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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,915 2,214 70.0 67.8-72.1 296 12.7 11.2-14.3 133 5.9 4.8- 7.1 186 8.0 6.8- 9.4 86 3.5 2.7- 4.4
-Piedmont NC 1,680 1,271 69.8 67.0-72.5 184 13.4 11.4-15.7 86 6.8 5.4- 8.5 102 7.3 5.8- 9.0 37 2.7 1.8- 4.0
GENDER
Male 863 603 63.1 59.0-67.0 105 14.5 11.8-17.8 61 9.2 7.1-12.0 65 9.2 7.0-11.9 29 3.9 2.5- 6.1
Female 817 668 78.5 74.8-81.8 79 11.9 9.3-15.1 25 3.6 2.4- 5.5 37 4.8 3.3- 6.9 *** *** ***
RACE
White 1,282 987 71.1 67.9-74.2 135 13.3 11.0-16.0 56 6.0 4.5- 7.9 78 7.0 5.5- 9.0 26 2.6 1.6- 4.0
African American 271 193 65.8 58.7-72.3 30 12.6 8.4-18.4 21 9.8 6.3-14.9 18 8.4 5.1-13.7 *** *** ***
Other minorities 110 *** *** *** 16 14.2 7.9-24.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 105 *** *** *** 15 14.8 8.3-25.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,565 1,198 70.4 67.5-73.2 166 13.1 11.1-15.5 75 6.5 5.1- 8.3 91 7.1 5.6- 8.9 35 2.9 1.9- 4.2
AGE
18-34 377 227 58.1 52.4-63.7 67 19.9 15.6-25.1 35 9.4 6.6-13.3 41 10.6 7.6-14.6 *** *** ***
35-54 591 420 68.7 64.2-72.8 80 13.2 10.5-16.5 38 7.4 5.3-10.3 35 6.7 4.6- 9.5 18 4.1 2.4- 6.7
55-64 333 283 84.5 79.8-88.3 20 5.7 3.5- 9.0 *** *** *** 18 5.7 3.5- 9.2 *** *** ***
65-74 239 211 88.5 83.2-92.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 306 215 63.3 56.6-69.6 40 16.5 11.9-22.4 18 7.2 4.4-11.6 21 7.2 4.4-11.6 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 426 330 72.0 66.5-76.8 42 12.6 9.1-17.1 20 6.2 3.9- 9.8 27 8.0 5.4-11.8 *** *** ***
College Graduate 854 668 75.0 71.4-78.2 92 11.9 9.7-14.7 36 5.8 4.1- 8.1 44 5.7 4.1- 7.9 14 1.5 0.9- 2.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 181 124 63.0 54.2-70.9 25 13.1 8.5-19.7 *** *** *** 13 9.6 5.4-16.3 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 129 93 66.4 56.0-75.4 13 14.7 8.3-25.0 *** *** *** 12 10.3 5.7-17.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 200 150 67.9 59.1-75.7 18 12.5 7.6-20.1 *** *** *** 16 9.1 5.1-15.7 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 827 641 73.1 69.1-76.8 94 13.1 10.5-16.4 32 5.0 3.4- 7.3 45 6.5 4.6- 9.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 303 236 73.3 66.1-79.5 29 11.3 6.9-18.0 *** *** *** 15 6.5 3.7-11.2 *** *** ***
No 1,369 1,029 69.2 66.1-72.1 154 13.8 11.6-16.3 76 7.4 5.8- 9.4 87 7.5 5.9- 9.4 23 2.2 1.3- 3.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 229 171 70.3 62.5-77.1 27 13.9 9.3-20.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,451 1,100 69.7 66.7-72.6 157 13.3 11.2-15.8 75 6.7 5.3- 8.5 90 7.5 6.0- 9.5 29 2.7 1.8- 4.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 544 404 69.0 63.9-73.6 62 13.6 10.4-17.7 26 6.3 4.1- 9.5 35 7.3 4.9-10.8 17 3.8 2.2- 6.5
No 1,136 867 70.2 66.8-73.5 122 13.3 10.9-16.1 60 7.0 5.4- 9.2 67 7.2 5.6- 9.4 20 2.2 1.3- 3.8

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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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