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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 2,762 730 23.2 21.4-25.0 779 27.1 25.2-29.1 454 16.1 14.6-17.8 230 8.9 7.7-10.2 569 24.7 22.8-26.8
-Eastern 815 218 21.1 18.1-24.4 234 29.3 25.6-33.4 123 14.7 11.9-17.9 59 6.6 4.8- 8.9 181 28.4 24.5-32.6
GENDER
Male 418 83 14.3 11.2-18.2 105 27.4 22.3-33.1 70 15.1 11.4-19.6 23 5.4 3.2- 8.9 137 37.8 32.2-43.8
Female 397 135 29.9 24.7-35.6 129 31.9 26.5-37.8 53 14.2 10.3-19.2 36 8.1 5.6-11.7 44 15.9 11.5-21.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 578 157 21.0 17.6-24.9 173 29.8 25.4-34.6 86 15.1 11.8-19.2 40 6.4 4.4- 9.2 122 27.7 23.2-32.7
Non-Hispanic Black 152 45 25.4 18.1-34.4 40 27.4 19.2-37.5 27 15.3 9.8-23.2 *** *** *** 28 24.5 16.3-35.0
Other 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 191 33 13.0 9.0-18.4 50 27.2 20.5-35.0 32 16.8 11.6-23.6 *** *** *** 64 37.3 29.8-45.5
35-44 151 36 24.0 16.7-33.2 38 25.4 17.9-34.9 24 14.9 9.7-22.2 14 7.8 4.4-13.6 39 27.9 20.2-37.1
45-54 130 33 22.8 15.9-31.6 28 23.9 16.4-33.5 20 14.8 9.2-23.0 *** *** *** 37 29.8 21.5-39.8
55-64 173 44 25.2 18.5-33.3 61 39.3 31.0-48.2 25 10.9 6.9-16.7 15 6.3 3.5-10.9 28 18.4 12.4-26.3
65-74 116 49 35.2 26.0-45.6 33 29.6 20.8-40.2 18 16.4 9.7-26.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 205 62 24.3 18.3-31.5 49 24.3 17.9-32.1 29 14.1 9.3-20.8 *** *** *** 56 33.0 25.7-41.3
Some Post-H.S. 242 60 18.9 14.2-24.8 69 29.3 22.9-36.7 39 16.0 11.2-22.2 19 7.9 4.8-12.8 55 27.9 21.4-35.3
College Graduate 315 92 26.8 21.6-32.7 100 33.1 27.2-39.6 48 14.2 10.3-19.2 26 6.7 4.4-10.1 49 19.2 14.2-25.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 120 29 19.6 12.3-29.8 29 23.4 15.3-34.1 22 17.5 10.9-27.0 *** *** *** 31 31.6 22.2-42.9
$25,000- 34,999 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 101 27 21.7 14.2-31.7 *** *** *** 13 10.9 5.9-19.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 129 31 21.0 13.8-30.7 37 29.3 20.4-40.1 27 20.4 13.0-30.5 *** *** *** 25 24.6 16.2-35.4
$75,000+ 239 62 21.7 16.6-27.9 78 32.7 26.1-40.0 37 15.0 10.5-21.0 *** *** *** 46 23.9 17.9-31.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 184 66 30.8 23.3-39.6 51 28.6 21.3-37.2 26 14.6 9.1-22.6 *** *** *** 28 17.9 11.8-26.3
No 629 152 18.8 15.7-22.4 182 29.2 25.0-33.9 97 14.8 11.8-18.5 46 6.3 4.4- 9.0 152 30.8 26.4-35.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 176 44 19.5 13.9-26.6 55 28.6 21.5-37.0 27 16.3 10.5-24.5 *** *** *** 43 31.3 23.6-40.2
Non-Veteran 637 174 21.5 18.1-25.4 179 29.6 25.3-34.3 96 14.3 11.3-17.9 52 7.2 5.1-10.1 136 27.3 23.0-32.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 93 21 18.9 11.6-29.3 *** *** *** 13 12.4 6.9-21.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 133 39 25.1 17.8-34.2 33 27.4 18.8-38.0 17 11.4 6.3-19.7 *** *** *** 33 28.6 20.2-38.8
Rural 589 158 20.3 16.9-24.3 172 29.9 25.4-34.7 93 15.9 12.5-20.0 40 6.0 4.0- 8.9 126 27.9 23.3-32.9

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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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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