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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,849 13,783 91.6 91.0-92.2 1,066 8.4 7.8- 9.0
GENDER
Male 5,441 4,700 86.4 85.2-87.5 741 13.6 12.5-14.8
Female 9,408 9,083 96.5 96.0-96.9 325 3.5 3.1- 4.0
RACE
White 11,112 10,276 91.1 90.4-91.8 836 8.9 8.2- 9.6
African American 2,653 2,530 94.9 93.7-95.8 123 5.1 4.2- 6.3
Asian 88 85 97.9 93.4-99.3 3 2.1 0.7- 6.6
Native American 291 263 88.4 82.0-92.7 28 11.6 7.3-18.0
Other Minorities 617 547 87.7 84.0-90.7 70 12.3 9.3-16.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 661 589 87.8 84.2-90.6 72 12.2 9.4-15.8
-English Speaking 276 250 87.4 80.7-91.9 26 12.6 8.1-19.3
-Spanish Speaking 385 339 88.0 83.5-91.4 46 12.0 8.6-16.5
Non-Hispanic 14,167 13,174 91.9 91.3-92.5 993 8.1 7.5- 8.7
AGE
18-24 833 681 79.7 75.8-83.1 152 20.3 16.9-24.2
25-34 2,379 2,076 86.0 84.1-87.7 303 14.0 12.3-15.9
35-44 2,790 2,524 89.6 88.1-91.0 266 10.4 9.0-11.9
45-54 2,756 2,563 93.4 92.3-94.4 193 6.6 5.6- 7.7
55-64 2,534 2,437 96.0 95.0-96.9 97 4.0 3.1- 5.0
65-74 1,976 1,935 97.4 96.3-98.2 41 2.6 1.8- 3.7
75+ 1,509 1,500 99.3 98.5-99.6 9 0.7 0.4- 1.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,453 2,305 91.6 89.8-93.1 148 8.4 6.9-10.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,366 4,104 93.3 92.2-94.2 262 6.7 5.8- 7.8
Some Post-H.S. 3,721 3,430 90.4 89.0-91.6 291 9.6 8.4-11.0
College Graduate 4,284 3,921 91.2 90.1-92.2 363 8.8 7.8- 9.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,716 1,602 92.0 89.8-93.8 114 8.0 6.2-10.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,513 2,356 91.9 90.2-93.3 157 8.1 6.7- 9.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,712 1,574 91.0 89.1-92.7 138 9.0 7.3-10.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,956 1,801 90.9 89.1-92.4 155 9.1 7.6-10.9
$50,000-74,999 1,782 1,628 91.0 89.2-92.5 154 9.0 7.5-10.8
$75,000+ 1,997 1,799 88.7 86.8-90.3 198 11.3 9.7-13.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,742 4,493 93.8 92.8-94.7 249 6.2 5.3- 7.2
No 9,676 8,893 90.8 90.0-91.5 783 9.2 8.5-10.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,893 1,736 91.7 90.1-93.1 157 8.3 6.9- 9.9
Non-Veteran 12,768 11,896 91.8 91.1-92.4 872 8.2 7.6- 8.9
Currently Serving 165 132 82.5 75.1-88.1 33 17.5 11.9-24.9

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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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