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2008 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 6,076 4,729 70.1 68.1-72.1 506 11.9 10.6-13.5 284 5.6 4.7- 6.7 392 9.0 7.7-10.6 165 3.3 2.6- 4.1
-Piedmont NC 3,167 2,484 70.1 67.3-72.7 252 12.1 10.2-14.3 157 5.8 4.7- 7.1 191 8.9 7.0-11.1 83 3.1 2.3- 4.2
GENDER
Male 1,500 1,095 64.0 60.0-67.7 127 13.3 10.8-16.3 90 6.6 5.2- 8.4 121 11.8 8.9-15.5 67 4.3 3.1- 6.1
Female 1,667 1,389 78.4 74.7-81.8 125 10.6 7.9-14.0 67 4.8 3.3- 6.9 70 4.8 3.5- 6.6 16 1.4 0.7- 2.8
RACE
White 2,661 2,083 70.3 67.4-73.0 216 13.0 10.8-15.6 135 5.7 4.6- 7.0 159 8.1 6.5-10.0 68 2.9 2.1- 4.0
African American 350 279 70.7 62.9-77.5 24 9.1 5.2-15.2 15 7.3 3.9-13.2 22 8.6 5.2-14.0 10 4.3 1.9- 9.8
Other Minorities 150 117 67.0 52.0-79.2 12 10.5 5.4-19.6 7 4.4 1.9- 9.7 10 16.0 5.9-36.4 4 2.0 0.6- 6.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 97 78 68.0 46.7-83.8 6 7.9 2.8-20.4 6 4.5 1.7-11.1 6 19.3 5.9-47.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3
Non-Hispanic 3,066 2,402 70.2 67.6-72.7 246 12.4 10.5-14.7 151 5.9 4.8- 7.3 185 8.2 6.7- 9.9 82 3.3 2.4- 4.4
AGE
18-24 76 39 45.1 31.5-59.5 13 21.4 11.7-35.8 7 6.7 2.6-15.8 12 20.6 9.9-37.8 5 6.3 2.3-15.8
25-34 368 223 56.6 50.1-63.0 68 19.8 14.9-25.9 28 7.4 4.7-11.5 36 12.3 8.5-17.6 13 3.8 2.0- 7.2
35-44 643 457 69.6 64.9-74.0 69 12.3 9.3-16.2 47 7.0 5.0- 9.6 51 8.4 6.0-11.7 19 2.7 1.5- 4.6
45-54 785 593 73.7 69.4-77.5 66 10.2 7.6-13.6 49 6.7 4.8- 9.3 52 6.8 4.7- 9.6 25 2.6 1.6- 4.2
55-64 673 577 85.6 81.9-88.6 29 4.9 3.0- 7.7 21 2.8 1.7- 4.7 28 3.6 2.3- 5.6 18 3.1 1.8- 5.3
65-74 385 362 93.3 89.5-95.7 6 1.0 0.4- 2.3 5 2.0 0.8- 5.0 9 3.0 1.5- 6.1 3 0.8 0.2- 3.0
75+ 220 216 97.9 93.6-99.3 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 1.8 0.5- 6.3 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 167 117 60.7 48.4-71.7 14 11.7 5.7-22.6 8 5.5 2.4-11.8 17 16.7 8.4-30.6 11 5.4 2.2-12.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 646 462 59.7 52.5-66.6 52 14.0 9.3-20.4 37 6.3 3.9-10.1 62 13.7 8.5-21.4 33 6.2 3.9- 9.7
Some Post-H.S. 803 634 69.5 64.2-74.3 61 11.9 8.7-16.0 41 6.4 4.4- 9.4 45 9.0 6.1-13.2 22 3.2 1.6- 6.4
College Graduate 1,547 1,267 76.7 73.4-79.8 125 11.5 9.1-14.4 71 5.3 3.9- 7.1 67 5.3 3.9- 7.2 17 1.2 0.7- 2.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 118 80 45.4 30.6-61.1 14 26.5 12.6-47.6 5 6.0 1.8-17.6 12 13.4 5.1-30.8 7 8.7 2.1-29.4
$15,000- 24,999 289 215 63.6 50.6-74.9 23 10.6 5.1-20.8 19 5.6 3.2- 9.7 20 15.2 6.2-32.9 12 5.0 2.3-10.2
$25,000- 34,999 262 204 71.2 62.8-78.3 14 9.4 5.1-16.6 13 4.5 2.4- 8.4 22 10.8 6.5-17.4 9 4.2 1.7- 9.6
$35,000- 49,999 433 346 72.0 64.7-78.3 31 9.5 5.7-15.3 19 4.8 2.8- 8.2 25 9.5 5.6-15.6 12 4.3 1.9- 9.3
$50,000-74,999 544 427 73.9 68.2-78.9 53 11.9 8.7-16.3 25 4.8 2.8- 8.1 26 6.9 4.0-11.5 13 2.5 1.3- 4.8
$75,000+ 1,230 962 71.1 67.1-74.7 105 13.3 10.3-16.9 66 6.8 5.1- 9.0 74 7.1 5.1- 9.6 23 1.8 1.1- 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 822 662 71.8 66.6-76.5 55 11.2 8.0-15.4 30 3.9 2.6- 6.0 50 9.0 6.0-13.2 25 4.1 2.4- 7.0
No 2,279 1,774 69.7 66.4-72.8 191 12.5 10.3-15.2 120 5.9 4.7- 7.4 139 9.1 6.9-11.8 55 2.8 1.9- 4.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 494 415 76.8 70.5-82.1 20 6.0 3.3-10.7 18 5.1 2.9- 9.0 29 9.4 5.9-14.7 12 2.6 1.2- 5.4
Non-Veteran 2,672 2,068 69.0 65.9-71.9 232 13.2 11.0-15.6 139 5.9 4.8- 7.4 162 8.8 6.8-11.3 71 3.2 2.3- 4.4

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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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