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2011 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 o n 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 4,520 2,164 37.2 35.1-39.4 1,396 31.3 29.2-33.4 459 13.1 11.6-14.8 184 6.7 5.5- 8.2 317 11.7 10.1-13.5
-Western NC 641 334 38.4 33.0-44.1 194 33.2 27.5-39.4 48 7.3 5.1-10.4 22 6.7 3.8-11.5 43 14.4 9.8-20.7
GENDER
Male 318 147 32.8 25.9-40.5 87 29.1 21.7-37.7 33 9.6 6.2-14.5 17 8.5 4.3-15.9 34 20.1 13.2-29.5
Female 323 187 45.9 37.8-54.3 107 38.7 30.4-47.7 15 4.3 2.2- 8.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 594 309 37.4 32.0-43.1 182 33.7 27.9-40.0 46 8.1 5.6-11.5 20 6.4 3.5-11.5 37 14.4 9.5-21.2
Other minorities 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 622 326 39.0 33.6-44.6 188 33.3 27.8-39.4 48 7.8 5.4-11.1 21 6.1 3.4-10.7 39 13.8 9.1-20.4
AGE
18-34 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 202 76 33.6 25.5-42.8 81 38.5 29.6-48.2 21 9.1 5.2-15.4 *** *** *** 17 11.5 6.4-19.6
55-64 176 101 55.9 47.0-64.4 45 26.2 19.3-34.4 15 8.8 5.1-14.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 130 88 66.2 55.9-75.2 31 23.1 16.1-32.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 127 *** *** *** 42 26.6 18.1-37.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 174 83 34.8 25.7-45.3 *** *** *** 13 6.6 3.6-11.9 *** *** *** 13 15.9 8.4-28.0
College Graduate 300 175 45.4 37.9-53.0 92 41.0 33.2-49.2 20 6.0 3.6- 9.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 243 130 37.2 29.3-45.9 80 41.2 31.8-51.3 14 4.9 2.7- 8.8 *** *** *** 11 8.8 3.7-19.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 173 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 466 240 36.5 30.4-43.0 139 33.7 27.3-40.9 38 7.2 4.9-10.6 16 6.3 3.3-11.8 33 16.2 10.6-24.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 12.9 6.2-24.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 531 278 37.3 31.6-43.5 161 33.4 27.1-40.3 37 6.5 4.3- 9.8 21 7.4 4.2-12.8 34 15.4 10.2-22.5

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

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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