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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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 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 6,536 5,206 74.9 73.3-76.4 582 10.3 9.4-11.4 297 5.8 5.0- 6.7 312 6.2 5.4- 7.2 139 2.8 2.2- 3.5
-Piedmont NC 3,917 3,134 75.4 73.4-77.3 355 10.7 9.4-12.2 172 5.4 4.5- 6.5 166 5.7 4.6- 6.9 90 2.8 2.1- 3.7
GENDER
Male 1,759 1,237 68.0 65.0-70.9 208 13.0 11.0-15.2 121 7.1 5.7- 8.8 118 7.7 6.2- 9.6 75 4.2 3.0- 5.7
Female 2,158 1,897 85.1 82.8-87.1 147 7.8 6.4- 9.5 51 3.3 2.3- 4.6 48 2.9 1.9- 4.4 15 0.9 0.5- 1.7
RACE
White 3,263 2,629 75.6 73.4-77.7 295 11.1 9.7-12.8 136 5.2 4.2- 6.4 128 5.0 4.0- 6.2 75 3.0 2.2- 4.2
African American 480 378 76.6 71.1-81.3 40 8.5 5.9-11.9 21 4.3 2.6- 7.0 28 8.1 4.9-13.1 13 2.5 1.4- 4.5
Other Minorities 163 118 70.9 60.8-79.2 19 10.5 5.8-18.4 15 10.1 5.4-18.0 9 8.0 3.9-15.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 147 87 55.9 45.0-66.4 26 16.4 10.2-25.4 16 12.1 6.7-21.0 16 14.6 8.2-24.8 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5
Non-Hispanic 3,768 3,045 76.9 75.0-78.7 329 10.3 9.0-11.7 156 4.9 4.1- 5.9 150 5.0 4.1- 6.1 88 2.9 2.2- 3.9
AGE
18-24 198 119 59.1 50.4-67.3 34 16.5 11.2-23.7 17 8.5 5.0-14.1 18 10.0 5.7-17.0 10 5.9 2.8-12.1
25-34 655 472 67.2 62.4-71.7 79 13.2 10.2-16.8 47 8.7 6.2-12.1 36 7.3 5.0-10.6 21 3.6 2.1- 6.1
35-44 942 715 76.0 72.6-79.1 107 11.5 9.2-14.2 46 4.2 3.0- 5.8 52 6.1 4.5- 8.3 22 2.3 1.4- 3.6
45-54 857 694 79.6 75.8-82.9 64 8.6 6.2-11.8 40 5.2 3.6- 7.4 40 4.8 3.4- 6.8 19 1.8 1.1- 3.1
55-64 672 584 87.1 83.9-89.7 45 6.9 5.0- 9.5 12 2.0 1.0- 3.9 16 2.0 1.1- 3.5 15 2.0 1.2- 3.4
65-74 335 307 90.3 85.7-93.6 15 4.0 2.2- 6.9 6 2.0 0.8- 4.8 4 2.1 0.8- 5.7 3 1.6 0.5- 5.4
75+ 242 228 94.2 89.6-96.8 11 4.8 2.4- 9.3 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 259 169 64.0 55.1-72.1 27 11.4 6.9-18.3 25 10.1 6.0-16.7 22 9.5 5.6-15.8 16 4.9 2.4- 9.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 839 649 72.8 68.2-76.9 71 10.4 7.7-13.8 38 5.2 3.5- 7.9 45 6.8 4.6-10.1 36 4.8 3.1- 7.3
Some Post-H.S. 963 773 74.2 69.8-78.2 96 12.4 9.5-16.1 37 4.5 3.1- 6.6 40 5.7 3.8- 8.5 17 3.1 1.6- 6.0
College Graduate 1,855 1,543 79.5 76.9-81.8 161 9.8 8.2-11.7 72 5.1 3.8- 6.7 58 4.3 3.1- 5.9 21 1.3 0.8- 2.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 217 162 70.3 60.3-78.7 17 6.5 3.5-11.8 12 7.1 3.2-15.1 19 11.6 6.4-20.0 7 4.4 1.4-12.7
$15,000- 24,999 469 351 64.5 57.1-71.3 40 10.4 6.6-15.9 33 10.4 6.6-16.1 24 8.7 4.9-15.0 21 6.0 3.3-10.6
$25,000- 34,999 392 297 70.1 63.5-76.0 38 13.3 9.2-19.0 23 7.3 4.5-11.5 20 6.2 3.5-10.8 14 3.1 1.6- 6.0
$35,000- 49,999 561 444 74.6 69.4-79.1 48 10.7 7.6-15.0 28 6.0 3.8- 9.2 27 6.1 3.8- 9.5 14 2.6 1.4- 4.8
$50,000-74,999 668 537 79.1 75.0-82.7 65 9.7 7.2-12.8 31 5.4 3.6- 8.1 24 4.4 2.8- 7.0 11 1.4 0.7- 2.6
$75,000+ 1,181 987 80.4 77.3-83.2 106 10.3 8.2-12.9 32 3.0 2.0- 4.4 40 4.7 3.3- 6.5 16 1.7 0.9- 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 858 700 78.4 74.1-82.1 67 9.3 6.8-12.7 28 3.8 2.2- 6.5 38 5.6 3.6- 8.7 25 2.8 1.8- 4.3
No 2,970 2,366 74.8 72.5-76.9 280 11.2 9.7-12.9 139 5.8 4.7- 7.1 121 5.4 4.3- 6.8 64 2.9 2.0- 4.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 516 422 80.0 75.1-84.1 44 9.5 6.4-13.8 18 3.2 1.9- 5.4 20 4.7 2.8- 7.6 12 2.6 1.5- 4.8
Non-Veteran 3,397 2,709 74.8 72.6-76.8 311 10.9 9.5-12.5 154 5.7 4.7- 7.0 145 5.8 4.7- 7.1 78 2.8 2.1- 3.8

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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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