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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 on 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 4,624 2,165 40.3 38.6-42.1 1,402 30.8 29.1-32.5 471 12.6 11.3-14.1 198 5.2 4.4- 6.1 388 11.0 9.8-12.3
-Eastern NC 1,437 656 37.4 34.5-40.5 428 31.1 28.2-34.2 144 13.0 10.8-15.5 74 5.9 4.5- 7.7 135 12.6 10.3-15.3
GENDER
Male 708 241 27.6 24.0-31.6 226 32.5 28.4-36.9 88 14.8 11.7-18.5 51 7.6 5.5-10.3 102 17.4 14.0-21.5
Female 729 415 51.3 46.7-55.8 202 29.2 25.2-33.5 56 10.3 7.6-13.9 23 3.5 2.2- 5.6 33 5.7 3.7- 8.9
RACE
White 1,024 489 38.4 35.0-42.0 317 32.8 29.3-36.4 85 11.0 8.6-13.9 49 5.6 4.1- 7.7 84 12.2 9.5-15.5
African American 252 109 35.4 28.7-42.6 74 29.8 23.2-37.3 40 18.7 13.2-25.8 14 6.1 3.4-10.7 15 10.1 5.7-17.3
Other minorities 151 *** *** *** 35 23.8 16.2-33.5 18 13.8 7.6-23.8 *** *** *** 35 21.3 14.0-30.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 79 *** *** *** 19 21.8 13.5-33.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,356 627 37.7 34.7-40.9 408 31.7 28.6-34.9 133 12.9 10.7-15.6 73 6.2 4.8- 8.1 115 11.4 9.1-14.2
AGE
18-34 319 96 24.3 19.6-29.6 96 31.8 26.2-37.9 48 17.6 13.1-23.3 22 6.5 4.1-10.1 57 19.8 15.0-25.8
35-54 507 212 39.3 34.5-44.4 160 31.3 26.7-36.2 57 12.4 9.3-16.4 30 6.8 4.5-10.0 48 10.2 7.3-14.1
55-64 274 140 47.3 40.3-54.4 83 33.2 26.8-40.4 23 8.2 5.2-12.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 229 144 57.6 49.2-65.6 60 27.8 21.2-35.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 100 *** *** *** 26 22.3 14.1-33.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 104 33 27.5 18.8-38.3 25 25.5 16.8-36.8 16 16.7 9.7-27.3 *** *** *** 24 25.2 16.4-36.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 343 144 31.8 26.4-37.7 93 28.9 23.4-35.2 41 14.7 10.3-20.4 20 6.8 4.2-10.9 45 17.8 12.8-24.2
Some Post-H.S. 426 198 39.1 33.7-44.7 123 31.1 25.9-36.8 46 14.2 10.3-19.3 21 4.8 2.8- 8.1 38 10.8 7.4-15.6
College Graduate 564 281 44.4 39.5-49.3 187 35.4 30.7-40.3 41 8.4 5.9-11.7 27 6.7 4.4-10.1 28 5.1 3.1- 8.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 123 49 30.8 21.7-41.8 28 21.8 13.6-33.0 15 18.9 10.9-30.9 *** *** *** 21 21.9 13.8-32.9
$15,000- 24,999 200 72 28.2 21.5-36.1 57 27.6 20.7-35.7 23 11.2 6.7-18.1 *** *** *** 34 24.6 17.2-33.9
$25,000- 34,999 142 70 40.0 30.8-50.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 212 96 35.3 28.3-43.1 55 28.3 21.3-36.4 25 18.1 11.9-26.4 13 7.9 4.3-14.0 23 10.4 6.2-16.9
$50,000+ 594 283 41.4 36.8-46.2 199 34.4 29.9-39.2 55 12.2 9.0-16.2 26 5.1 3.2- 8.0 31 6.9 4.3-10.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 306 151 42.3 35.4-49.4 79 30.0 23.6-37.4 27 11.6 7.5-17.7 19 7.1 4.1-12.0 30 9.0 5.6-14.1
No 1,125 502 36.4 33.2-39.8 348 31.5 28.2-34.9 116 13.0 10.6-15.9 55 5.7 4.2- 7.6 104 13.4 10.8-16.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 265 116 36.4 29.8-43.6 86 36.7 29.7-44.3 31 11.5 7.6-16.9 *** *** *** 19 10.1 5.6-17.6
Non-Veteran 1,172 540 37.6 34.3-41.1 342 29.9 26.7-33.3 113 13.3 10.8-16.2 61 6.0 4.5- 8.1 116 13.2 10.7-16.2

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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 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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).
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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