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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 970 593 60.6 56.9-64.2 95 10.8 8.6-13.5 111 12.0 9.8-14.7 122 12.2 10.0-14.9 49 4.3 3.0- 6.1
GENDER
Male 412 216 51.7 46.0-57.3 36 10.5 7.3-14.8 60 15.0 11.4-19.4 63 15.7 12.0-20.3 37 7.2 4.7-10.9
Female 558 377 68.4 63.7-72.8 59 11.1 8.4-14.6 51 9.5 7.0-12.8 59 9.2 6.9-12.2 *** *** ***
RACE
White 882 537 60.9 57.0-64.6 83 10.0 7.9-12.6 97 11.5 9.2-14.2 118 13.1 10.7-15.9 47 4.6 3.1- 6.6
Other minorities 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 14.9 8.2-25.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 117 60 53.8 43.9-63.4 19 17.0 10.7-26.0 22 16.1 10.3-24.2 16 13.1 7.9-20.9 *** *** ***
35-54 230 123 54.2 46.8-61.4 34 13.3 9.3-18.8 34 13.9 9.7-19.4 32 14.4 9.9-20.4 *** *** ***
55-64 217 133 63.1 56.0-69.7 17 8.0 5.0-12.7 25 11.9 7.8-17.7 30 11.7 8.2-16.6 *** *** ***
65-74 237 163 72.4 66.0-78.0 16 5.7 3.4- 9.5 19 7.5 4.6-12.1 24 8.0 5.3-12.0 15 6.3 3.7-10.5
75+ 161 110 69.8 61.4-77.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 12.3 7.7-19.0 15 8.0 4.6-13.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 129 102 77.2 67.3-84.7 *** *** *** 13 10.3 5.8-17.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 285 211 69.1 62.1-75.2 18 7.8 4.8-12.5 21 9.6 6.1-14.9 22 8.6 5.5-13.2 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 250 147 56.0 48.9-62.9 26 12.3 8.2-18.0 28 12.0 8.1-17.4 38 16.2 11.6-22.2 *** *** ***
College Graduate 299 127 41.0 34.9-47.4 42 15.5 11.3-20.8 49 17.1 12.7-22.7 60 20.0 15.3-25.7 21 6.5 4.0-10.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 109 78 70.3 59.3-79.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 184 132 67.2 58.2-75.1 *** *** *** 19 10.2 6.1-16.4 14 8.7 4.8-15.2 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 141 76 55.2 45.2-64.8 18 13.8 8.3-22.1 19 15.1 9.4-23.4 20 11.1 6.8-17.6 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 249 111 47.3 40.0-54.7 32 12.4 8.4-17.9 39 16.1 11.5-22.1 52 20.0 14.8-26.4 15 4.2 2.4- 7.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 304 215 70.4 63.6-76.4 25 8.4 5.3-13.1 26 8.9 5.6-13.8 24 9.2 5.7-14.7 14 3.0 1.7- 5.2
No 661 373 56.4 52.0-60.8 70 11.9 9.2-15.2 85 13.4 10.6-16.7 98 13.5 10.9-16.7 35 4.8 3.1- 7.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 74 49.5 40.2-58.8 *** *** *** 15 13.3 7.6-22.4 28 20.6 13.6-30.1 19 10.6 6.5-16.8
Non-Veteran 824 519 62.4 58.3-66.2 85 11.6 9.1-14.6 96 11.8 9.5-14.6 94 10.9 8.7-13.6 30 3.3 2.0- 5.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 790 500 62.0 57.9-66.0 79 11.1 8.6-14.0 88 11.6 9.3-14.5 86 11.2 8.8-14.1 37 4.1 2.7- 6.2
No 180 93 53.3 44.8-61.7 16 9.6 5.7-15.9 23 14.1 8.9-21.6 36 17.6 12.3-24.5 *** *** ***

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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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