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2008 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 6,056 2,935 41.7 39.8-43.5 1,852 29.6 28.0-31.4 648 12.5 11.2-13.9 234 5.4 4.5- 6.4 387 10.9 9.3-12.6
-Piedmont NC 3,150 1,558 43.0 40.4-45.7 957 28.8 26.6-31.1 326 12.2 10.6-14.1 119 5.3 4.2- 6.7 190 10.6 8.5-13.2
GENDER
Male 1,479 566 32.8 29.5-36.4 486 29.8 26.7-33.2 204 15.2 12.7-18.1 75 6.6 4.9- 8.8 148 15.5 12.1-19.6
Female 1,671 992 56.6 52.9-60.1 471 27.4 24.4-30.7 122 8.3 6.4-10.6 44 3.6 2.4- 5.4 42 4.1 2.6- 6.4
RACE
White 2,640 1,314 43.8 41.1-46.6 813 30.5 28.0-33.0 275 12.4 10.6-14.3 92 5.1 3.8- 6.7 146 8.3 6.6-10.3
African American 359 163 38.8 31.7-46.5 115 30.2 24.2-36.9 36 13.2 8.4-20.2 21 7.0 4.3-11.2 24 10.9 6.5-17.7
Other Minorities 145 79 44.3 32.3-57.0 27 12.1 7.4-19.2 14 9.2 5.0-16.6 6 4.6 1.7-11.5 19 29.8 16.6-47.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 92 47 42.9 27.6-59.7 19 9.8 5.3-17.5 9 8.9 3.9-18.9 4 4.1 1.1-14.5 13 34.3 16.9-57.2
Non-Hispanic 3,054 1,510 43.1 40.5-45.6 937 30.0 27.7-32.4 315 12.4 10.7-14.3 115 5.4 4.3- 6.8 177 9.1 7.5-11.1
AGE
18-24 76 25 33.5 21.2-48.5 13 17.0 9.0-29.6 11 10.9 5.6-20.1 5 5.9 2.2-14.8 22 32.7 19.9-48.7
25-34 364 123 30.2 24.7-36.3 118 29.7 24.3-35.8 45 14.1 9.9-19.8 27 8.6 5.5-13.3 51 17.3 12.6-23.3
35-44 640 268 40.7 36.1-45.4 198 28.3 24.3-32.7 92 15.6 12.1-19.9 34 7.0 4.7-10.1 48 8.4 5.7-12.2
45-54 784 385 46.2 41.8-50.7 261 34.6 30.4-39.1 83 12.1 9.3-15.5 26 3.3 2.1- 5.4 29 3.8 2.4- 5.8
55-64 671 352 50.8 46.1-55.5 210 31.8 27.5-36.4 57 9.4 6.8-12.8 22 3.3 2.0- 5.4 30 4.7 3.1- 7.1
65-74 381 229 60.4 54.4-66.2 116 29.5 24.3-35.2 24 7.1 4.5-11.0 4 1.7 0.6- 4.7 8 1.2 0.6- 2.6
75+ 217 170 82.2 76.0-87.0 33 12.4 8.5-17.8 11 4.0 1.9- 8.1 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 2 1.0 0.3- 4.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 77 37.3 27.0-48.9 37 21.0 12.8-32.4 17 11.7 6.2-21.2 9 4.7 1.8-12.1 26 25.3 13.6-42.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 644 278 38.3 31.8-45.2 165 20.1 16.2-24.6 90 15.6 11.6-20.7 38 7.6 5.0-11.3 73 18.5 12.5-26.4
Some Post-H.S. 795 381 39.1 34.5-43.9 255 30.4 26.0-35.1 80 13.5 10.2-17.7 31 6.5 3.9-10.5 48 10.5 7.3-14.8
College Graduate 1,541 818 48.2 44.8-51.5 500 33.4 30.3-36.8 139 10.0 8.0-12.4 41 3.7 2.6- 5.2 43 4.7 3.2- 7.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 53 39.0 24.0-56.5 27 15.7 8.9-26.4 17 11.3 5.3-22.6 7 5.4 2.2-12.6 16 28.6 15.0-47.6
$15,000- 24,999 292 126 37.5 27.5-48.7 84 19.3 13.5-26.9 32 11.1 6.0-19.7 16 4.3 1.9- 9.5 34 27.8 16.2-43.3
$25,000- 34,999 260 134 42.9 34.9-51.3 63 27.1 20.1-35.6 29 12.7 7.7-20.1 17 9.8 5.5-16.8 17 7.5 4.1-13.2
$35,000- 49,999 427 215 42.5 35.9-49.3 125 28.0 22.5-34.3 50 15.1 10.3-21.6 13 5.9 2.8-12.0 24 8.4 4.9-14.2
$50,000-74,999 536 245 40.5 35.1-46.0 181 30.8 25.9-36.1 61 14.7 10.9-19.4 15 5.3 2.6-10.3 34 8.8 5.6-13.6
$75,000+ 1,228 611 44.1 40.3-48.0 409 33.9 30.2-37.7 115 11.1 8.8-13.9 41 4.4 3.0- 6.3 52 6.7 4.6- 9.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 825 407 42.4 37.5-47.5 250 31.0 26.5-35.8 81 10.8 8.2-14.2 36 5.1 3.3- 7.9 51 10.7 7.4-15.2
No 2,256 1,123 43.4 40.3-46.5 687 28.3 25.7-31.0 236 12.5 10.6-14.8 78 5.2 3.9- 6.9 132 10.6 8.1-13.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 489 249 46.8 40.9-52.8 136 27.6 22.4-33.5 53 11.8 8.4-16.3 26 7.3 4.3-12.2 25 6.5 3.7-11.3
Non-Veteran 2,660 1,308 42.4 39.6-45.3 821 29.0 26.6-31.6 273 12.3 10.5-14.4 93 5.0 3.8- 6.5 165 11.3 8.9-14.2

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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 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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