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2011 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 o n 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 4,520 2,164 37.2 35.1-39.4 1,396 31.3 29.2-33.4 459 13.1 11.6-14.8 184 6.7 5.5- 8.2 317 11.7 10.1-13.5
-Piedmont NC 2,774 1,335 39.5 36.8-42.3 866 30.8 28.3-33.4 277 12.8 10.9-15.0 111 6.5 5.1- 8.3 185 10.3 8.5-12.4
GENDER
Male 1,239 446 30.2 26.6-34.1 415 31.3 27.6-35.1 160 14.7 11.9-18.0 86 9.6 7.2-12.5 132 14.3 11.4-17.8
Female 1,535 889 50.6 46.8-54.4 451 30.3 27.0-33.8 117 10.6 8.2-13.6 25 2.9 1.8- 4.8 53 5.5 3.7- 8.0
RACE
White 2,263 1,095 40.3 37.3-43.4 739 33.4 30.5-36.4 215 12.1 10.0-14.5 81 5.8 4.3- 7.7 133 8.4 6.7-10.6
African American 343 169 39.8 32.8-47.3 92 27.8 21.4-35.3 35 14.2 9.3-21.1 23 7.8 4.6-12.8 24 10.4 5.9-17.8
Other minorities 150 64 32.4 23.0-43.5 30 14.5 8.7-23.2 25 17.1 10.2-27.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 121 *** *** *** 28 20.0 12.1-31.0 16 13.6 7.0-24.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,649 1,287 40.6 37.8-43.4 837 31.7 29.1-34.4 261 12.8 10.8-15.0 107 6.3 4.9- 8.1 157 8.6 7.0-10.7
AGE
18-34 422 146 31.4 26.1-37.2 126 28.8 23.8-34.4 59 13.9 10.4-18.3 35 9.8 6.8-14.0 56 16.1 12.0-21.2
35-54 1,147 481 37.8 33.9-41.7 385 31.9 28.4-35.7 150 15.9 12.7-19.7 45 5.6 3.7- 8.3 86 8.8 6.5-11.9
55-64 575 303 48.5 42.5-54.6 181 32.1 26.7-38.1 36 7.5 4.8-11.7 23 5.1 2.8- 9.0 32 6.7 4.3-10.4
65-74 395 241 57.1 50.2-63.8 123 36.5 30.0-43.4 20 4.3 2.6- 7.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 210 147 70.7 61.1-78.7 44 21.2 14.2-30.4 12 3.8 1.9- 7.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 151 *** *** *** 34 18.7 11.2-29.5 20 16.2 8.7-28.3 *** *** *** 27 21.4 13.1-33.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 524 205 30.5 24.9-36.8 154 30.9 25.3-37.0 68 14.1 10.5-18.8 23 6.9 3.9-12.0 74 17.5 13.0-23.3
Some Post-H.S. 653 324 41.1 35.9-46.6 188 29.4 24.6-34.8 68 12.6 8.9-17.7 36 7.5 4.9-11.2 37 9.4 6.2-13.9
College Graduate 1,442 742 43.7 40.2-47.3 488 34.7 31.4-38.2 121 11.4 9.2-14.2 44 5.9 4.1- 8.4 47 4.2 2.9- 6.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 163 *** *** *** 46 24.8 16.4-35.7 14 9.7 4.6-19.5 13 12.1 6.0-22.8 28 21.4 13.2-32.6
$15,000- 24,999 320 147 35.0 28.0-42.8 86 27.2 20.4-35.2 40 15.6 10.5-22.6 13 5.9 3.0-11.4 34 16.3 10.5-24.5
$25,000- 34,999 217 97 32.0 24.1-41.2 60 29.7 21.4-39.7 23 15.5 9.3-24.9 15 9.3 4.4-18.6 22 13.4 7.8-22.1
$35,000- 49,999 333 168 37.6 30.4-45.5 94 33.3 26.0-41.6 32 9.5 6.1-14.5 17 9.7 5.1-17.7 22 9.8 5.7-16.4
$50,000+ 1,410 671 42.0 38.1-45.9 490 32.4 29.0-36.0 143 13.7 10.8-17.3 45 5.1 3.6- 7.4 61 6.7 4.6- 9.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 570 287 42.4 36.1-48.9 172 30.1 24.4-36.5 50 11.2 7.7-15.9 18 3.6 2.0- 6.4 43 12.8 8.0-19.7
No 2,194 1,044 39.0 36.0-42.1 691 31.0 28.2-33.9 224 13.0 10.9-15.6 93 7.1 5.5- 9.2 142 9.8 7.9-12.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 362 169 42.9 35.5-50.6 114 29.2 22.7-36.8 32 12.3 7.8-18.7 18 6.4 3.2-12.3 29 9.3 5.6-15.0
Non-Veteran 2,411 1,166 39.2 36.3-42.1 752 31.0 28.4-33.8 244 12.9 10.8-15.2 93 6.6 5.1- 8.5 156 10.4 8.4-12.8

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* This question was 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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