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2010 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 4,629 2,326 43.1 40.9-45.4 1,403 31.9 29.7-34.1 441 10.2 8.8-11.7 185 5.3 4.2- 6.5 274 9.6 8.0-11.5
-Piedmont NC 2,922 1,490 43.4 40.6-46.3 912 32.8 30.1-35.5 246 8.8 7.3-10.6 114 5.2 4.0- 6.7 160 9.8 7.7-12.4
GENDER
Male 1,329 513 32.7 29.0-36.6 457 34.7 30.6-38.9 160 10.9 8.7-13.7 78 6.7 4.9- 9.2 121 15.0 11.5-19.3
Female 1,593 977 57.6 54.1-61.1 455 30.3 27.2-33.5 86 6.1 4.4- 8.2 36 3.2 2.1- 4.8 39 2.9 1.9- 4.3
RACE
White 2,446 1,248 42.6 39.7-45.6 769 34.1 31.4-37.0 211 8.4 7.0-10.1 87 4.7 3.5- 6.2 131 10.1 7.7-13.1
African American 337 167 45.7 38.0-53.6 103 26.2 20.3-33.0 26 12.6 7.1-21.3 22 8.8 4.7-15.9 19 6.8 3.4-13.1
Other Minorities 123 70 47.5 33.5-61.9 33 31.0 17.8-48.3 8 6.1 2.6-13.5 3 3.2 0.9-10.8 9 12.3 5.2-26.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 82 42 45.0 29.3-61.9 22 32.2 17.3-51.9 6 5.2 1.9-13.5 2 3.1 0.6-15.0 10 14.4 6.1-30.3
Non-Hispanic 2,833 1,447 43.4 40.6-46.2 886 32.7 30.2-35.4 239 9.1 7.5-10.9 111 5.3 4.1- 6.9 150 9.5 7.4-12.1
AGE
18-24 73 21 29.1 17.5-44.2 16 19.3 10.6-32.5 7 11.3 4.7-24.7 8 6.4 3.0-13.1 21 34.1 21.0-50.1
25-34 287 127 40.3 33.1-48.0 91 35.2 27.7-43.5 25 7.0 4.4-11.0 17 5.8 3.0-10.9 27 11.6 7.4-17.8
35-44 578 227 35.8 31.1-40.9 226 39.6 34.7-44.6 63 12.5 9.3-16.5 29 6.5 4.1-10.1 33 5.6 3.7- 8.5
45-54 696 340 46.7 41.9-51.6 220 32.5 28.2-37.1 65 8.2 6.1-10.9 30 5.1 3.1- 8.3 41 7.6 4.8-11.7
55-64 651 352 52.6 47.8-57.4 204 33.1 28.8-37.7 51 6.8 4.8- 9.5 17 2.7 1.6- 4.6 27 4.7 2.9- 7.7
65+ 618 413 65.8 60.9-70.3 148 24.2 20.2-28.7 35 5.9 4.0- 8.6 12 2.8 1.3- 5.8 10 1.3 0.6- 2.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 116 36 30.0 16.3-48.6 35 26.6 15.4-41.9 22 18.8 10.0-32.6 8 4.3 1.9- 9.3 15 20.3 10.6-35.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 539 250 41.1 34.1-48.5 154 27.0 20.6-34.4 44 8.1 4.8-13.5 30 6.3 3.8-10.4 61 17.5 11.5-25.7
Some Post-H.S. 694 356 41.7 36.2-47.3 197 29.7 25.0-34.9 70 9.7 7.1-13.3 29 6.2 3.9- 9.6 42 12.7 8.3-19.0
College Graduate 1,571 847 46.9 43.5-50.4 525 37.6 34.2-41.2 110 7.5 5.9- 9.6 47 4.3 2.8- 6.6 42 3.6 2.3- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 121 53 39.8 27.1-54.0 33 27.0 17.3-39.5 16 10.5 5.1-20.3 10 11.8 5.3-24.5 9 10.9 5.0-21.9
$15,000- 24,999 254 126 42.0 31.7-53.0 60 29.8 18.3-44.5 26 7.8 4.2-13.9 17 6.7 3.5-12.3 25 13.7 8.4-21.7
$25,000- 34,999 231 136 62.1 51.8-71.5 52 15.4 10.7-21.6 14 5.4 2.6-11.0 11 4.4 2.2- 8.6 18 12.7 6.7-22.8
$35,000- 49,999 367 191 45.1 37.4-53.0 96 33.2 25.4-42.0 38 9.8 6.3-14.9 15 5.0 2.6- 9.3 27 6.9 4.3-11.0
$50,000-74,999 482 247 43.7 37.5-50.1 153 32.1 26.5-38.2 37 9.1 6.1-13.4 23 9.9 5.5-17.0 22 5.3 3.1- 8.7
$75,000+ 1,163 556 40.8 37.0-44.8 440 40.1 36.2-44.2 94 8.7 6.6-11.2 32 3.6 2.2- 5.6 41 6.8 4.4-10.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 749 392 41.0 35.1-47.2 201 29.7 24.2-35.7 74 9.8 7.1-13.3 37 6.0 3.8- 9.4 45 13.5 8.4-21.1
No 2,065 1,045 44.6 41.4-47.9 673 33.0 30.0-36.0 164 8.5 6.8-10.7 76 5.2 3.8- 7.1 107 8.6 6.5-11.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 416 200 40.9 34.4-47.7 118 30.8 24.5-38.0 56 14.0 10.0-19.3 16 7.0 3.5-13.6 26 7.2 4.5-11.3
Non-Veteran 2,506 1,290 43.8 40.7-46.9 794 33.0 30.1-36.0 190 8.1 6.6-10.0 98 4.9 3.7- 6.5 134 10.1 7.8-13.1

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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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