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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 2,922 1,340 39.3 37.3-41.4 883 30.7 28.7-32.7 330 13.6 12.1-15.3 139 5.5 4.5- 6.6 230 10.9 9.5-12.6
-Eastern NC 866 370 36.4 32.6-40.3 266 30.6 26.9-34.4 116 15.6 12.8-18.9 40 6.0 4.1- 8.5 74 11.5 8.9-14.8
GENDER
Male 444 136 23.9 19.7-28.5 144 32.0 27.0-37.4 82 20.6 16.3-25.6 27 7.8 5.0-11.8 55 15.9 11.8-21.0
Female 422 234 52.3 46.3-58.1 122 28.7 23.8-34.3 34 9.3 6.3-13.7 *** *** *** 19 6.0 3.6- 9.8
RACE
White 650 281 37.5 33.1-42.0 203 28.8 24.9-33.1 80 14.4 11.3-18.2 30 6.3 4.2- 9.3 56 13.0 9.7-17.1
African American 148 59 30.3 22.9-39.0 43 35.9 27.0-46.0 30 23.3 16.0-32.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other minorities 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 824 353 36.5 32.7-40.5 258 30.8 27.1-34.8 111 15.8 12.8-19.2 39 6.2 4.3- 8.8 63 10.7 8.1-14.1
AGE
18-34 186 54 24.4 18.3-31.7 48 27.8 21.1-35.7 37 20.4 14.6-27.7 13 8.0 4.6-13.7 34 19.4 13.7-26.7
35-54 264 113 41.9 35.3-48.9 87 31.3 25.4-37.8 30 12.4 8.5-17.7 *** *** *** 21 8.6 5.0-14.3
55-64 187 66 33.3 26.2-41.2 71 39.9 32.1-48.2 27 14.6 9.7-21.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 148 86 53.6 44.6-62.4 40 25.4 18.6-33.7 15 14.8 8.8-23.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 196 64 29.8 22.8-37.9 54 27.7 20.9-35.8 33 17.0 11.7-24.1 *** *** *** 32 18.5 12.4-26.7
Some Post-H.S. 272 112 36.0 29.6-42.8 80 29.7 23.7-36.5 45 18.5 13.5-24.8 *** *** *** 25 12.1 7.8-18.3
College Graduate 342 178 47.4 41.3-53.6 119 37.0 31.3-43.2 25 8.0 5.1-12.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 124 46 30.6 21.5-41.5 22 21.7 13.7-32.6 28 21.0 13.8-30.7 *** *** *** 19 16.7 9.6-27.6
$25,000- 34,999 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 14.8 8.3-24.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 360 141 32.9 27.5-38.8 135 36.6 30.8-42.8 45 14.7 10.7-20.0 16 5.4 3.2- 9.1 23 10.4 6.4-16.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 201 99 40.8 33.2-48.9 53 28.4 21.5-36.4 15 9.9 5.7-16.9 14 9.0 5.0-15.7 20 11.8 7.1-19.2
No 660 268 35.2 30.9-39.7 213 31.3 27.2-35.8 100 16.9 13.6-20.8 26 5.3 3.3- 8.2 53 11.3 8.4-15.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 197 63 25.3 18.9-33.1 72 34.8 27.4-43.0 34 19.0 13.3-26.3 *** *** *** 17 12.6 7.1-21.4
Non-Veteran 667 306 39.7 35.3-44.2 194 29.4 25.3-33.8 82 14.6 11.5-18.5 29 5.3 3.4- 8.1 56 11.0 8.2-14.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 690 291 35.6 31.5-39.9 209 29.5 25.6-33.8 89 15.2 12.1-18.9 33 6.4 4.3- 9.4 68 13.3 10.2-17.2
No 176 79 40.2 31.8-49.2 57 35.4 27.2-44.5 27 17.7 11.4-26.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 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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