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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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 6,537 3,065 41.3 39.7-42.8 2,041 32.1 30.6-33.7 726 12.8 11.6-14.0 286 4.8 4.1- 5.6 419 9.0 8.0-10.2
-Piedmont NC 3,907 1,903 42.8 40.8-44.9 1,226 33.1 31.1-35.2 391 11.3 10.0-12.7 161 4.3 3.6- 5.3 226 8.4 7.1- 9.9
GENDER
Male 1,764 670 34.4 31.7-37.2 592 35.7 32.7-38.7 236 13.5 11.6-15.7 94 5.0 3.8- 6.4 172 11.5 9.5-13.8
Female 2,143 1,233 54.0 51.2-56.7 634 29.7 27.3-32.3 155 8.4 6.9-10.1 67 3.5 2.6- 4.8 54 4.4 3.1- 6.2
RACE
White 3,252 1,603 43.6 41.4-45.8 1,018 32.2 30.1-34.3 325 12.0 10.5-13.7 129 4.2 3.3- 5.3 177 8.0 6.6- 9.7
African American 483 228 42.7 37.0-48.5 148 34.1 28.5-40.3 53 10.0 7.2-13.6 25 6.1 3.7- 9.9 29 7.1 4.7-10.7
Other Minorities 161 65 33.9 25.1-44.1 58 42.2 32.0-53.0 11 5.5 2.7-11.2 7 2.8 1.2- 6.6 20 15.5 9.1-25.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 147 53 29.1 20.6-39.4 50 40.0 29.5-51.5 13 7.6 4.0-13.7 5 2.5 0.9- 6.7 26 20.8 13.3-31.2
Non-Hispanic 3,758 1,848 43.9 41.9-45.9 1,176 32.6 30.6-34.6 378 11.6 10.2-13.1 156 4.5 3.7- 5.5 200 7.4 6.2- 8.9
AGE
18-24 197 49 20.8 14.7-28.5 64 36.5 28.4-45.3 30 13.8 9.1-20.5 11 5.4 2.7-10.5 43 23.6 17.0-31.7
25-34 657 240 34.0 29.8-38.6 219 33.1 28.8-37.7 92 15.4 12.2-19.3 42 6.6 4.6- 9.4 64 10.9 8.1-14.5
35-44 946 412 41.2 37.4-45.1 334 37.5 33.6-41.6 106 11.1 8.9-13.7 44 4.6 3.2- 6.6 50 5.6 4.1- 7.7
45-54 859 394 45.5 41.4-49.8 310 35.1 31.2-39.2 77 9.8 7.6-12.6 40 4.0 2.8- 5.6 38 5.5 3.4- 8.8
55-64 667 397 60.5 56.1-64.8 179 26.9 23.1-31.1 53 7.8 5.8-10.5 18 1.9 1.1- 3.3 20 2.9 1.7- 4.8
65-74 331 227 69.5 63.5-74.8 73 20.7 16.3-26.1 24 7.4 4.8-11.2 3 0.5 0.2- 1.8 4 1.9 0.6- 5.5
75+ 236 176 72.4 65.4-78.5 44 20.7 15.3-27.3 9 4.1 1.9- 8.4 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3 5 2.3 0.9- 5.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 258 82 23.2 16.8-31.1 72 35.6 27.0-45.4 42 16.0 10.6-23.5 18 5.0 2.8- 8.6 44 20.2 13.7-28.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 843 395 42.3 38.0-46.8 242 30.2 26.0-34.9 100 12.0 9.4-15.2 39 4.2 2.7- 6.5 67 11.2 8.4-14.8
Some Post-H.S. 956 465 41.5 37.5-45.6 298 33.0 29.0-37.2 87 10.2 7.9-13.2 49 5.3 3.7- 7.6 57 10.0 7.1-13.8
College Graduate 1,849 961 47.6 44.8-50.5 614 34.0 31.3-36.8 162 10.6 8.9-12.6 55 3.8 2.7- 5.3 57 4.0 2.9- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 214 92 30.2 22.8-38.8 57 32.9 23.6-43.8 32 14.2 8.9-21.9 10 8.0 3.4-17.7 23 14.6 8.8-23.2
$15,000- 24,999 468 218 36.9 30.6-43.6 125 30.4 23.8-37.9 56 11.9 8.5-16.3 19 3.4 1.8- 6.5 50 17.4 12.1-24.4
$25,000- 34,999 388 166 40.6 34.2-47.3 110 26.7 21.2-33.1 52 13.1 9.6-17.8 24 6.2 3.7-10.3 36 13.4 9.1-19.3
$35,000- 49,999 556 249 40.9 36.0-46.1 187 34.4 29.4-39.7 60 12.2 9.0-16.4 32 6.0 4.0- 9.0 28 6.4 4.2- 9.8
$50,000-74,999 669 328 45.9 41.1-50.8 224 34.8 30.1-39.9 53 8.3 5.9-11.5 29 5.2 3.3- 8.1 35 5.8 4.0- 8.4
$75,000+ 1,182 613 46.0 42.7-49.5 401 35.9 32.7-39.3 107 11.1 9.0-13.6 30 2.9 1.9- 4.5 31 4.0 2.5- 6.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 849 445 47.6 43.2-52.1 236 30.0 25.9-34.4 82 11.3 8.4-14.9 37 4.1 2.7- 6.2 49 7.0 4.8-10.0
No 2,967 1,416 42.0 39.8-44.3 960 33.6 31.3-35.9 301 11.4 10.0-13.0 120 4.3 3.4- 5.4 170 8.7 7.2-10.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 520 260 45.3 39.9-50.8 156 32.5 27.2-38.3 48 10.1 7.2-14.0 25 5.1 3.1- 8.4 31 6.9 4.4-10.7
Non-Veteran 3,383 1,641 42.4 40.3-44.6 1,068 33.2 31.1-35.4 343 11.5 10.1-13.0 136 4.2 3.4- 5.3 195 8.6 7.2-10.3

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* This question was 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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