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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,878 11,479 96.5 95.8-97.0 399 3.5 3.0- 4.2
-Western NC 1,933 1,871 96.2 94.8-97.3 62 3.8 2.7- 5.2
GENDER
Male 743 716 95.9 93.1-97.6 27 4.1 2.4- 6.9
Female 1,190 1,155 96.5 94.8-97.7 35 3.5 2.3- 5.2
RACE
White 1,777 1,720 96.2 94.7-97.4 57 3.8 2.6- 5.3
African American 46 46 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 96 93 95.0 76.2-99.1 3 5.0 0.9-23.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 43 43 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,887 1,825 96.1 94.5-97.2 62 3.9 2.8- 5.5
AGE
18-24 43 42 97.6 84.7-99.7 1 2.4 0.3-15.3
25-34 125 120 94.4 84.6-98.1 5 5.6 1.9-15.4
35-44 240 227 94.7 90.1-97.2 13 5.3 2.8- 9.9
45-54 308 293 96.4 93.6-98.0 15 3.6 2.0- 6.4
55-64 455 440 96.5 93.8-98.1 15 3.5 1.9- 6.2
65+ 743 731 98.3 96.9-99.1 12 1.7 0.9- 3.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 281 277 98.0 91.9-99.5 4 2.0 0.5- 8.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 594 577 96.1 92.4-98.0 17 3.9 2.0- 7.6
Some Post-H.S. 508 488 95.5 92.2-97.4 20 4.5 2.6- 7.8
College Graduate 546 526 96.4 94.0-97.8 20 3.6 2.2- 6.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 268 264 97.4 89.1-99.4 4 2.6 0.6-10.9
$15,000- 24,999 357 344 95.2 90.0-97.7 13 4.8 2.3-10.0
$25,000- 34,999 237 229 95.7 90.7-98.0 8 4.3 2.0- 9.3
$35,000- 49,999 255 242 93.5 85.8-97.2 13 6.5 2.8-14.2
$50,000-74,999 252 245 97.9 94.9-99.2 7 2.1 0.8- 5.1
$75,000+ 246 233 95.5 91.6-97.6 13 4.5 2.4- 8.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 834 816 96.5 93.2-98.2 18 3.5 1.8- 6.8
No 1,039 996 95.9 94.1-97.2 43 4.1 2.8- 5.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 271 264 95.3 86.4-98.5 7 4.7 1.5-13.6
Non-Veteran 1,662 1,607 96.4 94.9-97.4 55 3.6 2.6- 5.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES or LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES or MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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