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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE FEMALES

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,326 4,156 95.4 94.3-96.3 170 4.6 3.7- 5.7
AGE
18-24 228 191 85.8 78.6-90.9 37 14.2 9.1-21.4
25-34 589 545 92.4 88.6-94.9 44 7.6 5.1-11.4
35-44 759 712 94.0 91.2-95.9 47 6.0 4.1- 8.8
45-54 832 806 96.9 94.5-98.3 26 3.1 1.7- 5.5
55-64 727 720 99.3 97.7-99.8 7 0.7 0.2- 2.3
65-74 632 627 99.7 99.1-99.9 5 0.3 0.1- 0.9
75+ 530 527 99.5 97.7-99.9 3 0.5 0.1- 2.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 580 568 98.3 96.5-99.2 12 1.7 0.8- 3.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,280 1,238 95.6 93.1-97.2 42 4.4 2.8- 6.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,154 1,104 94.6 92.1-96.3 50 5.4 3.7- 7.9
College Graduate 1,303 1,237 94.7 92.6-96.3 66 5.3 3.7- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 458 435 94.9 91.4-97.0 23 5.1 3.0- 8.6
$15,000- 24,999 732 696 94.5 91.3-96.6 36 5.5 3.4- 8.7
$25,000- 34,999 476 449 93.6 88.6-96.5 27 6.4 3.5-11.4
$35,000- 49,999 569 550 94.3 90.1-96.9 19 5.7 3.1- 9.9
$50,000-74,999 484 462 94.9 91.4-97.0 22 5.1 3.0- 8.6
$75,000+ 577 554 95.6 92.7-97.4 23 4.4 2.6- 7.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 242 229 91.3 83.7-95.6 13 8.7 4.4-16.3
Guilford 198 190 93.8 86.9-97.2 8 6.2 2.8-13.1
Mecklenburg 180 166 91.8 85.5-95.5 14 8.2 4.5-14.5
Orange 237 214 80.4 67.2-89.2 23 19.6 10.8-32.8
Wake 197 185 93.8 88.4-96.8 12 6.2 3.2-11.6
Chatham/Lee 173 163 92.8 86.2-96.3 10 7.2 3.7-13.8
Nash/Wilson 149 147 99.3 97.1-99.8 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9
Craven/Pamlico 220 212 95.6 90.5-98.0 8 4.4 2.0- 9.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 258 255 99.1 97.1-99.7 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 273 265 96.5 92.4-98.4 8 3.5 1.6- 7.6
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 178 96.5 91.3-98.7 7 3.5 1.3- 8.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 226 219 95.0 88.9-97.8 7 5.0 2.2-11.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 115 98.3 94.5-99.5 3 1.7 0.5- 5.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 171 95.8 88.1-98.6 6 4.2 1.4-11.9
Northeast NC I 138 131 93.5 85.9-97.2 7 6.5 2.8-14.1
Northeast NC II 218 206 91.5 84.3-95.6 12 8.5 4.4-15.7
Northeastern Partnership 356 337 92.1 86.8-95.3 19 7.9 4.7-13.2
Mountain AHEC 730 709 96.6 93.9-98.1 21 3.4 1.9- 6.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,314 1,261 94.2 91.6-96.1 53 5.8 3.9- 8.4
Piedmont 1,826 1,739 95.3 93.8-96.5 87 4.7 3.5- 6.2
Western NC 1,186 1,156 97.4 95.7-98.4 30 2.6 1.6- 4.3

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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 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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