NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,367 3,799 85.2 83.8-86.5 568 14.8 13.5-16.2
-Piedmont NC 1,959 1,681 84.4 82.4-86.2 278 15.6 13.8-17.6
GENDER
Male 898 713 77.6 74.1-80.6 185 22.4 19.4-25.9
Female 1,061 968 90.5 88.2-92.3 93 9.5 7.7-11.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,298 1,101 83.1 80.6-85.4 197 16.9 14.6-19.4
Non-Hispanic Black 399 357 87.7 83.3-91.1 42 12.3 8.9-16.7
Other 264 225 85.7 80.1-89.9 39 14.3 10.1-19.9
AGE
18-34 479 353 75.3 70.8-79.3 126 24.7 20.7-29.2
35-44 267 217 80.6 74.6-85.5 50 19.4 14.5-25.4
45-54 322 285 88.1 83.2-91.8 37 11.9 8.2-16.8
55-64 326 296 89.4 84.9-92.7 30 10.6 7.3-15.1
65-74 324 297 90.9 86.2-94.2 27 9.1 5.8-13.8
75+ 206 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 182 162 88.3 81.2-93.0 20 11.7 7.0-18.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 434 384 87.3 83.2-90.6 50 12.7 9.4-16.8
Some Post-H.S. 533 443 81.1 76.9-84.7 90 18.9 15.3-23.1
College Graduate 804 688 84.2 81.2-86.8 116 15.8 13.2-18.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 132 111 84.2 76.1-89.9 21 15.8 10.1-23.9
$15,000- 24,999 251 219 86.8 81.0-91.1 32 13.2 8.9-19.0
$25,000- 34,999 151 131 86.1 78.2-91.4 20 13.9 8.6-21.8
$35,000- 49,999 217 179 80.0 72.9-85.6 38 20.0 14.4-27.1
$50,000- 74,999 274 237 85.2 79.5-89.6 37 14.8 10.4-20.5
$75,000+ 569 470 80.5 76.4-84.1 99 19.5 15.9-23.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 534 485 89.5 85.9-92.3 49 10.5 7.7-14.1
No 1,415 1,188 82.8 80.3-85.0 227 17.2 15.0-19.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 223 194 85.9 79.9-90.3 29 14.1 9.7-20.1
Non-Veteran 1,736 1,487 84.3 82.1-86.2 249 15.7 13.8-17.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,069 909 84.2 81.5-86.6 160 15.8 13.4-18.5
Regional City or Suburban County 470 400 82.7 78.2-86.5 70 17.3 13.5-21.8
Rural 422 374 87.3 82.7-90.8 48 12.7 9.2-17.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,085 882 80.5 77.6-83.0 203 19.5 17.0-22.4
Unemployed 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 497 472 94.4 91.4-96.4 25 5.6 3.6- 8.6
Unable to Work 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 170 136 80.6 73.0-86.5 34 19.4 13.5-27.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 127 101 81.4 72.6-87.9 26 18.6 12.1-27.4
101% to 150% 235 211 87.9 81.7-92.2 24 12.1 7.8-18.3
151% to 200% 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,065 887 81.2 78.3-83.9 178 18.8 16.1-21.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 790 697 86.4 83.1-89.0 93 13.6 11.0-16.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,070 893 82.4 79.5-84.9 177 17.6 15.1-20.5

Back to Derived Variables and Risk Factors.

*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 16AUG19.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts