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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,287 6,001 95.3 94.7-95.9 286 4.7 4.1- 5.3
-Western 1,076 1,024 95.1 93.2-96.5 52 4.9 3.5- 6.8
GENDER
Male 472 442 93.6 90.1-95.9 30 6.4 4.1- 9.9
Female 604 582 96.5 94.3-97.8 22 3.5 2.2- 5.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 935 890 94.9 92.8-96.4 45 5.1 3.6- 7.2
Non-Hispanic Black 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 227 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 242 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 156 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 300 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 295 278 93.2 88.4-96.1 17 6.8 3.9-11.6
College Graduate 365 346 94.4 90.7-96.7 19 5.6 3.3- 9.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 188 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 191 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 345 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 726 687 94.7 92.3-96.3 39 5.3 3.7- 7.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 926 881 95.1 93.0-96.5 45 4.9 3.5- 7.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 254 232 91.1 85.6-94.7 22 8.9 5.3-14.4
Rural 822 792 96.6 94.8-97.7 30 3.4 2.3- 5.2

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.

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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