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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,031 1,463 68.8 66.2-71.3 193 11.0 9.4-12.9 119 5.7 4.6- 6.9 174 9.5 7.9-11.3 82 5.0 3.9- 6.5
-Piedmont NC 967 689 68.7 65.2-72.0 92 10.4 8.3-12.9 61 5.9 4.5- 7.7 82 9.6 7.5-12.0 43 5.5 3.9- 7.7
GENDER
Male 521 336 61.5 56.5-66.3 54 10.8 8.1-14.3 35 6.2 4.3- 8.9 63 13.6 10.4-17.6 33 7.9 5.3-11.4
Female 446 353 77.4 72.6-81.6 38 9.9 7.0-13.9 26 5.4 3.6- 8.1 19 4.7 2.9- 7.4 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 681 484 67.7 63.4-71.6 62 10.2 7.8-13.3 45 6.5 4.7- 8.8 58 9.9 7.5-12.9 32 5.8 3.9- 8.5
Non-Hispanic Black 176 134 73.6 65.3-80.5 15 9.3 5.4-15.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 112 73 66.3 55.7-75.5 15 13.7 7.9-22.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 295 169 58.2 51.8-64.4 50 17.0 12.7-22.4 26 7.9 5.3-11.8 36 11.5 8.1-16.1 14 5.3 2.9- 9.4
35-44 152 102 65.3 56.2-73.4 *** *** *** 14 8.1 4.6-13.7 17 11.5 6.9-18.5 *** *** ***
45-54 168 131 77.6 69.3-84.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 153 123 77.2 68.6-83.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 132 105 76.6 66.5-84.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 156 106 67.8 59.0-75.4 17 11.6 7.0-18.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 248 158 62.1 55.1-68.7 29 13.3 9.1-19.1 15 4.9 2.9- 8.2 34 14.5 10.1-20.3 *** *** ***
College Graduate 511 395 76.1 71.8-80.0 43 8.9 6.5-12.0 29 6.5 4.4- 9.4 31 6.2 4.3- 9.0 13 2.3 1.3- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 100 *** *** *** 13 12.5 7.0-21.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 154 117 72.9 63.7-80.5 14 10.7 6.0-18.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 396 297 71.9 66.4-76.8 29 7.5 5.1-10.9 24 6.0 3.9- 9.1 33 10.8 7.4-15.3 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 189 140 72.0 63.9-78.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 8.7 5.1-14.6 15 9.3 5.3-15.7
No 777 550 68.2 64.2-71.9 80 11.1 8.8-14.0 55 6.7 5.0- 8.8 64 9.4 7.2-12.2 28 4.6 3.0- 7.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 120 91 74.6 65.0-82.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 849 600 68.0 64.2-71.6 82 10.5 8.3-13.2 58 6.2 4.7- 8.2 73 9.7 7.5-12.4 36 5.6 3.9- 8.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 580 420 70.9 66.4-74.9 55 10.2 7.6-13.5 40 6.9 5.0- 9.5 46 8.6 6.3-11.6 19 3.5 2.1- 5.7
Regional City or Suburban County 214 144 62.3 54.4-69.6 23 12.3 7.9-18.5 *** *** *** 20 11.1 6.9-17.6 14 8.9 5.1-15.2
Rural 175 127 70.8 62.0-78.3 14 8.5 4.8-14.6 *** *** *** 16 10.3 5.8-17.5 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 650 447 67.0 62.7-71.0 68 10.9 8.5-14.0 43 6.0 4.3- 8.2 63 10.8 8.3-14.1 29 5.2 3.5- 7.8
Unemployed 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 170 145 82.2 74.0-88.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 83 *** *** *** 14 16.3 9.1-27.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 651 473 69.6 65.3-73.6 57 9.4 7.1-12.2 39 6.0 4.3- 8.4 56 10.3 7.7-13.5 26 4.8 3.0- 7.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 347 254 69.6 63.5-75.0 32 11.2 7.7-16.1 15 3.9 2.2- 6.8 31 10.1 6.9-14.6 15 5.2 2.9- 9.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 587 410 67.9 63.3-72.1 59 10.2 7.8-13.4 44 7.1 5.1- 9.6 48 9.4 6.9-12.6 26 5.5 3.5- 8.4

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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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