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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,816 2,064 69.7 67.5-71.7 282 11.3 9.9-12.8 159 6.2 5.3- 7.4 215 9.0 7.7-10.4 96 3.8 3.0- 4.8
-Western 451 337 66.5 60.4-72.2 41 12.7 8.9-18.0 22 6.9 4.2-11.2 30 8.6 5.7-12.8 21 5.3 3.1- 8.8
GENDER
Male 238 159 58.1 49.9-65.9 22 12.9 8.2-19.7 18 10.2 5.9-17.0 23 11.3 7.1-17.6 *** *** ***
Female 213 178 77.5 68.0-84.8 19 12.5 6.9-21.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 401 309 69.0 62.6-74.8 34 11.5 7.8-16.5 17 6.8 3.9-11.5 23 7.5 4.7-11.9 18 5.2 3.0- 9.0
Non-Hispanic Black 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 14.3 7.8-24.7 *** *** ***
35-44 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 127 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 209 175 79.4 71.4-85.6 15 9.7 5.5-16.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 340 250 64.1 57.0-70.6 32 14.3 9.6-20.7 17 7.7 4.5-13.0 25 9.3 6.0-14.3 16 4.6 2.6- 8.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 378 276 64.4 57.6-70.6 38 13.8 9.5-19.7 20 7.4 4.4-12.3 26 8.7 5.5-13.4 18 5.7 3.2- 9.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 140 104 66.5 56.2-75.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 14.1 8.0-23.6 *** *** ***
Rural 311 233 66.5 58.7-73.6 31 14.1 9.0-21.2 16 8.2 4.5-14.5 16 5.5 3.1- 9.6 *** *** ***

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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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