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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 370 193 46.3 40.4-52.3 105 30.4 25.0-36.4 38 11.2 7.8-15.8 10 3.3 1.7- 6.3 24 8.8 5.7-13.5
GENDER
Male 191 78 36.1 28.7-44.2 58 31.3 23.8-39.9 26 14.4 9.2-21.7 *** *** *** 21 14.1 8.8-21.7
Female 179 115 59.6 50.9-67.7 47 29.3 22.0-37.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 338 181 47.4 41.2-53.7 99 31.3 25.6-37.6 31 10.7 7.1-15.7 *** *** *** 17 6.9 4.2-11.2
Other minorities 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 106 42 35.2 25.9-45.9 *** *** *** 19 16.6 9.9-26.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 81 *** *** *** 26 28.2 19.3-39.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 170 105 56.3 47.5-64.7 45 27.8 20.7-36.4 13 7.9 4.4-13.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 138 72 46.0 36.7-55.6 46 35.2 26.6-45.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 88 *** *** *** 23 22.9 14.3-34.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 282 147 46.2 39.5-53.0 82 32.5 26.2-39.5 27 8.4 5.6-12.4 *** *** *** 20 10.6 6.7-16.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 299 161 48.2 41.6-54.9 82 30.0 24.1-36.7 31 10.7 7.2-15.7 *** *** *** 18 7.9 4.7-13.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 285 146 45.6 38.9-52.4 84 31.3 25.1-38.2 28 10.8 7.1-16.2 *** *** *** 20 9.3 5.7-14.8
No 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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