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2013 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 3,319 1,561 40.8 38.7-43.0 1,005 31.2 29.2-33.3 360 12.5 11.1-14.0 126 4.7 3.7- 5.8 267 10.9 9.5-12.4
-Piedmont NC 2,076 992 41.1 38.5-43.8 646 32.7 30.2-35.4 217 12.1 10.4-14.1 78 4.6 3.5- 6.1 143 9.4 7.8-11.2
GENDER
Male 975 374 34.0 30.5-37.7 310 32.1 28.6-35.8 136 15.0 12.5-18.0 50 5.6 4.0- 7.8 105 13.2 10.7-16.2
Female 1,101 618 49.3 45.4-53.2 336 33.5 29.8-37.4 81 8.8 6.8-11.3 28 3.4 2.1- 5.6 38 5.0 3.5- 7.1
RACE
White 1,613 801 41.4 38.4-44.5 504 33.9 30.9-37.0 168 12.6 10.6-14.8 50 4.0 2.8- 5.8 90 8.1 6.4-10.2
African American 324 131 38.7 32.2-45.6 110 32.0 26.0-38.5 37 12.9 9.0-18.3 20 6.1 3.6-10.4 26 10.3 6.8-15.2
Other minorities 110 *** *** *** 20 21.7 13.4-33.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 20.0 13.0-29.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 113 33 26.9 18.8-36.9 28 25.8 17.6-36.3 13 11.3 6.2-19.7 *** *** *** 30 29.3 20.6-39.8
Non-Hispanic 1,954 955 42.1 39.3-44.9 613 33.1 30.4-35.9 204 12.3 10.5-14.3 69 4.5 3.3- 6.0 113 8.1 6.6-10.0
AGE
18-34 437 140 30.3 25.6-35.4 141 32.5 27.7-37.6 62 14.6 11.2-18.8 24 6.1 3.9- 9.6 70 16.5 12.9-20.8
35-54 770 341 41.0 36.7-45.4 239 32.8 28.7-37.2 104 13.6 10.9-16.7 35 5.2 3.5- 7.7 51 7.5 5.4-10.2
55-64 410 201 46.1 40.2-52.1 151 38.3 32.5-44.4 36 10.1 6.9-14.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 288 196 70.3 63.2-76.5 65 22.8 17.2-29.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 161 112 65.8 55.1-75.1 44 30.8 21.7-41.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 123 34 30.9 22.0-41.6 30 20.1 13.4-29.1 18 13.2 7.8-21.5 *** *** *** 31 27.7 19.1-38.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 391 156 35.4 29.7-41.6 123 32.2 26.7-38.4 42 12.8 9.0-17.8 20 4.6 2.7- 7.6 50 15.0 11.1-20.0
Some Post-H.S. 559 251 37.0 32.2-42.1 176 36.5 31.5-41.9 67 12.4 9.4-16.2 29 6.5 4.2-10.0 36 7.6 5.2-10.9
College Graduate 1,002 551 50.7 46.8-54.5 317 32.5 29.0-36.3 89 11.1 8.8-13.9 *** *** *** 26 3.6 2.4- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 129 49 35.0 25.6-45.7 37 27.8 19.3-38.2 19 17.6 10.4-28.2 *** *** *** 21 16.7 10.2-26.0
$15,000- 24,999 242 91 33.4 26.8-40.7 70 29.6 23.2-37.1 26 10.3 6.4-16.1 19 9.1 5.2-15.6 36 17.5 12.3-24.4
$25,000- 34,999 194 88 37.8 29.6-46.9 53 27.3 20.2-35.8 15 9.9 5.7-16.6 *** *** *** 25 17.9 11.8-26.2
$35,000- 49,999 250 116 37.9 30.7-45.6 80 32.7 26.0-40.3 31 14.5 9.6-21.4 *** *** *** 14 10.1 5.6-17.6
$50,000+ 960 475 43.9 39.9-47.9 325 36.6 32.7-40.7 104 11.6 9.4-14.3 27 3.4 2.1- 5.5 29 4.5 3.0- 6.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 385 193 43.5 37.1-50.1 131 35.1 29.0-41.8 31 10.3 6.9-15.1 14 5.6 3.1- 9.9 *** *** ***
No 1,684 795 40.6 37.7-43.6 513 32.4 29.5-35.3 186 12.5 10.6-14.7 64 4.4 3.2- 6.0 126 10.1 8.3-12.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 251 123 42.7 35.3-50.4 68 30.6 23.8-38.3 30 12.8 8.6-18.8 *** *** *** 17 8.0 4.6-13.7
Non-Veteran 1,823 867 40.9 38.0-43.8 578 33.0 30.3-35.9 187 12.1 10.3-14.2 65 4.4 3.3- 6.0 126 9.6 7.9-11.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 624 312 39.6 34.7-44.7 170 31.3 26.4-36.6 71 13.7 10.4-17.8 *** *** *** 46 10.8 7.5-15.4
No 1,452 680 41.6 38.5-44.8 476 33.2 30.2-36.3 146 11.7 9.7-13.9 53 4.6 3.3- 6.3 97 9.0 7.2-11.0

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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 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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