SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,017 16,512 97.1 96.7-97.4 505 2.9 2.6- 3.3
-Piedmont NC 9,539 9,245 97.0 96.5-97.4 294 3.0 2.6- 3.5
GENDER
Male 3,456 3,339 96.9 96.1-97.6 117 3.1 2.4- 3.9
Female 6,083 5,906 97.0 96.4-97.5 177 3.0 2.5- 3.6
RACE
White 7,399 7,138 96.3 95.7-96.9 261 3.7 3.1- 4.3
African American 1,559 1,532 98.3 97.4-98.9 27 1.7 1.1- 2.6
Other Minorities 542 536 99.4 98.4-99.7 6 0.6 0.3- 1.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 552 546 99.3 98.3-99.7 6 0.7 0.3- 1.7
Non-Hispanic 8,981 8,693 96.7 96.2-97.2 288 3.3 2.8- 3.8
AGE
18-24 433 413 95.7 93.1-97.4 20 4.3 2.6- 6.9
25-34 1,346 1,307 96.9 95.5-97.9 39 3.1 2.1- 4.5
35-44 1,861 1,795 97.1 96.3-97.8 66 2.9 2.2- 3.7
45-54 1,815 1,739 96.3 95.2-97.2 76 3.7 2.8- 4.8
55-64 1,706 1,658 97.7 96.8-98.3 48 2.3 1.7- 3.2
65-74 1,285 1,261 98.2 97.1-98.9 24 1.8 1.1- 2.9
75+ 1,051 1,032 98.1 96.8-98.9 19 1.9 1.1- 3.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,487 1,461 98.1 96.8-98.9 26 1.9 1.1- 3.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,718 2,642 96.9 95.8-97.7 76 3.1 2.3- 4.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,260 2,192 96.7 95.5-97.6 68 3.3 2.4- 4.5
College Graduate 3,058 2,934 96.7 95.9-97.4 124 3.3 2.6- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,031 1,009 96.2 93.3-97.9 22 3.8 2.1- 6.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,618 1,572 96.6 94.9-97.8 46 3.4 2.2- 5.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,118 1,081 97.1 95.6-98.1 37 2.9 1.9- 4.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,251 1,209 97.0 95.7-97.9 42 3.0 2.1- 4.3
$50,000-74,999 1,302 1,260 97.6 96.5-98.3 42 2.4 1.7- 3.5
$75,000+ 1,794 1,716 96.2 95.1-97.1 78 3.8 2.9- 4.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,803 2,744 98.1 97.4-98.6 59 1.9 1.4- 2.6
No 6,476 6,248 96.6 96.0-97.2 228 3.4 2.8- 4.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,129 1,099 97.6 96.5-98.4 30 2.4 1.6- 3.5
Non-Veteran 8,399 8,135 96.9 96.4-97.4 264 3.1 2.6- 3.6

Back to Derived Variables and Risk Factors.

*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 16AUG06.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook