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2014 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 6,804 6,493 94.9 94.2-95.6 311 5.1 4.4- 5.8
-Piedmont NC 3,741 3,573 94.9 93.9-95.7 168 5.1 4.3- 6.1
GENDER
Male 1,606 1,526 93.9 92.2-95.3 80 6.1 4.7- 7.8
Female 2,135 2,047 95.8 94.7-96.7 88 4.2 3.3- 5.3
RACE
White 2,634 2,506 94.7 93.5-95.7 128 5.3 4.3- 6.5
African American 755 728 95.3 92.9-96.9 27 4.7 3.1- 7.1
Other minorities 305 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 297 283 94.4 90.4-96.7 14 5.6 3.3- 9.6
Non-Hispanic 3,417 3,264 94.9 93.9-95.8 153 5.1 4.2- 6.1
AGE
18-34 689 642 93.4 91.0-95.2 47 6.6 4.8- 9.0
35-54 1,136 1,080 94.7 92.9-96.0 56 5.3 4.0- 7.1
55-64 720 688 94.9 92.6-96.5 32 5.1 3.5- 7.4
65-74 659 634 97.0 95.4-98.1 25 3.0 1.9- 4.6
75+ 482 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 449 430 94.0 90.4-96.3 19 6.0 3.7- 9.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 950 918 95.5 93.3-97.0 32 4.5 3.0- 6.7
Some Post-H.S. 943 906 95.5 93.6-96.8 37 4.5 3.2- 6.4
College Graduate 1,384 1,304 94.1 92.4-95.4 80 5.9 4.6- 7.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 370 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 584 560 94.0 90.9-96.1 24 6.0 3.9- 9.1
$25,000- 34,999 342 327 94.5 90.8-96.8 15 5.5 3.2- 9.2
$35,000- 49,999 414 393 93.0 88.5-95.9 21 7.0 4.1-11.5
$50,000+ 1,294 1,219 94.7 93.1-95.9 75 5.3 4.1- 6.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 951 910 95.6 93.8-97.0 41 4.4 3.0- 6.2
No 2,769 2,642 94.7 93.5-95.6 127 5.3 4.4- 6.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 442 420 94.9 91.7-96.9 22 5.1 3.1- 8.3
Non-Veteran 3,296 3,150 94.9 93.8-95.8 146 5.1 4.2- 6.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,360 1,308 95.6 93.9-96.8 52 4.4 3.2- 6.1
No 2,381 2,265 94.5 93.3-95.6 116 5.5 4.4- 6.7

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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 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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