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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,419 2,336 52.0 50.2-53.9 532 13.0 11.8-14.3 606 13.8 12.6-15.1 712 16.2 14.9-17.6 233 5.0 4.3- 5.9
-Piedmont NC 1,977 992 49.8 47.2-52.3 244 13.2 11.5-15.0 292 14.6 12.9-16.5 343 17.2 15.3-19.2 106 5.2 4.2- 6.5
GENDER
Male 911 377 41.0 37.3-44.8 99 11.0 8.9-13.5 158 18.0 15.3-21.0 204 22.4 19.4-25.7 73 7.7 5.9- 9.9
Female 1,066 615 57.6 54.0-61.0 145 15.1 12.7-17.9 134 11.7 9.7-14.1 139 12.5 10.5-14.9 33 3.1 2.1- 4.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,306 617 47.5 44.3-50.6 156 12.6 10.7-14.9 188 14.3 12.3-16.6 265 19.8 17.5-22.4 80 5.8 4.5- 7.5
Non-Hispanic Black 404 223 52.7 46.9-58.4 59 14.9 11.1-19.6 60 15.4 11.7-20.1 50 13.2 9.8-17.6 *** *** ***
Other 269 152 56.7 49.9-63.4 30 13.1 8.9-18.9 44 15.1 10.9-20.4 29 10.3 6.8-15.1 14 4.9 2.7- 8.5
AGE
18-34 484 184 40.4 35.6-45.4 64 14.3 11.1-18.3 107 20.8 17.0-25.1 102 19.0 15.5-23.1 27 5.5 3.6- 8.2
35-44 271 115 43.3 36.7-50.3 28 10.1 6.9-14.7 61 20.5 15.7-26.3 59 22.6 17.4-28.9 *** *** ***
45-54 325 154 46.6 40.4-52.8 53 18.8 14.1-24.7 40 10.1 7.2-13.9 62 19.2 14.7-24.6 16 5.4 3.2- 8.9
55-64 329 173 53.5 47.4-59.6 46 13.7 10.1-18.3 41 12.2 8.8-16.7 48 14.0 10.5-18.6 21 6.5 4.0-10.4
65-74 327 192 61.0 54.2-67.4 36 10.7 7.6-15.1 26 7.7 5.0-11.8 49 14.3 10.3-19.7 24 6.2 4.0- 9.6
75+ 206 151 77.5 70.3-83.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 9.2 5.7-14.6 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 186 131 70.9 62.4-78.1 *** *** *** 20 9.1 5.6-14.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 441 278 59.3 53.9-64.5 59 14.1 10.7-18.3 42 10.8 7.8-14.8 48 12.5 9.2-16.6 14 3.4 1.9- 5.9
Some Post-H.S. 536 285 49.8 44.9-54.6 69 15.0 11.7-19.0 77 15.0 11.9-18.8 79 15.4 12.2-19.3 26 4.8 3.2- 7.2
College Graduate 808 293 33.7 30.2-37.4 105 13.9 11.4-16.7 152 19.5 16.5-22.7 206 27.1 23.7-30.7 52 5.9 4.3- 7.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 132 81 61.9 51.8-71.0 *** *** *** 18 13.4 8.2-21.0 14 9.4 5.4-16.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 254 168 65.5 58.2-72.1 20 8.6 5.2-13.9 32 12.0 8.1-17.4 24 9.8 6.2-15.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 152 91 60.9 51.5-69.6 18 13.7 8.2-22.0 14 9.5 5.3-16.3 22 11.5 7.1-18.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 220 117 50.1 42.5-57.6 23 12.3 8.0-18.5 33 15.6 10.9-21.9 33 14.7 10.0-21.0 14 7.3 4.2-12.5
$50,000- 74,999 279 120 44.3 37.5-51.4 46 18.3 13.3-24.7 47 15.9 11.5-21.6 50 16.0 11.7-21.5 16 5.5 3.0- 9.7
$75,000+ 571 173 30.6 26.4-35.1 90 16.1 13.0-19.9 108 18.9 15.5-22.8 159 27.8 23.8-32.2 41 6.6 4.7- 9.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 538 345 62.2 57.0-67.0 62 12.1 9.2-15.9 53 10.9 8.0-14.7 45 8.2 5.9-11.4 33 6.6 4.4- 9.8
No 1,428 638 45.4 42.4-48.4 183 13.6 11.7-15.9 237 15.8 13.8-18.1 298 20.4 18.1-22.9 72 4.7 3.6- 6.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 223 103 44.4 36.8-52.2 29 15.5 10.4-22.3 33 15.3 10.5-21.6 45 19.3 14.2-25.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,754 887 50.3 47.5-53.0 216 12.9 11.2-14.9 259 14.6 12.8-16.6 299 17.0 15.1-19.2 93 5.2 4.1- 6.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,077 489 45.6 42.1-49.1 128 12.8 10.7-15.4 183 17.0 14.6-19.8 224 20.2 17.7-23.1 53 4.4 3.2- 5.9
Regional City or Suburban County 476 256 53.2 47.9-58.4 61 13.6 10.3-17.7 58 11.9 9.0-15.6 69 14.9 11.5-19.2 32 6.3 4.3- 9.2
Rural 426 247 55.7 50.1-61.3 56 13.5 10.1-17.7 51 12.2 9.0-16.3 51 12.5 9.2-16.9 21 6.0 3.6- 9.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,099 435 40.2 36.9-43.6 163 15.3 13.1-17.9 199 17.0 14.7-19.6 236 21.7 19.1-24.7 66 5.8 4.4- 7.4
Unemployed 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 498 327 68.4 63.3-73.0 45 8.4 5.9-11.8 37 7.2 5.0-10.3 60 11.0 8.2-14.5 29 5.0 3.2- 7.9
Unable to Work 127 100 79.0 69.4-86.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 171 87 50.9 42.4-59.3 23 15.7 10.2-23.2 30 17.0 11.5-24.3 26 11.6 7.7-17.2 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 128 77 61.8 51.5-71.1 *** *** *** 21 14.8 9.2-22.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 238 156 63.1 55.7-70.0 24 9.5 6.0-14.7 23 9.7 6.2-14.9 25 12.9 8.4-19.1 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 108 *** *** *** 13 16.3 9.2-27.2 13 10.8 6.0-18.6 14 9.1 5.1-15.9 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,075 414 37.8 34.5-41.2 156 15.5 13.1-18.2 187 17.6 15.1-20.3 243 22.2 19.5-25.2 75 6.9 5.4- 8.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 102 *** *** *** 15 14.3 7.9-24.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 799 443 54.5 50.4-58.6 100 13.2 10.7-16.2 101 12.9 10.5-15.9 105 13.2 10.7-16.2 50 6.1 4.4- 8.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,078 483 44.7 41.3-48.2 130 13.1 10.9-15.7 179 16.3 13.9-19.0 232 21.1 18.4-24.0 54 4.9 3.6- 6.5

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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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