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2016 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 2,833 1,183 38.6 36.5-40.7 884 31.5 29.4-33.6 381 14.0 12.5-15.7 143 5.7 4.6- 6.9 242 10.3 8.9-11.8
-Piedmont NC 1,431 612 39.3 36.5-42.2 457 31.8 29.2-34.6 178 14.1 12.0-16.5 66 5.2 4.0- 6.8 118 9.5 7.8-11.6
GENDER
Male 721 257 33.2 29.5-37.1 229 31.1 27.4-35.0 109 17.1 14.0-20.7 39 5.4 3.9- 7.5 87 13.2 10.6-16.4
Female 710 355 45.9 41.8-50.1 228 32.7 28.9-36.7 69 10.8 8.4-13.9 27 5.1 3.4- 7.6 31 5.5 3.6- 8.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 991 442 41.1 37.8-44.6 330 32.6 29.4-35.9 115 13.9 11.5-16.8 42 5.1 3.7- 7.1 62 7.2 5.5- 9.4
Non-Hispanic Black 236 86 33.5 27.3-40.4 75 33.5 27.0-40.7 38 16.6 11.9-22.8 16 6.3 3.8-10.3 21 10.0 6.3-15.7
Other 5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 377 103 26.8 22.1-32.0 130 31.3 26.3-36.7 63 17.8 13.6-22.9 30 8.2 5.6-11.9 51 16.0 11.9-21.0
35-44 233 79 31.2 25.2-38.0 79 36.0 29.4-43.1 40 18.8 13.7-25.3 13 5.8 3.3-10.0 22 8.2 5.0-12.9
45-54 261 119 45.0 38.4-51.6 85 32.0 26.2-38.5 30 11.5 7.7-16.7 *** *** *** 16 6.6 3.8-11.4
55-64 263 131 50.6 44.1-57.2 87 32.9 27.0-39.3 20 8.0 5.1-12.4 *** *** *** 19 6.4 3.9-10.2
65-74 202 115 53.4 45.5-61.1 53 28.1 21.7-35.6 22 12.3 7.7-18.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 78 *** *** *** 20 23.2 14.6-34.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 15.2 8.4-26.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 289 106 34.4 28.7-40.6 74 26.4 21.1-32.4 36 13.5 9.6-18.7 18 7.7 4.8-12.1 55 18.1 13.6-23.7
Some Post-H.S. 370 159 39.3 33.9-45.0 111 30.0 25.1-35.5 57 18.6 14.3-24.0 16 3.7 2.2- 6.2 27 8.3 5.6-12.2
College Graduate 683 313 43.7 39.7-47.8 251 37.8 33.9-41.9 71 10.7 8.3-13.5 28 4.8 3.3- 7.1 20 3.0 1.9- 4.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 181 62 30.0 23.2-37.9 61 32.8 25.5-41.0 22 13.5 8.6-20.5 *** *** *** 23 15.0 9.1-23.9
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** 22 19.4 12.5-28.8 17 13.8 7.9-22.8 *** *** *** 16 20.1 12.1-31.4
$35,000- 49,999 166 59 29.4 22.3-37.5 54 32.3 24.7-40.9 30 21.5 14.7-30.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 198 96 46.1 38.5-53.9 57 29.5 22.8-37.1 23 11.7 7.6-17.6 *** *** *** 14 7.8 4.5-13.2
$75,000+ 535 233 40.1 35.7-44.7 201 37.5 33.1-42.2 57 12.7 9.7-16.6 15 3.7 2.2- 6.2 29 5.9 4.0- 8.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 211 105 44.8 37.1-52.7 61 31.6 24.3-39.8 24 11.7 7.5-17.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 959 417 40.1 36.7-43.7 296 30.1 27.0-33.5 120 14.7 12.1-17.7 41 4.7 3.4- 6.5 85 10.3 8.1-13.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 264 113 39.2 32.7-46.2 77 29.4 23.4-36.2 33 12.4 8.5-17.7 *** *** *** 29 13.8 8.9-21.0
No 1,159 494 39.2 36.1-42.4 380 32.5 29.5-35.6 143 14.5 12.1-17.1 54 5.3 4.0- 7.0 88 8.5 6.8-10.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 175 72 36.8 29.3-45.1 56 32.3 24.9-40.8 26 19.8 13.3-28.4 *** *** *** 13 7.2 4.1-12.5
Non-Veteran 1,256 540 39.6 36.6-42.7 401 31.8 28.9-34.8 152 13.4 11.3-15.8 58 5.4 4.1- 7.1 105 9.8 7.9-12.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 896 364 37.9 34.4-41.5 300 32.8 29.4-36.3 104 12.9 10.4-15.9 47 5.8 4.3- 7.8 81 10.7 8.3-13.6
Regional City or Suburban County 306 143 43.1 37.1-49.3 87 29.1 23.8-35.1 39 14.4 10.4-19.7 16 6.6 3.8-11.3 21 6.8 4.3-10.4
Rural 229 105 39.6 32.7-47.0 70 31.9 25.2-39.5 35 18.4 13.0-25.5 *** *** *** 16 8.8 5.0-14.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 926 359 36.6 33.3-40.1 315 33.4 30.1-36.9 126 14.4 12.0-17.3 48 5.8 4.4- 7.8 78 9.7 7.5-12.4
Unemployed 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 263 160 59.0 52.2-65.5 65 25.3 19.9-31.6 23 10.1 6.5-15.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 115 45 35.4 26.5-45.4 35 28.4 20.0-38.6 15 18.2 10.8-28.9 *** *** *** 14 12.6 7.1-21.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 77 19 21.3 13.3-32.5 22 22.9 14.4-34.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 159 69 40.5 32.3-49.2 45 31.3 23.7-40.0 18 11.3 6.8-18.4 *** *** *** 16 9.3 5.4-15.4
151% to 200% 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 893 389 39.9 36.4-43.6 307 34.5 31.1-38.1 108 13.5 11.0-16.4 31 4.2 2.9- 6.0 58 7.9 6.0-10.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 295 141 42.5 36.3-48.9 81 28.5 22.9-34.7 39 15.8 11.3-21.7 *** *** *** 26 10.2 6.7-15.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,105 457 38.5 35.3-41.7 367 32.7 29.6-35.9 135 13.5 11.3-16.2 56 5.8 4.4- 7.6 90 9.5 7.5-11.9

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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 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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