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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,233 6,747 42.9 41.8-43.9 10,486 57.1 56.1-58.2
-Piedmont NC 9,671 4,042 46.1 44.8-47.5 5,629 53.9 52.5-55.2
GENDER
Male 3,525 1,821 53.1 50.8-55.3 1,704 46.9 44.7-49.2
Female 6,146 2,221 39.4 37.8-41.0 3,925 60.6 59.0-62.2
RACE
White 7,508 3,355 50.3 48.8-51.8 4,153 49.7 48.2-51.2
African American 1,576 503 34.9 31.7-38.3 1,073 65.1 61.7-68.3
Other Minorities 547 171 36.1 30.6-42.0 376 63.9 58.0-69.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 557 157 34.4 29.0-40.3 400 65.6 59.7-71.0
Non-Hispanic 9,108 3,882 47.4 46.1-48.8 5,226 52.6 51.2-53.9
AGE
18-24 439 205 45.3 39.4-51.3 234 54.7 48.7-60.6
25-34 1,360 670 52.4 49.0-55.7 690 47.6 44.3-51.0
35-44 1,887 980 54.7 51.9-57.4 907 45.3 42.6-48.1
45-54 1,840 881 48.8 46.0-51.7 959 51.2 48.3-54.0
55-64 1,730 688 43.4 40.6-46.3 1,042 56.6 53.7-59.4
65-74 1,300 348 28.1 25.3-31.1 952 71.9 68.9-74.7
75+ 1,067 251 24.4 21.5-27.6 816 75.6 72.4-78.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,514 284 25.4 21.9-29.3 1,230 74.6 70.7-78.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,753 878 35.9 33.4-38.4 1,875 64.1 61.6-66.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,297 993 48.6 45.7-51.5 1,304 51.4 48.5-54.3
College Graduate 3,088 1,883 63.6 61.5-65.7 1,205 36.4 34.3-38.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,043 228 29.0 24.7-33.7 815 71.0 66.3-75.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,643 496 36.0 32.3-39.8 1,147 64.0 60.2-67.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,136 406 37.7 33.8-41.6 730 62.3 58.4-66.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,262 569 45.2 41.6-48.9 693 54.8 51.1-58.4
$50,000-74,999 1,313 680 53.5 49.9-57.0 633 46.5 43.0-50.1
$75,000+ 1,811 1,196 68.1 65.4-70.7 615 31.9 29.3-34.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,842 888 35.3 32.8-37.8 1,954 64.7 62.2-67.2
No 6,559 3,053 50.0 48.3-51.6 3,506 50.0 48.4-51.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,150 536 49.2 45.4-53.0 614 50.8 47.0-54.6
Non-Veteran 8,509 3,501 45.7 44.3-47.2 5,008 54.3 52.8-55.7

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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