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2014 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 2,862 803 24.2 22.4-26.0 810 25.1 23.3-27.0 479 17.2 15.6-18.9 244 9.2 7.9-10.6 526 24.4 22.4-26.5
-Piedmont NC 1,648 464 23.9 21.7-26.3 449 24.5 22.2-27.0 277 17.9 15.8-20.3 144 8.7 7.1-10.5 314 25.0 22.4-27.8
GENDER
Male 844 170 18.3 15.5-21.5 185 17.4 14.8-20.4 165 19.8 16.8-23.1 81 9.2 7.0-11.9 243 35.3 31.5-39.4
Female 804 294 31.2 27.7-34.9 264 33.6 29.8-37.6 112 15.6 12.7-19.0 63 8.0 6.1-10.5 71 11.7 9.1-14.9
RACE
White 1,263 359 23.9 21.4-26.7 350 24.9 22.3-27.8 213 18.1 15.6-20.8 107 8.5 6.8-10.7 234 24.5 21.6-27.8
African American 262 73 24.6 19.3-30.8 73 25.4 19.9-31.9 42 17.2 12.5-23.2 27 9.1 5.9-13.6 47 23.7 17.9-30.8
Other minorities 107 26 20.9 13.4-31.0 21 17.1 10.4-26.6 20 19.2 12.0-29.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 104 19 15.0 8.7-24.4 16 12.5 7.2-20.8 19 21.3 13.0-32.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,535 443 24.6 22.2-27.1 430 25.4 22.9-28.0 256 17.7 15.5-20.1 138 8.8 7.2-10.7 268 23.6 20.9-26.4
AGE
18-34 369 69 17.7 13.8-22.4 70 17.2 13.3-21.9 66 18.8 14.6-23.7 37 9.8 6.7-14.1 127 36.6 31.2-42.4
35-54 585 132 20.6 17.3-24.4 159 26.3 22.6-30.4 103 18.5 15.2-22.3 56 8.4 6.4-11.1 135 26.2 22.2-30.6
55-64 324 98 29.2 24.0-34.9 109 34.3 28.8-40.4 54 17.3 13.1-22.5 28 8.9 6.0-13.0 35 10.2 7.2-14.3
65-74 231 91 41.3 34.5-48.5 73 30.1 24.1-36.8 38 16.9 12.2-22.9 17 6.4 3.8-10.6 *** *** ***
75+ 128 70 55.9 45.9-65.5 35 25.2 17.9-34.3 14 11.1 6.4-18.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 95 18 17.4 10.4-27.6 13 12.5 7.1-21.2 16 13.9 8.3-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 301 83 21.2 16.7-26.6 73 22.8 17.7-28.8 47 15.9 11.6-21.4 22 8.0 5.0-12.7 76 32.1 25.9-38.9
Some Post-H.S. 416 141 28.2 23.8-33.2 109 23.3 19.1-28.2 68 18.6 14.5-23.6 25 6.2 4.1- 9.4 73 23.6 18.9-29.1
College Graduate 835 222 23.1 20.1-26.4 254 29.2 25.8-32.8 146 19.4 16.4-22.7 86 10.3 8.2-12.9 127 18.0 15.1-21.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 103 25 21.6 13.9-32.0 26 21.2 13.6-31.5 21 19.8 12.5-29.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 178 44 18.9 13.4-26.0 44 23.0 16.7-30.8 20 10.5 6.5-16.4 19 10.8 6.1-18.3 51 36.9 28.8-45.8
$25,000- 34,999 125 36 22.2 15.4-30.8 29 19.6 13.0-28.4 23 22.8 14.6-33.7 *** *** *** 31 31.0 22.1-41.6
$35,000- 49,999 194 72 30.4 23.5-38.3 48 23.8 16.9-32.4 20 11.1 6.7-17.9 16 5.3 2.9- 9.4 38 29.4 21.6-38.6
$50,000+ 814 198 20.5 17.6-23.8 245 27.9 24.5-31.5 159 21.4 18.2-25.0 79 10.1 7.8-13.0 133 20.1 16.8-23.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 294 110 30.8 25.0-37.2 65 21.8 16.3-28.5 52 20.0 14.8-26.5 25 9.7 5.6-16.4 42 17.6 12.7-23.9
No 1,345 349 22.6 20.1-25.2 384 25.1 22.6-27.9 224 17.6 15.3-20.1 118 8.5 6.9-10.4 270 26.2 23.3-29.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 225 57 22.3 16.8-29.0 57 19.8 14.5-26.4 42 21.1 15.2-28.4 23 10.2 6.3-16.0 46 26.7 20.0-34.7
Non-Veteran 1,423 407 24.1 21.7-26.7 392 25.2 22.7-27.9 235 17.5 15.2-20.0 121 8.5 6.8-10.4 268 24.7 22.0-27.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 530 158 27.3 22.9-32.0 134 22.4 18.6-26.8 83 15.6 12.4-19.6 50 8.6 6.2-11.9 105 26.1 21.6-31.1
No 1,118 306 22.3 19.8-25.1 315 25.5 22.7-28.5 194 19.0 16.3-22.0 94 8.7 6.8-11.0 209 24.5 21.4-27.9

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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 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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