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2006 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 5,797 2,816 43.6 41.8-45.3 1,796 31.4 29.7-33.1 611 11.8 10.7-13.1 237 4.4 3.7- 5.1 337 8.9 7.7-10.2
-Piedmont NC 3,446 1,710 44.2 41.9-46.5 1,075 31.8 29.7-34.1 353 11.8 10.3-13.4 127 4.3 3.4- 5.4 181 7.9 6.5- 9.6
GENDER
Male 1,546 617 36.8 33.5-40.2 495 31.5 28.3-34.8 219 14.5 12.2-17.1 79 5.5 4.2- 7.2 136 11.8 9.5-14.5
Female 1,900 1,093 53.7 50.7-56.6 580 32.3 29.6-35.1 134 8.3 6.7-10.1 48 2.8 2.0- 3.9 45 3.0 2.1- 4.2
RACE
White 2,876 1,477 47.0 44.5-49.5 897 31.8 29.5-34.1 274 10.5 9.1-12.2 99 4.0 3.1- 5.1 129 6.7 5.3- 8.5
African American 372 161 36.2 30.2-42.7 126 36.8 29.9-44.4 51 16.1 11.8-21.6 18 5.1 3.1- 8.2 16 5.8 3.1-10.5
Other Minorities 183 63 30.2 22.6-39.0 49 26.8 18.6-37.0 25 15.7 9.4-25.0 10 6.1 2.8-12.6 36 21.2 14.7-29.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 139 56 30.4 22.1-40.2 36 32.5 22.3-44.7 11 8.3 4.1-16.1 8 7.4 3.3-15.6 28 21.3 14.1-31.0
Non-Hispanic 3,302 1,651 45.3 43.0-47.6 1,037 31.7 29.6-34.0 342 12.1 10.5-13.8 119 4.1 3.2- 5.1 153 6.9 5.5- 8.5
AGE
18-24 132 44 31.8 22.9-42.2 41 34.1 24.7-45.0 19 14.6 8.7-23.4 10 5.1 2.5-10.3 18 14.5 8.3-23.9
25-34 508 185 36.0 31.1-41.2 166 30.0 25.5-34.9 69 12.8 9.7-16.6 30 6.9 4.6-10.2 58 14.3 10.8-18.7
35-44 779 327 39.7 35.6-43.9 272 35.4 31.4-39.7 100 14.1 11.3-17.3 36 4.7 3.2- 6.9 44 6.0 4.3- 8.5
45-54 824 394 47.8 43.7-51.9 266 31.0 27.3-35.0 98 12.7 10.2-15.9 29 3.2 2.2- 4.8 37 5.2 3.6- 7.5
55-64 646 385 60.2 55.4-64.7 186 29.4 25.3-33.9 38 5.8 3.9- 8.6 17 2.2 1.2- 3.9 20 2.3 1.5- 3.7
65-74 327 200 60.4 54.1-66.3 97 32.4 26.7-38.6 21 5.0 3.1- 8.0 5 1.0 0.4- 2.6 4 1.2 0.5- 3.3
75+ 212 163 72.4 64.6-79.1 41 22.5 16.4-30.0 8 5.1 2.4-10.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 73 28.4 20.8-37.5 56 25.4 18.0-34.6 29 12.5 8.1-18.9 15 7.5 4.0-13.9 38 26.2 18.2-36.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 757 338 36.7 32.1-41.6 229 32.4 27.4-37.9 86 12.8 9.9-16.4 40 5.8 3.8- 8.6 64 12.3 8.9-16.7
Some Post-H.S. 870 390 40.2 35.4-45.1 278 31.1 26.9-35.7 111 16.4 12.8-20.8 40 4.5 3.1- 6.5 51 7.9 5.4-11.3
College Graduate 1,602 907 53.3 50.1-56.4 511 33.2 30.3-36.2 126 8.5 6.9-10.5 32 2.9 1.9- 4.4 26 2.1 1.4- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 160 65 37.0 26.6-48.6 47 28.9 19.3-40.9 22 13.6 7.7-22.8 7 6.0 2.0-16.7 19 14.5 7.7-25.7
$15,000- 24,999 336 148 34.8 27.9-42.3 86 23.4 16.7-31.6 43 15.7 10.8-22.1 22 6.0 3.3-10.7 37 20.2 13.6-28.9
$25,000- 34,999 334 163 43.0 35.2-51.2 102 33.4 25.9-41.9 29 11.1 6.4-18.5 15 4.1 2.3- 7.2 25 8.4 5.3-13.0
$35,000- 49,999 501 237 38.2 32.5-44.2 149 31.7 26.3-37.8 64 16.1 11.5-22.1 20 4.2 2.5- 7.0 31 9.8 6.1-15.4
$50,000-74,999 548 263 43.4 37.6-49.4 185 35.1 29.7-40.9 59 11.8 8.7-15.7 16 2.9 1.6- 5.2 25 6.8 4.2-11.0
$75,000+ 1,232 632 48.9 45.4-52.3 421 33.8 30.6-37.2 112 9.9 8.0-12.2 36 3.9 2.6- 5.7 31 3.6 2.3- 5.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 896 486 49.8 45.0-54.6 235 23.6 20.1-27.6 85 11.8 8.9-15.4 38 4.8 3.1- 7.2 52 10.0 6.8-14.5
No 2,471 1,194 42.7 40.0-45.3 811 34.5 31.9-37.2 257 11.6 9.9-13.5 86 4.2 3.2- 5.5 123 7.0 5.6- 8.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 521 237 42.2 36.8-47.8 162 29.3 24.7-34.4 64 15.4 11.0-21.3 20 4.8 2.7- 8.4 38 8.2 5.4-12.3
Non-Veteran 2,922 1,472 44.5 42.0-47.0 912 32.2 29.8-34.7 288 11.2 9.7-12.9 107 4.2 3.3- 5.4 143 7.9 6.4- 9.7

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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.

** 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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