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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,525 14,957 96.1 95.6-96.6 568 3.9 3.4- 4.4
-Piedmont NC 7,442 7,170 96.1 95.3-96.8 272 3.9 3.2- 4.7
GENDER
Male 2,819 2,706 95.9 94.7-96.9 113 4.1 3.1- 5.3
Female 4,623 4,464 96.3 95.1-97.1 159 3.7 2.9- 4.9
RACE
White 5,909 5,688 96.1 95.2-96.8 221 3.9 3.2- 4.8
African American 1,064 1,027 95.0 92.2-96.9 37 5.0 3.1- 7.8
Other Minorities 448 436 98.0 96.2-99.0 12 2.0 1.0- 3.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 334 328 99.3 98.2-99.7 6 0.7 0.3- 1.8
Non-Hispanic 7,093 6,827 95.8 94.9-96.5 266 4.2 3.5- 5.1
AGE
18-24 206 195 94.1 88.1-97.1 11 5.9 2.9-11.9
25-34 742 709 95.1 92.6-96.9 33 4.9 3.1- 7.4
35-44 1,241 1,200 97.1 95.8-98.0 41 2.9 2.0- 4.2
45-54 1,500 1,419 95.7 94.5-96.7 81 4.3 3.3- 5.5
55-64 1,559 1,494 96.0 94.7-97.0 65 4.0 3.0- 5.3
65-74 1,209 1,182 97.3 95.9-98.3 27 2.7 1.7- 4.1
75+ 932 918 98.7 97.7-99.3 14 1.3 0.7- 2.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 937 916 97.7 95.9-98.7 21 2.3 1.3- 4.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,063 1,990 95.5 93.7-96.8 73 4.5 3.2- 6.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,896 1,830 96.5 94.9-97.6 66 3.5 2.4- 5.1
College Graduate 2,529 2,417 95.6 94.0-96.8 112 4.4 3.2- 6.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 690 675 97.1 92.5-99.0 15 2.9 1.0- 7.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,137 1,103 96.9 94.9-98.1 34 3.1 1.9- 5.1
$25,000- 34,999 729 701 95.3 92.6-97.0 28 4.7 3.0- 7.4
$35,000- 49,999 992 959 96.3 93.9-97.8 33 3.7 2.2- 6.1
$50,000-74,999 1,051 1,006 96.8 95.4-97.8 45 3.2 2.2- 4.6
$75,000+ 1,844 1,754 95.1 93.1-96.5 90 4.9 3.5- 6.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,547 2,460 96.2 94.9-97.2 87 3.8 2.8- 5.1
No 4,719 4,540 96.0 94.9-96.8 179 4.0 3.2- 5.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 984 950 96.3 94.3-97.6 34 3.7 2.4- 5.7
Non-Veteran 6,455 6,217 96.1 95.2-96.8 238 3.9 3.2- 4.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

Due to small number of respondents no further breakdowns are available.

^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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