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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,769 6,305 44.3 43.0-45.5 9,464 55.7 54.5-57.0
-Piedmont NC 7,578 3,288 46.8 45.1-48.6 4,290 53.2 51.4-54.9
GENDER
Male 2,898 1,558 55.7 53.0-58.4 1,340 44.3 41.6-47.0
Female 4,680 1,730 38.5 36.4-40.6 2,950 61.5 59.4-63.6
RACE
White 6,015 2,744 50.1 48.2-52.0 3,271 49.9 48.0-51.8
African American 1,079 373 40.1 35.8-44.6 706 59.9 55.4-64.2
Other Minorities 462 165 38.7 32.1-45.9 297 61.3 54.1-67.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 346 108 35.5 27.6-44.3 238 64.5 55.7-72.4
Non-Hispanic 7,214 3,175 48.0 46.2-49.7 4,039 52.0 50.3-53.8
AGE
18-24 212 84 44.2 35.8-53.0 128 55.8 47.0-64.2
25-34 754 376 50.8 46.1-55.4 378 49.2 44.6-53.9
35-44 1,255 654 52.4 48.9-55.9 601 47.6 44.1-51.1
45-54 1,529 816 53.3 50.0-56.5 713 46.7 43.5-50.0
55-64 1,588 696 44.9 41.8-48.0 892 55.1 52.0-58.2
65-74 1,231 407 34.8 31.6-38.2 824 65.2 61.8-68.4
75+ 951 234 25.4 22.1-28.9 717 74.6 71.1-77.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 963 193 26.8 22.0-32.3 770 73.2 67.7-78.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,100 687 38.5 34.8-42.2 1,413 61.5 57.8-65.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,930 830 45.1 41.8-48.6 1,100 54.9 51.4-58.2
College Graduate 2,567 1,573 63.1 60.5-65.5 994 36.9 34.5-39.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 703 136 23.5 17.9-30.3 567 76.5 69.7-82.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,162 319 34.3 28.8-40.1 843 65.7 59.9-71.2
$25,000- 34,999 741 276 40.2 35.0-45.5 465 59.8 54.5-65.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,006 447 44.6 40.1-49.1 559 55.4 50.9-59.9
$50,000-74,999 1,062 547 51.3 47.1-55.6 515 48.7 44.4-52.9
$75,000+ 1,868 1,248 67.4 64.4-70.2 620 32.6 29.8-35.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,588 866 36.3 33.5-39.3 1,722 63.7 60.7-66.5
No 4,792 2,334 51.1 48.9-53.2 2,458 48.9 46.8-51.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,009 519 55.2 50.9-59.5 490 44.8 40.5-49.1
Non-Veteran 6,566 2,768 45.7 43.8-47.5 3,798 54.3 52.5-56.2

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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