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2013 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 3,333 2,531 70.3 68.2-72.3 284 10.7 9.4-12.2 179 6.1 5.1- 7.3 230 8.8 7.5-10.2 109 4.1 3.3- 5.2
-Piedmont NC 2,072 1,589 71.0 68.3-73.5 184 11.0 9.3-12.9 104 6.1 4.9- 7.6 133 7.9 6.4- 9.7 62 4.0 3.0- 5.4
GENDER
Male 971 686 65.9 62.0-69.5 99 12.5 10.1-15.5 62 7.4 5.6- 9.7 78 8.8 6.8-11.3 46 5.4 3.8- 7.7
Female 1,101 903 76.8 73.2-80.1 85 9.2 7.1-11.8 42 4.7 3.2- 6.7 55 6.9 4.9- 9.5 16 2.5 1.4- 4.3
RACE
White 1,616 1,261 71.5 68.4-74.3 135 11.1 9.2-13.4 70 5.6 4.3- 7.3 101 7.4 5.9- 9.3 49 4.4 3.1- 6.2
African American 320 238 72.0 65.3-77.8 31 9.4 6.1-14.0 18 5.7 3.2- 9.9 24 9.9 6.4-15.1 *** *** ***
Other minorities 108 *** *** *** 15 11.8 6.5-20.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 115 74 63.4 52.8-72.9 17 14.1 8.4-22.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,948 1,508 71.5 68.7-74.1 166 10.7 9.0-12.7 93 5.8 4.6- 7.3 122 7.9 6.4- 9.8 59 4.1 3.0- 5.6
AGE
18-34 437 257 58.0 52.6-63.2 71 15.6 12.1-19.7 37 8.0 5.6-11.3 51 13.4 9.9-17.7 21 5.1 3.2- 8.0
35-54 762 578 73.4 69.2-77.2 70 10.6 8.1-13.8 47 6.5 4.7- 9.0 44 5.3 3.8- 7.3 23 4.2 2.5- 6.9
55-64 407 333 79.9 74.4-84.5 26 7.9 4.9-12.3 *** *** *** 25 6.1 3.9- 9.6 *** *** ***
65-74 292 261 89.6 84.1-93.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 164 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 121 *** *** *** 18 12.9 7.7-21.0 *** *** *** 14 12.2 6.8-21.0 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 385 273 66.3 60.1-72.1 36 11.4 7.9-16.2 20 5.4 3.3- 8.7 32 10.4 6.9-15.3 24 6.5 4.1-10.1
Some Post-H.S. 560 429 74.0 69.0-78.4 50 9.8 7.1-13.5 25 4.9 3.1- 7.7 37 7.4 4.9-10.9 19 3.9 2.2- 6.7
College Graduate 1,005 818 74.7 71.0-78.2 79 11.1 8.6-14.2 47 6.4 4.7- 8.7 50 6.0 4.4- 8.2 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 239 167 66.4 58.6-73.5 26 11.1 7.2-16.7 *** *** *** 18 8.5 5.1-13.8 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 193 140 65.2 56.1-73.3 18 11.2 6.8-17.8 *** *** *** 20 13.7 8.5-21.4 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 249 198 73.5 65.4-80.3 16 6.6 3.7-11.5 17 6.9 4.0-11.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 959 749 72.2 68.3-75.9 87 11.8 9.3-14.9 47 6.3 4.5- 8.6 54 6.5 4.7- 9.0 22 3.2 1.9- 5.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 386 313 77.4 71.2-82.5 31 10.6 6.9-16.1 *** *** *** 19 4.5 2.7- 7.6 *** *** ***
No 1,679 1,270 69.7 66.8-72.6 153 11.1 9.3-13.2 92 6.4 5.0- 8.1 114 8.6 6.9-10.6 50 4.2 3.0- 5.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 250 197 75.4 67.9-81.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 7.2 4.0-12.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,820 1,390 70.4 67.6-73.2 169 11.5 9.7-13.6 95 6.2 4.9- 7.8 118 8.0 6.4- 9.9 48 3.9 2.8- 5.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 621 492 72.6 67.2-77.5 38 7.0 4.7-10.5 28 6.4 4.0-10.2 42 8.8 6.0-12.7 21 5.1 2.9- 8.9
No 1,451 1,097 70.5 67.4-73.4 146 12.1 10.1-14.5 76 6.0 4.7- 7.7 91 7.6 6.0- 9.7 41 3.7 2.6- 5.3

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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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