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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,639 3,551 70.9 69.1-72.6 368 9.6 8.5-10.9 243 6.2 5.4- 7.2 317 8.9 7.9-10.1 160 4.4 3.6- 5.2
-Western NC 598 455 67.5 62.3-72.3 39 8.0 5.5-11.5 35 7.6 5.1-11.2 42 10.4 7.5-14.4 27 6.4 4.2- 9.9
GENDER
Male 278 187 59.6 52.1-66.6 20 7.6 4.5-12.6 22 9.4 5.6-15.2 29 14.8 10.0-21.2 20 8.7 5.2-14.2
Female 320 268 77.5 70.8-83.0 19 8.6 5.1-14.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 491 381 68.9 63.3-74.1 29 7.5 4.9-11.4 27 7.3 4.6-11.3 32 9.9 6.7-14.2 22 6.4 4.0-10.1
Other minorities 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 582 445 68.0 62.7-72.9 38 8.1 5.5-11.7 33 7.2 4.8-10.8 40 10.4 7.4-14.4 26 6.3 4.0- 9.7
AGE
18-34 107 *** *** *** 14 13.5 7.6-22.9 15 12.7 7.1-21.5 14 15.2 8.8-25.0 *** *** ***
35-54 176 130 66.8 57.6-74.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 10.2 5.8-17.2 *** *** ***
55-64 142 109 76.0 66.8-83.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 137 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 12.8 7.0-22.1 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 171 123 64.5 55.3-72.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 11.9 7.0-19.5 *** *** ***
College Graduate 259 214 77.9 70.7-83.7 *** *** *** 17 8.6 5.0-14.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 244 195 71.6 63.2-78.7 *** *** *** 16 8.1 4.5-14.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 123 97 73.9 62.7-82.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 471 356 66.4 60.5-71.8 27 7.4 4.7-11.3 30 7.9 5.1-12.0 39 11.8 8.4-16.5 19 6.5 3.9-10.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 510 383 65.9 60.3-71.2 36 8.5 5.8-12.3 31 7.9 5.2-12.0 39 11.1 7.9-15.5 21 6.5 4.0-10.4

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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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