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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,099 5,546 90.2 89.0-91.3 553 9.8 8.7-11.0
GENDER
Male 2,324 1,954 84.4 82.1-86.4 370 15.6 13.6-17.9
Female 3,775 3,592 95.5 94.4-96.4 183 4.5 3.6- 5.6
RACE
White 4,623 4,171 89.6 88.1-90.8 452 10.4 9.2-11.9
African American 1,118 1,047 93.6 91.1-95.3 71 6.4 4.7- 8.9
Other Minorities 262 240 87.5 79.0-92.8 22 12.5 7.2-21.0
HISPANIC
Yes 168 146 87.4 78.2-93.0 22 12.6 7.0-21.8
No 5,916 5,385 90.3 89.1-91.4 531 9.7 8.6-10.9
AGE
18-24 534 411 81.0 75.6-85.4 123 19.0 14.6-24.4
25-34 1,138 958 82.8 79.1-85.9 180 17.2 14.1-20.9
35-44 1,265 1,148 89.5 86.6-91.8 117 10.5 8.2-13.4
45-54 1,117 1,029 91.9 89.3-93.9 88 8.1 6.1-10.7
55-64 812 786 97.7 95.8-98.7 26 2.3 1.3- 4.2
65+ 1,173 1,155 98.6 97.5-99.2 18 1.4 0.8- 2.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 814 773 94.3 91.1-96.4 41 5.7 3.6- 8.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,820 1,666 91.2 88.9-93.1 154 8.8 6.9-11.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,568 1,397 87.2 84.3-89.6 171 12.8 10.4-15.7
College Graduate 1,866 1,680 89.2 87.0-91.1 186 10.8 8.9-13.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 576 522 90.3 85.4-93.6 54 9.7 6.4-14.6
$15,000- 24,999 993 905 89.9 86.6-92.5 88 10.1 7.5-13.4
$25,000- 34,999 872 775 89.5 86.4-92.0 97 10.5 8.0-13.6
$35,000- 49,999 951 866 88.6 84.9-91.4 85 11.4 8.6-15.1
$50,000+ 1,573 1,408 89.1 86.5-91.3 165 10.9 8.7-13.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 413 384 89.3 84.5-92.8 29 10.7 7.2-15.5
Cumberland 417 375 87.8 82.3-91.8 42 12.2 8.2-17.7
Durham 397 359 86.4 78.9-91.5 38 13.6 8.5-21.1
Forsyth 455 419 91.5 88.1-94.0 36 8.5 6.0-11.9
Gaston 464 427 90.0 86.1-92.8 37 10.0 7.2-13.9
Guilford 411 373 89.4 85.3-92.4 38 10.6 7.6-14.7
Mecklenburg 422 375 89.4 85.7-92.3 47 10.6 7.7-14.3
New Hanover 394 337 83.3 78.2-87.4 57 16.7 12.6-21.8
Onslow 428 389 84.9 76.0-90.8 39 15.1 9.2-24.0
Wake 423 358 84.0 79.4-87.8 65 16.0 12.2-20.6
Western NC 609 575 94.0 91.4-95.8 34 6.0 4.2- 8.6
Piedmont NC 660 611 91.8 88.8-94.0 49 8.2 6.0-11.2
Eastern NC 606 564 91.0 87.5-93.6 42 9.0 6.4-12.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days and who did not have five or more drinks on an occasion.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in t he past 30 days and had five or more drinks on one or more occasions in the past month.

#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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