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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 1,984 508 23.6 21.5-25.9 541 26.5 24.2-29.0 304 14.8 13.1-16.8 185 9.7 8.2-11.5 446 25.3 22.9-27.8
-Piedmont NC 942 223 22.1 19.3-25.1 270 28.5 25.2-32.0 145 14.3 12.0-16.9 89 10.5 8.4-13.1 215 24.7 21.6-28.0
GENDER
Male 506 80 13.9 11.0-17.4 116 22.0 18.2-26.3 87 17.0 13.6-21.1 54 11.3 8.4-15.0 169 35.8 31.1-40.8
Female 436 143 32.0 27.3-37.2 154 36.5 31.2-42.0 58 10.9 8.2-14.4 35 9.5 6.6-13.4 46 11.1 8.2-14.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 665 150 20.8 17.6-24.4 180 26.0 22.3-29.9 114 16.6 13.6-20.1 64 10.6 8.1-13.8 157 26.1 22.3-30.2
Non-Hispanic Black 171 48 23.6 17.4-31.3 63 38.9 30.6-47.9 16 7.1 4.1-11.9 17 12.0 7.3-19.2 27 18.3 12.4-26.2
Other 108 25 27.2 18.6-38.1 28 24.6 16.4-35.2 16 14.0 8.3-22.7 *** *** *** 31 27.6 19.0-38.3
AGE
18-34 284 43 14.9 10.9-20.1 57 23.2 17.8-29.7 52 16.3 12.2-21.5 30 11.3 7.7-16.2 102 34.3 28.4-40.7
35-44 151 29 16.5 11.3-23.5 41 25.2 18.5-33.4 24 17.8 11.7-25.9 16 11.6 6.6-19.6 41 29.0 21.4-37.9
45-54 164 39 23.3 17.0-31.0 52 35.3 27.1-44.6 26 12.3 8.1-18.3 17 10.2 6.1-16.7 30 18.8 12.7-26.9
55-64 148 48 32.3 24.6-41.1 43 26.2 19.4-34.3 19 12.5 7.7-19.7 16 12.5 7.5-20.3 22 16.5 10.7-24.6
65-74 129 31 25.5 17.9-35.1 53 42.1 32.6-52.2 20 11.9 7.3-18.8 *** *** *** 17 14.9 9.2-23.3
75+ 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 154 38 19.5 13.9-26.6 39 26.6 19.3-35.4 22 15.1 9.8-22.6 12 10.6 5.8-18.5 43 28.3 21.0-36.8
Some Post-H.S. 239 50 18.3 13.7-24.0 68 29.8 23.6-36.8 29 11.2 7.5-16.4 30 14.1 9.8-19.9 62 26.6 20.8-33.3
College Graduate 501 126 26.1 22.0-30.6 149 28.7 24.5-33.4 89 17.0 13.7-20.9 45 8.7 6.4-11.8 92 19.5 15.9-23.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 97 22 20.5 13.3-30.1 20 17.1 10.6-26.2 15 16.3 9.2-27.1 12 14.8 8.1-25.4 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 151 29 16.5 11.1-23.7 52 33.6 25.0-43.4 26 15.4 10.1-22.9 *** *** *** 32 22.4 15.5-31.3
$75,000+ 391 93 22.4 18.2-27.1 109 27.4 22.7-32.7 70 16.8 13.0-21.3 39 10.2 7.2-14.1 80 23.3 18.7-28.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 179 60 29.7 22.7-37.8 52 31.9 24.0-41.1 20 9.7 5.9-15.5 *** *** *** 41 25.6 18.8-34.0
No 761 163 20.4 17.5-23.8 219 27.9 24.4-31.7 125 15.4 12.8-18.5 83 12.2 9.7-15.3 171 24.0 20.7-27.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 117 28 18.9 12.4-27.6 31 28.4 19.9-38.9 19 17.4 10.7-27.0 14 13.2 7.5-22.2 25 22.0 14.8-31.5
Non-Veteran 827 195 22.4 19.4-25.7 240 28.5 25.0-32.2 127 14.0 11.6-16.8 75 10.1 7.9-12.9 190 24.9 21.6-28.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 562 128 21.8 18.3-25.8 167 29.8 25.5-34.5 94 15.8 12.7-19.5 52 10.0 7.4-13.2 121 22.6 18.9-26.7
Regional City or Suburban County 210 50 22.2 16.5-29.1 57 25.4 19.4-32.6 26 10.4 6.9-15.5 21 11.6 7.1-18.3 56 30.4 23.5-38.3
Rural 172 45 22.5 16.5-29.9 47 28.6 21.3-37.3 26 15.3 9.9-22.8 16 10.6 6.2-17.4 38 23.0 16.2-31.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 635 138 20.7 17.5-24.3 161 25.2 21.6-29.2 104 15.7 12.8-19.1 74 12.6 9.8-16.0 158 25.8 22.1-29.9
Unemployed 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 166 52 27.8 20.9-35.9 69 42.6 33.8-52.0 24 14.2 9.1-21.7 *** *** *** 16 12.6 7.4-20.7
Unable to Work 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 640 142 20.4 17.2-23.9 182 27.3 23.5-31.5 111 16.2 13.3-19.7 62 11.2 8.5-14.5 143 24.9 21.2-29.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 338 87 22.5 18.0-27.7 93 27.6 22.4-33.6 48 13.0 9.6-17.4 35 11.6 8.1-16.4 75 25.3 20.1-31.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 570 124 20.9 17.5-24.9 169 29.3 25.1-33.8 92 15.4 12.3-19.0 51 9.8 7.3-13.2 134 24.6 20.7-28.9

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*This question 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 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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