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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 2,922 1,340 39.3 37.3-41.4 883 30.7 28.7-32.7 330 13.6 12.1-15.3 139 5.5 4.5- 6.6 230 10.9 9.5-12.6
-Piedmont NC 1,686 777 39.4 36.7-42.1 512 30.8 28.2-33.5 176 13.2 11.2-15.4 89 5.7 4.4- 7.2 132 11.0 9.1-13.2
GENDER
Male 867 295 30.0 26.6-33.6 284 30.0 26.6-33.7 123 17.1 14.2-20.6 62 7.0 5.2- 9.3 103 15.9 12.9-19.4
Female 819 482 51.4 47.4-55.5 228 31.7 27.9-35.8 53 8.1 6.0-10.7 27 4.0 2.6- 6.1 29 4.7 3.2- 7.0
RACE
White 1,286 624 41.2 38.1-44.4 396 31.9 28.9-35.0 126 13.1 10.8-15.7 57 4.8 3.5- 6.5 83 9.0 7.1-11.4
African American 271 103 34.0 27.9-40.6 87 31.6 25.6-38.3 34 13.5 9.5-18.9 21 7.9 4.8-12.8 26 13.0 8.6-19.3
Other minorities 112 43 34.9 25.6-45.5 22 16.4 9.8-26.1 16 15.3 9.0-24.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 107 23 17.3 10.7-26.8 21 18.1 11.3-27.6 21 20.2 12.4-31.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,569 752 41.1 38.3-44.0 486 31.7 29.0-34.5 153 12.6 10.6-14.9 76 5.3 4.0- 6.8 102 9.4 7.6-11.6
AGE
18-34 378 114 27.4 22.8-32.6 118 31.4 26.3-37.0 55 16.3 12.3-21.3 30 6.8 4.6-10.1 61 18.0 13.9-23.0
35-54 594 245 38.3 34.1-42.7 189 31.5 27.5-35.7 77 14.5 11.6-18.1 35 6.0 4.1- 8.8 48 9.6 7.1-13.0
55-64 332 167 48.7 42.8-54.7 111 33.9 28.5-39.8 28 9.0 6.1-13.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 239 149 64.0 57.1-70.4 65 25.5 20.0-31.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 131 96 71.4 61.5-79.6 28 21.4 14.6-30.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 99 24 21.3 13.7-31.6 20 17.0 10.7-25.8 16 17.3 9.8-28.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 307 126 31.3 26.0-37.3 87 33.4 27.2-40.2 37 13.1 9.3-18.1 26 9.2 5.9-14.0 31 13.0 8.9-18.7
Some Post-H.S. 422 202 40.3 35.1-45.6 114 29.1 24.3-34.3 53 15.6 11.7-20.3 19 4.7 2.8- 7.6 34 10.4 7.3-14.6
College Graduate 856 424 46.9 43.1-50.7 291 34.1 30.6-37.8 70 10.3 8.1-13.0 34 3.4 2.3- 5.1 37 5.3 3.6- 7.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 *** *** *** 26 20.9 13.7-30.4 19 20.9 13.1-31.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 188 67 25.9 19.7-33.4 49 27.6 20.8-35.6 28 16.4 11.1-23.6 18 9.6 5.8-15.5 26 20.5 13.8-29.2
$25,000- 34,999 128 56 35.2 26.5-45.0 22 20.5 12.9-30.8 20 16.6 10.5-25.3 *** *** *** 20 17.9 11.3-27.3
$35,000- 49,999 197 104 43.9 35.7-52.5 50 28.8 21.2-37.8 14 10.3 5.8-17.6 *** *** *** 18 12.9 7.6-21.0
$50,000+ 826 382 41.0 37.2-45.0 299 36.1 32.3-40.0 79 12.7 10.0-16.2 34 4.3 2.8- 6.4 32 5.9 4.0- 8.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 304 162 45.0 38.3-52.0 74 27.4 21.3-34.4 33 15.0 10.0-21.9 *** *** *** 22 8.2 5.0-13.2
No 1,373 610 38.4 35.5-41.3 436 31.4 28.6-34.4 143 12.9 10.9-15.3 74 5.7 4.3- 7.4 110 11.6 9.5-14.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 230 94 37.0 30.0-44.7 69 26.4 20.4-33.5 30 16.9 11.5-24.0 *** *** *** 21 12.1 7.6-18.7
Non-Veteran 1,456 683 39.7 36.9-42.7 443 31.4 28.6-34.3 146 12.6 10.6-15.0 73 5.4 4.1- 7.0 111 10.8 8.9-13.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 545 249 40.7 35.9-45.7 154 27.8 23.5-32.5 58 13.1 10.0-17.0 32 5.6 3.6- 8.6 52 12.8 9.7-16.9
No 1,141 528 38.8 35.6-42.0 358 32.2 29.0-35.5 118 13.2 10.8-16.0 57 5.7 4.2- 7.6 80 10.1 7.9-12.9

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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 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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