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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 2,762 730 23.2 21.4-25.0 779 27.1 25.2-29.1 454 16.1 14.6-17.8 230 8.9 7.7-10.2 569 24.7 22.8-26.8
-Piedmont 1,509 381 24.1 21.7-26.6 430 26.1 23.7-28.7 258 17.0 14.9-19.2 139 10.1 8.5-12.0 301 22.7 20.3-25.4
GENDER
Male 764 119 16.0 13.2-19.3 184 21.4 18.5-24.7 163 20.5 17.5-23.9 78 10.8 8.5-13.6 220 31.3 27.6-35.2
Female 745 262 33.4 29.6-37.5 246 31.7 27.9-35.7 95 12.9 10.4-15.9 61 9.3 7.1-12.0 81 12.7 10.0-16.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,072 271 23.9 21.2-26.9 304 25.7 22.9-28.8 191 18.1 15.6-20.9 97 10.0 8.1-12.3 209 22.3 19.4-25.4
Non-Hispanic Black 250 73 28.1 21.9-35.1 69 24.9 19.4-31.4 36 14.3 10.1-19.8 28 11.5 7.8-16.7 44 21.2 15.6-28.2
Other 165 30 16.7 11.4-23.7 51 31.1 23.6-39.7 28 15.2 10.2-22.1 12 8.3 4.6-14.4 44 28.7 21.2-37.6
AGE
18-34 349 66 19.5 15.1-24.7 80 22.8 18.1-28.4 53 15.9 12.0-20.7 31 8.9 6.1-12.9 119 32.9 27.6-38.8
35-44 267 55 22.6 17.3-29.1 72 24.4 19.4-30.3 48 18.1 13.6-23.7 31 11.7 8.2-16.4 61 23.1 18.1-29.1
45-54 312 64 19.6 15.2-24.8 102 30.1 25.0-35.8 52 16.8 12.6-22.0 30 11.1 7.7-15.9 64 22.4 17.5-28.1
55-64 276 70 26.5 21.0-32.8 74 22.2 17.4-27.8 65 22.2 17.3-28.2 33 13.6 9.5-19.0 34 15.6 10.8-22.0
65-74 205 79 38.5 31.5-46.0 68 33.5 26.8-41.0 29 13.1 9.0-18.7 *** *** *** 19 9.7 6.1-15.0
75+ 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 75 *** *** *** 13 16.9 9.2-28.9 14 17.9 10.4-29.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 258 59 22.8 17.3-29.4 67 24.7 19.3-31.0 39 13.7 9.8-18.7 26 11.4 7.5-17.1 67 27.4 21.7-34.1
Some Post-H.S. 387 119 29.1 24.3-34.4 105 24.5 20.0-29.6 61 16.4 12.5-21.1 32 8.5 5.9-12.0 70 21.6 17.1-26.9
College Graduate 782 190 22.4 19.5-25.7 243 29.4 26.1-32.9 143 19.0 16.1-22.2 70 9.9 7.8-12.6 136 19.2 16.3-22.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 149 32 19.7 13.6-27.8 45 31.0 22.8-40.7 27 17.2 11.6-24.9 *** *** *** 35 25.8 18.3-35.0
$25,000- 34,999 138 40 25.6 18.3-34.6 34 22.5 15.7-31.2 20 15.1 9.4-23.5 *** *** *** 33 26.8 18.8-36.6
$35,000- 49,999 169 46 20.9 15.2-28.0 39 21.2 15.2-28.9 27 20.0 13.3-28.8 *** *** *** 47 32.3 24.5-41.3
$50,000- 74,999 212 55 23.8 18.0-30.7 64 28.1 21.9-35.1 36 19.6 14.0-26.7 15 7.1 4.1-12.0 42 21.5 15.9-28.4
$75,000+ 554 121 23.3 19.4-27.6 174 27.7 23.9-31.8 109 18.6 15.4-22.4 61 11.7 9.0-15.0 89 18.7 15.2-22.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 244 77 28.2 22.5-34.7 70 26.1 20.5-32.5 40 15.8 11.5-21.4 25 13.5 9.1-19.6 32 16.4 11.4-23.1
No 1,261 303 23.4 20.8-26.2 359 26.1 23.5-29.0 217 17.2 15.0-19.7 114 9.5 7.8-11.5 268 23.8 21.1-26.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 191 46 25.5 18.8-33.6 52 21.9 16.5-28.4 30 15.8 10.9-22.3 24 12.1 7.9-18.2 39 24.7 18.2-32.6
Non-Veteran 1,313 331 23.6 21.1-26.3 377 26.8 24.1-29.6 228 17.2 15.0-19.7 115 9.8 8.1-11.9 262 22.5 19.9-25.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 901 207 20.8 18.1-23.9 256 27.1 23.9-30.5 168 18.8 16.1-21.8 91 10.8 8.7-13.3 179 22.5 19.4-25.9
Regional City or Suburban 378 114 30.8 25.6-36.5 116 26.8 22.2-32.0 56 14.3 10.7-18.9 29 9.1 6.2-13.1 63 19.1 14.8-24.2
Rural 230 60 24.9 18.9-32.0 58 21.2 16.1-27.4 34 14.6 10.0-20.7 19 8.9 5.2-14.9 59 30.4 23.7-38.0

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*This question 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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 Annual Results Technical Notes for more 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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