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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 3,241 931 25.0 23.2-27.0 945 26.3 24.4-28.2 516 15.8 14.2-17.5 255 8.3 7.1- 9.6 594 24.6 22.6-26.7
-Piedmont NC 2,023 561 24.3 22.1-26.8 604 26.6 24.2-29.1 332 16.6 14.6-18.8 168 8.8 7.3-10.6 358 23.6 21.2-26.2
GENDER
Male 946 180 16.6 14.0-19.6 236 23.1 19.9-26.6 183 18.4 15.6-21.6 84 8.9 6.8-11.5 263 33.0 29.3-36.9
Female 1,077 381 33.1 29.5-36.9 368 30.6 27.2-34.3 149 14.6 11.9-17.7 84 8.7 6.7-11.2 95 13.0 10.3-16.3
RACE
White 1,581 447 24.1 21.5-26.8 476 26.9 24.2-29.8 266 17.6 15.3-20.2 140 9.2 7.5-11.3 252 22.2 19.5-25.1
African American 310 81 25.3 19.6-31.9 100 29.0 23.1-35.7 49 15.5 11.3-21.0 18 6.8 3.9-11.7 62 23.3 17.9-29.9
Other minorities 103 27 27.5 18.6-38.7 17 16.6 9.7-26.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 111 19 15.1 9.4-23.6 26 22.8 15.1-32.9 17 14.1 8.5-22.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,903 539 24.9 22.5-27.5 575 26.8 24.4-29.4 313 16.8 14.7-19.1 164 9.2 7.6-11.0 312 22.3 19.8-25.0
AGE
18-34 423 74 16.8 13.1-21.3 89 19.9 16.0-24.5 69 16.7 13.1-21.1 36 8.0 5.5-11.3 155 38.6 33.5-44.1
35-54 752 194 25.3 21.6-29.4 225 27.9 24.0-32.1 131 16.9 13.8-20.6 67 9.9 7.4-13.2 135 20.0 16.6-23.8
55-64 398 106 24.5 19.7-30.0 133 33.3 27.8-39.4 67 16.8 12.8-21.7 45 12.0 8.5-16.7 47 13.4 9.5-18.5
65-74 284 120 46.7 39.2-54.4 88 28.3 22.3-35.0 43 14.1 9.9-19.6 17 4.6 2.6- 8.1 *** *** ***
75+ 157 64 35.2 26.5-45.0 65 42.1 32.2-52.7 21 17.2 10.5-27.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 114 18 13.2 7.9-21.4 20 18.3 11.0-29.0 18 12.2 7.1-20.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 369 100 23.9 18.8-29.8 97 25.1 19.9-31.0 59 16.0 12.0-20.9 20 4.6 2.6- 7.8 93 30.6 24.9-36.9
Some Post-H.S. 547 164 26.3 22.0-31.2 150 26.4 22.0-31.2 91 17.3 13.5-21.9 53 10.0 7.1-13.8 89 20.0 16.0-24.7
College Graduate 992 279 25.2 22.1-28.7 337 29.5 26.2-33.1 164 17.3 14.6-20.5 85 9.4 7.4-12.0 127 18.5 15.4-22.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 36 26.5 18.0-37.2 20 18.0 11.1-27.9 20 14.3 8.6-22.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 228 56 19.9 14.7-26.5 56 25.1 18.9-32.6 39 15.7 11.0-22.0 21 10.4 6.1-17.3 56 28.8 22.0-36.6
$25,000- 34,999 189 50 25.2 17.9-34.2 53 18.8 13.4-25.8 30 17.8 11.7-26.0 *** *** *** 45 30.9 23.1-40.0
$35,000- 49,999 244 80 26.6 20.3-34.1 72 26.0 19.9-33.2 40 18.4 12.8-25.6 18 6.9 3.8-12.0 34 22.1 15.6-30.4
$50,000+ 949 228 22.1 18.9-25.6 304 28.9 25.3-32.7 171 17.8 14.9-21.1 93 9.7 7.6-12.2 153 21.6 18.3-25.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 378 128 28.4 22.9-34.5 113 29.9 24.0-36.7 59 15.7 11.7-20.7 25 8.2 5.1-13.0 53 17.8 13.1-23.8
No 1,638 430 23.6 21.1-26.2 490 25.9 23.4-28.6 271 16.8 14.6-19.3 143 8.9 7.3-10.9 304 24.7 22.1-27.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 245 66 23.7 17.7-30.8 74 30.7 23.9-38.3 39 16.5 11.4-23.3 22 8.3 4.9-13.6 44 20.9 15.1-28.2
Non-Veteran 1,776 494 24.4 22.0-27.0 530 26.2 23.7-28.9 292 16.5 14.4-18.9 146 8.9 7.3-10.8 314 24.0 21.4-26.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 603 172 21.9 18.0-26.2 185 29.8 25.0-35.0 103 15.7 12.4-19.7 47 8.8 6.0-12.8 96 23.8 19.0-29.4
No 1,420 389 25.1 22.4-28.0 419 25.7 23.0-28.6 229 16.9 14.5-19.5 121 8.8 7.1-10.8 262 23.6 20.9-26.5

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*This question 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 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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