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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,797 6,096 86.4 85.2-87.4 701 13.6 12.6-14.8
-Piedmont NC 3,735 3,326 85.5 84.0-87.0 409 14.5 13.0-16.0
GENDER
Male 1,602 1,342 79.3 76.6-81.8 260 20.7 18.2-23.4
Female 2,133 1,984 91.3 89.7-92.7 149 8.7 7.3-10.3
RACE
White 2,630 2,335 85.2 83.2-86.9 295 14.8 13.1-16.8
African American 755 677 86.1 82.6-89.0 78 13.9 11.0-17.4
Other minorities 303 270 86.6 81.0-90.8 33 13.4 9.2-19.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 295 256 85.3 79.9-89.5 39 14.7 10.5-20.1
Non-Hispanic 3,413 3,046 85.6 83.9-87.1 367 14.4 12.9-16.1
AGE
18-34 688 538 77.2 73.4-80.6 150 22.8 19.4-26.6
35-54 1,133 962 83.4 80.8-85.8 171 16.6 14.2-19.2
55-64 721 671 93.1 90.8-94.8 50 6.9 5.2- 9.2
65-74 659 631 96.0 94.0-97.3 28 4.0 2.7- 6.0
75+ 480 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 443 408 87.4 82.3-91.1 35 12.6 8.9-17.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 949 858 86.4 83.3-89.1 91 13.6 10.9-16.7
Some Post-H.S. 947 851 85.8 82.7-88.5 96 14.2 11.5-17.3
College Graduate 1,382 1,196 83.4 80.9-85.7 186 16.6 14.3-19.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 373 342 86.8 81.2-91.0 31 13.2 9.0-18.8
$15,000- 24,999 577 520 87.1 83.2-90.2 57 12.9 9.8-16.8
$25,000- 34,999 343 307 85.8 80.5-89.9 36 14.2 10.1-19.5
$35,000- 49,999 417 367 83.6 78.3-87.9 50 16.4 12.1-21.7
$50,000+ 1,295 1,109 82.9 80.1-85.4 186 17.1 14.6-19.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 950 883 90.9 87.9-93.2 67 9.1 6.8-12.1
No 2,765 2,425 84.1 82.3-85.8 340 15.9 14.2-17.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 441 383 83.5 78.5-87.5 58 16.5 12.5-21.5
Non-Veteran 3,291 2,940 85.8 84.1-87.3 351 14.2 12.7-15.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,359 1,219 86.6 84.1-88.8 140 13.4 11.2-15.9
No 2,376 2,107 84.9 82.9-86.7 269 15.1 13.3-17.1

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*Binge drinkers--MALES having five or more drinks on one occasion and FEMALES having four or more drinks on one occasion.

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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