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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,354 4,097 93.5 92.5-94.4 257 6.5 5.6- 7.5
-Piedmont NC 1,953 1,823 92.7 91.2-94.0 130 7.3 6.0- 8.8
GENDER
Male 896 820 90.3 87.6-92.4 76 9.7 7.6-12.4
Female 1,057 1,003 94.9 93.2-96.2 54 5.1 3.8- 6.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,298 1,201 91.9 89.9-93.5 97 8.1 6.5-10.1
Non-Hispanic Black 394 376 94.5 91.0-96.7 18 5.5 3.3- 9.0
Other 261 246 94.2 89.9-96.8 15 5.8 3.2-10.1
AGE
18-34 476 426 90.3 87.0-92.8 50 9.7 7.2-13.0
35-44 262 244 92.5 87.5-95.6 18 7.5 4.4-12.5
45-54 321 297 90.9 86.1-94.1 24 9.1 5.9-13.9
55-64 327 311 95.1 91.9-97.1 16 4.9 2.9- 8.1
65-74 326 310 95.4 92.2-97.4 16 4.6 2.6- 7.8
75+ 205 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 182 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 432 410 94.1 90.8-96.2 22 5.9 3.8- 9.2
Some Post-H.S. 532 488 91.5 88.4-93.8 44 8.5 6.2-11.6
College Graduate 799 746 93.0 90.7-94.7 53 7.0 5.3- 9.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 250 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 214 197 88.1 81.4-92.6 17 11.9 7.4-18.6
$50,000- 74,999 277 260 93.9 89.4-96.5 17 6.1 3.5-10.6
$75,000+ 565 515 90.4 87.0-93.0 50 9.6 7.0-13.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 533 504 94.7 92.1-96.4 29 5.3 3.6- 7.9
No 1,407 1,307 92.1 90.2-93.6 100 7.9 6.4- 9.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 218 203 93.4 89.1-96.1 15 6.6 3.9-10.9
Non-Veteran 1,733 1,618 92.7 91.0-94.0 115 7.3 6.0- 9.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,063 995 93.5 91.6-95.0 68 6.5 5.0- 8.4
Regional City or Suburban County 470 434 91.5 87.9-94.1 36 8.5 5.9-12.1
Rural 420 394 92.5 88.5-95.2 26 7.5 4.8-11.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,078 988 90.9 88.7-92.7 90 9.1 7.3-11.3
Unemployed 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 496 477 95.9 93.3-97.5 19 4.1 2.5- 6.7
Unable to Work 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 171 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 233 220 92.7 87.1-95.9 13 7.3 4.1-12.9
151% to 200% 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,062 978 91.1 88.8-93.0 84 8.9 7.0-11.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 791 742 93.2 90.7-95.0 49 6.8 5.0- 9.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,061 982 92.0 89.9-93.7 79 8.0 6.3-10.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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