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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 963 931 96.4 94.6-97.6 32 3.6 2.4- 5.4
GENDER
Male 407 387 95.4 92.4-97.3 20 4.6 2.7- 7.6
Female 556 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 875 845 96.3 94.4-97.6 30 3.7 2.4- 5.6
Other minorities 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 229 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 214 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 237 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 283 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 248 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 297 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 183 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 249 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 303 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 655 633 96.5 94.4-97.8 22 3.5 2.2- 5.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 818 796 97.2 95.5-98.3 22 2.8 1.7- 4.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 785 760 96.4 94.4-97.7 25 3.6 2.3- 5.6
No 178 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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