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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 4,430 1,300 23.4 21.6-25.4 1,318 24.8 22.9-26.7 707 16.8 15.1-18.5 348 8.7 7.5-10.2 757 26.3 24.2-28.6
-Piedmont NC 2,718 794 23.7 21.4-26.2 802 24.5 22.3-26.9 423 16.8 14.8-19.1 219 8.3 6.8-10.0 480 26.6 23.9-29.4
GENDER
Male 1,211 239 15.9 13.0-19.3 294 20.5 17.4-23.8 225 19.9 16.7-23.5 100 7.0 5.3- 9.2 353 36.8 32.7-41.1
Female 1,507 555 33.0 29.5-36.6 508 29.4 26.2-32.8 198 13.3 11.0-15.9 119 9.9 7.5-12.8 127 14.6 11.7-17.9
RACE
White 2,233 627 22.7 20.1-25.5 674 25.8 23.3-28.6 358 16.8 14.6-19.2 188 8.8 7.1-10.8 386 25.9 23.0-29.0
African American 335 117 28.7 22.5-35.7 94 21.9 16.7-28.3 49 20.6 14.5-28.5 20 4.7 2.6- 8.5 55 24.0 17.5-32.0
Other minorities 133 45 24.1 16.1-34.5 30 17.9 11.1-27.4 15 11.0 5.3-21.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 105 24 14.2 8.2-23.5 26 17.2 9.8-28.4 16 14.7 7.5-26.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,609 768 24.3 21.9-26.9 775 25.0 22.7-27.5 407 17.0 14.9-19.3 211 8.4 6.9-10.2 448 25.2 22.6-28.0
AGE
18-34 410 91 18.9 14.5-24.4 71 15.7 11.9-20.5 60 16.2 12.2-21.2 43 9.6 6.8-13.5 145 39.5 33.8-45.6
35-54 1,120 268 22.3 19.1-25.8 323 26.5 23.2-30.1 190 17.5 14.5-20.9 100 8.3 6.2-11.0 239 25.5 21.7-29.6
55-64 569 168 27.1 21.9-33.0 207 34.9 29.3-40.9 83 15.5 11.6-20.2 42 7.9 5.1-12.0 69 14.7 10.8-19.6
65-74 391 152 35.7 29.1-42.9 132 32.9 26.9-39.5 64 20.9 15.5-27.6 23 5.0 3.0- 8.2 20 5.4 3.1- 9.2
75+ 204 102 52.4 42.3-62.3 62 29.5 21.3-39.3 23 11.5 6.9-18.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 147 *** *** *** 30 17.9 10.6-28.7 17 10.2 5.2-19.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 506 148 23.8 18.4-30.1 125 20.4 16.1-25.6 77 17.4 13.0-23.0 36 7.0 4.5-10.7 120 31.4 25.4-38.1
Some Post-H.S. 644 203 25.3 21.0-30.2 186 25.0 20.7-29.9 104 19.4 15.1-24.5 41 7.8 4.8-12.2 110 22.6 17.9-28.0
College Graduate 1,418 398 22.5 19.7-25.5 461 28.2 25.0-31.5 224 16.0 13.6-18.9 131 10.2 8.1-12.7 204 23.1 19.9-26.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 162 49 21.9 14.0-32.5 33 11.0 6.7-17.6 20 12.5 6.6-22.4 13 7.5 3.6-15.2 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 305 102 24.7 18.5-32.1 84 24.7 18.5-32.1 41 13.8 9.0-20.8 24 11.0 6.4-18.3 54 25.8 18.5-34.8
$25,000- 34,999 211 69 20.4 14.1-28.7 52 26.5 18.8-36.0 31 22.4 14.3-33.4 17 5.7 3.1-10.4 42 24.9 16.9-35.0
$35,000- 49,999 325 113 24.9 19.1-31.7 88 25.4 19.0-33.1 46 15.6 10.5-22.5 16 4.8 2.4- 9.3 62 29.3 22.0-37.9
$50,000+ 1,389 343 22.4 19.3-26.0 437 25.5 22.3-28.9 236 17.6 14.8-20.7 131 9.9 7.7-12.7 242 24.6 21.1-28.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 565 193 30.2 24.4-36.6 161 25.0 20.0-30.7 85 14.0 10.4-18.6 33 4.0 2.5- 6.3 93 26.9 20.6-34.2
No 2,144 600 22.5 20.0-25.2 638 24.5 22.0-27.1 336 17.3 15.0-19.9 185 9.1 7.4-11.2 385 26.5 23.6-29.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 356 103 25.4 19.2-32.7 105 28.7 22.0-36.5 62 18.8 13.5-25.5 29 8.3 4.8-13.8 57 18.9 13.5-25.8
Non-Veteran 2,361 691 23.6 21.1-26.2 697 24.1 21.7-26.6 361 16.6 14.4-19.1 190 8.3 6.8-10.2 422 27.4 24.6-30.5

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

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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