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2012 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 11,351 10,263 86.9 86.0-87.7 1,088 13.1 12.3-14.0
-Piedmont NC 6,071 5,467 87.0 85.8-88.1 604 13.0 11.9-14.2
GENDER
Male 2,388 2,024 82.2 80.2-84.1 364 17.8 15.9-19.8
Female 3,683 3,443 91.3 89.8-92.5 240 8.7 7.5-10.2
RACE
White 4,435 3,971 85.8 84.3-87.2 464 14.2 12.8-15.7
African American 1,127 1,050 91.1 88.6-93.2 77 8.9 6.8-11.4
Other minorities 455 395 86.0 81.5-89.5 60 14.0 10.5-18.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 382 328 84.0 78.9-88.1 54 16.0 11.9-21.1
Non-Hispanic 5,668 5,118 87.2 85.9-88.3 550 12.8 11.7-14.1
AGE
18-34 1,093 859 78.1 75.1-80.9 234 21.9 19.1-24.9
35-54 2,004 1,753 86.3 84.3-88.1 251 13.7 11.9-15.7
55-64 1,143 1,070 94.1 92.4-95.5 73 5.9 4.5- 7.6
65-74 998 958 96.1 94.4-97.3 40 3.9 2.7- 5.6
75+ 775 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 728 662 87.3 83.5-90.3 66 12.7 9.7-16.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,669 1,538 89.7 87.6-91.5 131 10.3 8.5-12.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,638 1,472 85.9 83.4-88.1 166 14.1 11.9-16.6
College Graduate 2,015 1,774 85.2 83.1-87.2 241 14.8 12.8-16.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 665 597 84.4 79.9-88.0 68 15.6 12.0-20.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,001 911 87.0 83.7-89.7 90 13.0 10.3-16.3
$25,000- 34,999 633 559 83.5 79.2-87.1 74 16.5 12.9-20.8
$35,000- 49,999 738 661 85.7 81.7-89.0 77 14.3 11.0-18.3
$50,000+ 2,007 1,771 87.0 84.9-88.8 236 13.0 11.2-15.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,521 1,431 92.1 90.1-93.8 90 7.9 6.2- 9.9
No 4,523 4,011 85.7 84.2-87.0 512 14.3 13.0-15.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 738 671 88.2 84.9-90.9 67 11.8 9.1-15.1
Non-Veteran 5,331 4,794 86.8 85.5-88.0 537 13.2 12.0-14.5

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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 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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