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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,441 4,700 86.4 85.2-87.5 741 13.6 12.5-14.8
RACE
White 4,114 3,548 86.0 84.7-87.3 566 14.0 12.7-15.3
African American 873 787 90.5 88.0-92.5 86 9.5 7.5-12.0
Asian 39 37 97.3 89.3-99.4 2 2.7 0.6-10.7
Native American 89 72 79.0 65.9-88.0 17 21.0 12.0-34.1
Other Minorities 296 230 80.9 75.1-85.5 66 19.1 14.5-24.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 296 230 80.9 75.3-85.5 66 19.1 14.5-24.7
-English Speaking 100 79 77.7 66.0-86.2 21 22.3 13.8-34.0
-Spanish Speaking 196 151 82.1 75.4-87.2 45 17.9 12.8-24.6
Non-Hispanic 5,137 4,463 86.9 85.7-88.0 674 13.1 12.0-14.3
AGE
18-24 333 227 68.6 62.1-74.5 106 31.4 25.5-37.9
25-34 888 685 77.9 74.5-81.0 203 22.1 19.0-25.5
35-44 1,071 884 82.9 80.0-85.5 187 17.1 14.5-20.0
45-54 1,021 889 89.3 87.1-91.2 132 10.7 8.8-12.9
55-64 993 920 93.9 92.1-95.4 73 6.1 4.6- 7.9
65-74 684 653 95.6 93.3-97.1 31 4.4 2.9- 6.7
75+ 434 427 98.6 97.0-99.4 7 1.4 0.6- 3.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 943 818 86.1 83.1-88.7 125 13.9 11.3-16.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,554 1,366 88.1 86.1-90.0 188 11.9 10.0-13.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,272 1,077 83.6 80.9-86.0 195 16.4 14.0-19.1
College Graduate 1,660 1,429 87.1 85.1-88.8 231 12.9 11.2-14.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 497 425 86.0 81.1-89.7 72 14.0 10.3-18.9
$15,000- 24,999 820 707 85.7 82.4-88.5 113 14.3 11.5-17.6
$25,000- 34,999 654 565 86.3 82.8-89.2 89 13.7 10.8-17.2
$35,000- 49,999 814 707 85.6 82.3-88.3 107 14.4 11.7-17.7
$50,000-74,999 779 658 85.8 82.8-88.3 121 14.2 11.7-17.2
$75,000+ 885 739 83.3 80.2-86.0 146 16.7 14.0-19.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,615 1,448 89.6 87.6-91.3 167 10.4 8.7-12.4
No 3,628 3,083 85.2 83.7-86.5 545 14.8 13.5-16.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,732 1,584 91.5 89.8-92.9 148 8.5 7.1-10.2
Non-Veteran 3,562 3,000 84.4 82.9-85.8 562 15.6 14.2-17.1
Currently Serving 130 103 81.6 73.2-87.8 27 18.4 12.2-26.8

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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 (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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