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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,633 9,601 84.8 83.5-85.9 1,032 15.2 14.1-16.5
-Piedmont NC 5,929 5,285 84.1 82.5-85.6 644 15.9 14.4-17.5
GENDER
Male 2,240 1,855 78.2 75.5-80.8 385 21.8 19.2-24.5
Female 3,689 3,430 89.4 87.6-91.1 259 10.6 8.9-12.4
RACE
White 4,569 4,054 82.8 80.8-84.6 515 17.2 15.4-19.2
African American 970 887 89.2 85.7-91.9 83 10.8 8.1-14.3
Other minorities 347 307 83.8 77.0-89.0 40 16.2 11.0-23.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 280 238 80.0 72.1-86.1 42 20.0 13.9-27.9
Non-Hispanic 5,634 5,033 84.5 82.8-86.0 601 15.5 14.0-17.2
AGE
18-34 717 539 74.4 70.3-78.1 178 25.6 21.9-29.7
35-54 2,003 1,681 83.1 80.4-85.4 322 16.9 14.6-19.6
55-64 1,223 1,122 90.3 87.5-92.5 101 9.7 7.5-12.5
65-74 1,084 1,051 97.3 95.9-98.3 33 2.7 1.7- 4.1
75+ 836 826 98.9 97.5-99.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 656 604 87.2 82.0-91.0 52 12.8 9.0-18.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,593 1,444 85.1 81.8-87.9 149 14.9 12.1-18.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,415 1,270 85.8 82.5-88.6 145 14.2 11.4-17.5
College Graduate 2,249 1,951 79.7 77.0-82.2 298 20.3 17.8-23.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 591 531 79.0 72.3-84.4 60 21.0 15.6-27.7
$15,000- 24,999 957 883 88.3 84.5-91.2 74 11.7 8.8-15.5
$25,000- 34,999 545 490 87.5 82.4-91.3 55 12.5 8.7-17.6
$35,000- 49,999 705 630 84.0 78.9-88.0 75 16.0 12.0-21.1
$50,000+ 2,139 1,805 80.1 77.2-82.8 334 19.9 17.2-22.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,690 1,570 89.4 86.2-92.0 120 10.6 8.0-13.8
No 4,214 3,693 82.5 80.6-84.3 521 17.5 15.7-19.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 748 680 89.7 86.1-92.4 68 10.3 7.6-13.9
Non-Veteran 5,180 4,605 83.5 81.7-85.1 575 16.5 14.9-18.3

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*Binge drinkers--MALES having five or more drinks on one occasion,
and FEMALES having four or more drinks on one occasion.

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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