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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,335 10,823 95.1 94.6-95.6 512 4.9 4.4- 5.4
-Western NC 1,541 1,458 93.6 91.8-95.1 83 6.4 4.9- 8.2
GENDER
Male 588 546 91.9 88.6-94.4 42 8.1 5.6-11.4
Female 953 912 95.2 93.1-96.7 41 4.8 3.3- 6.9
RACE
White 1,267 1,196 93.9 92.0-95.4 71 6.1 4.6- 8.0
Other minorities 267 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,477 1,395 93.4 91.4-94.9 82 6.6 5.1- 8.6
AGE
18-34 221 207 93.6 89.0-96.4 14 6.4 3.6-11.0
35-54 391 369 92.6 88.3-95.4 22 7.4 4.6-11.7
55-64 345 318 91.1 86.5-94.2 27 8.9 5.8-13.5
65-74 344 328 95.8 92.6-97.7 16 4.2 2.3- 7.4
75+ 228 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 198 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 485 463 93.9 90.0-96.3 22 6.1 3.7-10.0
Some Post-H.S. 398 372 92.3 88.3-95.0 26 7.7 5.0-11.7
College Graduate 457 428 94.3 91.4-96.3 29 5.7 3.7- 8.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 293 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 176 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 173 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 406 368 90.1 85.5-93.3 38 9.9 6.7-14.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 452 436 96.8 94.3-98.2 16 3.2 1.8- 5.7
No 1,079 1,013 92.6 90.2-94.5 66 7.4 5.5- 9.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,362 1,288 93.4 91.3-95.0 74 6.6 5.0- 8.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES or LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES or MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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