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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,915 14,446 96.8 96.4-97.1 469 3.2 2.9- 3.6
GENDER
Male 5,480 5,256 95.9 95.2-96.5 224 4.1 3.5- 4.8
Female 9,435 9,190 97.6 97.2-97.9 245 2.4 2.1- 2.8
RACE
White 11,169 10,779 96.3 95.9-96.7 390 3.7 3.3- 4.1
African American 2,660 2,611 98.2 97.5-98.8 49 1.8 1.2- 2.5
Asian 90 86 97.4 93.0-99.0 4 2.6 1.0- 7.0
Native American 288 279 96.4 92.3-98.3 9 3.6 1.7- 7.7
Other Minorities 620 606 97.4 95.1-98.6 14 2.6 1.4- 4.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 663 646 97.3 95.4-98.5 17 2.7 1.5- 4.6
-English Speaking 276 268 97.1 93.7-98.7 8 2.9 1.3- 6.3
-Spanish Speaking 387 378 97.4 94.7-98.8 9 2.6 1.2- 5.3
Non-Hispanic 14,231 13,779 96.7 96.3-97.1 452 3.3 2.9- 3.7
AGE
18-24 832 789 94.7 92.5-96.3 43 5.3 3.7- 7.5
25-34 2,380 2,305 97.0 96.0-97.7 75 3.0 2.3- 4.0
35-44 2,803 2,698 96.2 95.2-97.0 105 3.8 3.0- 4.8
45-54 2,779 2,674 96.4 95.5-97.2 105 3.6 2.8- 4.5
55-64 2,543 2,468 97.1 96.1-97.8 75 2.9 2.2- 3.9
65-74 1,983 1,944 97.7 96.7-98.4 39 2.3 1.6- 3.3
75+ 1,521 1,500 99.0 98.4-99.4 21 1.0 0.6- 1.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,462 2,402 96.8 95.7-97.6 60 3.2 2.4- 4.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,385 4,269 97.2 96.5-97.8 116 2.8 2.2- 3.5
Some Post-H.S. 3,732 3,619 96.6 95.7-97.2 113 3.4 2.8- 4.3
College Graduate 4,310 4,131 96.5 95.8-97.0 179 3.5 3.0- 4.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,723 1,690 98.1 97.0-98.7 33 1.9 1.3- 3.0
$15,000- 24,999 2,521 2,446 96.3 95.0-97.3 75 3.7 2.7- 5.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,718 1,662 97.1 96.1-97.9 56 2.9 2.1- 3.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,964 1,892 96.5 95.4-97.4 72 3.5 2.6- 4.6
$50,000-74,999 1,793 1,713 95.3 93.9-96.4 80 4.7 3.6- 6.1
$75,000+ 2,007 1,927 96.1 95.0-97.0 80 3.9 3.0- 5.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,761 4,612 96.6 95.9-97.3 149 3.4 2.7- 4.1
No 9,718 9,412 96.9 96.5-97.3 306 3.1 2.7- 3.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,914 1,836 96.0 94.8-96.9 78 4.0 3.1- 5.2
Non-Veteran 12,812 12,430 96.9 96.5-97.3 382 3.1 2.7- 3.5
Currently Serving 165 157 94.7 89.1-97.5 8 5.3 2.5-10.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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