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2011 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 10,604 10,126 94.4 93.5-95.1 478 5.6 4.9- 6.5
-Piedmont NC 5,918 5,613 94.0 92.9-95.0 305 6.0 5.0- 7.1
GENDER
Male 2,237 2,119 94.0 92.3-95.3 118 6.0 4.7- 7.7
Female 3,681 3,494 94.1 92.6-95.3 187 5.9 4.7- 7.4
RACE
White 4,559 4,291 92.8 91.3-94.0 268 7.2 6.0- 8.7
African American 966 939 97.2 95.3-98.3 27 2.8 1.7- 4.7
Other minorities 350 342 96.9 92.6-98.8 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 280 272 96.5 90.9-98.7 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 5,623 5,326 93.8 92.7-94.8 297 6.2 5.2- 7.3
AGE
18-34 714 657 92.0 89.2-94.1 57 8.0 5.9-10.8
35-54 2,001 1,877 93.9 92.1-95.3 124 6.1 4.7- 7.9
55-64 1,220 1,146 93.6 91.0-95.5 74 6.4 4.5- 9.0
65-74 1,084 1,048 97.5 96.3-98.4 36 2.5 1.6- 3.7
75+ 833 820 98.9 98.0-99.4 13 1.1 0.6- 2.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 653 639 97.2 94.4-98.6 14 2.8 1.4- 5.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,586 1,508 94.2 92.3-95.7 78 5.8 4.3- 7.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,415 1,340 92.5 89.6-94.6 75 7.5 5.4-10.4
College Graduate 2,248 2,110 93.7 92.1-95.0 138 6.3 5.0- 7.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 584 559 93.5 88.7-96.3 25 6.5 3.7-11.3
$15,000- 24,999 959 929 96.2 93.8-97.6 30 3.8 2.4- 6.2
$25,000- 34,999 543 513 93.8 90.0-96.2 30 6.2 3.8-10.0
$35,000- 49,999 705 668 92.5 88.6-95.1 37 7.5 4.9-11.4
$50,000+ 2,138 1,989 92.6 90.4-94.3 149 7.4 5.7- 9.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,683 1,605 94.8 92.7-96.3 78 5.2 3.7- 7.3
No 4,210 3,984 93.8 92.5-94.9 226 6.2 5.1- 7.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 745 716 95.8 93.1-97.5 29 4.2 2.5- 6.9
Non-Veteran 5,172 4,897 93.8 92.6-94.8 275 6.2 5.2- 7.4

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

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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