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2013 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 3,319 1,561 40.8 38.7-43.0 1,005 31.2 29.2-33.3 360 12.5 11.1-14.0 126 4.7 3.7- 5.8 267 10.9 9.5-12.4
-Western NC 362 175 43.3 36.9-49.9 102 29.3 23.6-35.8 43 13.0 9.2-17.9 10 3.2 1.6- 6.3 32 11.2 7.3-17.0
GENDER
Male 181 71 37.0 28.6-46.3 46 25.7 18.5-34.5 28 14.4 9.4-21.4 *** *** *** 28 18.5 11.9-27.7
Female 181 104 51.8 42.4-61.0 56 34.2 25.5-44.0 15 11.1 6.2-18.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 326 166 46.1 39.4-53.1 87 27.9 22.0-34.7 38 12.5 8.7-17.6 *** *** *** 27 10.2 6.4-16.0
Other minorities 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 11.9 7.0-19.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 102 *** *** *** 31 25.6 17.0-36.6 16 16.5 9.7-26.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 171 91 45.1 35.6-55.0 47 31.0 23.0-40.4 18 13.9 8.1-22.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 264 121 40.6 33.5-48.2 77 30.2 23.5-37.7 34 14.6 10.1-20.7 *** *** *** 24 11.4 6.9-18.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 300 145 41.3 34.6-48.4 87 30.5 24.1-37.7 33 12.7 8.7-18.2 *** *** *** 29 12.8 8.2-19.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 241 117 44.2 36.6-52.0 69 29.6 22.7-37.5 27 12.0 7.9-17.7 *** *** *** 23 12.0 7.3-19.3
No 121 *** *** *** 33 28.4 19.3-39.7 16 15.9 8.7-27.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 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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