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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Moderate Drinking Guidelines*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Drinks Meets Guidelines Exceeded Guidelines
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,365 2,336 52.6 50.7-54.4 731 15.8 14.5-17.1 1,298 31.7 30.0-33.4
-Piedmont NC 1,959 992 50.3 47.7-52.9 322 15.6 13.9-17.5 645 34.1 31.7-36.7
GENDER
Male 903 377 41.3 37.6-45.1 186 19.1 16.4-22.1 340 39.6 36.0-43.4
Female 1,056 615 58.3 54.8-61.8 136 12.5 10.4-14.8 305 29.2 26.1-32.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,296 617 48.0 44.8-51.1 223 15.7 13.7-18.0 456 36.3 33.3-39.4
Non-Hispanic Black 398 223 53.3 47.5-59.1 66 16.4 12.6-21.0 109 30.3 25.1-36.0
Other 265 152 57.3 50.4-64.0 33 13.3 9.2-18.8 80 29.4 23.5-36.0
AGE
18-34 478 184 41.1 36.2-46.2 61 12.6 9.7-16.3 233 46.3 41.3-51.3
35-44 269 115 43.7 37.0-50.6 40 14.0 10.2-19.0 114 42.3 35.7-49.2
45-54 321 154 47.2 41.0-53.5 57 17.7 13.6-22.7 110 35.1 29.3-41.5
55-64 326 173 53.9 47.8-59.9 65 19.7 15.3-24.9 88 26.4 21.5-32.1
65-74 324 192 61.4 54.6-67.7 56 17.5 13.1-22.9 76 21.2 16.4-26.8
75+ 205 151 77.8 70.5-83.7 39 14.4 10.1-20.2 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 182 131 72.2 63.7-79.3 15 8.5 4.8-14.5 36 19.4 13.3-27.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 435 278 60.0 54.6-65.2 51 12.1 9.1-15.9 106 27.9 23.2-33.2
Some Post-H.S. 532 285 50.3 45.4-55.2 76 13.4 10.6-16.8 171 36.3 31.6-41.2
College Graduate 802 293 33.9 30.4-37.7 179 23.4 20.2-26.9 330 42.7 38.9-46.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 131 81 62.3 52.3-71.4 14 11.4 6.3-19.6 36 26.3 18.7-35.6
$15,000- 24,999 250 168 66.3 59.0-72.9 22 9.2 5.8-14.4 60 24.5 18.6-31.4
$25,000- 34,999 151 91 61.2 51.7-69.9 18 11.0 6.5-18.0 42 27.8 20.2-37.0
$35,000- 49,999 216 117 51.3 43.7-58.9 31 13.7 9.5-19.3 68 35.0 27.9-42.8
$50,000- 74,999 274 120 45.0 38.1-52.1 50 16.9 12.5-22.5 104 38.1 31.4-45.2
$75,000+ 569 173 30.7 26.5-35.3 134 22.3 18.8-26.3 262 46.9 42.3-51.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 529 345 63.3 58.2-68.1 74 13.3 10.3-17.0 110 23.4 19.2-28.2
No 1,417 638 45.8 42.8-48.8 248 16.5 14.5-18.7 531 37.7 34.8-40.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 221 103 44.8 37.2-52.6 54 23.4 17.5-30.4 64 31.9 25.1-39.5
Non-Veteran 1,736 887 50.8 48.1-53.6 268 14.8 13.0-16.7 581 34.4 31.9-37.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,066 489 46.0 42.5-49.5 195 17.8 15.3-20.5 382 36.2 32.9-39.7
Regional City or Suburban County 472 256 53.8 48.5-59.0 66 12.6 9.7-16.3 150 33.6 28.8-38.8
Rural 421 247 56.6 50.8-62.1 61 13.9 10.6-18.1 113 29.5 24.5-35.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,087 435 40.7 37.4-44.1 198 17.6 15.3-20.3 454 41.7 38.4-45.1
Unemployed 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 494 327 68.9 63.8-73.6 82 14.0 11.0-17.6 85 17.1 13.4-21.6
Unable to Work 124 100 80.3 70.6-87.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 170 87 51.5 43.0-60.0 17 11.3 6.8-18.0 66 37.2 29.4-45.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 127 77 62.2 51.9-71.6 *** *** *** 38 28.0 19.9-37.9
101% to 150% 234 156 63.7 56.1-70.5 24 11.4 7.3-17.1 54 25.0 19.0-32.1
151% to 200% 107 *** *** *** 15 13.5 7.8-22.2 26 23.2 15.2-33.8
More than 200% 1,064 414 38.2 34.9-41.7 213 19.1 16.6-21.9 437 42.7 39.2-46.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 102 *** *** *** 13 12.9 7.1-22.5 23 18.4 11.5-28.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 788 443 55.3 51.2-59.3 120 13.9 11.5-16.8 225 30.8 27.1-34.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,069 483 45.1 41.7-48.6 189 17.0 14.6-19.7 397 37.9 34.5-41.3

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*Moderate drinking guideline--MALES having a maximum of two drinks on one or more occasions within the past 30 days or FEMALES having a maximum of one drink on one or more occasions within the past 30 days.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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.

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