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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,693 6,084 52.0 50.5-53.6 1,154 12.2 11.2-13.3 1,381 14.9 13.8-16.1 1,542 16.4 15.3-17.6 532 4.4 3.8- 5.0
-Western NC 1,819 1,163 58.3 54.6-61.8 151 10.2 8.1-12.8 181 13.7 11.0-16.9 215 12.6 10.4-15.1 109 5.3 4.0- 7.0
GENDER
Male 700 372 49.1 43.6-54.6 65 10.8 7.6-15.1 86 16.6 12.3-22.2 110 15.3 11.8-19.6 67 8.2 5.7-11.7
Female 1,119 791 66.7 62.2-71.0 86 9.7 7.1-13.1 95 10.9 8.1-14.7 105 10.0 7.5-13.2 42 2.6 1.9- 3.7
RACE
White 1,680 1,073 59.0 55.2-62.6 134 9.9 7.7-12.6 159 12.4 9.8-15.5 207 13.0 10.7-15.8 107 5.7 4.3- 7.6
Other minorities 127 *** *** *** 15 12.6 6.3-23.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,770 1,133 59.0 55.4-62.5 144 9.7 7.7-12.2 172 12.9 10.4-16.0 213 13.1 10.8-15.8 108 5.2 3.9- 6.9
AGE
18-34 150 84 49.2 39.3-59.2 20 13.9 8.2-22.5 26 23.1 15.0-33.6 18 12.4 7.3-20.3 *** *** ***
35-54 513 309 53.8 47.8-59.8 51 11.2 7.8-15.9 61 13.2 9.5-18.1 70 15.4 11.4-20.6 22 6.3 3.6-11.0
55-64 441 260 59.9 54.1-65.4 38 7.9 5.4-11.4 37 10.0 6.6-15.0 69 14.7 11.5-18.7 37 7.4 5.1-10.6
65-74 393 262 68.2 62.5-73.4 27 7.6 4.9-11.7 34 8.7 5.8-12.8 37 7.7 5.4-10.8 33 7.7 5.4-11.0
75+ 308 236 77.3 71.0-82.6 15 5.8 3.1-10.4 22 5.9 3.7- 9.2 20 6.5 3.5-11.7 15 4.6 2.5- 8.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 254 208 66.9 56.3-76.0 19 11.3 6.2-19.7 14 12.0 5.9-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 541 407 68.6 62.0-74.5 42 7.7 5.3-11.2 36 10.8 6.6-17.4 37 9.9 6.4-14.9 19 3.0 1.7- 5.1
Some Post-H.S. 477 301 53.7 46.6-60.6 50 13.1 8.8-19.2 41 14.3 9.6-20.8 58 15.2 10.6-21.3 27 3.7 2.3- 5.8
College Graduate 545 245 44.1 38.5-49.9 40 8.1 5.3-12.2 90 18.0 13.6-23.6 114 20.6 16.5-25.5 56 9.1 6.6-12.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 *** *** *** 26 15.6 8.7-26.3 15 12.3 5.4-25.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 347 244 59.3 50.8-67.3 34 11.5 7.1-18.2 33 16.4 10.4-24.9 27 8.5 4.9-14.5 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 221 141 64.6 55.6-72.7 15 7.2 4.1-12.3 26 13.1 7.6-21.6 19 7.8 3.9-15.2 20 7.3 4.5-11.6
$35,000- 49,999 217 130 57.3 47.8-66.3 18 11.6 6.2-20.6 22 8.3 4.6-14.8 32 15.6 9.9-23.8 15 7.2 3.9-13.0
$50,000+ 455 210 44.6 38.1-51.3 37 9.3 5.8-14.6 62 16.9 11.7-23.7 109 24.2 18.8-30.5 37 5.0 3.3- 7.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 666 490 70.5 64.4-76.0 48 9.0 5.9-13.3 50 9.3 5.6-14.9 39 4.8 3.1- 7.3 39 6.4 4.0-10.2
No 1,147 669 52.6 48.2-57.0 103 10.9 8.2-14.3 130 15.5 12.1-19.7 175 16.2 13.2-19.8 70 4.8 3.3- 6.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 262 151 59.2 50.8-67.1 20 6.8 4.1-11.1 23 10.3 5.3-19.0 33 12.1 8.2-17.7 35 11.6 7.9-16.6
Non-Veteran 1,557 1,012 58.1 54.2-62.0 131 10.7 8.3-13.6 158 14.1 11.2-17.6 182 12.6 10.2-15.5 74 4.5 3.1- 6.4

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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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