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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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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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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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