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2012 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 on 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 4,624 2,165 40.3 38.6-42.1 1,402 30.8 29.1-32.5 471 12.6 11.3-14.1 198 5.2 4.4- 6.1 388 11.0 9.8-12.3
-Piedmont NC 2,589 1,216 41.8 39.4-44.3 803 30.9 28.6-33.2 277 12.9 11.1-14.9 94 4.6 3.7- 5.8 199 9.8 8.3-11.4
GENDER
Male 1,234 434 32.1 28.9-35.4 410 32.2 29.0-35.5 176 15.4 12.8-18.4 64 6.3 4.8- 8.3 150 14.0 11.8-16.7
Female 1,355 782 53.7 50.3-57.2 393 29.3 26.3-32.4 101 9.9 7.7-12.6 30 2.6 1.7- 3.9 49 4.6 3.2- 6.4
RACE
White 2,045 968 41.4 38.7-44.1 658 32.6 30.1-35.3 201 11.8 10.0-14.0 71 4.9 3.7- 6.3 147 9.3 7.7-11.1
African American 360 169 43.9 37.5-50.4 103 28.3 22.9-34.4 50 16.6 11.6-23.2 19 4.8 2.8- 8.0 19 6.5 3.9-10.6
Other minorities 167 68 41.7 32.1-52.0 39 19.9 13.0-29.2 25 15.7 10.2-23.5 *** *** *** 31 20.4 13.8-29.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 128 41 30.8 21.7-41.7 30 20.2 13.8-28.5 20 16.7 10.4-25.8 *** *** *** 34 30.6 21.6-41.3
Non-Hispanic 2,455 1,172 42.5 40.0-45.0 771 31.4 29.1-33.8 256 12.7 10.9-14.8 91 4.8 3.8- 6.0 165 8.6 7.3-10.3
AGE
18-34 565 185 30.2 25.9-34.9 162 26.7 22.7-31.2 97 19.3 15.3-24.1 33 6.2 4.4- 8.9 88 17.5 14.2-21.5
35-54 1,006 440 43.4 39.7-47.3 334 33.2 29.7-36.9 108 10.4 8.3-12.8 43 5.1 3.7- 7.1 81 7.9 6.1-10.1
55-64 468 250 50.1 44.6-55.6 148 34.7 29.6-40.2 47 11.0 7.8-15.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 345 190 53.0 46.3-59.6 118 34.8 28.6-41.4 17 7.1 3.9-12.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 187 139 74.2 65.2-81.6 36 21.1 14.3-30.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 150 46 31.8 22.8-42.4 30 17.6 11.8-25.4 30 21.1 13.6-31.3 *** *** *** 34 23.1 16.0-32.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 487 205 39.1 34.0-44.4 145 30.8 26.0-35.9 62 12.6 8.9-17.5 18 3.9 2.3- 6.6 57 13.6 10.2-17.9
Some Post-H.S. 721 342 40.9 36.5-45.4 203 30.1 26.0-34.6 83 14.0 10.8-17.8 31 5.5 3.8- 8.0 62 9.5 7.2-12.5
College Graduate 1,226 619 46.7 43.2-50.3 424 35.1 31.8-38.5 102 10.0 8.0-12.4 35 3.7 2.5- 5.5 46 4.5 3.2- 6.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 167 61 28.8 21.7-37.1 43 27.8 20.1-37.0 24 11.9 7.6-18.2 14 10.7 6.2-18.1 25 20.8 13.8-30.0
$15,000- 24,999 299 128 39.8 32.9-47.2 80 23.6 18.5-29.6 36 15.5 9.9-23.5 *** *** *** 42 16.3 11.5-22.6
$25,000- 34,999 247 110 35.2 28.6-42.4 69 27.6 21.3-34.9 35 17.4 12.4-23.9 *** *** *** 26 14.4 9.6-21.0
$35,000- 49,999 349 159 40.8 34.6-47.3 108 30.6 25.1-36.7 43 13.9 10.0-19.0 17 5.7 3.3- 9.5 22 9.0 5.7-14.1
$50,000+ 1,237 598 44.9 41.4-48.5 427 35.1 31.8-38.7 118 11.3 9.0-14.1 35 3.3 2.3- 4.8 59 5.3 3.9- 7.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 453 230 46.9 40.8-53.0 131 30.5 25.3-36.4 47 10.9 7.9-14.8 14 3.3 1.8- 5.9 31 8.4 5.6-12.6
No 2,130 983 41.0 38.4-43.7 672 31.0 28.6-33.5 229 13.2 11.3-15.5 79 4.7 3.7- 6.1 167 10.0 8.4-11.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 364 162 42.6 36.5-48.9 120 32.7 27.3-38.7 40 11.0 7.7-15.5 16 4.9 2.8- 8.7 26 8.7 5.7-13.2
Non-Veteran 2,225 1,054 41.7 39.1-44.4 683 30.6 28.2-33.1 237 13.2 11.2-15.4 78 4.6 3.6- 5.9 173 9.9 8.4-11.7

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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 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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