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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,346 14,864 96.6 96.1-97.0 482 3.4 3.0- 3.9
-Piedmont NC 8,582 8,311 96.6 96.0-97.1 271 3.4 2.9- 4.0
GENDER
Male 3,150 3,040 96.9 96.1-97.6 110 3.1 2.4- 3.9
Female 5,432 5,271 96.3 95.5-97.0 161 3.7 3.0- 4.5
RACE
White 6,667 6,440 96.2 95.4-96.8 227 3.8 3.2- 4.6
African American 1,307 1,275 97.3 96.0-98.3 32 2.7 1.7- 4.0
Other Minorities 570 558 98.1 96.2-99.1 12 1.9 0.9- 3.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 473 464 98.4 96.3-99.3 9 1.6 0.7- 3.7
Non-Hispanic 8,094 7,832 96.4 95.8-96.9 262 3.6 3.1- 4.2
AGE
18-24 329 321 97.5 94.6-98.9 8 2.5 1.1- 5.4
25-34 1,035 999 96.1 94.3-97.4 36 3.9 2.6- 5.7
35-44 1,552 1,495 96.1 94.6-97.1 57 3.9 2.9- 5.4
45-54 1,705 1,624 95.4 94.1-96.4 81 4.6 3.6- 5.9
55-64 1,667 1,625 97.7 96.7-98.4 42 2.3 1.6- 3.3
65-74 1,256 1,226 97.5 96.3-98.3 30 2.5 1.7- 3.7
75+ 974 958 97.9 96.4-98.8 16 2.1 1.2- 3.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,244 1,218 96.9 95.0-98.2 26 3.1 1.8- 5.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,483 2,415 96.6 95.4-97.5 68 3.4 2.5- 4.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,071 1,991 96.5 95.3-97.3 80 3.5 2.7- 4.7
College Graduate 2,762 2,666 96.6 95.6-97.4 96 3.4 2.6- 4.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 879 858 96.7 93.5-98.3 21 3.3 1.7- 6.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,346 1,313 97.7 96.6-98.4 33 2.3 1.6- 3.4
$25,000- 34,999 951 921 96.8 95.1-98.0 30 3.2 2.0- 4.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,176 1,133 96.5 95.0-97.6 43 3.5 2.4- 5.0
$50,000-74,999 1,105 1,065 94.7 92.2-96.5 40 5.3 3.5- 7.8
$75,000+ 1,864 1,776 95.7 94.4-96.7 88 4.3 3.3- 5.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,929 2,853 96.5 95.2-97.4 76 3.5 2.6- 4.8
No 5,404 5,213 96.7 96.0-97.2 191 3.3 2.8- 4.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,115 1,074 95.6 93.4-97.1 41 4.4 2.9- 6.6
Non-Veteran 7,460 7,231 96.8 96.2-97.3 229 3.2 2.7- 3.8

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*Heavy drinkers--adult men having more than two drinks per day and adult women having more than one drink per day.

^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.

** 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.

***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.

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