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2006 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 5,795 4,554 73.0 71.2-74.7 502 11.0 9.8-12.3 265 5.7 4.8- 6.7 332 7.3 6.3- 8.3 142 3.1 2.5- 3.9
-Piedmont NC 3,441 2,735 73.8 71.5-76.0 307 11.4 9.8-13.2 153 5.8 4.6- 7.1 178 7.1 5.9- 8.6 68 1.9 1.4- 2.6
GENDER
Male 1,544 1,131 68.3 64.8-71.6 162 13.3 10.9-16.1 89 7.3 5.5- 9.6 114 8.8 7.0-11.1 48 2.3 1.6- 3.2
Female 1,897 1,604 81.0 78.3-83.4 145 9.0 7.3-10.9 64 3.8 2.8- 5.1 64 5.0 3.6- 6.8 20 1.3 0.7- 2.5
RACE
White 2,874 2,324 76.1 73.7-78.4 237 10.3 8.7-12.2 113 4.6 3.6- 5.8 144 7.1 5.7- 8.8 56 1.9 1.3- 2.7
African American 369 281 68.8 61.5-75.2 41 13.7 9.6-19.2 19 8.0 4.3-14.7 18 6.7 3.9-11.3 10 2.8 1.3- 6.0
Other Minorities 184 117 60.4 50.3-69.7 29 17.9 11.1-27.5 21 12.9 7.4-21.5 15 8.2 4.3-15.0 2 0.6 0.2- 2.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 136 88 61.6 50.2-71.9 18 15.8 9.4-25.3 18 14.4 7.8-24.9 11 7.8 3.6-16.0 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0
Non-Hispanic 3,300 2,643 74.8 72.5-77.0 288 11.0 9.5-12.9 135 5.1 4.0- 6.4 167 7.1 5.8- 8.6 67 2.0 1.5- 2.7
AGE
18-24 136 84 60.3 49.7-70.0 25 17.0 10.5-26.5 11 10.3 5.2-19.2 12 10.1 5.4-18.0 4 2.3 0.7- 7.6
25-34 504 333 62.1 56.8-67.1 81 18.3 14.5-22.9 33 6.8 4.6- 9.9 43 10.6 7.6-14.5 14 2.3 1.3- 4.1
35-44 775 596 75.2 71.2-78.8 79 11.5 8.9-14.8 31 3.9 2.6- 5.7 53 7.7 5.6-10.6 16 1.6 0.9- 2.7
45-54 817 644 77.6 73.9-80.9 72 7.5 5.7- 9.9 42 7.1 5.0-10.0 40 5.3 3.8- 7.5 19 2.4 1.4- 3.9
55-64 643 552 86.6 82.9-89.6 28 4.3 2.5- 7.4 27 4.0 2.6- 6.1 23 3.5 2.1- 5.7 13 1.6 0.9- 2.8
65-74 331 300 91.9 88.3-94.5 14 3.6 2.0- 6.4 9 1.7 0.9- 3.5 6 2.2 0.9- 5.1 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2
75+ 217 208 96.0 92.1-98.0 8 3.5 1.7- 7.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.1 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 212 140 58.1 48.3-67.3 25 14.5 8.9-22.8 20 9.3 5.7-15.0 19 14.8 8.3-25.2 8 3.2 1.2- 8.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 750 561 68.7 63.4-73.5 76 13.5 10.1-17.7 35 7.3 4.5-11.6 51 7.3 5.1-10.4 27 3.3 2.1- 5.1
Some Post-H.S. 873 693 74.1 69.2-78.5 66 11.4 7.9-16.2 44 5.6 3.8- 8.2 51 6.7 4.8- 9.2 19 2.2 1.1- 4.2
College Graduate 1,600 1,337 79.3 76.4-82.0 140 9.8 8.1-11.9 53 4.2 2.9- 6.1 57 5.9 4.3- 8.0 13 0.7 0.4- 1.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 162 114 65.4 51.8-76.8 22 14.1 7.8-24.3 13 13.1 5.2-29.2 8 6.0 2.2-15.5 5 1.3 0.5- 3.4
$15,000- 24,999 326 244 64.1 55.4-71.9 32 13.1 8.6-19.4 17 8.2 4.3-15.3 22 11.6 6.5-19.9 11 3.0 1.5- 5.7
$25,000- 34,999 334 266 73.2 64.2-80.6 26 11.3 6.2-19.7 19 8.0 3.8-16.0 11 3.9 1.9- 7.9 12 3.7 1.8- 7.5
$35,000- 49,999 512 392 69.0 62.4-74.8 49 14.7 9.9-21.3 26 6.0 3.7- 9.6 31 8.2 5.4-12.3 14 2.1 1.2- 3.7
$50,000-74,999 545 437 74.6 69.0-79.5 46 10.8 7.6-15.0 19 2.8 1.6- 4.7 35 9.5 6.3-14.1 8 2.3 0.9- 5.9
$75,000+ 1,232 1,007 78.0 74.7-81.0 107 10.2 8.0-12.9 46 4.9 3.5- 6.7 57 5.9 4.3- 8.1 15 1.1 0.6- 1.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 895 712 71.4 66.3-76.0 82 11.9 8.7-15.9 31 4.7 2.9- 7.7 51 9.6 6.7-13.6 19 2.4 1.2- 4.7
No 2,467 1,964 75.0 72.4-77.4 215 11.1 9.3-13.2 119 6.1 4.7- 7.8 121 6.1 4.8- 7.6 48 1.8 1.3- 2.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 516 411 75.1 69.0-80.4 31 9.5 5.6-15.7 21 4.1 2.5- 6.5 35 9.1 6.0-13.5 18 2.2 1.4- 3.6
Non-Veteran 2,923 2,322 73.6 71.1-76.0 276 11.7 10.0-13.6 132 6.0 4.7- 7.6 143 6.8 5.5- 8.4 50 1.8 1.3- 2.6

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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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