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2012 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 4,507 1,304 24.1 22.6-25.6 1,309 26.5 25.0-28.1 689 16.2 14.8-17.7 373 8.6 7.5- 9.7 832 24.7 23.0-26.4
-Piedmont NC 2,540 731 24.8 22.7-26.9 728 26.0 23.9-28.2 417 17.5 15.6-19.5 209 8.7 7.2-10.4 455 23.1 20.9-25.4
GENDER
Male 1,195 239 17.6 15.1-20.4 290 21.3 18.6-24.3 228 20.4 17.6-23.6 102 8.4 6.5-10.7 336 32.3 29.0-35.9
Female 1,345 492 33.2 30.1-36.5 438 31.5 28.5-34.7 189 14.0 11.8-16.5 107 9.0 7.0-11.6 119 12.2 10.0-14.8
RACE
White 2,018 581 23.6 21.5-25.9 585 26.4 24.1-28.9 337 18.0 15.9-20.4 162 8.8 7.2-10.6 353 23.2 20.8-25.8
African American 340 102 27.7 22.1-34.1 102 27.4 22.2-33.4 58 17.6 13.2-23.1 *** *** *** 51 19.0 14.0-25.1
Other minorities 166 43 29.9 20.9-40.8 36 19.4 12.7-28.5 21 12.6 7.3-20.9 19 8.8 5.2-14.4 47 29.3 21.4-38.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 126 23 14.8 9.4-22.5 24 15.7 10.1-23.6 20 14.5 8.7-23.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,408 705 25.3 23.2-27.5 703 26.6 24.4-28.8 396 17.6 15.7-19.8 197 8.5 7.1-10.2 407 21.9 19.8-24.3
AGE
18-34 550 103 16.8 13.5-20.6 111 18.2 14.9-22.2 93 16.9 13.4-21.2 43 9.2 6.2-13.4 200 38.9 34.1-43.9
35-54 985 249 24.9 21.7-28.5 283 28.2 24.9-31.8 176 17.7 15.0-20.9 98 9.3 7.4-11.5 179 19.9 16.9-23.2
55-64 463 144 27.8 23.2-32.9 153 32.7 27.8-38.0 79 21.0 16.4-26.4 41 9.8 7.0-13.5 46 8.8 6.3-12.1
65-74 341 125 36.1 29.9-42.9 115 33.9 27.9-40.4 54 17.2 12.7-23.0 20 4.6 2.6- 7.8 27 8.2 5.4-12.3
75+ 186 106 58.2 49.0-66.9 58 28.8 21.6-37.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 149 35 23.3 15.4-33.6 20 13.2 8.1-20.8 21 13.1 8.1-20.4 *** *** *** 61 40.4 31.2-50.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 466 133 26.4 21.9-31.4 132 27.0 22.5-32.0 72 16.6 12.4-21.9 31 6.7 4.4- 9.9 98 23.3 19.0-28.4
Some Post-H.S. 706 212 24.0 20.5-27.8 200 25.8 22.0-29.9 111 17.8 14.5-21.7 64 9.5 6.9-12.9 119 22.9 19.0-27.4
College Graduate 1,215 348 24.9 22.0-28.1 375 29.0 25.9-32.2 213 18.8 16.1-21.9 102 8.6 6.9-10.8 177 18.6 15.9-21.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 161 42 18.2 12.7-25.3 30 18.8 12.7-26.9 21 14.5 9.0-22.5 16 8.4 4.9-14.1 52 40.1 31.1-49.9
$15,000- 24,999 289 74 23.7 17.8-30.7 83 22.0 17.0-27.9 40 14.3 10.1-20.0 *** *** *** 71 30.8 24.3-38.1
$25,000- 34,999 237 79 27.0 21.1-33.9 52 20.8 15.3-27.7 36 15.9 10.8-22.8 20 7.4 4.4-12.2 50 28.9 22.1-36.8
$35,000- 49,999 341 96 23.5 18.7-29.2 102 25.7 20.8-31.3 60 19.0 14.4-24.6 23 7.3 4.4-11.9 60 24.5 18.6-31.4
$50,000+ 1,222 323 23.7 20.9-26.8 381 29.5 26.4-32.9 230 19.7 17.0-22.8 111 9.9 7.8-12.5 177 17.1 14.4-20.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 442 165 35.6 29.7-41.9 124 24.2 19.7-29.4 60 15.4 11.3-20.6 36 8.8 6.0-12.7 57 16.0 12.1-21.0
No 2,092 564 22.9 20.8-25.2 603 26.3 24.1-28.7 357 17.9 15.8-20.1 172 8.6 7.0-10.5 396 24.2 21.9-26.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 355 95 24.2 19.2-29.9 110 25.7 20.9-31.2 62 21.5 16.5-27.6 32 9.4 6.3-13.8 56 19.2 14.6-24.8
Non-Veteran 2,185 636 24.9 22.6-27.2 618 26.0 23.8-28.4 355 16.9 14.9-19.1 177 8.6 7.0-10.4 399 23.6 21.3-26.1

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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 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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).
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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