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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 2,862 803 24.2 22.4-26.0 810 25.1 23.3-27.0 479 17.2 15.6-18.9 244 9.2 7.9-10.6 526 24.4 22.4-26.5
-Western NC 371 118 28.9 23.9-34.5 119 29.8 24.7-35.4 54 12.4 9.3-16.5 19 6.0 3.7- 9.7 61 22.8 17.6-29.1
GENDER
Male 194 50 24.4 18.2-31.9 55 25.1 18.9-32.5 30 12.5 8.3-18.4 *** *** *** 48 31.1 23.4-40.0
Female 177 68 35.1 27.4-43.6 64 36.1 28.3-44.7 24 12.4 8.2-18.4 *** *** *** 13 11.6 6.5-19.9
RACE
White 340 111 29.5 24.3-35.4 110 29.9 24.6-35.7 49 12.8 9.4-17.2 19 6.7 4.1-10.8 51 21.1 15.8-27.5
Other minorities 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 103 25 21.4 14.0-31.2 35 34.4 25.0-45.3 17 14.7 8.8-23.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 82 19 23.0 14.8-34.0 *** *** *** 15 16.3 9.8-25.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 103 27 27.4 18.7-38.2 33 31.0 22.2-41.6 15 12.1 7.0-20.2 *** *** *** 20 20.2 12.7-30.5
College Graduate 169 59 32.2 25.0-40.4 62 37.4 29.4-46.1 26 13.9 9.2-20.3 *** *** *** 15 12.2 7.1-20.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 137 35 21.9 15.1-30.5 54 39.1 30.2-48.8 25 16.9 11.0-25.1 *** *** *** 13 13.4 7.5-23.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 14.6 8.1-24.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 282 91 29.5 23.8-35.9 90 29.5 23.9-35.9 39 11.8 8.4-16.4 14 5.8 3.3-10.0 48 23.3 17.4-30.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 300 98 30.1 24.5-36.5 91 28.0 22.7-34.1 44 12.3 8.9-16.8 18 7.2 4.4-11.6 49 22.4 16.6-29.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 284 89 28.2 22.5-34.5 94 30.9 25.1-37.4 37 11.0 7.7-15.4 14 5.8 3.3-10.0 50 24.1 18.1-31.5
No 87 *** *** *** 25 25.2 16.7-36.3 17 18.4 10.8-29.7 *** *** *** 11 17.4 9.4-29.9

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*This question 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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