NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
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 8,527 5,141 55.7 54.2-57.1 1,049 14.1 13.1-15.2 939 12.9 12.0-14.0 1,034 13.3 12.4-14.3 364 4.0 3.5- 4.5
-Eastern NC 2,572 1,662 58.7 55.9-61.4 296 14.0 12.2-16.1 256 12.5 10.7-14.5 243 10.2 8.6-12.0 115 4.6 3.5- 5.9
GENDER
Male 978 536 51.2 46.9-55.5 120 13.3 10.6-16.5 121 14.8 11.9-18.2 137 14.3 11.5-17.7 64 6.3 4.5- 8.8
Female 1,594 1,126 65.9 62.4-69.1 176 14.7 12.4-17.5 135 10.3 8.3-12.7 106 6.2 4.8- 7.9 51 2.9 2.0- 4.3
RACE
White 1,481 844 54.4 51.0-57.8 179 13.8 11.6-16.3 175 13.3 11.2-15.8 187 12.9 10.6-15.5 96 5.6 4.3- 7.3
African American 623 464 69.5 64.0-74.6 63 11.8 8.7-15.7 47 9.3 6.3-13.6 37 6.1 4.0- 9.4 *** *** ***
Other minorities 426 330 55.4 45.4-65.0 50 24.5 16.7-34.5 28 15.7 8.7-26.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,455 1,593 59.0 56.1-61.8 274 13.4 11.6-15.4 240 12.3 10.5-14.4 236 10.5 8.8-12.5 112 4.8 3.7- 6.2
AGE
18-34 408 195 50.0 43.9-56.0 79 17.3 13.6-21.8 66 15.4 11.6-20.0 57 13.8 10.1-18.7 *** *** ***
35-54 749 451 56.1 51.3-60.8 119 17.7 14.2-21.7 88 13.6 10.5-17.4 70 9.2 6.9-12.1 21 3.5 2.2- 5.7
55-64 553 372 63.4 58.0-68.5 46 9.8 7.0-13.6 56 12.5 9.2-16.7 61 10.6 7.8-14.1 18 3.7 2.1- 6.4
65-74 488 352 68.3 61.9-74.1 39 7.8 5.3-11.4 31 8.1 5.3-12.3 36 6.8 4.4-10.2 30 9.0 5.1-15.3
75+ 349 274 82.1 76.6-86.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 4.0 2.3- 7.1 33 9.1 5.9-14.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 355 295 72.8 64.9-79.6 27 11.4 7.2-17.7 16 8.2 4.5-14.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 762 549 63.8 58.8-68.5 79 12.4 9.5-16.0 69 11.1 8.2-15.0 49 9.5 6.9-13.1 16 3.1 1.8- 5.5
Some Post-H.S. 753 470 55.3 50.3-60.3 91 14.9 11.8-18.8 84 14.5 11.3-18.4 69 10.1 7.2-14.2 39 5.1 3.4- 7.6
College Graduate 700 347 44.4 39.7-49.2 99 17.3 13.8-21.4 87 14.6 11.5-18.5 116 17.7 14.3-21.7 51 5.9 4.2- 8.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 364 288 73.0 65.6-79.3 28 10.1 6.3-16.0 26 9.8 6.0-15.6 16 5.8 3.2-10.1 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 467 336 65.0 58.7-70.9 54 13.9 10.2-18.6 28 8.4 5.2-13.3 31 7.3 4.5-11.7 18 5.3 2.9- 9.4
$25,000- 34,999 263 179 56.6 48.1-64.8 30 15.6 10.3-22.8 26 14.7 9.3-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 307 187 53.8 46.0-61.5 40 17.0 11.7-24.1 36 12.8 8.7-18.4 29 12.2 7.6-19.0 15 4.2 2.3- 7.5
$50,000+ 687 307 43.2 38.2-48.3 104 15.8 12.6-19.7 102 17.2 13.7-21.5 122 16.9 13.6-20.7 52 6.9 4.6-10.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 800 599 70.3 65.4-74.8 79 10.8 8.1-14.2 46 8.3 5.7-12.0 42 5.1 3.4- 7.7 34 5.5 3.5- 8.6
No 1,756 1,052 54.7 51.4-58.0 213 15.1 12.9-17.6 209 13.9 11.8-16.4 201 12.0 9.9-14.3 81 4.3 3.2- 5.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 423 219 49.3 43.2-55.5 56 14.3 10.4-19.4 58 15.4 11.3-20.6 59 14.4 10.4-19.5 31 6.6 4.1-10.3
Non-Veteran 2,148 1,442 60.8 57.7-63.8 240 14.0 12.0-16.2 198 11.8 9.9-14.1 184 9.3 7.6-11.3 84 4.2 3.0- 5.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,893 1,310 61.3 58.1-64.4 213 14.4 12.3-16.7 175 12.1 10.1-14.4 136 8.4 6.7-10.5 59 3.9 2.8- 5.5
No 679 352 48.0 42.5-53.6 83 12.7 9.6-16.5 81 14.3 10.7-18.7 107 17.7 13.8-22.5 56 7.4 5.0-10.6

Back to Alcohol Consumption.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 06AUG14.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts