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2012 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 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
-Western NC 598 293 39.6 34.9-44.4 171 28.8 24.6-33.5 50 10.8 7.8-14.6 30 7.1 4.8-10.5 54 13.7 10.1-18.2
GENDER
Male 278 109 31.7 25.6-38.4 76 25.8 20.2-32.3 31 13.0 8.8-18.9 22 10.7 6.8-16.4 40 18.9 13.4-26.0
Female 320 184 49.6 42.9-56.3 95 32.7 26.6-39.5 19 7.9 4.7-13.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 496 249 40.7 35.6-45.9 143 28.8 24.3-33.8 43 12.0 8.6-16.5 23 6.6 4.2-10.3 38 12.0 8.4-16.7
Other minorities 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 583 288 40.0 35.3-44.9 167 28.9 24.6-33.6 46 10.1 7.3-13.9 29 7.1 4.7-10.6 53 13.9 10.3-18.6
AGE
18-34 106 32 27.4 19.0-37.7 31 25.8 18.0-35.6 16 17.2 10.5-27.0 *** *** *** 18 21.0 13.2-31.5
35-54 176 64 30.3 23.3-38.3 65 36.4 28.5-45.0 19 10.9 6.6-17.5 *** *** *** 16 13.4 7.8-22.1
55-64 143 79 52.5 42.9-61.8 39 27.3 19.8-36.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 119 78 64.7 54.4-73.8 28 24.0 16.5-33.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 138 59 34.2 25.4-44.2 37 27.4 19.5-37.0 13 10.8 5.9-18.9 *** *** *** 17 16.8 9.7-27.6
Some Post-H.S. 171 85 40.7 32.6-49.3 44 26.1 19.2-34.5 16 12.1 7.0-20.1 *** *** *** 18 15.3 9.4-23.8
College Graduate 258 136 46.2 39.1-53.4 83 34.1 27.5-41.3 19 9.6 5.6-16.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 244 120 42.1 34.9-49.8 80 32.5 25.9-39.9 20 9.2 5.5-15.1 *** *** *** 17 11.5 6.5-19.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 124 *** *** *** 27 18.8 12.2-27.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 470 223 37.4 32.4-42.7 141 30.5 25.7-35.8 44 11.5 8.2-15.8 20 6.7 4.2-10.6 42 13.8 9.8-19.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 513 243 38.2 33.3-43.4 152 29.3 24.7-34.4 43 10.4 7.4-14.4 29 7.9 5.3-11.7 46 14.2 10.3-19.2

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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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