.5 27 23.3 14.7-34.9 20 13.0 7.9-20.8 6 3.6 1.4- 8.9 4 1.6 0.5- 5.4
55-64 163 96 61.7 52.8-69.9 47 27.1 20.1-35.6 7 3.3 1.1- 9.2 6 3.1 1.2- 7.5 7 4.8 2.0-10.8
65+ 191 130 72.8 65.3-79.2 45 20.8 15.1-28.0 11 4.5 2.4- 8.4 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 4 1.5 0.5- 4.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 34 14 32.2 18.0-50.7 9 34.1 17.3-56.3 5 13.9 5.2-32.3 1 1.9 0.3-12.6 5 17.8 6.3-41.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 122 71 53.7 41.3-65.7 17 11.8 6.0-21.8 17 14.7 8.3-24.9 8 8.0 3.0-19.4 9 11.8 4.5-27.3
Some Post-H.S. 183 85 39.6 30.6-49.4 60 34.8 26.0-44.7 25 16.0 9.5-25.7 7 4.9 1.8-12.9 6 4.7 1.5-13.7
College Graduate 293 180 57.9 50.2-65.3 82 31.3 24.4-39.1 13 3.4 1.7- 6.9 6 1.6 0.6- 4.6 12 5.7 2.9-11.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 44 23 51.1 30.8-71.1 7 15.2 4.2-41.9 8 16.5 7.1-33.8 3 14.3 3.1-46.5 3 2.9 0.7-10.5
$15,000- 24,999 88 35 30.5 19.9-43.8 24 30.4 18.9-45.2 17 18.2 10.0-30.6 2 1.6 0.2- 9.7 10 19.2 9.1-36.2
$25,000- 34,999 65 35 48.0 33.7-62.5 15 24.0 13.7-38.8 6 11.3 4.4-25.9 6 9.7 4.0-21.7 3 7.0 1.7-24.5
$35,000- 49,999 97 50 49.5 35.4-63.7 25 19.4 11.5-30.9 11 15.4 6.6-31.9 4 2.5 0.7- 9.1 7 13.2 4.4-33.2
$50,000-74,999 116 71 56.7 44.6-68.0 33 28.1 18.4-40.3 6 7.8 2.9-19.6 4 5.2 1.4-17.6 2 2.2 0.5- 8.7
$75,000+ 152 84 47.6 37.9-57.6 49 38.7 29.2-49.3 10 6.6 3.1-13.5 3 1.9 0.5- 7.1 6 5.1 1.8-13.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 202 111 52.6 43.2-61.8 54 27.3 19.7-36.3 23 7.4 4.3-12.5 7 4.6 1.6-12.2 7 8.1 3.1-19.5
No 414 229 48.7 42.4-55.1 111 30.3 24.5-36.8 36 11.1 7.5-16.3 14 2.7 1.4- 5.1 24 7.2 4.2-11.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 115 58 47.7 35.9-59.8 35 23.1 15.5-33.0 13 13.6 6.3-27.1 3 5.9 1.6-19.9 6 9.6 3.0-26.9
Non-Veteran 519 293 50.5 44.8-56.2 134 30.1 24.8-35.9 47 9.2 6.4-13.0 19 3.3 1.8- 6.2 26 6.9 4.2-11.1

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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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