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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITE MALES

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,114 3,548 86.0 84.7-87.3 566 14.0 12.7-15.3
AGE
18-24 201 131 59.6 50.9-67.7 70 40.4 32.3-49.1
25-34 608 459 76.1 71.9-79.9 149 23.9 20.1-28.1
35-44 799 649 81.0 77.5-84.1 150 19.0 15.9-22.5
45-54 788 681 88.5 85.7-90.7 107 11.5 9.3-14.3
55-64 787 728 94.1 92.0-95.6 59 5.9 4.4- 8.0
65-74 563 539 96.0 93.6-97.5 24 4.0 2.5- 6.4
75+ 360 353 98.3 96.3-99.2 7 1.7 0.8- 3.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 522 462 86.8 82.4-90.3 60 13.2 9.7-17.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,136 999 88.0 85.5-90.1 137 12.0 9.9-14.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,008 849 83.4 80.4-86.1 159 16.6 13.9-19.6
College Graduate 1,442 1,233 86.0 83.8-88.0 209 14.0 12.0-16.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 301 252 83.8 77.0-88.9 49 16.2 11.1-23.0
$15,000- 24,999 483 422 86.3 81.6-90.0 61 13.7 10.0-18.4
$25,000- 34,999 490 416 84.3 80.0-87.9 74 15.7 12.1-20.0
$35,000- 49,999 654 576 87.4 84.0-90.2 78 12.6 9.8-16.0
$50,000-74,999 652 551 85.6 82.2-88.4 101 14.4 11.6-17.8
$75,000+ 789 653 82.7 79.3-85.6 136 17.3 14.4-20.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,208 1,085 90.3 88.1-92.1 123 9.7 7.9-11.9
No 2,765 2,344 84.4 82.6-86.0 421 15.6 14.0-17.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,432 1,305 91.4 89.5-92.9 127 8.6 7.1-10.5
Non-Veteran 2,589 2,171 83.5 81.7-85.2 418 16.5 14.8-18.3
Currently Serving 83 65 81.8 71.6-88.9 18 18.2 11.1-28.4

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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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