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2015 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 6,287 6,001 95.3 94.7-95.9 286 4.7 4.1- 5.3
-Piedmont 3,144 3,012 95.8 94.9-96.5 132 4.2 3.5- 5.1
GENDER
Male 1,325 1,262 95.4 94.0-96.5 63 4.6 3.5- 6.0
Female 1,819 1,750 96.1 95.0-97.0 69 3.9 3.0- 5.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,050 1,945 95.1 93.9-96.0 105 4.9 4.0- 6.1
Non-Hispanic Black 640 626 97.2 95.1-98.5 14 2.8 1.5- 4.9
Other 410 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 631 605 96.1 94.1-97.5 26 3.9 2.5- 5.9
35-44 488 472 96.5 94.2-97.9 16 3.5 2.1- 5.8
45-54 595 564 94.7 92.3-96.5 31 5.3 3.5- 7.7
55-64 577 546 94.3 91.7-96.1 31 5.7 3.9- 8.3
65-74 487 467 96.2 94.0-97.6 20 3.8 2.4- 6.0
75+ 323 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 310 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 775 740 94.8 92.6-96.4 35 5.2 3.6- 7.4
Some Post-H.S. 833 805 96.9 95.3-98.0 28 3.1 2.0- 4.7
College Graduate 1,209 1,152 95.1 93.6-96.3 57 4.9 3.7- 6.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 260 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 472 458 97.4 95.5-98.6 14 2.6 1.4- 4.5
$25,000- 34,999 268 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 340 324 94.1 90.0-96.6 16 5.9 3.4-10.0
$50,000- 74,999 373 353 94.9 91.9-96.8 20 5.1 3.2- 8.1
$75,000+ 807 768 95.2 93.2-96.6 39 4.8 3.4- 6.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 712 693 96.8 94.6-98.1 19 3.2 1.9- 5.4
No 2,422 2,309 95.5 94.5-96.4 113 4.5 3.6- 5.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 354 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,780 2,661 95.7 94.8-96.5 119 4.3 3.5- 5.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,684 1,606 95.1 93.7-96.2 78 4.9 3.8- 6.3
Regional City or Suburban 839 810 96.7 95.1-97.7 29 3.3 2.3- 4.9
Rural 621 596 96.5 94.6-97.7 25 3.5 2.3- 5.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
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 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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