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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?

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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 5,972 1,813 25.5 24.0-27.2 1,661 24.7 23.2-26.3 965 15.3 14.1-16.6 504 9.2 8.1-10.4 1,029 25.2 23.3-27.3
-Piedmont NC 3,114 955 26.1 23.9-28.5 871 24.6 22.5-26.7 505 14.8 13.2-16.6 269 9.5 8.0-11.2 514 25.1 22.5-27.8
GENDER
Male 1,464 318 18.9 16.0-22.1 348 19.2 16.7-22.0 287 17.8 15.3-20.6 127 8.6 6.9-10.7 384 35.5 31.7-39.5
Female 1,650 637 35.8 32.5-39.2 523 31.7 28.6-35.1 218 10.8 9.2-12.7 142 10.6 8.2-13.6 130 11.1 8.5-14.4
RACE
White 2,617 789 25.8 23.5-28.2 729 24.1 22.0-26.4 446 16.3 14.5-18.3 229 9.9 8.2-11.8 424 24.0 21.4-26.8
African American 348 114 25.8 19.3-33.6 103 28.2 22.3-35.0 46 12.4 8.3-18.0 26 7.5 4.6-12.1 59 26.1 19.5-34.0
Other Minorities 143 50 29.8 20.5-41.0 37 21.6 13.9-31.9 12 6.1 2.9-12.1 14 9.8 5.0-18.4 30 32.8 20.3-48.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 91 33 28.2 17.3-42.4 26 23.7 13.6-38.0 9 6.3 2.6-14.4 6 7.8 2.8-20.3 17 34.0 17.4-55.6
Non-Hispanic 3,019 922 26.0 23.8-28.4 843 24.6 22.6-26.8 495 15.3 13.6-17.1 262 9.5 8.0-11.3 497 24.5 22.1-27.2
AGE
18-24 76 14 21.8 11.6-37.2 14 15.6 8.4-27.1 9 7.5 3.4-15.6 7 8.6 3.3-20.5 32 46.4 32.5-61.0
25-34 362 77 17.8 13.5-23.1 85 22.0 17.3-27.7 44 11.4 8.1-15.8 32 9.6 6.2-14.5 124 39.2 32.9-45.8
35-44 631 160 24.8 20.9-29.2 161 23.6 19.9-27.8 106 15.3 12.0-19.3 57 10.5 7.7-14.1 147 25.8 21.7-30.4
45-54 774 222 27.0 23.3-31.1 212 25.1 21.5-29.1 132 18.3 14.9-22.2 81 9.9 7.6-12.9 127 19.7 16.1-23.8
55-64 660 208 29.3 25.3-33.7 198 30.7 26.5-35.2 126 19.0 15.5-23.0 65 11.1 8.3-14.6 63 9.9 7.3-13.3
65-74 377 153 38.6 32.8-44.7 121 31.1 25.8-37.0 64 18.8 14.4-24.0 22 6.2 3.8-10.0 17 5.3 3.1- 8.9
75+ 219 116 55.0 47.1-62.6 76 34.8 27.7-42.6 20 8.1 4.8-13.3 4 1.2 0.4- 3.4 3 1.0 0.3- 3.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 155 56 28.2 20.1-38.1 36 20.0 12.4-30.6 17 10.4 5.4-19.2 9 7.3 2.8-17.8 37 34.1 23.0-47.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 634 192 25.7 20.0-32.5 153 18.8 15.0-23.4 85 10.8 8.0-14.5 49 8.4 5.7-12.2 155 36.2 29.2-43.9
Some Post-H.S. 795 248 23.5 19.9-27.5 234 28.2 23.7-33.1 125 14.0 11.0-17.7 58 8.2 5.7-11.6 130 26.2 21.5-31.6
College Graduate 1,526 455 27.3 24.4-30.5 448 26.1 23.4-29.0 278 17.8 15.4-20.5 153 10.9 8.7-13.7 192 17.8 15.2-20.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 117 36 25.9 12.7-45.6 22 14.8 7.6-26.8 16 7.1 3.4-14.2 11 9.8 4.5-19.9 32 42.5 27.0-59.6
$15,000- 24,999 285 92 31.5 22.1-42.6 72 20.2 13.7-28.8 41 9.2 5.9-14.1 22 7.0 3.7-13.0 58 32.2 20.6-46.3
$25,000- 34,999 252 99 28.1 21.9-35.3 61 25.9 18.7-34.7 29 10.8 6.5-17.3 19 9.6 5.2-17.0 44 25.7 18.6-34.3
$35,000- 49,999 426 141 25.9 20.7-31.8 122 27.7 22.0-34.2 61 13.8 9.9-19.0 36 10.8 6.6-17.2 66 21.8 16.2-28.6
$50,000-74,999 533 152 26.2 21.3-31.7 159 27.6 22.4-33.4 94 15.6 12.1-19.8 41 9.5 6.4-13.9 87 21.1 16.5-26.7
$75,000+ 1,219 326 22.9 19.9-26.2 347 24.4 21.4-27.5 228 18.2 15.4-21.4 115 9.4 7.2-12.3 203 25.1 21.4-29.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 808 278 28.1 24.2-32.4 218 24.0 20.2-28.2 129 14.7 11.6-18.6 65 8.8 6.4-12.0 118 24.4 19.3-30.3
No 2,242 657 25.5 22.9-28.4 636 24.7 22.3-27.2 372 15.1 13.2-17.2 195 9.5 7.8-11.6 382 25.2 22.2-28.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 487 142 24.7 20.1-30.0 139 27.4 21.8-33.8 86 15.3 11.8-19.7 46 10.0 6.8-14.5 74 22.5 17.2-29.0
Non-Veteran 2,626 813 26.3 23.9-29.0 731 24.1 21.9-26.4 419 14.7 13.0-16.7 223 9.4 7.8-11.3 440 25.5 22.6-28.6

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

^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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