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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,169 10,779 96.3 95.9-96.7 390 3.7 3.3- 4.1
GENDER
Male 4,149 3,965 95.5 94.6-96.2 184 4.5 3.8- 5.4
Female 7,020 6,814 97.1 96.6-97.6 206 2.9 2.4- 3.4
AGE
18-24 514 483 93.4 90.2-95.7 31 6.6 4.3- 9.8
25-34 1,572 1,517 96.6 95.3-97.6 55 3.4 2.4- 4.7
35-44 2,037 1,949 95.5 94.2-96.5 88 4.5 3.5- 5.8
45-54 2,112 2,025 96.1 94.9-96.9 87 3.9 3.1- 5.1
55-64 2,021 1,950 96.5 95.3-97.3 71 3.5 2.7- 4.7
65-74 1,601 1,567 97.5 96.3-98.3 34 2.5 1.7- 3.7
75+ 1,268 1,248 98.8 98.1-99.3 20 1.2 0.7- 1.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,433 1,394 95.9 94.0-97.2 39 4.1 2.8- 6.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,219 3,128 96.9 96.0-97.6 91 3.1 2.4- 4.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,883 2,788 96.3 95.4-97.1 95 3.7 2.9- 4.6
College Graduate 3,620 3,455 96.0 95.2-96.7 165 4.0 3.3- 4.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,044 1,023 98.3 97.2-98.9 21 1.7 1.1- 2.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,575 1,523 95.6 93.6-96.9 52 4.4 3.1- 6.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,274 1,229 96.7 95.3-97.7 45 3.3 2.3- 4.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,569 1,505 96.1 94.9-97.1 64 3.9 2.9- 5.1
$50,000-74,999 1,535 1,464 95.0 93.5-96.2 71 5.0 3.8- 6.5
$75,000+ 1,798 1,719 95.6 94.3-96.6 79 4.4 3.4- 5.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,531 3,414 96.3 95.4-97.1 117 3.7 2.9- 4.6
No 7,349 7,085 96.4 95.8-96.9 264 3.6 3.1- 4.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,547 1,479 95.6 94.2-96.6 68 4.4 3.4- 5.8
Non-Veteran 9,501 9,187 96.5 96.0-97.0 314 3.5 3.0- 4.0
Currently Serving 106 99 92.7 84.4-96.7 7 7.3 3.3-15.6

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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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