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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,294 5,542 86.2 85.1-87.2 752 13.8 12.8-14.9
-Piedmont 3,152 2,748 86.1 84.6-87.5 404 13.9 12.5-15.4
GENDER
Male 1,328 1,089 81.7 79.2-83.9 239 18.3 16.1-20.8
Female 1,824 1,659 90.0 88.2-91.5 165 10.0 8.5-11.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,056 1,782 85.6 83.7-87.3 274 14.4 12.7-16.3
Non-Hispanic Black 640 570 87.0 83.4-89.9 70 13.0 10.1-16.6
Other 413 357 87.0 82.9-90.2 56 13.0 9.8-17.1
AGE
18-34 640 493 80.1 76.5-83.2 147 19.9 16.8-23.5
35-44 486 403 83.0 79.1-86.3 83 17.0 13.7-20.9
45-54 596 513 84.9 81.3-87.9 83 15.1 12.1-18.7
55-64 573 519 89.3 85.8-92.1 54 10.7 7.9-14.2
65-74 492 463 94.6 92.2-96.3 29 5.4 3.7- 7.8
75+ 322 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 310 279 90.5 86.2-93.6 31 9.5 6.4-13.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 776 689 87.5 84.5-90.0 87 12.5 10.0-15.5
Some Post-H.S. 832 736 86.2 83.2-88.8 96 13.8 11.2-16.8
College Graduate 1,216 1,029 82.5 80.0-84.8 187 17.5 15.2-20.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 254 233 92.5 87.9-95.4 21 7.5 4.6-12.1
$15,000- 24,999 473 431 90.2 86.5-93.0 42 9.8 7.0-13.5
$25,000- 34,999 269 225 83.5 77.5-88.1 44 16.5 11.9-22.5
$35,000- 49,999 341 279 78.7 72.9-83.5 62 21.3 16.5-27.1
$50,000- 74,999 374 323 85.9 81.4-89.4 51 14.1 10.6-18.6
$75,000+ 810 686 82.9 79.7-85.7 124 17.1 14.3-20.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 716 672 92.6 89.9-94.7 44 7.4 5.3-10.1
No 2,425 2,066 84.4 82.6-86.0 359 15.6 14.0-17.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 355 309 84.8 79.9-88.8 46 15.2 11.2-20.1
Non-Veteran 2,787 2,429 86.2 84.6-87.6 358 13.8 12.4-15.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,685 1,439 84.2 82.0-86.1 246 15.8 13.9-18.0
Regional City or Suburban 847 758 88.5 85.7-90.8 89 11.5 9.2-14.3
Rural 620 551 88.0 84.6-90.7 69 12.0 9.3-15.4

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*Binge drinkers--MALES having five or more drinks on one occasion and FEMALES having four or more drinks on one occasion.

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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