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2013 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 8,460 8,097 95.1 94.4-95.7 363 4.9 4.3- 5.6
-Western NC 966 915 95.1 92.8-96.6 51 4.9 3.4- 7.2
GENDER
Male 384 357 93.7 89.7-96.2 27 6.3 3.8-10.3
Female 582 558 96.4 93.6-98.0 24 3.6 2.0- 6.4
RACE
White 852 806 95.0 92.5-96.6 46 5.0 3.4- 7.5
Other minorities 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 252 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 215 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 170 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 296 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 255 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 283 254 90.3 85.0-93.8 29 9.7 6.2-15.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 187 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 235 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 342 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 622 585 94.6 91.8-96.5 37 5.4 3.5- 8.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 135 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 831 790 95.1 92.6-96.8 41 4.9 3.2- 7.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 688 657 95.6 93.0-97.3 31 4.4 2.7- 7.0
No 278 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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

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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