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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,479 6,712 54.3 53.1-55.5 1,294 12.7 11.9-13.5 1,490 15.0 14.1-15.9 1,476 14.1 13.3-14.9 507 4.0 3.6- 4.4
-Piedmont NC 6,133 3,467 53.0 51.3-54.6 733 13.1 12.0-14.3 843 16.0 14.7-17.3 827 14.4 13.3-15.5 263 3.6 3.1- 4.2
GENDER
Male 2,425 1,154 46.0 43.4-48.6 302 13.0 11.3-14.9 405 19.0 17.0-21.2 422 17.4 15.6-19.4 142 4.6 3.8- 5.6
Female 3,708 2,313 59.3 57.2-61.4 431 13.2 11.7-14.7 438 13.3 11.8-14.8 405 11.6 10.3-13.0 121 2.7 2.1- 3.3
RACE
White 4,473 2,377 48.8 46.9-50.7 526 13.1 11.8-14.5 641 17.0 15.5-18.6 704 16.9 15.5-18.3 225 4.2 3.6- 4.9
African American 1,143 767 62.2 58.4-65.8 139 13.1 10.7-15.9 135 13.5 10.9-16.7 79 9.0 7.0-11.4 23 2.2 1.4- 3.5
Other minorities 462 286 61.3 55.1-67.2 60 12.8 9.1-17.7 62 14.5 10.7-19.4 41 9.0 6.2-12.9 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 388 251 65.3 59.3-70.8 50 11.5 8.4-15.5 47 13.2 9.4-18.3 30 7.6 5.0-11.3 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 5,723 3,200 52.0 50.3-53.7 682 13.2 12.0-14.5 794 16.2 14.9-17.6 795 14.9 13.7-16.1 252 3.7 3.2- 4.3
AGE
18-34 1,112 516 47.3 43.8-50.9 173 15.0 12.7-17.7 229 20.8 18.0-23.9 175 15.2 12.9-17.7 19 1.7 1.0- 2.8
35-54 2,024 996 47.6 44.9-50.3 293 15.3 13.3-17.4 344 17.9 15.9-20.1 311 15.7 13.8-17.7 80 3.5 2.7- 4.5
55-64 1,152 672 59.4 55.8-62.9 133 10.5 8.6-12.8 131 10.9 8.9-13.2 165 14.8 12.4-17.6 51 4.4 3.3- 6.0
65-74 1,006 654 64.3 60.5-68.0 76 6.7 5.1- 8.7 86 8.5 6.6-11.0 119 12.7 10.3-15.7 71 7.7 5.8-10.2
75+ 780 589 74.2 70.0-78.0 53 8.2 5.8-11.5 49 7.2 5.1-10.1 50 5.7 4.1- 8.0 39 4.7 3.2- 6.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 745 580 69.6 64.8-74.1 48 9.1 6.3-13.0 55 10.9 8.0-14.7 40 7.5 5.4-10.5 22 2.8 1.8- 4.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,685 1,174 64.5 61.4-67.5 173 12.4 10.4-14.8 167 11.7 9.9-13.8 124 8.8 7.1-10.9 47 2.6 1.8- 3.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,653 913 49.4 46.3-52.4 232 15.0 12.9-17.4 235 18.4 15.8-21.3 204 13.3 11.4-15.4 69 3.9 3.0- 5.1
College Graduate 2,029 784 35.6 33.0-38.4 276 13.8 11.9-15.8 386 20.6 18.4-22.9 458 25.3 22.8-27.8 125 4.8 3.9- 5.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 671 498 66.4 61.4-71.0 54 8.5 6.2-11.6 63 15.2 11.6-19.6 40 7.1 4.9-10.2 16 2.8 1.6- 4.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,018 703 62.0 57.9-66.0 99 11.7 9.2-14.8 112 14.6 11.6-18.3 82 9.5 7.4-12.2 22 2.1 1.2- 3.6
$25,000- 34,999 638 383 56.6 51.3-61.7 79 12.5 9.6-16.1 94 17.1 13.6-21.1 53 10.0 7.3-13.6 29 3.9 2.4- 6.2
$35,000- 49,999 746 390 51.9 47.2-56.5 115 16.1 12.9-19.9 102 12.6 10.1-15.6 102 14.9 11.9-18.5 37 4.6 3.2- 6.5
$50,000+ 2,024 769 36.8 34.1-39.6 288 14.4 12.6-16.5 379 21.4 19.0-24.0 458 22.5 20.3-24.9 130 4.8 3.9- 5.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,535 1,070 65.9 62.6-69.1 147 11.1 9.0-13.7 143 10.9 8.9-13.3 126 8.3 6.7-10.3 49 3.7 2.7- 5.2
No 4,570 2,376 49.7 47.7-51.6 584 13.6 12.3-15.0 697 17.2 15.8-18.8 700 15.9 14.6-17.3 213 3.6 3.0- 4.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 744 373 46.6 42.2-51.1 93 14.0 11.1-17.5 108 15.9 12.9-19.4 115 17.0 13.8-20.7 55 6.5 4.8- 8.7
Non-Veteran 5,387 3,092 53.7 52.0-55.5 640 13.0 11.8-14.3 735 16.0 14.7-17.4 712 14.0 12.9-15.3 208 3.2 2.8- 3.8

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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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