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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,178 3,264 50.9 49.3-52.4 711 12.4 11.4-13.5 795 13.7 12.7-14.8 1,028 17.6 16.4-18.8 380 5.4 4.8- 6.2
-Piedmont NC 2,802 1,327 47.6 45.5-49.7 348 12.7 11.4-14.2 419 14.8 13.3-16.3 538 19.3 17.6-21.0 170 5.7 4.8- 6.8
GENDER
Male 1,276 531 42.4 39.4-45.6 160 13.3 11.3-15.5 192 14.8 12.7-17.1 284 21.5 19.1-24.2 109 8.0 6.5- 9.9
Female 1,526 796 52.2 49.3-55.1 188 12.2 10.5-14.3 227 14.8 12.9-16.9 254 17.2 15.1-19.5 61 3.6 2.6- 4.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,832 825 45.5 42.9-48.1 196 11.3 9.7-13.1 272 14.8 13.1-16.7 402 21.6 19.6-23.8 137 6.8 5.6- 8.2
Non-Hispanic Black 563 311 54.8 50.1-59.4 80 14.1 11.1-17.6 73 12.0 9.4-15.2 80 15.8 12.6-19.6 19 3.4 2.1- 5.6
Other 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 635 244 41.4 37.1-45.9 95 15.2 12.3-18.6 137 18.9 15.8-22.4 140 21.0 17.7-24.8 19 3.5 2.0- 6.1
35-44 406 164 40.4 35.2-45.8 65 15.5 12.0-19.8 75 17.7 14.0-22.2 86 22.7 18.4-27.6 16 3.6 2.2- 6.0
45-54 494 225 46.8 41.9-51.8 71 13.5 10.6-17.2 71 14.4 11.3-18.1 100 19.4 15.9-23.5 27 5.9 3.8- 8.9
55-64 490 219 47.0 42.1-52.0 50 9.8 7.3-13.0 73 13.8 10.9-17.4 106 21.2 17.6-25.4 42 8.1 5.9-11.1
65-74 459 255 56.3 51.2-61.4 49 10.4 7.5-14.1 38 8.1 5.8-11.3 77 16.2 12.8-20.4 40 8.9 6.3-12.4
75+ 280 200 74.9 68.9-80.1 *** *** *** 20 5.6 3.5- 9.0 23 6.4 4.0- 9.9 24 7.9 5.1-12.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 261 163 64.2 57.3-70.6 35 14.1 9.9-19.7 31 9.0 6.1-13.1 22 7.5 4.6-12.0 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 683 381 51.9 47.6-56.1 78 12.3 9.7-15.4 92 14.5 11.8-17.8 91 15.0 12.1-18.4 41 6.4 4.6- 8.9
Some Post-H.S. 785 404 50.3 46.3-54.3 102 13.0 10.5-15.8 106 13.5 11.1-16.5 132 18.4 15.4-21.8 41 4.8 3.4- 6.8
College Graduate 1,066 372 33.5 30.4-36.7 133 12.4 10.4-14.7 190 18.8 16.3-21.6 293 28.9 26.0-32.1 78 6.4 5.0- 8.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 210 134 64.9 57.1-71.9 25 10.7 7.0-16.1 31 15.2 10.4-21.5 17 7.9 4.4-13.8 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 425 236 54.3 48.7-59.8 53 13.1 9.7-17.5 61 14.4 11.1-18.6 57 13.4 10.2-17.5 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 257 143 54.2 47.2-61.1 30 12.7 8.7-18.3 37 12.1 8.5-17.1 29 13.1 8.8-19.0 18 7.8 4.7-12.7
$35,000- 49,999 302 128 43.0 36.6-49.6 38 13.6 9.6-19.0 51 16.1 11.9-21.5 65 20.9 16.2-26.6 20 6.4 3.8-10.7
$50,000- 74,999 377 174 47.3 41.6-52.9 55 15.4 11.7-20.1 54 14.3 10.8-18.7 71 18.4 14.5-23.0 23 4.6 2.9- 7.2
