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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 2,018 864 38.5 36.0-41.1 596 31.6 29.0-34.2 249 13.1 11.3-15.0 118 5.9 4.8- 7.3 191 11.0 9.4-12.9
-Piedmont NC 961 398 37.0 33.7-40.5 292 33.0 29.6-36.6 123 13.4 11.0-16.1 45 5.2 3.8- 7.1 103 11.4 9.2-14.0
GENDER
Male 519 162 26.5 22.6-30.8 156 32.3 27.8-37.2 86 17.5 14.0-21.8 31 6.4 4.4- 9.3 84 17.2 13.7-21.5
Female 442 236 50.0 44.6-55.4 136 33.8 28.7-39.4 37 8.3 5.8-11.7 14 3.7 2.1- 6.5 19 4.2 2.5- 6.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 682 286 36.9 33.0-41.0 217 34.0 29.9-38.3 85 13.1 10.4-16.4 32 5.1 3.5- 7.4 62 10.9 8.3-14.2
Non-Hispanic Black 171 73 36.8 29.0-45.3 52 35.1 27.0-44.1 25 14.6 9.4-21.9 *** *** *** 15 8.7 4.9-15.1
Other 110 40 38.2 28.4-48.9 23 21.4 13.6-31.9 14 14.2 7.9-24.0 *** *** *** 26 19.7 12.7-29.4
AGE
18-34 293 80 25.6 20.6-31.5 95 33.8 27.8-40.3 51 17.3 13.0-22.7 24 9.1 5.9-13.7 43 14.2 10.2-19.4
35-44 147 54 32.0 24.6-40.5 49 37.5 29.0-46.9 24 16.7 10.7-25.2 *** *** *** 16 11.1 6.6-18.1
45-54 167 64 37.2 29.5-45.7 52 33.3 25.3-42.3 24 13.3 8.6-20.0 *** *** *** 20 13.0 7.7-21.0
55-64 154 73 44.3 36.0-53.0 50 35.1 27.1-44.1 13 8.4 4.8-14.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 134 80 59.6 49.6-68.7 34 24.9 17.5-34.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 155 58 30.4 23.3-38.6 43 33.9 25.7-43.2 21 13.6 8.6-20.9 *** *** *** 25 16.1 10.6-23.6
Some Post-H.S. 247 83 29.7 23.9-36.1 74 34.4 27.9-41.5 39 15.4 11.0-21.2 17 7.6 4.6-12.2 34 12.9 9.0-18.3
College Graduate 507 242 47.2 42.5-52.1 164 32.8 28.4-37.6 54 10.9 8.3-14.3 19 3.7 2.3- 5.9 28 5.3 3.6- 8.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 98 42 35.2 25.8-45.8 24 22.0 14.2-32.4 14 17.1 9.9-27.8 *** *** *** 12 17.3 9.8-28.8
$50,000- 74,999 157 68 36.1 28.2-44.9 43 31.1 22.5-41.2 20 14.1 8.8-21.8 *** *** *** 17 11.5 6.5-19.4
$75,000+ 392 163 38.2 33.1-43.6 136 36.6 31.3-42.2 56 14.7 11.1-19.4 *** *** *** 24 7.4 4.7-11.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 189 88 42.4 34.4-50.8 51 31.6 23.8-40.5 18 9.3 5.5-15.4 *** *** *** 27 13.8 9.1-20.3
No 770 310 35.8 32.2-39.7 241 33.5 29.7-37.5 105 14.4 11.8-17.6 39 5.6 4.0- 7.9 75 10.6 8.2-13.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 116 46 33.9 25.2-43.9 35 34.1 24.8-44.9 23 22.4 14.7-32.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 847 353 37.4 33.8-41.1 257 32.8 29.1-36.7 101 12.4 10.0-15.3 43 5.6 4.0- 7.7 93 11.8 9.4-14.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 575 244 38.1 33.8-42.6 186 36.5 31.9-41.3 71 12.2 9.5-15.6 24 4.2 2.8- 6.5 50 8.9 6.6-12.0
Regional City or Suburban County 214 80 32.5 26.0-39.8 69 32.6 25.8-40.3 26 13.3 8.7-19.7 13 7.9 4.4-13.6 26 13.7 9.0-20.3
Rural 174 75 39.9 31.9-48.5 37 22.1 15.7-30.2 27 17.8 11.9-25.8 *** *** *** 27 15.7 10.0-23.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 645 240 33.9 30.0-37.9 208 34.4 30.2-38.7 94 15.3 12.4-18.9 33 5.2 3.6- 7.4 70 11.3 8.7-14.5
Unemployed 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 169 105 57.5 48.3-66.3 40 25.8 18.3-35.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 648 273 37.2 33.2-41.4 209 34.3 30.1-38.8 88 14.5 11.6-18.1 27 4.8 3.1- 7.2 51 9.2 6.7-12.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 349 146 37.6 32.0-43.4 103 31.3 25.9-37.3 44 13.7 9.9-18.5 16 4.6 2.7- 7.8 40 12.9 9.1-17.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 579 238 36.4 32.2-40.8 181 34.3 29.9-39.1 75 13.5 10.6-17.2 27 5.4 3.6- 8.0 58 10.3 7.8-13.7

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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 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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