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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,173 84 1.1 0.8- 1.6 1,703 28.9 27.2-30.7 1,900 32.5 30.7-34.4 1,856 30.0 28.3-31.8 630 7.4 6.7- 8.3
-Piedmont NC 3,220 40 1.0 0.6- 1.7 872 28.0 25.6-30.4 1,000 32.3 29.8-35.0 1,006 31.8 29.4-34.3 302 6.9 5.9- 8.0
GENDER
Male 1,524 16 1.1 0.5- 2.3 316 21.4 18.5-24.6 473 34.4 30.7-38.3 553 35.4 32.0-39.0 166 7.7 6.2- 9.4
Female 1,696 24 1.0 0.6- 1.6 556 36.9 33.4-40.5 527 29.5 26.5-32.7 453 26.8 23.6-30.2 136 5.8 4.7- 7.1
RACE
White 2,691 28 0.7 0.4- 1.1 672 25.5 23.1-28.0 835 31.4 28.9-33.9 880 34.6 32.0-37.3 276 7.9 6.7- 9.2
African American 363 4 0.7 0.2- 2.3 140 34.5 27.8-42.0 114 31.9 25.1-39.5 88 28.0 21.8-35.2 17 4.9 2.8- 8.5
Other Minorities 161 8 4.3 1.5-11.9 57 35.9 25.8-47.5 51 40.9 28.7-54.4 37 16.5 10.7-24.6 8 2.3 1.1- 4.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 106 6 5.3 1.6-16.4 41 40.0 26.6-55.1 40 43.8 28.3-60.6 16 10.1 5.0-19.0 3 0.9 0.2- 2.9
Non-Hispanic 3,111 34 0.7 0.5- 1.1 831 27.1 24.8-29.5 957 31.4 29.1-33.9 990 33.4 31.0-35.9 299 7.3 6.3- 8.5
AGE
18-24 82 3 2.5 0.5-10.8 25 29.4 18.7-43.1 31 39.3 26.2-54.2 20 25.6 15.3-39.5 3 3.2 0.8-12.2
25-34 374 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 133 35.5 29.6-41.9 120 32.3 26.6-38.4 105 28.5 23.0-34.8 15 3.6 2.0- 6.5
35-44 648 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 187 27.1 23.0-31.5 212 33.8 29.2-38.6 224 35.8 31.3-40.5 21 2.8 1.7- 4.6
45-54 800 10 0.9 0.4- 2.0 209 25.6 21.8-29.7 253 30.7 26.7-34.9 262 35.4 31.2-39.8 66 7.5 5.6- 9.8
55-64 677 7 1.3 0.5- 3.3 185 27.2 23.2-31.6 198 29.5 25.4-34.0 208 31.0 26.9-35.4 79 11.0 8.5-14.2
65-74 398 9 1.7 0.7- 3.7 86 18.9 14.8-23.9 109 26.5 21.6-32.0 125 33.7 28.2-39.6 69 19.3 14.9-24.6
75+ 225 5 2.3 0.8- 6.0 44 21.2 15.4-28.4 70 32.0 25.1-39.7 57 21.9 16.4-28.7 49 22.6 16.7-29.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 182 9 6.2 2.3-15.7 57 30.5 21.2-41.7 62 38.8 27.4-51.5 31 13.7 8.0-22.4 23 10.8 5.5-20.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 671 17 1.4 0.8- 2.6 193 28.5 22.9-34.9 205 33.0 26.6-40.2 189 30.5 24.8-36.8 67 6.6 4.7- 9.0
Some Post-H.S. 816 8 0.6 0.2- 1.4 268 35.4 30.7-40.4 251 29.6 25.4-34.2 220 28.4 23.9-33.3 69 6.1 4.5- 8.2
College Graduate 1,547 6 0.3 0.1- 0.7 352 23.3 20.5-26.4 481 32.4 29.3-35.7 565 37.2 33.9-40.5 143 6.8 5.6- 8.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 130 7 3.5 1.2- 9.5 34 37.0 22.1-54.9 43 31.3 19.7-45.8 31 21.3 11.1-37.1 15 6.9 3.4-13.4
$15,000- 24,999 308 9 3.3 1.0-10.6 105 38.7 28.7-49.6 93 32.9 22.0-46.0 74 18.5 12.1-27.1 27 6.7 3.8-11.4
$25,000- 34,999 273 6 1.3 0.5- 3.4 83 31.7 24.2-40.2 89 31.3 24.2-39.4 64 27.0 20.3-34.9 31 8.7 5.6-13.3
$35,000- 49,999 440 9 1.9 0.9- 3.9 127 26.9 21.2-33.5 133 35.6 29.1-42.6 135 29.8 24.1-36.3 36 5.8 3.9- 8.3
$50,000-74,999 543 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5 161 33.6 28.4-39.2 168 28.9 24.0-34.3 165 30.6 25.6-36.2 47 6.8 4.9- 9.3
$75,000+ 1,237 3 0.2 0.1- 0.6 286 22.7 19.7-26.1 383 32.1 28.6-35.8 451 38.2 34.4-42.2 114 6.8 5.2- 8.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 848 15 1.2 0.6- 2.4 241 29.9 25.4-34.7 265 30.8 26.6-35.4 223 27.8 23.2-32.8 104 10.3 7.6-13.8
No 2,298 24 1.0 0.5- 1.9 610 27.4 24.7-30.3 710 32.6 29.5-35.7 762 33.0 30.2-36.0 192 6.0 5.0- 7.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 509 8 1.3 0.6- 2.9 98 19.5 15.2-24.7 156 32.2 26.7-38.2 174 34.4 28.9-40.2 73 12.6 9.6-16.3
Non-Veteran 2,710 32 1.0 0.6- 1.8 774 29.4 26.8-32.1 844 32.4 29.6-35.3 831 31.3 28.7-34.1 229 5.9 5.0- 7.1

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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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