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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 2,809 1,223 39.1 37.0-41.2 894 32.5 30.5-34.7 336 13.5 12.0-15.1 125 5.0 4.1- 6.2 231 9.8 8.5-11.3
-Piedmont 1,529 667 40.3 37.6-43.2 504 33.5 30.8-36.2 179 13.4 11.5-15.6 74 4.9 3.8- 6.4 105 7.9 6.4- 9.7
GENDER
Male 780 245 30.1 26.6-33.8 282 35.2 31.5-39.0 112 15.6 12.8-18.8 56 7.1 5.2- 9.5 85 12.1 9.7-15.1
Female 749 422 52.5 48.3-56.6 222 31.5 27.6-35.6 67 10.9 8.4-14.0 18 2.3 1.4- 4.0 20 2.9 1.8- 4.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,086 500 42.9 39.6-46.2 361 33.4 30.3-36.7 114 12.4 10.2-14.9 45 4.2 3.0- 5.9 66 7.1 5.5- 9.2
Non-Hispanic Black 255 112 40.1 33.4-47.3 75 30.0 23.9-36.9 37 16.6 11.8-22.8 15 6.0 3.4-10.4 16 7.3 4.4-12.0
Other 166 45 23.0 17.0-30.3 60 39.4 31.2-48.2 26 15.5 10.3-22.7 *** *** *** 23 15.4 9.7-23.7
AGE
18-34 352 110 30.2 25.1-35.9 123 35.7 30.1-41.7 58 17.2 13.1-22.2 22 5.5 3.3- 8.9 39 11.4 8.2-15.7
35-44 275 104 39.2 33.0-45.8 94 32.5 26.9-38.7 40 14.8 10.9-19.9 15 5.1 3.0- 8.7 22 8.3 5.3-12.7
45-54 317 126 36.0 30.5-41.9 111 36.7 31.0-42.8 37 12.2 8.6-17.1 21 7.3 4.5-11.8 22 7.7 4.9-11.9
55-64 280 122 44.0 37.5-50.7 108 35.3 29.3-41.8 31 14.1 9.6-20.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 201 131 63.6 56.1-70.6 45 23.5 17.6-30.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 90 *** *** *** 20 23.8 15.4-35.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 79 16 18.8 11.2-29.8 *** *** *** 17 20.3 12.3-31.7 *** *** *** 16 20.4 12.1-32.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 263 95 33.9 27.8-40.7 82 32.3 26.2-39.0 35 13.4 9.5-18.5 19 7.3 4.2-12.3 32 13.1 9.2-18.5
Some Post-H.S. 391 176 42.8 37.4-48.5 120 30.8 25.8-36.4 57 16.6 12.6-21.5 16 3.5 2.0- 6.0 22 6.2 4.0- 9.6
College Graduate 790 378 45.0 41.3-48.8 278 36.4 32.8-40.2 69 9.8 7.7-12.4 32 4.3 3.0- 6.1 33 4.5 3.1- 6.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 70 17 20.7 12.4-32.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 147 56 34.5 26.5-43.6 43 31.9 23.6-41.5 18 14.2 8.5-22.7 *** *** *** 20 13.3 8.3-20.7
$25,000- 34,999 139 52 32.9 24.8-42.1 46 34.0 25.4-43.7 18 14.8 8.9-23.5 *** *** *** 13 11.0 6.0-19.2
$35,000- 49,999 172 73 36.4 28.7-44.9 55 30.6 23.4-39.0 23 18.8 12.3-27.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 217 93 39.6 32.7-47.0 76 35.6 28.8-43.0 28 15.7 10.7-22.5 *** *** *** 14 7.0 4.1-11.7
$75,000+ 557 253 44.1 39.5-48.7 206 37.2 32.9-41.8 53 9.8 7.4-12.9 25 4.7 3.0- 7.2 20 4.1 2.6- 6.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 246 124 45.2 38.4-52.2 69 30.9 24.5-38.1 24 10.2 6.8-15.1 *** *** *** 18 8.7 5.3-14.0
No 1,280 541 39.5 36.4-42.5 435 34.0 31.1-37.1 155 14.0 11.9-16.5 63 4.9 3.7- 6.5 86 7.6 6.1- 9.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 192 85 41.9 34.2-50.0 59 29.7 23.1-37.3 22 13.8 9.0-20.7 *** *** *** 15 10.1 6.1-16.4
Non-Veteran 1,332 578 40.0 37.0-43.0 444 34.0 31.2-37.1 157 13.4 11.4-15.8 63 5.0 3.7- 6.6 90 7.6 6.1- 9.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 921 400 39.9 36.4-43.5 315 35.3 31.8-38.9 104 12.8 10.5-15.6 46 5.2 3.7- 7.2 56 6.9 5.1- 9.1
Regional City or Suburban 375 168 42.0 36.4-47.9 123 32.9 27.7-38.6 42 12.6 9.1-17.2 16 3.8 2.2- 6.3 26 8.7 5.8-12.9
Rural 233 99 39.1 32.2-46.5 66 27.1 21.2-33.9 33 17.4 12.0-24.5 *** *** *** 23 10.6 6.8-16.3

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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 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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