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2016 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 2,851 2,082 69.9 67.7-72.0 263 10.2 8.8-11.7 159 6.4 5.4- 7.6 237 8.9 7.7-10.3 110 4.6 3.7- 5.7
-Piedmont NC 1,444 1,058 70.9 68.1-73.6 140 10.1 8.4-12.2 79 6.2 4.9- 7.8 117 8.7 7.1-10.5 50 4.1 2.9- 5.6
GENDER
Male 723 510 69.3 65.3-73.0 72 10.0 7.7-12.8 39 6.0 4.2- 8.4 65 9.0 6.9-11.6 37 5.7 3.9- 8.1
Female 721 548 72.7 68.5-76.5 68 10.3 7.8-13.5 40 6.3 4.5- 8.8 52 8.3 6.2-11.1 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 997 746 71.8 68.4-75.0 96 10.3 8.2-12.7 50 6.0 4.4- 8.0 70 7.7 6.0- 9.9 35 4.3 2.9- 6.3
Non-Hispanic Black 239 172 70.8 63.9-76.8 19 8.0 4.9-12.7 18 8.5 5.2-13.7 23 9.2 6.0-13.8 *** *** ***
Other 5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 383 220 56.4 50.6-62.0 58 14.6 10.8-19.4 33 8.7 6.0-12.3 47 13.1 9.7-17.5 25 7.3 4.6-11.3
35-44 239 167 72.0 65.4-77.7 32 12.9 8.9-18.3 *** *** *** 24 8.4 5.5-12.6 *** *** ***
45-54 264 203 75.9 69.5-81.4 22 7.8 4.9-12.1 14 6.3 3.5-11.0 22 8.2 5.2-12.7 *** *** ***
55-64 266 207 78.1 72.3-83.1 17 6.5 3.9-10.6 15 5.9 3.4- 9.9 16 5.8 3.5- 9.6 *** *** ***
65-74 197 174 88.5 82.7-92.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 17.1 10.3-27.1 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 289 185 64.2 57.8-70.1 27 10.1 6.7-15.0 20 6.6 4.1-10.4 36 11.5 8.1-16.2 21 7.5 4.7-11.8
Some Post-H.S. 374 277 70.4 64.7-75.6 37 10.6 7.5-14.8 23 7.2 4.7-11.1 24 7.2 4.7-11.0 *** *** ***
College Graduate 687 541 78.0 74.4-81.2 66 9.1 7.0-11.6 28 4.6 3.1- 6.8 40 6.3 4.5- 8.6 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 73 *** *** *** 13 16.8 9.1-28.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 184 120 61.7 52.8-69.8 22 16.7 10.0-26.4 *** *** *** 20 11.2 7.1-17.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 18.3 10.8-29.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 172 121 64.5 55.4-72.6 16 10.5 5.9-17.9 *** *** *** 19 12.1 7.7-18.5 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 201 156 76.4 69.2-82.3 *** *** *** 13 7.4 4.2-12.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 538 413 74.5 70.1-78.5 53 10.3 7.7-13.6 24 5.3 3.4- 8.1 34 6.6 4.6- 9.4 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 211 163 72.9 64.5-79.9 19 11.8 7.0-19.3 16 8.4 5.0-13.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 972 719 72.1 68.6-75.3 94 9.7 7.6-12.2 48 5.8 4.2- 7.9 78 8.4 6.6-10.6 33 4.0 2.7- 6.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 265 184 66.7 59.3-73.5 29 13.6 8.5-21.0 17 6.8 4.1-10.9 22 7.2 4.5-11.4 *** *** ***
No 1,171 868 71.8 68.8-74.8 110 9.4 7.7-11.5 62 6.1 4.6- 7.9 94 8.9 7.2-11.0 37 3.7 2.6- 5.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 176 138 77.3 69.3-83.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 7.5 4.3-12.9 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,268 920 70.2 67.1-73.0 133 10.9 9.0-13.2 69 6.1 4.7- 7.8 103 8.8 7.2-10.8 43 4.0 2.8- 5.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 902 650 70.5 66.8-73.8 90 10.1 8.0-12.8 52 6.1 4.5- 8.1 80 9.3 7.3-11.8 30 4.0 2.6- 5.9
Regional City or Suburban County 311 230 71.2 65.0-76.8 28 8.6 5.6-13.1 19 7.5 4.7-11.8 22 7.9 5.1-11.9 *** *** ***
Rural 231 178 72.4 64.8-78.9 22 12.3 7.8-18.7 *** *** *** 15 7.3 4.2-12.2 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 939 658 68.2 64.7-71.6 100 10.7 8.6-13.3 59 7.2 5.5- 9.5 84 8.8 7.0-11.1 38 5.0 3.4- 7.1
Unemployed 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 262 235 89.3 84.4-92.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 115 74 65.4 55.2-74.3 17 12.3 7.4-19.9 *** *** *** 15 15.5 9.2-25.0 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 18.2 10.6-29.6 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 157 109 72.8 64.8-79.6 16 8.8 5.1-14.7 *** *** *** 17 10.6 6.4-17.1 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 903 683 72.4 68.8-75.7 79 9.2 7.2-11.7 47 6.5 4.8- 8.8 65 7.9 6.1-10.1 29 4.1 2.7- 6.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 300 222 70.6 64.1-76.4 29 11.1 7.3-16.5 18 7.5 4.5-12.2 19 6.7 4.1-10.7 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,112 812 70.9 67.7-74.0 108 9.8 7.9-12.1 61 6.0 4.6- 7.8 95 9.2 7.4-11.3 36 4.1 2.8- 6.0

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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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