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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,094 5,846 95.9 95.0-96.6 248 4.1 3.4- 5.0
GENDER
Male 2,324 2,197 94.7 93.3-95.8 127 5.3 4.2- 6.7
Female 3,770 3,649 97.0 95.8-97.8 121 3.0 2.2- 4.2
RACE
White 4,616 4,405 95.4 94.4-96.3 211 4.6 3.7- 5.6
African American 1,122 1,096 97.1 95.1-98.3 26 2.9 1.7- 4.9
Other Minorities 260 253 97.4 93.0-99.1 7 2.6 0.9- 7.0
HISPANIC
Yes 167 162 99.0 97.2-99.6 5 1.0 0.4- 2.8
No 5,912 5,669 95.7 94.9-96.5 243 4.3 3.5- 5.1
AGE
18-24 530 479 92.8 89.4-95.1 51 7.2 4.9-10.6
25-34 1,138 1,089 95.2 92.9-96.8 49 4.8 3.2- 7.1
35-44 1,269 1,220 96.1 93.6-97.7 49 3.9 2.3- 6.4
45-54 1,117 1,070 95.5 93.3-97.0 47 4.5 3.0- 6.7
55-64 810 790 97.1 94.5-98.5 20 2.9 1.5- 5.5
65+ 1,170 1,138 98.0 96.8-98.8 32 2.0 1.2- 3.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 816 791 96.8 94.5-98.2 25 3.2 1.8- 5.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,821 1,745 96.1 94.3-97.3 76 3.9 2.7- 5.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,560 1,478 94.7 92.7-96.1 82 5.3 3.9- 7.3
College Graduate 1,866 1,801 96.0 94.5-97.1 65 4.0 2.9- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 577 548 95.6 92.5-97.5 29 4.4 2.5- 7.5
$15,000- 24,999 990 948 95.0 92.4-96.8 42 5.0 3.2- 7.6
$25,000- 34,999 870 834 95.1 91.4-97.3 36 4.9 2.7- 8.6
$35,000- 49,999 954 913 94.9 92.3-96.7 41 5.1 3.3- 7.7
$50,000+ 1,572 1,508 96.1 94.6-97.2 64 3.9 2.8- 5.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 411 395 95.9 93.2-97.6 16 4.1 2.4- 6.8
Cumberland 418 404 97.0 94.0-98.5 14 3.0 1.5- 6.0
Durham 397 389 98.0 95.7-99.1 8 2.0 0.9- 4.3
Forsyth 454 434 95.8 93.2-97.5 20 4.2 2.5- 6.8
Gaston 462 449 97.2 95.1-98.5 13 2.8 1.5- 4.9
Guilford 412 390 94.6 91.4-96.6 22 5.4 3.4- 8.6
Mecklenburg 423 401 95.1 92.1-97.0 22 4.9 3.0- 7.9
New Hanover 393 361 91.1 87.1-94.0 32 8.9 6.0-12.9
Onslow 427 413 96.2 93.0-97.9 14 3.8 2.1- 7.0
Wake 426 409 95.1 91.7-97.2 17 4.9 2.8- 8.3
Western NC 608 590 96.1 93.6-97.7 18 3.9 2.3- 6.4
Piedmont NC 657 629 95.6 93.1-97.2 28 4.4 2.8- 6.9
Eastern NC 606 582 96.7 94.6-98.0 24 3.3 2.0- 5.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
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.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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