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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 2,809 1,223 39.1 37.0-41.2 894 32.5 30.5-34.7 336 13.5 12.0-15.1 125 5.0 4.1- 6.2 231 9.8 8.5-11.3
-Eastern 836 348 35.4 31.6-39.4 252 30.6 26.9-34.7 117 14.8 12.1-18.0 32 4.9 3.3- 7.3 87 14.2 11.3-17.7
GENDER
Male 434 131 24.8 20.4-29.8 130 30.9 25.8-36.5 79 18.2 14.3-23.0 24 6.4 4.0-10.1 70 19.6 15.2-24.9
Female 402 217 49.8 43.8-55.9 122 30.3 25.1-36.0 38 10.1 7.0-14.3 *** *** *** 17 6.8 3.9-11.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 593 260 36.2 31.8-40.9 184 32.0 27.6-36.8 78 14.6 11.4-18.4 21 5.2 3.2- 8.3 50 12.0 8.9-16.1
Non-Hispanic Black 157 59 36.2 27.4-46.1 49 29.9 21.8-39.6 26 14.3 8.9-22.0 *** *** *** 18 16.4 9.7-26.3
Other 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 17.3 9.5-29.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 197 59 27.2 20.8-34.7 58 28.9 22.3-36.5 33 15.9 11.0-22.4 12 6.6 3.7-11.6 35 21.4 15.4-28.9
35-44 155 56 33.7 25.6-43.0 44 29.6 21.7-39.0 28 14.9 10.0-21.6 *** *** *** 19 14.3 8.8-22.5
45-54 131 47 33.8 25.3-43.5 41 34.7 26.0-44.6 20 15.4 9.7-23.6 *** *** *** 19 13.4 8.1-21.2
55-64 179 78 44.0 35.8-52.5 60 34.0 26.3-42.6 26 13.9 9.0-20.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 119 *** *** *** 29 24.3 16.3-34.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 214 87 37.2 29.9-45.2 54 25.0 18.7-32.6 38 18.2 12.8-25.1 *** *** *** 30 17.3 11.8-24.7
Some Post-H.S. 246 92 32.0 25.7-39.1 75 31.6 25.2-38.9 41 15.7 11.3-21.4 12 7.5 4.2-13.0 26 13.2 8.7-19.4
College Graduate 321 155 42.7 36.6-49.1 106 34.4 28.5-40.8 31 9.6 6.5-14.1 *** *** *** 20 9.9 6.0-15.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 122 *** *** *** 29 22.0 14.5-32.0 21 15.7 9.5-24.9 *** *** *** 13 15.3 8.7-25.5
$25,000- 34,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 19.4 11.9-30.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 138 49 28.4 20.4-38.1 50 38.0 28.4-48.7 20 17.4 11.0-26.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 242 113 39.8 33.1-47.0 71 29.5 23.3-36.6 34 14.9 10.3-21.2 *** *** *** 19 12.3 7.7-19.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 191 89 41.3 32.9-50.2 59 31.9 24.4-40.6 20 12.2 7.2-19.9 *** *** *** 15 8.8 4.9-15.2
No 644 258 33.6 29.4-38.0 193 30.5 26.2-35.1 97 15.6 12.5-19.2 24 4.7 3.0- 7.4 72 15.7 12.2-19.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 177 65 28.0 21.3-35.9 56 32.3 24.8-40.9 29 19.8 13.5-28.2 *** *** *** 17 12.0 7.1-19.6
Non-Veteran 657 283 37.5 33.1-42.1 196 30.3 26.1-34.9 87 13.3 10.5-16.8 22 4.2 2.6- 6.7 69 14.7 11.4-18.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 16.6 9.6-27.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 136 62 42.6 33.0-52.8 36 24.2 16.9-33.5 18 15.2 9.1-24.4 *** *** *** 15 13.0 7.3-22.0
Rural 606 250 34.0 29.6-38.7 185 32.0 27.5-36.9 83 14.4 11.3-18.2 24 4.7 3.0- 7.4 64 14.9 11.4-19.3

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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 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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