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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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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
-Western NC 1,804 1,737 96.0 94.4-97.2 67 4.0 2.8- 5.6
GENDER
Male 690 656 94.5 91.1-96.6 34 5.5 3.4- 8.9
Female 1,114 1,081 97.4 96.1-98.3 33 2.6 1.7- 3.9
RACE
White 1,667 1,603 95.7 93.9-97.0 64 4.3 3.0- 6.1
Other minorities 126 123 99.0 95.8-99.7 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,755 1,690 96.2 94.6-97.3 65 3.8 2.7- 5.4
AGE
18-34 146 139 95.5 89.6-98.1 *** *** ***
35-54 511 493 96.4 92.8-98.2 18 3.6 1.8- 7.2
55-64 436 408 93.6 90.5-95.7 28 6.4 4.3- 9.5
65-74 392 382 97.8 95.7-98.9 *** *** ***
75+ 305 301 97.8 90.5-99.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 248 241 95.2 86.3-98.4 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 534 522 97.1 94.2-98.5 12 2.9 1.5- 5.8
Some Post-H.S. 475 453 95.8 92.6-97.7 22 4.2 2.3- 7.4
College Graduate 545 519 95.7 93.0-97.3 26 4.3 2.7- 7.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 264 259 98.7 96.7-99.5 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 343 331 95.9 89.8-98.4 12 4.1 1.6-10.2
$25,000- 34,999 219 208 96.4 93.1-98.2 11 3.6 1.8- 6.9
$35,000- 49,999 217 208 93.2 84.6-97.2 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 453 434 96.1 93.2-97.9 19 3.9 2.1- 6.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 663 645 97.1 94.7-98.4 18 2.9 1.6- 5.3
No 1,135 1,087 95.6 93.3-97.1 48 4.4 2.9- 6.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 261 250 96.6 93.4-98.3 11 3.4 1.7- 6.6
Non-Veteran 1,543 1,487 96.0 94.1-97.3 56 4.0 2.7- 5.9

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.

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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