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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,112 10,276 91.1 90.4-91.8 836 8.9 8.2- 9.6
GENDER
Male 4,114 3,548 86.0 84.7-87.3 566 14.0 12.7-15.3
Female 6,998 6,728 95.8 95.2-96.4 270 4.2 3.6- 4.8
AGE
18-24 514 405 73.9 68.5-78.7 109 26.1 21.3-31.5
25-34 1,570 1,338 84.0 81.5-86.1 232 16.0 13.9-18.5
35-44 2,030 1,818 88.3 86.4-90.0 212 11.7 10.0-13.6
45-54 2,096 1,939 92.9 91.4-94.1 157 7.1 5.9- 8.6
55-64 2,012 1,930 95.9 94.7-96.9 82 4.1 3.1- 5.3
65-74 1,592 1,559 97.5 96.3-98.3 33 2.5 1.7- 3.7
75+ 1,257 1,248 99.1 98.2-99.5 9 0.9 0.5- 1.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,429 1,356 92.1 89.6-94.0 73 7.9 6.0-10.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,198 3,004 93.1 91.8-94.2 194 6.9 5.8- 8.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,873 2,635 89.9 88.3-91.3 238 10.1 8.7-11.7
College Graduate 3,598 3,268 90.1 88.8-91.3 330 9.9 8.7-11.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,039 965 91.1 87.9-93.5 74 8.9 6.5-12.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,569 1,471 91.7 89.4-93.6 98 8.3 6.4-10.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,267 1,154 89.7 87.2-91.7 113 10.3 8.3-12.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,562 1,443 91.6 89.7-93.2 119 8.4 6.8-10.3
$50,000-74,999 1,526 1,395 90.8 88.8-92.4 131 9.2 7.6-11.2
$75,000+ 1,789 1,603 88.2 86.2-89.9 186 11.8 10.1-13.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,517 3,329 93.9 92.8-94.9 188 6.1 5.1- 7.2
No 7,313 6,692 90.0 89.1-90.9 621 10.0 9.1-10.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,527 1,393 91.5 89.7-93.0 134 8.5 7.0-10.3
Non-Veteran 9,468 8,791 91.2 90.4-92.0 677 8.8 8.0- 9.6
Currently Serving 103 81 82.3 73.1-88.8 22 17.7 11.2-26.9

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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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