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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 6,873 3,882 53.9 52.4-55.3 868 14.2 13.2-15.2 893 14.3 13.3-15.3 877 13.5 12.5-14.5 353 4.3 3.7- 4.9
-Eastern NC 2,130 1,234 55.7 53.1-58.3 279 15.2 13.3-17.3 256 13.0 11.3-14.9 234 11.1 9.6-12.9 127 5.0 3.9- 6.2
GENDER
Male 872 410 46.4 42.3-50.4 119 16.0 13.2-19.3 136 15.6 12.9-18.6 129 14.8 12.1-17.9 78 7.2 5.4- 9.7
Female 1,258 824 63.9 60.5-67.1 160 14.4 12.1-17.2 120 10.8 8.8-13.1 105 8.0 6.4- 9.9 49 3.0 2.0- 4.3
RACE
White 1,394 726 51.3 48.0-54.5 180 14.4 12.2-17.0 192 15.2 13.0-17.7 185 12.5 10.6-14.7 111 6.6 5.2- 8.4
African American 538 382 65.1 59.8-70.0 68 14.6 11.2-18.8 43 9.7 6.9-13.4 35 8.6 5.9-12.3 *** *** ***
Other minorities 173 108 57.2 47.5-66.4 29 24.5 16.8-34.4 20 7.5 4.6-12.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 113 69 59.9 49.3-69.7 23 21.7 14.0-31.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,008 1,159 55.4 52.7-58.1 255 14.9 12.9-17.0 244 13.3 11.6-15.2 225 11.3 9.7-13.2 125 5.1 4.0- 6.5
AGE
18-34 370 177 49.0 43.3-54.8 68 18.2 14.1-23.0 71 18.2 14.3-22.9 45 11.7 8.5-15.8 *** *** ***
35-54 573 301 50.2 45.5-54.9 103 19.3 15.8-23.3 82 13.5 10.8-16.9 67 12.7 9.8-16.3 20 4.3 2.4- 7.4
55-64 493 300 61.5 56.5-66.4 53 12.4 9.3-16.4 46 9.2 6.6-12.6 60 10.8 8.2-14.1 34 6.1 4.2- 8.7
65-74 401 250 66.6 61.2-71.5 38 7.6 5.4-10.7 34 7.9 5.5-11.2 39 8.5 6.0-11.9 40 9.4 6.7-13.0
75+ 273 192 74.4 68.3-79.7 16 4.8 2.7- 8.4 20 6.5 3.9-10.5 22 7.2 4.6-11.0 23 7.1 4.5-11.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 260 201 75.0 68.1-80.9 22 9.2 5.8-14.3 17 7.3 4.4-11.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 643 438 62.0 57.1-66.6 76 14.8 11.5-18.7 54 10.7 8.0-14.2 49 9.2 6.6-12.6 26 3.4 2.2- 5.3
Some Post-H.S. 615 333 49.8 45.0-54.6 90 17.7 14.2-21.9 82 14.6 11.6-18.3 74 12.4 9.6-15.8 36 5.5 3.6- 8.5
College Graduate 606 258 40.7 36.2-45.4 89 15.8 12.6-19.6 103 18.5 15.1-22.6 98 16.9 13.7-20.7 58 8.0 6.0-10.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 244 184 69.4 61.7-76.2 21 10.3 6.4-16.3 17 8.2 4.9-13.6 15 9.5 5.5-16.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 346 218 59.1 52.3-65.6 53 16.3 11.8-22.1 32 11.9 8.2-17.1 29 8.9 5.6-13.8 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 239 155 61.2 53.2-68.7 35 17.1 11.6-24.4 20 11.1 6.9-17.4 20 8.3 5.1-13.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 251 138 51.5 44.1-58.9 34 16.0 11.0-22.6 31 11.8 7.8-17.4 34 16.8 11.7-23.6 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 631 264 43.7 38.9-48.5 94 16.3 13.1-20.2 112 17.0 13.9-20.6 103 14.5 11.5-18.1 58 8.5 6.0-11.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 636 431 66.7 62.1-71.0 74 11.9 9.2-15.2 54 10.2 7.6-13.7 50 7.7 5.5-10.6 27 3.5 2.2- 5.5
No 1,476 790 51.9 48.8-55.1 203 16.4 14.1-19.0 202 14.1 12.1-16.3 183 12.3 10.4-14.5 98 5.3 4.1- 7.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 356 157 40.4 34.6-46.5 48 16.8 12.4-22.4 60 18.2 13.9-23.5 48 13.7 9.8-18.9 43 10.8 7.3-15.7
Non-Veteran 1,772 1,077 58.8 55.9-61.7 231 14.9 12.8-17.1 195 11.9 10.2-13.9 185 10.6 9.0-12.5 84 3.8 2.8- 5.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,768 1,057 57.5 54.6-60.3 226 15.2 13.2-17.6 193 11.5 9.8-13.4 194 11.1 9.4-13.1 98 4.7 3.6- 6.1
No 362 177 45.5 39.4-51.8 53 14.8 10.8-19.8 63 21.9 16.8-28.1 40 11.2 7.9-15.6 29 6.6 4.2-10.2

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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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