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2016 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 2,781 746 24.5 22.7-26.4 744 26.3 24.4-28.3 478 17.2 15.5-18.9 228 8.4 7.2- 9.8 585 23.6 21.7-25.7
-Piedmont NC 1,413 365 23.8 21.4-26.3 385 26.3 23.8-28.9 254 18.5 16.3-20.9 126 9.0 7.4-10.9 283 22.5 20.0-25.2
GENDER
Male 710 139 18.7 15.7-22.0 169 22.7 19.5-26.2 143 21.0 17.7-24.7 64 8.9 6.8-11.6 195 28.8 25.1-32.8
Female 703 226 29.3 25.7-33.1 216 30.1 26.4-34.1 111 15.8 13.0-19.0 62 9.2 6.9-12.1 88 15.7 12.5-19.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 975 247 23.2 20.5-26.3 274 26.8 23.8-29.9 180 18.9 16.2-21.8 86 9.0 7.1-11.4 188 22.1 19.2-25.3
Non-Hispanic Black 237 55 22.4 17.2-28.8 72 29.7 23.6-36.5 43 17.9 13.1-24.0 26 11.0 7.2-16.4 41 19.0 13.9-25.4
Other 5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 374 58 15.4 11.7-19.9 86 21.7 17.5-26.7 61 17.3 13.3-22.3 40 10.4 7.4-14.5 129 35.2 29.8-40.9
35-44 231 46 17.7 13.1-23.5 65 29.4 23.3-36.4 47 20.5 15.3-26.9 23 11.6 7.5-17.5 50 20.7 15.6-27.0
45-54 258 72 28.0 22.4-34.3 62 24.0 18.8-30.1 53 19.6 14.9-25.3 31 10.8 7.4-15.4 40 17.6 12.7-24.0
55-64 259 78 30.9 25.1-37.4 81 30.5 24.8-36.8 40 16.1 11.7-21.7 21 6.8 4.3-10.6 39 15.7 11.5-21.1
65-74 197 69 34.6 27.4-42.7 57 28.3 21.8-35.7 42 22.8 16.7-30.3 *** *** *** 20 10.9 6.9-16.9
75+ 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 91 *** *** *** 20 23.2 14.6-34.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 282 68 22.4 17.6-28.2 58 20.1 15.5-25.6 48 17.3 12.9-22.9 26 10.3 6.9-15.2 82 29.9 24.2-36.2
Some Post-H.S. 364 97 23.8 19.3-28.9 102 26.3 21.7-31.6 68 20.2 15.8-25.5 24 6.7 4.2-10.5 73 22.9 18.2-28.4
College Graduate 676 171 23.3 20.0-26.8 205 30.5 26.7-34.5 130 20.1 16.9-23.6 69 10.4 8.1-13.2 101 15.9 13.0-19.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 73 *** *** *** 13 16.9 9.6-28.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 180 43 22.4 16.3-30.1 48 26.2 19.5-34.1 22 10.8 6.8-16.8 16 10.0 5.6-17.3 51 30.5 22.9-39.4
$25,000- 34,999 105 *** *** *** 26 20.1 13.2-29.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 167 35 18.4 12.7-26.0 41 21.7 15.6-29.4 39 23.6 17.1-31.6 13 5.6 3.1- 9.9 39 30.6 22.5-40.2
$50,000- 74,999 194 58 28.1 21.7-35.7 56 28.8 22.2-36.4 35 19.2 13.7-26.3 13 6.2 3.5-10.7 32 17.7 12.4-24.6
$75,000+ 531 128 21.5 18.1-25.4 155 28.3 24.3-32.7 106 20.5 16.8-24.6 54 10.2 7.7-13.4 88 19.5 15.8-23.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 209 73 34.0 27.1-41.8 56 23.8 17.8-31.1 27 11.1 7.3-16.6 21 12.6 7.6-20.3 32 18.4 12.6-26.1
No 950 252 24.9 22.0-28.1 265 26.8 23.7-30.0 171 18.9 16.2-22.0 76 7.4 5.8- 9.4 186 22.0 19.0-25.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 263 74 27.2 21.5-33.7 70 23.8 18.6-30.0 34 12.9 8.9-18.4 27 11.1 7.1-17.1 58 25.0 18.9-32.3
No 1,142 287 22.9 20.4-25.7 314 26.9 24.1-29.8 219 19.7 17.2-22.5 99 8.6 6.9-10.6 223 21.8 19.2-24.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 174 51 27.0 20.4-34.8 38 20.8 15.0-28.3 37 22.2 15.8-30.3 16 10.9 6.1-18.5 32 19.1 13.2-26.9
Non-Veteran 1,239 314 23.4 20.9-26.1 347 26.9 24.3-29.8 217 18.0 15.7-20.6 110 8.8 7.1-10.8 251 22.9 20.2-25.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 881 202 20.4 17.7-23.5 246 27.5 24.3-30.9 166 19.6 16.7-22.8 80 9.0 7.1-11.4 187 23.5 20.3-27.0
Regional City or Suburban County 306 97 30.3 25.0-36.3 78 23.4 18.7-28.8 49 17.5 13.2-22.9 25 9.1 5.8-13.8 57 19.7 15.2-25.1
Rural 226 66 27.9 21.7-35.0 61 25.6 19.5-32.8 39 15.3 10.8-21.4 21 8.9 5.3-14.6 39 22.3 16.2-29.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 914 206 20.8 18.1-23.8 238 25.9 22.9-29.2 170 18.3 15.6-21.2 88 9.7 7.8-12.1 212 25.3 22.1-28.8
Unemployed 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 260 98 38.5 32.0-45.4 84 30.5 24.6-37.0 46 19.4 14.4-25.6 *** *** *** 20 8.4 5.3-13.1
Unable to Work 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 114 30 23.4 16.0-32.8 27 22.6 15.1-32.4 20 22.3 14.3-33.2 *** *** *** 25 23.6 15.8-33.6
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 78 16 18.7 10.9-30.0 15 17.3 10.0-28.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 155 48 31.2 23.5-40.0 36 25.5 18.4-34.2 20 13.4 8.3-20.9 *** *** *** 40 24.2 17.7-32.3
151% to 200% 77 18 21.9 13.4-33.7 23 24.9 16.1-36.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 882 220 22.5 19.7-25.6 254 27.7 24.6-31.1 171 19.6 16.8-22.7 80 8.7 6.9-11.0 157 21.4 18.3-24.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 293 100 32.7 27.0-38.9 74 24.6 19.4-30.7 45 14.5 10.6-19.6 22 7.3 4.4-11.9 52 20.9 15.8-27.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,088 257 21.2 18.7-24.0 303 26.9 24.1-29.9 203 19.6 17.0-22.5 102 9.4 7.6-11.5 223 23.0 20.1-26.1

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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 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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