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2013 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 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
-Western NC 971 604 60.5 56.3-64.5 111 11.9 9.5-14.9 96 11.4 9.0-14.5 116 12.6 10.1-15.7 44 3.5 2.4- 5.1
GENDER
Male 388 203 53.3 47.0-59.5 50 14.0 10.0-19.2 46 13.1 9.4-18.1 62 14.7 10.8-19.6 27 4.9 3.0- 7.8
Female 583 401 67.2 61.9-72.2 61 10.0 7.3-13.4 50 9.8 6.9-13.8 54 10.7 7.6-14.8 *** *** ***
RACE
White 857 526 59.0 54.6-63.2 93 12.0 9.4-15.2 90 11.9 9.3-15.1 108 13.4 10.6-16.7 40 3.8 2.5- 5.6
Other minorities 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 115 *** *** *** 18 12.9 7.6-21.2 18 17.1 10.5-26.6 25 17.4 11.2-26.0 *** *** ***
35-54 255 143 56.1 48.3-63.5 42 15.9 11.0-22.3 26 11.3 7.3-17.0 39 14.8 10.1-21.2 *** *** ***
55-64 208 130 64.9 56.2-72.7 28 11.6 7.3-17.9 20 9.5 5.6-15.8 21 9.8 5.5-16.9 *** *** ***
65-74 215 138 64.7 56.4-72.2 *** *** *** 21 10.4 6.4-16.5 26 11.1 7.1-17.0 16 7.4 4.2-12.6
75+ 170 136 83.0 75.2-88.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 130 110 80.7 69.9-88.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 297 227 68.8 61.0-75.7 22 7.2 4.3-11.8 21 10.8 6.7-16.9 18 10.5 6.1-17.3 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 259 153 55.4 47.8-62.8 45 18.0 13.1-24.4 25 12.8 8.2-19.5 28 12.1 8.1-17.9 *** *** ***
College Graduate 283 112 36.5 29.5-44.0 36 12.9 7.8-20.4 45 17.7 12.7-24.2 65 23.4 17.7-30.2 25 9.6 6.0-14.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 190 138 72.1 62.0-80.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 101 *** *** *** 12 15.8 8.6-27.2 14 13.6 7.5-23.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 113 *** *** *** 22 16.4 9.7-26.2 19 17.6 10.6-27.7 16 15.1 8.8-24.7 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 236 99 45.5 37.6-53.6 33 9.9 6.4-14.8 35 17.1 11.6-24.3 52 21.3 15.2-29.1 17 6.3 3.6-10.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 343 245 67.4 59.9-74.0 38 14.7 10.0-21.1 21 7.0 4.1-11.5 28 9.5 5.7-15.3 *** *** ***
No 626 358 57.7 52.6-62.6 73 10.8 8.1-14.3 75 13.4 10.2-17.4 87 13.7 10.6-17.5 33 4.4 2.9- 6.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 10.9 6.1-18.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 836 531 60.9 56.4-65.2 94 11.7 9.2-14.9 83 11.9 9.2-15.3 101 12.9 10.1-16.3 27 2.5 1.6- 4.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 691 447 62.4 57.5-66.9 77 11.3 8.6-14.7 60 11.2 8.4-14.8 73 11.6 8.8-15.2 34 3.6 2.3- 5.4
No 280 157 53.3 45.0-61.4 34 14.4 9.3-21.7 36 12.5 8.3-18.4 43 16.6 11.6-23.2 *** *** ***

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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.

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