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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-MALES

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,480 5,256 95.9 95.2-96.5 224 4.1 3.5- 4.8
RACE
White 4,149 3,965 95.5 94.6-96.2 184 4.5 3.8- 5.4
African American 878 853 97.5 96.0-98.4 25 2.5 1.6- 4.0
Asian 41 38 96.3 88.7-98.9 3 3.7 1.1-11.3
Native American 86 82 95.1 87.1-98.2 4 4.9 1.8-12.9
Other Minorities 296 288 96.5 92.8-98.3 8 3.5 1.7- 7.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 297 289 96.9 93.7-98.5 8 3.1 1.5- 6.3
-English Speaking 100 98 97.9 91.4-99.5 2 2.1 0.5- 8.6
-Spanish Speaking 197 191 96.5 92.4-98.5 6 3.5 1.5- 7.6
Non-Hispanic 5,175 4,959 95.8 95.1-96.4 216 4.2 3.6- 4.9
AGE
18-24 333 313 93.6 89.6-96.1 20 6.4 3.9-10.4
25-34 889 847 95.6 93.7-97.0 42 4.4 3.0- 6.3
35-44 1,082 1,025 94.8 92.9-96.2 57 5.2 3.8- 7.1
45-54 1,033 987 96.0 94.4-97.1 46 4.0 2.9- 5.6
55-64 997 965 96.7 95.1-97.8 32 3.3 2.2- 4.9
65-74 685 667 97.3 95.6-98.4 18 2.7 1.6- 4.4
75+ 442 435 99.1 97.9-99.6 7 0.9 0.4- 2.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 947 906 95.3 93.3-96.7 41 4.7 3.3- 6.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,562 1,495 95.7 94.2-96.8 67 4.3 3.2- 5.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,282 1,229 95.6 94.0-96.8 53 4.4 3.2- 6.0
College Graduate 1,676 1,614 96.7 95.6-97.5 62 3.3 2.5- 4.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 499 487 97.8 95.6-98.9 12 2.2 1.1- 4.4
$15,000- 24,999 821 774 93.6 90.9-95.5 47 6.4 4.5- 9.1
$25,000- 34,999 662 638 97.0 95.2-98.2 24 3.0 1.8- 4.8
$35,000- 49,999 821 784 95.5 93.5-96.9 37 4.5 3.1- 6.5
$50,000-74,999 787 742 93.8 91.5-95.5 45 6.2 4.5- 8.5
$75,000+ 889 858 96.4 94.7-97.6 31 3.6 2.4- 5.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,629 1,557 95.4 93.9-96.5 72 4.6 3.5- 6.1
No 3,649 3,507 96.3 95.6-97.0 142 3.7 3.0- 4.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,751 1,684 96.0 94.8-97.0 67 4.0 3.0- 5.2
Non-Veteran 3,581 3,431 95.9 95.1-96.6 150 4.1 3.4- 4.9
Currently Serving 130 124 94.8 88.4-97.8 6 5.2 2.2-11.6

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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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