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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,460 8,097 95.1 94.4-95.7 363 4.9 4.3- 5.6
-Piedmont NC 4,951 4,747 95.2 94.2-95.9 204 4.8 4.1- 5.8
GENDER
Male 1,936 1,852 95.9 94.6-96.8 84 4.1 3.2- 5.4
Female 3,015 2,895 94.5 93.1-95.7 120 5.5 4.3- 6.9
RACE
White 3,604 3,437 94.8 93.7-95.7 167 5.2 4.3- 6.3
African American 944 916 95.7 93.3-97.2 28 4.3 2.8- 6.7
Other minorities 335 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 300 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,624 4,426 94.8 93.8-95.7 198 5.2 4.3- 6.2
AGE
18-34 792 742 93.8 91.5-95.4 50 6.2 4.6- 8.5
35-54 1,540 1,470 94.7 93.1-96.0 70 5.3 4.0- 6.9
55-64 976 932 95.6 93.4-97.0 44 4.4 3.0- 6.6
65-74 877 847 96.9 95.0-98.1 30 3.1 1.9- 5.0
75+ 721 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 634 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,324 1,279 95.5 93.7-96.8 45 4.5 3.2- 6.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,305 1,248 95.0 93.1-96.5 57 5.0 3.5- 6.9
College Graduate 1,684 1,594 93.8 92.0-95.2 90 6.2 4.8- 8.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 539 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 841 819 96.7 94.6-98.0 22 3.3 2.0- 5.4
$25,000- 34,999 456 433 95.7 93.1-97.4 23 4.3 2.6- 6.9
$35,000- 49,999 573 548 93.5 89.3-96.1 25 6.5 3.9-10.7
$50,000+ 1,577 1,479 93.7 91.9-95.1 98 6.3 4.9- 8.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,313 1,282 97.5 95.8-98.5 31 2.5 1.5- 4.2
No 3,614 3,441 94.5 93.4-95.4 173 5.5 4.6- 6.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 553 522 95.0 92.5-96.7 31 5.0 3.3- 7.5
Non-Veteran 4,396 4,223 95.2 94.2-96.0 173 4.8 4.0- 5.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,803 1,739 95.6 93.9-96.8 64 4.4 3.2- 6.1
No 3,148 3,008 95.0 93.8-95.9 140 5.0 4.1- 6.2

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.

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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