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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,873 3,882 53.9 52.4-55.3 868 14.2 13.2-15.2 893 14.3 13.3-15.3 877 13.5 12.5-14.5 353 4.3 3.7- 4.9
-Piedmont NC 3,773 2,055 51.5 49.6-53.4 494 14.4 13.1-15.8 526 15.3 14.0-16.8 521 14.9 13.5-16.3 177 3.9 3.3- 4.7
GENDER
Male 1,625 739 43.3 40.4-46.2 209 14.1 12.1-16.3 278 18.1 15.9-20.4 294 19.1 16.9-21.6 105 5.4 4.2- 6.8
Female 2,148 1,316 59.2 56.7-61.7 285 14.7 12.9-16.6 248 12.7 11.1-14.6 227 10.8 9.4-12.5 72 2.5 1.9- 3.3
RACE
White 2,654 1,348 48.1 45.8-50.4 339 14.1 12.6-15.9 376 15.5 13.9-17.3 440 17.7 16.0-19.6 151 4.5 3.7- 5.5
African American 763 484 58.6 54.3-62.7 106 15.4 12.5-18.8 97 14.0 11.3-17.2 58 9.1 6.9-12.0 18 2.9 1.7- 4.9
Other minorities 308 193 59.3 52.6-65.8 39 13.5 9.5-18.9 47 17.0 12.3-23.0 22 8.2 5.1-12.9 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 300 190 61.1 54.4-67.4 50 18.6 13.7-24.6 35 13.1 9.0-18.8 21 6.0 3.8- 9.5 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,446 1,848 50.6 48.6-52.6 439 13.9 12.6-15.4 489 15.6 14.1-17.1 498 15.8 14.3-17.3 172 4.2 3.5- 5.0
AGE
18-34 696 311 45.0 40.8-49.3 111 16.2 13.3-19.6 145 20.0 16.9-23.6 116 16.7 13.8-20.1 *** *** ***
35-54 1,146 542 46.6 43.4-49.8 188 16.6 14.3-19.1 186 15.8 13.7-18.3 189 17.1 14.8-19.7 41 3.9 2.8- 5.5
55-64 728 388 54.5 50.5-58.5 91 12.7 10.2-15.6 89 12.3 9.9-15.3 114 14.5 12.0-17.5 46 6.0 4.3- 8.2
65-74 663 420 64.9 60.8-68.8 60 8.8 6.7-11.5 65 10.4 8.0-13.4 70 9.9 7.8-12.6 48 5.9 4.4- 8.0
75+ 485 351 73.2 68.5-77.5 38 8.0 5.7-11.3 38 7.9 5.5-11.3 29 5.8 3.8- 8.6 29 5.1 3.3- 7.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 452 350 71.0 65.4-76.0 37 10.3 7.3-14.3 23 6.5 4.1-10.1 28 8.3 5.4-12.6 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 955 643 62.6 58.7-66.3 110 13.0 10.6-15.9 100 12.1 9.6-15.0 79 10.0 7.8-12.7 23 2.3 1.4- 3.9
Some Post-H.S. 956 521 48.9 45.2-52.7 141 16.5 13.8-19.6 145 16.7 14.1-19.8 109 14.3 11.7-17.3 40 3.6 2.5- 5.1
College Graduate 1,395 528 33.6 30.9-36.5 205 15.4 13.4-17.8 257 21.5 19.0-24.3 305 23.7 21.1-26.4 100 5.7 4.6- 7.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 376 266 66.5 60.3-72.2 46 14.6 10.6-19.7 30 8.4 5.6-12.4 26 8.6 5.5-13.3 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 586 396 63.8 59.0-68.4 68 12.9 10.0-16.6 57 11.0 8.1-14.6 46 9.1 6.6-12.4 19 3.2 1.8- 5.5
$25,000- 34,999 343 214 57.9 51.5-64.0 42 13.8 9.8-19.1 42 14.7 10.5-20.3 31 10.4 7.2-14.8 14 3.2 1.8- 5.7
$35,000- 49,999 420 217 48.6 42.7-54.5 67 16.5 12.5-21.4 56 13.9 10.1-18.8 59 15.2 11.4-20.1 21 5.8 3.5- 9.7
$50,000+ 1,306 468 36.3 33.2-39.5 199 16.0 13.7-18.5 263 21.0 18.5-23.7 282 21.5 19.0-24.3 94 5.2 4.1- 6.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 957 647 65.5 61.7-69.2 97 12.1 9.6-15.2 77 7.8 6.0-10.0 82 9.3 7.1-12.2 54 5.2 3.8- 7.2
No 2,795 1,396 47.8 45.6-50.0 393 15.0 13.4-16.7 447 17.4 15.7-19.1 436 16.3 14.7-18.0 123 3.6 2.9- 4.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 447 212 43.9 38.4-49.4 56 12.7 9.5-16.8 74 20.6 16.2-25.8 72 17.9 13.8-22.9 33 5.0 3.4- 7.4
Non-Veteran 3,323 1,840 52.4 50.4-54.5 438 14.6 13.2-16.2 452 14.7 13.3-16.2 449 14.5 13.1-16.0 144 3.8 3.1- 4.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,374 815 56.1 52.9-59.3 167 13.6 11.5-16.1 176 14.4 12.2-17.0 166 13.1 11.0-15.5 50 2.7 1.9- 3.8
No 2,399 1,240 48.9 46.6-51.3 327 14.8 13.2-16.7 350 15.8 14.1-17.7 355 15.8 14.1-17.7 127 4.6 3.7- 5.7

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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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