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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,639 3,551 70.9 69.1-72.6 368 9.6 8.5-10.9 243 6.2 5.4- 7.2 317 8.9 7.9-10.1 160 4.4 3.6- 5.2
-Piedmont NC 2,604 2,000 71.9 69.6-74.1 209 9.7 8.2-11.4 131 5.9 4.8- 7.1 183 8.7 7.3-10.2 81 3.8 3.0- 5.0
GENDER
Male 1,234 870 66.6 63.2-69.8 102 10.1 8.1-12.6 81 6.7 5.2- 8.7 119 11.1 9.0-13.5 62 5.5 4.1- 7.3
Female 1,370 1,130 78.3 75.1-81.2 107 9.2 7.2-11.8 50 4.8 3.5- 6.6 64 5.8 4.4- 7.6 19 1.9 1.1- 3.4
RACE
White 2,058 1,594 71.9 69.3-74.5 168 10.2 8.5-12.3 97 5.6 4.4- 7.0 133 8.2 6.7- 9.9 66 4.1 3.1- 5.4
African American 360 283 75.8 69.7-81.0 24 7.5 4.6-12.0 19 6.4 3.7-10.7 27 7.9 5.1-12.1 *** *** ***
Other minorities 169 109 63.1 53.5-71.8 15 9.5 5.4-16.4 15 7.7 4.4-13.2 22 14.6 9.0-22.9 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 131 *** *** *** 12 12.9 7.0-22.5 *** *** *** 21 17.7 10.9-27.5 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,468 1,918 72.9 70.5-75.2 197 9.6 8.0-11.3 120 5.7 4.6- 7.0 162 8.2 6.9- 9.7 71 3.6 2.8- 4.7
AGE
18-34 577 343 58.0 53.1-62.7 86 14.9 11.7-18.8 46 8.2 6.0-11.2 68 12.4 9.6-15.9 34 6.5 4.5- 9.2
35-54 1,008 757 73.6 70.0-76.8 82 9.0 6.9-11.7 58 5.8 4.3- 7.7 77 8.4 6.6-10.8 34 3.2 2.2- 4.8
55-64 471 398 85.4 81.3-88.7 21 4.3 2.7- 7.0 17 3.6 2.0- 6.4 25 4.8 3.1- 7.3 *** *** ***
65-74 344 304 88.7 84.2-92.1 18 4.4 2.5- 7.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 186 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 148 82 55.1 45.0-64.7 15 12.1 6.6-21.0 15 8.4 4.9-14.1 26 17.4 11.3-25.8 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 495 364 70.5 65.3-75.2 41 9.4 6.6-13.2 25 5.1 3.3- 7.8 39 8.7 6.1-12.4 26 6.4 4.1- 9.7
Some Post-H.S. 725 559 71.9 67.4-75.9 55 10.2 7.4-13.9 45 7.6 5.5-10.4 45 6.7 4.8- 9.3 21 3.6 2.2- 5.8
College Graduate 1,231 990 77.0 73.9-79.9 98 8.9 7.1-11.1 46 4.0 2.8- 5.7 73 8.1 6.3-10.5 24 1.9 1.2- 3.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 167 99 52.1 42.9-61.2 19 13.1 7.5-21.9 *** *** *** 27 21.6 14.5-31.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 298 208 64.4 57.1-71.2 28 12.1 8.1-17.8 17 5.6 3.1- 9.8 30 12.1 8.1-17.9 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 250 176 61.5 53.7-68.7 22 9.7 6.1-15.1 20 10.4 6.5-16.4 22 12.4 7.9-18.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 348 271 69.9 63.0-76.1 30 12.2 7.7-18.6 19 6.2 3.8-10.1 20 7.6 4.7-12.1 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 1,238 1,002 79.3 76.2-82.1 91 8.3 6.4-10.8 48 4.0 2.8- 5.6 68 5.7 4.4- 7.5 29 2.6 1.7- 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 451 361 76.3 70.9-81.0 25 6.0 3.8- 9.4 23 5.9 3.8- 9.2 27 7.6 5.0-11.5 *** *** ***
No 2,147 1,635 71.2 68.7-73.7 184 10.4 8.7-12.3 108 5.9 4.7- 7.3 155 8.7 7.3-10.4 65 3.8 2.9- 5.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 365 298 77.7 72.0-82.5 21 7.6 4.8-11.9 *** *** *** 21 6.4 4.0-10.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,239 1,702 71.1 68.5-73.5 188 10.0 8.4-11.9 117 6.1 4.9- 7.5 162 9.0 7.5-10.7 70 3.8 2.9- 5.1

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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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