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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 4,507 1,304 24.1 22.6-25.6 1,309 26.5 25.0-28.1 689 16.2 14.8-17.7 373 8.6 7.5- 9.7 832 24.7 23.0-26.4
-Western NC 573 172 23.8 20.0-28.0 169 26.5 22.4-31.1 76 12.8 9.7-16.6 48 8.8 6.3-12.1 108 28.1 23.4-33.4
GENDER
Male 268 53 16.7 12.2-22.3 67 22.3 16.9-28.7 39 13.2 9.0-19.0 25 8.2 5.2-12.8 84 39.7 32.5-47.3
Female 305 119 32.8 26.8-39.4 102 32.0 26.1-38.6 37 12.2 8.3-17.6 23 9.6 6.0-15.0 24 13.4 8.8-19.8
RACE
White 479 148 24.5 20.3-29.2 142 26.8 22.4-31.7 67 13.1 9.8-17.2 37 8.2 5.6-11.8 85 27.4 22.3-33.1
Other minorities 88 22 21.0 12.7-32.7 25 23.0 14.3-34.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 557 167 23.8 20.0-28.2 164 26.1 22.0-30.6 75 13.2 10.0-17.2 48 9.2 6.6-12.6 103 27.7 22.9-33.1
AGE
18-34 104 19 15.5 9.4-24.5 21 18.4 11.6-27.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 168 40 19.6 13.9-27.0 53 28.8 21.6-37.3 26 16.0 10.4-23.9 *** *** *** 37 28.0 20.2-37.4
55-64 137 49 35.6 26.8-45.4 39 27.1 19.5-36.3 18 12.1 7.2-19.6 *** *** *** 20 17.0 10.5-26.3
65-74 115 42 28.8 20.7-38.5 *** *** *** 15 11.5 6.5-19.4 12 11.5 6.4-19.9 *** *** ***
75+ 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 130 31 16.9 11.0-25.1 43 31.1 22.3-41.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 159 46 26.2 19.2-34.6 48 23.2 16.9-30.9 19 14.1 8.5-22.6 18 12.0 7.3-19.3 28 24.5 17.0-34.0
College Graduate 252 83 26.7 21.0-33.2 72 28.4 22.3-35.5 45 18.1 13.1-24.5 21 8.5 5.1-13.9 31 18.3 12.7-25.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 78 *** *** *** 20 19.0 10.9-30.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 64 17 17.5 9.8-29.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 71 *** *** *** 17 20.0 11.9-31.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 238 58 20.6 15.3-27.1 83 31.6 25.1-38.9 33 11.6 7.8-16.9 22 9.3 5.7-14.8 42 27.0 19.8-35.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 120 46 32.9 23.6-43.7 32 24.8 17.0-34.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 20.9 12.9-32.1
No 451 126 22.0 18.0-26.7 137 27.0 22.4-32.1 60 12.4 9.1-16.7 39 9.0 6.3-12.8 89 29.6 24.2-35.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 488 142 22.3 18.3-26.8 147 26.8 22.4-31.8 62 12.2 9.1-16.3 41 9.2 6.4-12.9 96 29.5 24.3-35.3

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*This question 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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