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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 10,604 10,126 94.4 93.5-95.1 478 5.6 4.9- 6.5
-Eastern NC 2,882 2,776 94.3 92.5-95.8 106 5.7 4.2- 7.5
GENDER
Male 1,006 954 92.2 88.8-94.7 52 7.8 5.3-11.2
Female 1,876 1,822 96.3 94.4-97.6 54 3.7 2.4- 5.6
RACE
White 1,944 1,862 94.0 91.7-95.7 82 6.0 4.3- 8.3
African American 624 609 95.5 90.5-97.9 15 4.5 2.1- 9.5
Other minorities 296 288 93.1 84.1-97.2 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 149 144 97.7 93.7-99.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,727 2,627 94.1 92.1-95.6 100 5.9 4.4- 7.9
AGE
18-34 428 404 90.5 85.3-94.0 24 9.5 6.0-14.7
35-54 866 823 95.2 92.5-97.0 43 4.8 3.0- 7.5
55-64 629 612 96.8 94.0-98.4 17 3.2 1.6- 6.0
65-74 507 492 96.0 91.8-98.0 15 4.0 2.0- 8.2
75+ 418 413 98.9 96.4-99.6 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 393 386 97.1 92.8-98.9 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 880 846 93.9 90.3-96.2 34 6.1 3.8- 9.7
Some Post-H.S. 786 758 93.5 89.0-96.2 28 6.5 3.8-11.0
College Graduate 818 781 93.8 90.2-96.1 37 6.2 3.9- 9.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 387 375 93.8 87.6-97.0 12 6.2 3.0-12.4
$15,000- 24,999 480 464 94.2 89.1-97.0 16 5.8 3.0-10.9
$25,000- 34,999 274 266 94.9 86.6-98.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 401 385 95.6 91.5-97.8 16 4.4 2.2- 8.5
$50,000+ 846 803 93.0 88.5-95.9 43 7.0 4.1-11.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 935 916 96.4 93.5-98.1 19 3.6 1.9- 6.5
No 1,932 1,846 93.6 91.2-95.4 86 6.4 4.6- 8.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 477 461 94.1 87.7-97.3 16 5.9 2.7-12.3
Non-Veteran 2,404 2,314 94.4 92.4-95.9 90 5.6 4.1- 7.6

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

**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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