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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,915 2,214 70.0 67.8-72.1 296 12.7 11.2-14.3 133 5.9 4.8- 7.1 186 8.0 6.8- 9.4 86 3.5 2.7- 4.4
-Western NC 372 296 73.1 66.8-78.6 26 8.5 5.6-12.7 12 3.2 1.6- 6.1 23 9.7 5.9-15.3 15 5.6 3.1- 9.7
GENDER
Male 195 142 65.9 57.0-73.8 16 9.7 5.6-16.1 *** *** *** 16 12.1 6.7-20.9 *** *** ***
Female 177 154 83.0 74.7-89.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 343 275 73.7 67.1-79.3 23 8.5 5.4-13.1 *** *** *** 21 9.2 5.6-14.9 *** *** ***
Other minorities 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 82 66 81.4 70.6-88.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 102 76 72.1 61.1-81.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 170 150 84.5 76.2-90.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 138 122 85.4 76.2-91.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 283 225 74.0 66.9-80.0 21 8.2 5.2-12.7 *** *** *** 19 10.6 6.2-17.6 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 300 239 73.4 66.3-79.4 23 8.8 5.6-13.5 *** *** *** 17 10.0 5.7-16.7 *** *** ***
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 285 228 73.6 66.3-79.8 16 6.5 3.8-11.0 *** *** *** 17 9.9 5.7-16.7 *** *** ***
No 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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