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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,816 2,064 69.7 67.5-71.7 282 11.3 9.9-12.8 159 6.2 5.3- 7.4 215 9.0 7.7-10.4 96 3.8 3.0- 4.8
-Piedmont 1,537 1,133 71.3 68.6-73.9 166 12.0 10.2-14.1 83 5.4 4.2- 6.8 123 9.0 7.5-10.9 32 2.3 1.6- 3.4
GENDER
Male 783 544 67.2 63.3-70.8 77 11.2 8.8-14.1 54 7.0 5.3- 9.3 87 11.5 9.2-14.3 21 3.1 1.9- 5.0
Female 754 589 76.1 72.4-79.6 89 12.9 10.3-16.0 29 3.4 2.3- 5.0 36 6.1 4.2- 8.8 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,092 818 72.7 69.6-75.7 116 11.9 9.8-14.3 50 4.4 3.3- 5.9 87 9.0 7.1-11.2 21 2.0 1.2- 3.3
Non-Hispanic Black 255 185 69.1 62.0-75.4 27 12.0 7.9-17.9 19 7.7 4.7-12.2 17 7.9 4.6-13.3 *** *** ***
Other 169 113 64.7 56.0-72.6 21 13.2 8.4-20.0 *** *** *** 17 10.7 6.4-17.3 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 361 214 61.7 55.9-67.2 61 16.9 12.9-21.8 30 7.2 4.8-10.5 46 11.4 8.3-15.5 *** *** ***
35-44 273 190 69.0 62.7-74.6 38 14.4 10.4-19.6 16 5.5 3.3- 9.1 25 9.6 6.4-14.1 *** *** ***
45-54 318 235 71.5 65.5-76.8 35 11.4 8.1-15.7 20 5.9 3.7- 9.3 20 8.1 5.1-12.7 *** *** ***
55-64 276 222 77.5 70.9-83.0 18 7.1 4.3-11.4 *** *** *** 19 9.4 5.7-15.4 *** *** ***
65-74 206 177 86.2 80.3-90.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 264 177 66.9 60.2-72.9 28 10.8 7.2-15.8 13 3.9 2.2- 6.9 32 12.6 8.7-18.0 14 5.8 3.3-10.0
Some Post-H.S. 390 294 72.2 66.7-77.0 48 14.5 10.8-19.2 15 3.8 2.2- 6.4 28 8.7 5.8-12.7 *** *** ***
College Graduate 797 610 74.4 70.9-77.7 79 11.0 8.8-13.7 48 6.5 4.8- 8.7 51 7.0 5.3- 9.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 148 106 69.4 60.0-77.4 16 11.0 6.2-19.0 *** *** *** 12 8.8 4.9-15.5 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 140 96 64.7 54.8-73.5 14 12.9 7.1-22.4 *** *** *** 17 14.3 8.6-22.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 173 111 60.3 51.4-68.5 27 16.0 10.6-23.4 *** *** *** 19 13.0 8.2-20.1 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 218 167 75.4 68.4-81.3 15 7.8 4.5-13.2 15 6.8 4.0-11.3 16 7.4 4.3-12.4 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 560 436 75.0 70.6-78.9 59 12.4 9.5-16.0 25 4.7 3.1- 7.0 35 7.2 5.0-10.1 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 250 206 78.6 71.7-84.1 21 10.2 6.4-16.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,283 924 70.1 67.1-72.9 145 12.3 10.4-14.6 77 5.9 4.6- 7.5 110 9.4 7.7-11.5 27 2.3 1.5- 3.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 193 147 71.8 63.8-78.6 14 9.1 5.2-15.3 *** *** *** 17 10.4 6.3-16.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,339 981 71.1 68.2-73.9 152 12.4 10.5-14.7 72 5.3 4.1- 6.8 106 8.9 7.2-10.9 28 2.3 1.5- 3.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 922 676 70.9 67.3-74.2 94 11.0 8.8-13.6 60 6.4 4.9- 8.3 70 9.0 6.9-11.5 22 2.8 1.7- 4.5
Regional City or Suburban 383 294 75.3 70.0-80.0 37 10.2 7.2-14.4 17 4.8 2.8- 8.0 31 8.4 5.8-12.2 *** *** ***
Rural 232 163 65.6 57.9-72.5 35 19.4 13.8-26.6 *** *** *** 22 10.4 6.6-16.1 *** *** ***

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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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