$75,000+ 775 233 30.8 27.2-34.5 103 13.3 10.9-16.1 141 19.1 16.1-22.4 233 29.2 25.8-32.9 65 7.7 5.9-10.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 565 347 61.4 56.5-66.1 62 11.5 8.6-15.2 59 10.5 8.0-13.7 66 11.3 8.7-14.7 31 5.2 3.3- 8.1
No 1,851 860 47.2 44.6-49.8 228 12.7 11.1-14.6 276 14.4 12.6-16.3 364 19.3 17.4-21.5 123 6.4 5.2- 7.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 696 419 59.3 54.9-63.5 77 12.0 9.4-15.3 72 10.6 8.2-13.5 88 12.4 9.9-15.4 40 5.8 3.8- 8.7
No 2,089 899 43.9 41.5-46.4 269 13.0 11.4-14.7 343 16.0 14.3-17.8 448 21.4 19.5-23.5 130 5.7 4.7- 6.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 331 150 43.7 37.8-49.8 53 17.6 13.2-22.9 27 9.3 6.2-13.8 70 21.4 16.7-27.1 31 8.0 5.5-11.5
Non-Veteran 2,469 1,175 48.0 45.7-50.3 295 12.2 10.8-13.7 392 15.4 13.9-17.1 468 19.0 17.3-20.8 139 5.4 4.5- 6.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,546 626 40.2 37.4-43.0 201 13.2 11.4-15.2 281 18.0 15.9-20.3 343 22.7 20.4-25.2 95 6.0 4.7- 7.6
Regional City or Suburban County 712 391 57.1 53.0-61.2 88 12.0 9.6-15.0 76 10.1 8.0-12.7 116 15.7 12.9-18.9 41 5.1 3.6- 7.0
Rural 544 310 55.3 50.4-60.2 59 12.4 9.3-16.3 62 12.1 9.3-15.7 79 14.4 11.3-18.3 34 5.8 3.9- 8.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,545 590 38.0 35.3-40.7 226 14.9 13.0-17.0 268 16.7 14.8-18.9 369 24.1 21.8-26.6 92 6.2 4.9- 7.9
Unemployed 118 52 49.3 39.1-59.6 17 10.5 6.3-17.1 25 19.9 13.2-28.7 17 15.0 8.8-24.5 *** *** ***
Retired 682 414 62.7 58.5-66.7 52 8.1 6.0-10.8 59 8.3 6.3-10.9 96 12.6 10.2-15.6 61 8.3 6.3-10.9
Unable to Work 188 124 66.4 57.9-74.0 26 14.3 8.9-22.2 17 8.6 5.2-14.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 259 140 58.5 51.5-65.1 26 9.0 6.0-13.3 49 16.8 12.3-22.5 41 14.8 10.7-20.2 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 19.7 12.3-30.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 200 114 55.5 47.3-63.4 27 14.2 9.3-21.2 32 14.4 10.0-20.2 23 12.1 7.7-18.4 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 377 215 55.5 49.8-61.2 53 14.7 11.0-19.3 47 13.4 9.9-17.9 47 12.6 9.3-16.9 15 3.8 2.2- 6.5
151% to 200% 172 94 56.1 47.4-64.4 21 11.0 6.8-17.4 27 14.1 9.4-20.6 20 13.0 8.0-20.5 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,467 555 38.0 35.3-40.9 185 13.0 11.2-15.1 243 16.8 14.7-19.1 367 24.7 22.3-27.3 117 7.4 6.0- 9.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 757 447 59.4 55.3-63.3 86 12.2 9.7-15.4 85 11.3 9.0-14.1 101 12.3 9.9-15.1 38 4.8 3.4- 6.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,950 818 42.4 39.9-44.9 253 12.9 11.3-14.6 325 16.4 14.7-18.4 427 22.2 20.2-24.4 127 6.1 5.0- 7.5

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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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