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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 6,368 3,478 53.8 52.3-55.3 806 13.4 12.4-14.5 850 13.7 12.7-14.8 904 14.5 13.5-15.6 330 4.6 4.0- 5.2
-Eastern 2,088 1,231 56.9 54.2-59.5 265 13.5 11.7-15.5 232 11.7 10.1-13.5 256 13.4 11.6-15.5 104 4.5 3.5- 5.6
GENDER
Male 884 440 49.7 45.7-53.7 105 12.6 10.2-15.5 115 13.1 10.6-16.1 148 17.3 14.3-20.7 76 7.3 5.6- 9.5
Female 1,204 791 63.9 60.4-67.3 160 14.4 12.0-17.2 117 10.3 8.4-12.6 108 9.7 7.7-12.1 28 1.7 1.1- 2.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,301 697 51.2 47.8-54.6 175 14.3 12.1-16.9 161 13.2 11.1-15.6 184 15.5 13.0-18.3 84 5.8 4.5- 7.4
Non-Hispanic Black 532 369 65.4 60.0-70.5 64 12.9 9.6-17.1 46 10.6 7.5-14.7 43 9.6 6.6-13.7 *** *** ***
Other 225 145 65.3 57.4-72.3 23 11.5 7.2-18.0 21 7.1 4.3-11.4 26 11.6 7.4-17.7 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 377 172 46.1 40.4-51.9 58 15.4 11.8-19.9 69 17.0 13.3-21.6 70 19.5 15.2-24.6 *** *** ***
35-44 282 127 45.1 38.4-52.0 59 20.4 15.3-26.7 35 12.0 8.4-16.7 43 16.7 12.0-22.7 18 5.8 3.4- 9.8
45-54 350 213 60.5 54.5-66.3 40 11.6 8.2-16.0 35 9.9 6.9-13.9 44 12.9 9.3-17.6 18 5.2 3.0- 8.7
55-64 463 282 62.7 57.4-67.6 57 13.3 10.0-17.5 52 10.8 8.0-14.4 44 7.8 5.6-10.8 28 5.5 3.6- 8.2
65-74 353 232 71.0 65.3-76.1 35 7.6 5.2-10.9 32 7.6 5.1-11.1 36 7.3 5.0-10.5 18 6.5 3.8-11.1
75+ 241 188 80.7 74.1-85.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 6.1 3.5-10.2 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 237 181 69.8 61.7-76.7 19 10.6 6.5-16.8 *** *** *** 16 9.8 5.5-16.8 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 659 436 61.7 57.0-66.2 71 11.9 9.1-15.4 58 10.0 7.4-13.2 57 10.9 8.1-14.5 37 5.5 3.8- 7.9
Some Post-H.S. 632 380 55.8 51.1-60.4 83 14.4 11.3-18.2 78 13.5 10.6-17.1 64 12.7 9.7-16.6 27 3.5 2.3- 5.4
College Graduate 556 231 38.7 34.1-43.5 91 17.1 13.8-21.1 84 16.7 13.2-20.9 119 22.6 18.6-27.1 31 5.0 3.3- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 212 161 70.0 60.9-77.8 19 13.5 7.9-22.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 378 250 63.1 56.7-69.0 41 11.3 7.8-16.1 35 9.0 6.2-13.0 34 11.2 7.5-16.3 18 5.4 3.1- 9.2
$25,000- 34,999 182 117 60.7 51.6-69.2 26 14.7 9.5-22.3 19 10.0 5.9-16.6 14 10.8 6.2-18.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 231 123 51.5 43.5-59.4 36 14.4 9.8-20.6 30 13.7 9.0-20.3 26 13.4 8.4-20.5 16 7.1 4.0-12.3
$50,000- 74,999 269 130 47.6 40.3-55.1 37 14.4 10.0-20.4 33 12.1 8.1-17.8 47 19.2 13.7-26.3 22 6.6 4.0-10.6
$75,000+ 394 152 38.9 33.3-44.7 60 15.9 12.1-20.6 68 19.1 14.8-24.2 89 21.3 16.9-26.5 25 4.8 3.2- 7.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 643 451 69.2 64.5-73.4 71 11.2 8.5-14.7 53 8.2 6.1-11.0 42 7.2 4.9-10.4 26 4.2 2.5- 6.9
No 1,439 776 52.2 49.0-55.4 193 14.3 12.2-16.7 179 13.2 11.1-15.5 214 16.0 13.6-18.6 77 4.4 3.4- 5.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 347 167 45.6 39.5-51.9 51 14.4 10.6-19.2 48 14.6 10.6-19.7 55 18.4 13.8-24.3 26 7.0 4.6-10.4
Non-Veteran 1,738 1,063 59.2 56.2-62.1 214 13.3 11.4-15.5 184 11.2 9.5-13.1 200 12.4 10.5-14.6 77 3.9 3.0- 5.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 155 60 36.9 28.6-46.0 23 14.8 9.4-22.6 23 15.9 10.1-24.1 34 21.5 14.8-30.1 15 11.0 6.0-19.3
Regional City or Suburban 286 147 48.4 41.6-55.3 45 16.7 12.0-22.8 44 15.6 11.3-21.1 37 15.6 10.8-22.0 13 3.7 2.1- 6.6
Rural 1,647 1,024 60.5 57.5-63.5 197 12.7 10.8-14.9 165 10.5 8.8-12.5 185 12.2 10.2-14.5 76 4.0 3.0- 5.2

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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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