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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,804 6,493 94.9 94.2-95.6 311 5.1 4.4- 5.8
-Eastern NC 2,100 1,989 94.4 92.9-95.6 111 5.6 4.4- 7.1
GENDER
Male 854 795 92.1 89.3-94.2 59 7.9 5.8-10.7
Female 1,246 1,194 96.3 94.8-97.4 52 3.7 2.6- 5.2
RACE
White 1,376 1,285 93.0 90.9-94.6 91 7.0 5.4- 9.1
African American 530 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other minorities 170 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,983 1,879 94.5 93.0-95.7 104 5.5 4.3- 7.0
AGE
18-34 363 335 92.8 89.4-95.2 28 7.2 4.8-10.6
35-54 565 541 94.8 91.4-96.9 24 5.2 3.1- 8.6
55-64 487 452 94.1 91.5-96.0 35 5.9 4.0- 8.5
65-74 398 381 95.1 91.8-97.1 17 4.9 2.9- 8.2
75+ 267 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 255 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 634 605 95.4 93.0-97.0 29 4.6 3.0- 7.0
Some Post-H.S. 605 573 93.4 90.0-95.6 32 6.6 4.4-10.0
College Graduate 600 560 93.2 90.3-95.3 40 6.8 4.7- 9.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 241 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 342 319 93.2 88.6-96.0 23 6.8 4.0-11.4
$25,000- 34,999 236 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 249 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 624 576 91.9 88.4-94.4 48 8.1 5.6-11.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 632 609 95.9 93.4-97.5 23 4.1 2.5- 6.6
No 1,450 1,364 93.9 92.1-95.4 86 6.1 4.6- 7.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 354 333 92.3 86.9-95.6 21 7.7 4.4-13.1
Non-Veteran 1,744 1,655 94.9 93.4-96.0 89 5.1 4.0- 6.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,747 1,656 94.1 92.4-95.4 91 5.9 4.6- 7.6
No 353 333 96.0 93.4-97.6 20 4.0 2.4- 6.6

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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