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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,115 5,346 85.4 84.2-86.5 769 14.6 13.5-15.8
-Piedmont NC 2,771 2,385 84.9 83.3-86.5 386 15.1 13.5-16.7
GENDER
Male 1,254 1,041 82.5 80.0-84.8 213 17.5 15.2-20.0
Female 1,517 1,344 87.1 84.8-89.0 173 12.9 11.0-15.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,822 1,571 84.7 82.6-86.6 251 15.3 13.4-17.4
Non-Hispanic Black 550 483 87.2 83.7-90.0 67 12.8 10.0-16.3
Other 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 627 464 74.7 70.6-78.4 163 25.3 21.6-29.4
35-44 403 331 83.4 79.1-86.9 72 16.6 13.1-20.9
45-54 489 428 87.3 83.5-90.3 61 12.7 9.7-16.5
55-64 485 426 88.5 85.1-91.2 59 11.5 8.8-14.9
65-74 452 429 95.1 92.5-96.9 23 4.9 3.1- 7.5
75+ 278 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 257 218 85.6 79.6-90.0 39 14.4 10.0-20.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 670 566 83.1 79.6-86.2 104 16.9 13.8-20.4
Some Post-H.S. 778 681 85.5 82.2-88.2 97 14.5 11.8-17.8
College Graduate 1,059 913 85.4 82.9-87.7 146 14.6 12.3-17.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 207 177 86.9 81.0-91.1 30 13.1 8.9-19.0
$15,000- 24,999 420 356 82.7 77.6-86.9 64 17.3 13.1-22.4
$25,000- 34,999 251 215 83.7 77.4-88.5 36 16.3 11.5-22.6
$35,000- 49,999 300 249 79.8 73.6-84.9 51 20.2 15.1-26.4
$50,000- 74,999 375 330 87.6 83.4-90.9 45 12.4 9.1-16.6
$75,000+ 771 646 82.4 79.1-85.3 125 17.6 14.7-20.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 558 510 89.7 85.9-92.6 48 10.3 7.4-14.1
No 1,832 1,579 85.4 83.4-87.2 253 14.6 12.8-16.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 684 603 86.9 83.2-89.8 81 13.1 10.2-16.8
No 2,070 1,767 84.3 82.4-86.1 303 15.7 13.9-17.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 326 288 87.4 82.5-91.0 38 12.6 9.0-17.5
Non-Veteran 2,443 2,095 84.6 82.9-86.3 348 15.4 13.7-17.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,528 1,276 82.5 80.1-84.7 252 17.5 15.3-19.9
Regional City or Suburban County 702 621 87.9 84.7-90.4 81 12.1 9.6-15.3
Rural 541 488 87.7 83.8-90.8 53 12.3 9.2-16.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,529 1,248 80.4 78.0-82.7 281 19.6 17.3-22.0
Unemployed 118 101 85.9 77.6-91.4 17 14.1 8.6-22.4
Retired 676 649 96.1 94.1-97.4 27 3.9 2.6- 5.9
Unable to Work 183 165 90.4 83.2-94.7 18 9.6 5.3-16.8
Other not in Labor Force 255 214 86.0 80.9-89.9 41 14.0 10.1-19.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 93 77 86.5 77.7-92.2 16 13.5 7.8-22.3
50% to 100% 193 155 76.4 67.7-83.3 38 23.6 16.7-32.3
101% to 150% 372 324 88.1 84.2-91.2 48 11.9 8.8-15.8
151% to 200% 171 147 85.5 78.0-90.8 24 14.5 9.2-22.0
More than 200% 1,458 1,238 83.0 80.5-85.1 220 17.0 14.9-19.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 747 669 88.3 85.2-90.8 78 11.7 9.2-14.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,930 1,630 83.4 81.3-85.3 300 16.6 14.7-18.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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