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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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?*

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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 6,629 64 0.9 0.7- 1.3 2,124 32.7 31.2-34.3 2,051 31.6 30.1-33.1 1,802 27.4 26.0-28.9 588 7.3 6.6- 8.1
-Piedmont NC 3,976 40 1.0 0.7- 1.5 1,244 31.4 29.5-33.4 1,252 32.1 30.2-34.1 1,099 28.5 26.7-30.4 341 6.9 6.1- 7.9
GENDER
Male 1,785 10 0.4 0.2- 0.8 455 26.8 24.2-29.7 554 32.3 29.5-35.3 578 32.6 29.8-35.4 188 7.8 6.6- 9.4
Female 2,191 30 1.8 1.2- 2.7 789 37.2 34.6-39.9 698 31.9 29.5-34.5 521 23.3 21.2-25.6 153 5.7 4.8- 6.9
RACE
White 3,298 25 0.7 0.5- 1.2 970 28.8 26.8-30.9 1,043 32.5 30.4-34.7 956 30.4 28.4-32.5 304 7.5 6.5- 8.6
African American 496 8 1.1 0.5- 2.5 200 42.1 36.4-48.0 145 29.0 24.1-34.6 116 23.2 18.8-28.2 27 4.6 2.8- 7.3
Other Minorities 169 6 3.1 1.3- 7.3 68 38.2 29.0-48.3 62 34.4 25.6-44.5 23 18.7 10.9-30.1 10 5.6 2.6-11.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 155 7 3.9 1.7- 8.5 68 43.1 33.1-53.6 51 31.4 22.5-41.8 26 19.5 11.7-30.8 3 2.2 0.5- 8.7
Non-Hispanic 3,818 32 0.7 0.5- 1.1 1,174 30.4 28.5-32.4 1,201 32.2 30.3-34.2 1,073 29.3 27.5-31.2 338 7.3 6.4- 8.3
AGE
18-24 203 3 1.4 0.4- 4.2 81 39.9 31.8-48.5 69 36.5 28.6-45.1 47 20.3 14.7-27.4 3 2.0 0.6- 6.9
25-34 665 3 0.5 0.1- 1.4 248 34.6 30.3-39.2 217 32.6 28.3-37.2 180 29.1 25.0-33.6 17 3.3 1.9- 5.6
35-44 969 14 1.5 0.8- 2.7 312 29.8 26.4-33.3 327 32.9 29.4-36.6 269 31.2 27.4-35.1 47 4.7 3.4- 6.5
45-54 863 7 0.8 0.3- 1.8 261 28.4 24.7-32.3 276 32.5 28.7-36.6 249 30.7 26.9-34.7 70 7.7 5.8-10.0
55-64 677 3 0.4 0.1- 1.5 192 29.6 25.6-33.9 208 29.4 25.5-33.6 191 27.7 23.9-31.8 83 13.0 10.3-16.3
65-74 341 7 2.3 1.0- 5.5 92 27.2 22.1-33.0 94 27.7 22.6-33.5 96 27.0 22.0-32.7 52 15.7 11.7-20.8
75+ 243 3 1.7 0.5- 5.2 56 22.4 16.8-29.1 56 22.5 17.1-29.0 62 29.3 22.9-36.6 66 24.1 18.8-30.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 274 6 1.7 0.7- 4.1 99 38.5 30.5-47.3 91 32.3 24.6-41.2 59 22.7 15.6-31.8 19 4.8 2.4- 9.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 861 12 1.4 0.7- 2.9 318 36.0 31.8-40.5 273 33.2 29.0-37.7 168 20.2 16.8-24.2 90 9.1 7.1-11.6
Some Post-H.S. 973 11 1.2 0.6- 2.3 340 35.2 31.2-39.4 294 29.4 25.7-33.4 244 27.5 23.9-31.3 84 6.8 5.1- 9.0
College Graduate 1,867 11 0.6 0.3- 1.2 487 25.8 23.3-28.4 593 33.1 30.4-35.9 628 34.1 31.5-36.8 148 6.4 5.4- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 224 4 0.7 0.2- 2.1 96 46.1 36.6-55.9 65 25.2 18.1-34.0 42 17.4 11.7-25.1 17 10.6 5.4-19.8
$15,000- 24,999 486 10 1.9 0.9- 3.9 187 38.4 31.9-45.3 139 28.6 22.6-35.3 101 24.3 18.3-31.4 49 6.9 4.8- 9.9
$25,000- 34,999 400 5 1.2 0.4- 3.4 141 37.9 31.6-44.8 123 31.0 25.3-37.3 94 23.9 18.8-29.8 37 6.1 4.1- 9.0
$35,000- 49,999 563 3 0.7 0.2- 2.4 190 34.6 29.7-39.8 175 31.3 26.7-36.4 144 25.5 21.3-30.2 51 7.8 5.7-10.6
$50,000-74,999 674 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0 214 30.8 26.6-35.4 229 36.9 32.1-42.0 178 25.7 21.8-29.9 48 5.8 4.1- 8.2
$75,000+ 1,186 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8 295 23.4 20.6-26.4 384 33.9 30.7-37.3 413 36.3 33.1-39.7 89 6.2 4.9- 7.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 872 8 0.5 0.2- 1.1 305 37.0 32.7-41.5 263 29.1 25.3-33.3 203 24.0 20.4-28.0 93 9.4 7.3-12.0
No 3,010 30 1.1 0.7- 1.6 914 30.3 28.2-32.6 961 33.1 30.9-35.4 869 29.2 27.2-31.3 236 6.3 5.4- 7.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 526 3 0.5 0.2- 1.6 118 21.4 17.5-26.0 159 34.2 28.7-40.2 164 30.2 25.6-35.2 82 13.6 10.6-17.3
Non-Veteran 3,446 37 1.1 0.7- 1.6 1,125 32.7 30.6-34.9 1,091 31.8 29.8-33.9 934 28.3 26.3-30.4 259 6.0 5.2- 7.0

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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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