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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 1,091 632 60.2 56.4-63.9 96 8.5 6.5-10.9 148 13.3 11.0-16.1 146 12.5 10.2-15.2 69 5.5 4.1- 7.3
GENDER
Male 481 238 52.3 46.6-58.0 39 7.6 5.2-10.8 75 15.6 11.9-20.1 85 16.3 12.6-20.8 44 8.3 5.7-11.8
Female 610 394 67.3 62.2-72.1 57 9.3 6.5-13.2 73 11.3 8.5-14.9 61 9.1 6.6-12.5 25 2.9 1.8- 4.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 944 537 60.6 56.5-64.5 79 7.4 5.6- 9.8 135 13.4 10.9-16.4 135 13.2 10.7-16.2 58 5.3 3.8- 7.3
Non-Hispanic Black 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 165 72 48.1 38.9-57.4 20 10.2 5.8-17.4 41 22.7 16.1-31.1 27 16.2 10.6-23.9 *** *** ***
35-44 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 13.6 8.2-21.7 19 14.8 8.9-23.8 *** *** ***
45-54 164 95 62.9 53.4-71.5 19 13.1 7.7-21.2 15 7.6 4.3-13.0 25 13.3 8.3-20.6 *** *** ***
55-64 232 135 61.1 53.2-68.5 20 7.0 4.1-11.5 30 11.8 7.8-17.4 27 9.7 6.3-14.8 20 10.4 6.1-17.1
65-74 245 153 68.5 61.2-75.1 *** *** *** 28 10.6 6.9-16.1 30 9.7 6.1-14.9 18 6.4 3.8-10.7
75+ 157 104 72.1 63.1-79.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 116 88 76.6 65.5-84.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 305 215 72.5 66.0-78.2 18 5.0 2.8- 8.7 32 10.6 7.1-15.7 28 8.2 5.2-12.7 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 301 171 54.8 47.7-61.6 34 9.9 6.6-14.6 31 11.4 7.4-17.1 44 17.2 12.4-23.4 21 6.7 4.0-10.9
College Graduate 366 156 39.9 34.1-46.0 36 9.7 6.5-14.3 74 25.4 20.0-31.8 68 17.6 13.3-22.8 32 7.4 5.0-11.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 13.6 7.5-23.6 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 190 127 70.1 61.4-77.6 20 9.4 5.4-15.8 22 10.8 6.6-17.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 11.6 6.6-19.7 14 16.3 9.0-27.6 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 147 89 68.8 59.1-77.0 *** *** *** 20 11.8 7.2-18.6 22 10.1 5.6-17.4 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 142 *** *** *** 15 8.8 4.9-15.5 19 15.1 8.7-24.9 23 19.0 11.6-29.6 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 191 67 35.1 27.2-44.1 19 9.5 5.3-16.4 42 23.4 16.4-32.3 46 23.6 16.9-32.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 348 238 72.1 65.8-77.6 27 7.0 4.3-11.2 29 6.3 4.1- 9.4 38 9.7 6.4-14.5 *** *** ***
No 738 392 55.3 50.5-59.9 69 9.1 6.7-12.3 118 16.3 13.2-20.1 107 13.6 10.8-17.1 52 5.6 4.0- 7.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 153 78 53.0 43.0-62.7 *** *** *** 25 16.5 10.3-25.5 23 12.3 7.6-19.3 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 938 554 61.3 57.1-65.2 82 8.6 6.5-11.3 123 12.9 10.4-15.9 123 12.5 10.1-15.5 56 4.7 3.4- 6.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 258 116 46.8 39.7-54.1 28 10.5 6.9-15.7 40 13.9 9.8-19.4 45 20.2 14.8-26.8 29 8.6 5.6-13.0
Rural 833 516 65.2 60.7-69.4 68 7.7 5.6-10.6 108 13.1 10.4-16.5 101 9.7 7.5-12.5 40 4.3 2.9- 6.4

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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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