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2012 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 11,479 6,712 54.3 53.1-55.5 1,294 12.7 11.9-13.5 1,490 15.0 14.1-15.9 1,476 14.1 13.3-14.9 507 4.0 3.6- 4.4
-Western NC 1,558 943 59.1 55.9-62.2 141 9.7 7.9-11.7 181 12.7 10.7-15.0 215 14.0 11.9-16.3 78 4.6 3.5- 6.1
GENDER
Male 598 310 52.3 47.2-57.4 53 8.6 6.2-11.9 76 14.0 10.8-17.8 114 19.0 15.5-23.2 45 6.1 4.2- 8.8
Female 960 633 65.4 61.5-69.2 88 10.7 8.4-13.5 105 11.5 9.1-14.4 101 9.2 7.3-11.5 33 3.2 2.1- 4.8
RACE
White 1,275 771 60.7 57.2-64.1 109 9.0 7.2-11.2 135 10.9 8.9-13.3 186 14.2 12.0-16.7 74 5.2 3.9- 6.9
Other minorities 275 170 52.9 44.9-60.7 29 11.0 7.0-16.7 45 21.1 15.0-28.7 27 13.1 8.3-20.2 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,491 894 58.5 55.1-61.7 133 9.5 7.8-11.6 177 12.9 10.9-15.3 209 14.2 12.1-16.6 78 4.9 3.7- 6.5
AGE
18-34 226 115 53.7 46.1-61.1 34 13.4 9.2-19.2 36 15.3 10.8-21.2 38 15.7 11.3-21.5 *** *** ***
35-54 397 215 53.5 47.5-59.3 41 9.1 6.4-12.9 60 16.0 12.0-20.9 64 16.4 12.5-21.3 17 5.0 3.0- 8.3
55-64 346 202 59.6 53.3-65.7 37 10.9 7.7-15.2 39 10.6 7.4-14.9 42 11.1 7.9-15.5 26 7.8 4.9-12.1
65-74 348 225 67.5 61.7-72.8 20 5.3 3.2- 8.4 31 7.4 5.0-10.9 49 13.3 9.8-17.8 23 6.6 4.1-10.3
75+ 229 180 82.0 75.6-87.1 *** *** *** 14 5.7 3.2- 9.8 20 6.5 4.0-10.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 201 169 81.9 74.2-87.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 490 347 64.7 58.7-70.2 38 9.9 6.7-14.4 40 9.8 6.9-13.9 49 11.4 8.2-15.7 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 401 227 52.7 46.7-58.7 37 9.9 6.9-14.0 58 16.3 12.3-21.4 55 15.7 11.7-20.8 24 5.3 3.4- 8.2
College Graduate 463 199 42.0 36.7-47.5 53 13.8 10.3-18.2 76 16.6 12.9-21.2 103 22.5 18.2-27.4 32 5.1 3.4- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 225 167 68.7 59.9-76.4 16 8.0 4.6-13.7 16 7.3 4.1-12.7 21 13.8 8.3-22.1 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 294 210 68.3 60.6-75.1 22 7.2 4.1-12.3 30 14.6 9.6-21.6 22 6.3 3.6-10.7 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 178 110 65.6 56.7-73.6 *** *** *** 22 13.7 8.3-21.8 25 13.1 8.4-19.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 175 101 58.9 49.9-67.2 14 7.3 4.1-12.8 24 13.5 8.5-20.6 32 17.0 11.5-24.5 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 410 162 39.9 34.3-45.8 47 13.4 9.8-18.1 66 15.3 11.5-19.9 97 24.0 19.2-29.6 38 7.5 4.9-11.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 457 328 72.5 67.0-77.4 46 9.6 6.8-13.5 27 7.3 4.5-11.6 43 8.4 5.9-11.8 *** *** ***
No 1,091 609 54.6 50.7-58.4 95 9.8 7.7-12.3 152 14.4 12.0-17.3 171 15.9 13.3-18.8 64 5.4 4.0- 7.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 183 94 51.3 42.6-60.0 19 9.5 5.6-15.8 24 16.9 10.8-25.5 32 17.4 11.8-24.8 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,375 849 59.9 56.5-63.3 122 9.7 7.8-11.9 157 12.2 10.1-14.7 183 13.6 11.4-16.1 64 4.6 3.4- 6.2

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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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