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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,097 5,706 93.4 92.6-94.2 391 6.6 5.8- 7.4
-Piedmont NC 2,758 2,566 92.9 91.8-94.0 192 7.1 6.0- 8.2
GENDER
Male 1,252 1,179 94.5 92.9-95.7 73 5.5 4.3- 7.1
Female 1,506 1,387 91.6 89.7-93.1 119 8.4 6.9-10.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,816 1,680 92.8 91.4-94.0 136 7.2 6.0- 8.6
Non-Hispanic Black 547 515 93.7 90.8-95.7 32 6.3 4.3- 9.2
Other 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 621 564 90.9 87.9-93.2 57 9.1 6.8-12.1
35-44 397 366 92.5 89.3-94.8 31 7.5 5.2-10.7
45-54 486 454 93.6 90.7-95.7 32 6.4 4.3- 9.3
55-64 482 442 92.6 89.8-94.7 40 7.4 5.3-10.2
65-74 457 432 94.3 91.3-96.3 25 5.7 3.7- 8.7
75+ 278 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 252 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 670 619 91.8 89.0-93.9 51 8.2 6.1-11.0
Some Post-H.S. 774 731 94.6 92.7-96.1 43 5.4 3.9- 7.3
College Graduate 1,055 969 91.3 89.2-93.0 86 8.7 7.0-10.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 206 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 417 388 92.3 88.0-95.2 29 7.7 4.8-12.0
$25,000- 34,999 255 237 91.3 85.8-94.8 18 8.7 5.2-14.2
$35,000- 49,999 294 267 89.1 83.9-92.7 27 10.9 7.3-16.1
$50,000- 74,999 372 350 94.1 90.9-96.2 22 5.9 3.8- 9.1
$75,000+ 768 703 91.7 89.3-93.6 65 8.3 6.4-10.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 558 535 96.4 94.2-97.8 23 3.6 2.2- 5.8
No 1,819 1,686 92.4 90.8-93.7 133 7.6 6.3- 9.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 683 642 93.6 90.6-95.7 41 6.4 4.3- 9.4
No 2,058 1,908 92.8 91.4-93.9 150 7.2 6.1- 8.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 325 305 94.1 90.9-96.3 20 5.9 3.7- 9.1
Non-Veteran 2,431 2,259 92.8 91.5-93.9 172 7.2 6.1- 8.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,522 1,402 91.5 89.6-93.0 120 8.5 7.0-10.4
Regional City or Suburban County 697 650 94.0 91.9-95.5 47 6.0 4.5- 8.1
Rural 539 514 95.8 93.3-97.4 25 4.2 2.6- 6.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,516 1,381 90.8 89.0-92.4 135 9.2 7.6-11.0
Unemployed 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 677 648 95.9 94.0-97.3 29 4.1 2.7- 6.0
Unable to Work 184 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 255 240 94.5 90.6-96.8 15 5.5 3.2- 9.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 191 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 374 350 93.8 90.6-96.0 24 6.2 4.0- 9.4
151% to 200% 171 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,448 1,331 91.5 89.8-93.0 117 8.5 7.0-10.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 742 709 95.8 93.9-97.1 33 4.2 2.9- 6.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,923 1,769 91.7 90.2-93.1 154 8.3 6.9- 9.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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