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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Binge Drinking

During the most recent occasion when you had 5 or more alcoholic beverages, about how many beers, including malt liquor, did you drink?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-2 beers 3-4 beers 5-6 beers 7+ beers None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 598 40 5.1 3.2- 7.9 52 6.8 4.6-10.0 239 40.5 34.0-47.4 144 31.7 25.3-39.0 123 15.9 12.3-20.2
GENDER
Male 398 24 5.1 2.9- 8.8 37 7.8 5.0-12.1 159 38.9 31.1-47.3 116 36.8 28.9-45.6 62 11.4 8.0-16.0
Female 200 16 5.1 2.5-10.0 15 3.7 2.1- 6.5 80 45.6 35.7-55.9 28 15.5 8.9-25.5 61 30.2 21.8-40.0
RACE
White 465 28 3.5 2.1- 5.9 32 5.9 3.7- 9.4 191 40.6 33.2-48.5 120 34.9 27.2-43.4 94 15.0 11.2-19.8
African American 89 7 10.4 3.7-25.9 15 11.5 4.9-25.0 32 32.5 20.6-47.1 13 23.3 12.6-38.9 22 22.3 12.7-36.3

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available.

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*Asked only of respondents who reported having at least one occasion of binge drinking (past 30 days)

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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