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2013 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 3,333 2,531 70.3 68.2-72.3 284 10.7 9.4-12.2 179 6.1 5.1- 7.3 230 8.8 7.5-10.2 109 4.1 3.3- 5.2
-Western NC 364 280 72.0 65.4-77.7 20 6.6 3.9-10.8 17 4.4 2.2- 8.4 30 12.7 8.6-18.6 17 4.3 2.4- 7.6
GENDER
Male 182 124 64.0 54.5-72.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 16.6 10.3-25.6 *** *** ***
Female 182 156 82.6 74.3-88.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 328 256 73.1 66.3-78.9 18 7.0 4.1-11.6 *** *** *** 25 11.0 7.1-16.7 15 4.7 2.6- 8.2
Other minorities 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 111 84 75.5 64.2-84.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 169 140 76.6 66.6-84.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 137 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 266 202 69.5 61.7-76.3 18 8.4 4.9-13.9 *** *** *** 22 12.6 7.8-19.6 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 304 237 71.7 64.4-78.0 16 6.6 3.7-11.4 *** *** *** 26 12.9 8.4-19.4 *** *** ***
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 242 184 72.2 64.2-78.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 10.7 6.2-17.7 *** *** ***
No 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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