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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,335 10,823 95.1 94.6-95.6 512 4.9 4.4- 5.4
-Piedmont NC 6,055 5,783 95.5 94.8-96.1 272 4.5 3.9- 5.2
GENDER
Male 2,387 2,272 95.4 94.3-96.3 115 4.6 3.7- 5.7
Female 3,668 3,511 95.5 94.5-96.3 157 4.5 3.7- 5.5
RACE
White 4,422 4,206 95.2 94.3-95.9 216 4.8 4.1- 5.7
African American 1,126 1,091 96.0 94.3-97.3 35 4.0 2.7- 5.7
Other minorities 453 432 95.8 93.1-97.5 21 4.2 2.5- 6.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 379 363 96.5 94.0-98.0 16 3.5 2.0- 6.0
Non-Hispanic 5,654 5,399 95.4 94.6-96.0 255 4.6 4.0- 5.4
AGE
18-34 1,081 1,020 94.2 92.4-95.6 61 5.8 4.4- 7.6
35-54 2,002 1,896 95.4 94.2-96.3 106 4.6 3.7- 5.8
55-64 1,140 1,097 96.8 95.5-97.7 43 3.2 2.3- 4.5
65-74 998 949 94.9 93.0-96.3 49 5.1 3.7- 7.0
75+ 776 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 730 706 96.4 94.2-97.8 24 3.6 2.2- 5.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,661 1,615 96.8 95.4-97.7 46 3.2 2.3- 4.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,634 1,549 94.3 92.8-95.5 85 5.7 4.5- 7.2
College Graduate 2,009 1,892 94.9 93.7-95.9 117 5.1 4.1- 6.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 665 640 95.9 93.6-97.4 25 4.1 2.6- 6.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,002 962 95.5 93.4-96.9 40 4.5 3.1- 6.6
$25,000- 34,999 629 601 94.4 91.4-96.4 28 5.6 3.6- 8.6
$35,000- 49,999 739 704 94.5 91.9-96.3 35 5.5 3.7- 8.1
$50,000+ 2,006 1,889 95.5 94.3-96.4 117 4.5 3.6- 5.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,522 1,475 96.1 94.5-97.2 47 3.9 2.8- 5.5
No 4,506 4,282 95.3 94.5-96.0 224 4.7 4.0- 5.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 737 709 96.7 95.0-97.8 28 3.3 2.2- 5.0
Non-Veteran 5,316 5,072 95.3 94.5-96.0 244 4.7 4.0- 5.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES or LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES or MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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