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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 444 208 40.6 35.0-46.4 138 31.7 26.4-37.6 40 10.8 7.5-15.5 19 6.0 3.6- 9.9 39 10.8 7.5-15.4
GENDER
Male 234 82 32.3 25.3-40.1 71 27.1 20.7-34.6 31 14.9 9.8-22.0 16 9.6 5.6-16.1 34 16.1 10.8-23.1
Female 210 126 51.7 42.9-60.4 67 37.9 29.5-47.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 398 195 42.3 36.3-48.5 124 31.4 25.9-37.6 33 10.6 7.1-15.5 19 6.7 4.0-11.1 27 8.9 5.7-13.8
Non-Hispanic Black 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 18.7 11.0-30.1
35-44 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 85 *** *** *** 18 17.3 10.0-28.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 124 45 31.6 22.8-42.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 209 112 49.3 41.0-57.6 68 35.1 27.4-43.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 334 157 39.9 33.5-46.5 102 32.1 26.0-39.0 31 11.7 7.7-17.3 15 6.4 3.6-11.2 29 9.9 6.5-14.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 372 175 40.6 34.6-47.0 117 31.4 25.7-37.8 34 11.4 7.6-16.6 *** *** *** 32 11.2 7.5-16.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 138 56 41.5 32.3-51.4 57 37.9 29.1-47.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 306 152 40.0 33.2-47.3 81 28.2 21.7-35.8 32 13.9 9.2-20.5 *** *** *** 29 11.9 7.8-17.9

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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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