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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?

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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 6,444 1,995 26.5 25.1-27.9 1,798 25.9 24.5-27.3 1,082 18.2 17.0-19.6 445 7.5 6.7- 8.4 1,124 21.9 20.5-23.4
-Piedmont NC 3,867 1,241 26.9 25.2-28.7 1,066 26.5 24.6-28.4 645 17.7 16.1-19.3 267 7.4 6.4- 8.5 648 21.6 19.8-23.5
GENDER
Male 1,740 390 19.3 17.1-21.7 426 24.9 22.2-27.7 313 18.0 15.8-20.4 159 9.0 7.5-10.8 452 28.9 26.1-31.8
Female 2,127 851 36.9 34.3-39.5 640 28.6 26.3-31.1 332 17.3 15.2-19.6 108 5.3 4.1- 6.7 196 12.0 10.1-14.2
RACE
White 3,218 1,028 26.4 24.6-28.3 891 25.9 24.0-27.9 534 17.9 16.2-19.7 234 7.7 6.6- 9.0 531 22.1 20.1-24.3
African American 477 159 29.1 24.2-34.5 127 26.1 21.2-31.8 87 19.6 15.1-25.1 28 8.2 5.1-12.9 76 17.0 13.3-21.5
Other Minorities 161 50 27.2 19.0-37.4 45 33.3 23.8-44.4 22 12.4 7.3-20.2 5 2.7 1.0- 7.1 39 24.4 16.6-34.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 145 40 22.7 14.9-32.9 42 30.6 21.0-42.2 16 14.7 8.2-24.9 5 2.8 1.1- 7.0 42 29.3 20.6-39.9
Non-Hispanic 3,720 1,200 27.2 25.5-29.0 1,023 26.1 24.3-28.0 629 17.9 16.4-19.6 262 7.8 6.7- 9.0 606 21.0 19.2-22.9
AGE
18-24 194 35 16.3 10.5-24.2 40 22.0 15.4-30.3 33 17.2 11.6-24.7 12 5.6 2.9-10.6 74 39.0 30.9-47.8
25-34 654 150 18.8 15.5-22.5 156 23.7 19.9-28.0 111 17.9 14.4-21.9 64 9.2 6.9-12.1 173 30.5 26.1-35.2
35-44 934 242 23.6 20.6-26.9 278 29.2 25.5-33.2 155 17.6 14.8-20.8 74 9.1 6.9-11.8 185 20.5 17.5-23.8
45-54 843 256 28.2 24.6-32.0 230 26.6 23.0-30.6 157 19.6 16.4-23.3 60 7.2 5.4- 9.6 140 18.4 15.1-22.1
55-64 665 255 38.3 34.1-42.8 201 30.3 26.4-34.6 116 18.1 14.8-21.8 36 5.3 3.5- 7.9 57 8.0 5.9-10.7
65-74 325 159 49.2 43.0-55.5 92 25.7 20.8-31.3 48 16.0 11.8-21.4 13 4.0 2.2- 7.4 13 5.0 2.7- 9.1
75+ 238 137 56.7 49.3-63.7 69 29.5 23.3-36.5 22 9.2 5.9-14.3 5 2.5 1.0- 6.2 5 2.1 0.8- 5.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 258 68 20.6 14.3-28.6 56 28.2 20.1-37.8 37 14.2 9.0-21.7 18 4.6 2.5- 8.3 79 32.5 24.8-41.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 828 281 28.4 24.7-32.4 209 25.6 21.7-30.0 131 17.5 14.1-21.6 50 6.8 4.8- 9.6 157 21.7 18.1-25.7
Some Post-H.S. 948 329 29.0 25.6-32.6 248 22.7 19.4-26.4 154 17.6 14.6-21.2 62 6.3 4.7- 8.4 155 24.3 20.3-28.9
College Graduate 1,832 563 26.3 24.0-28.9 553 28.5 26.0-31.1 323 18.4 16.4-20.7 137 8.8 7.2-10.8 256 17.9 15.6-20.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 213 72 25.4 18.6-33.7 51 24.8 17.0-34.8 30 16.5 9.7-26.8 13 4.5 2.2- 8.9 47 28.8 20.5-38.8
$15,000- 24,999 462 177 27.6 22.1-33.8 103 24.3 18.4-31.5 78 16.8 12.3-22.6 25 5.7 3.3- 9.7 79 25.5 19.4-32.8
$25,000- 34,999 382 110 27.1 21.6-33.6 93 20.7 15.9-26.6 68 18.5 13.9-24.2 29 6.9 4.4-10.7 82 26.8 21.0-33.5
$35,000- 49,999 547 154 24.7 20.7-29.2 162 27.3 22.7-32.4 90 16.3 12.9-20.5 42 8.3 5.8-11.6 99 23.4 18.9-28.7
$50,000-74,999 663 216 27.7 23.7-32.1 196 31.1 26.6-36.0 95 14.8 11.6-18.7 47 8.9 6.2-12.6 109 17.5 14.2-21.4
$75,000+ 1,174 335 23.8 21.2-26.6 347 27.1 24.2-30.2 228 21.9 19.1-25.0 89 8.7 6.9-11.0 175 18.5 15.7-21.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 843 311 33.0 29.0-37.2 228 26.8 23.0-30.9 135 15.7 12.7-19.2 45 5.4 3.7- 7.6 124 19.1 15.4-23.6
No 2,935 902 25.5 23.6-27.5 814 26.1 24.1-28.3 496 18.4 16.6-20.3 220 8.1 6.9- 9.5 503 21.9 19.8-24.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 513 158 27.1 22.8-31.9 141 28.0 22.8-33.9 96 19.0 15.2-23.4 36 8.9 5.9-13.1 82 16.9 13.1-21.7
Non-Veteran 3,350 1,082 26.8 25.0-28.8 923 26.2 24.3-28.3 549 17.5 15.8-19.3 231 7.2 6.2- 8.4 565 22.2 20.2-24.4

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

^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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