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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,849 13,783 91.6 91.0-92.2 1,066 8.4 7.8- 9.0
-Mecklenburg County 632 557 87.1 83.8-89.8 75 12.9 10.2-16.2
GENDER
Male 247 200 81.9 76.2-86.5 47 18.1 13.5-23.8
Female 385 357 92.2 88.5-94.8 28 7.8 5.2-11.5
RACE
White 432 368 83.4 79.0-87.1 64 16.6 12.9-21.0
Other 195 184 94.0 88.9-96.9 11 6.0 3.1-11.1
AGE
18-44 320 264 81.1 75.8-85.5 56 18.9 14.5-24.2
45+ 310 292 94.5 91.1-96.7 18 5.5 3.3- 8.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 179 163 91.7 85.8-95.3 16 8.3 4.7-14.2
Some College + 452 393 85.0 80.8-88.4 59 15.0 11.6-19.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 262 232 86.6 80.9-90.9 30 13.4 9.1-19.1
$50,000+ 239 205 85.1 79.4-89.5 34 14.9 10.5-20.6

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
1=Yes = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days and who did not have five or more drinks on an occasion.
No = Respondents who report they did drink in the 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 (MAHEC): 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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