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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITE FEMALES

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,020 6,814 97.1 96.6-97.6 206 2.9 2.4- 3.4
AGE
18-24 311 296 95.5 92.0-97.5 15 4.5 2.5- 8.0
25-34 963 938 97.8 96.6-98.6 25 2.2 1.4- 3.4
35-44 1,233 1,191 96.8 95.4-97.8 42 3.2 2.2- 4.6
45-54 1,315 1,265 96.4 95.0-97.4 50 3.6 2.6- 5.0
55-64 1,229 1,188 96.8 95.4-97.8 41 3.2 2.2- 4.6
65-74 1,034 1,017 98.1 96.7-98.9 17 1.9 1.1- 3.3
75+ 901 887 98.7 97.8-99.3 14 1.3 0.7- 2.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 909 899 98.6 97.1-99.4 10 1.4 0.6- 2.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,070 2,032 98.4 97.6-98.9 38 1.6 1.1- 2.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,867 1,818 97.0 95.8-97.8 49 3.0 2.2- 4.2
College Graduate 2,166 2,057 95.6 94.5-96.5 109 4.4 3.5- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 742 729 98.3 96.9-99.1 13 1.7 0.9- 3.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,090 1,070 98.4 97.3-99.0 20 1.6 1.0- 2.7
$25,000- 34,999 776 752 97.1 95.3-98.2 24 2.9 1.8- 4.7
$35,000- 49,999 909 877 97.0 95.4-98.0 32 3.0 2.0- 4.6
$50,000-74,999 877 844 96.6 94.8-97.8 33 3.4 2.2- 5.2
$75,000+ 1,006 958 95.2 93.4-96.6 48 4.8 3.4- 6.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,312 2,252 97.6 96.7-98.2 60 2.4 1.8- 3.3
No 4,566 4,423 96.9 96.2-97.4 143 3.1 2.6- 3.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 99 90 92.7 85.4-96.5 9 7.3 3.5-14.6
Non-Veteran 6,897 6,702 97.2 96.7-97.6 195 2.8 2.4- 3.3
Currently Serving 20 18 89.6 65.9-97.5 2 10.4 2.5-34.1

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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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