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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,087 15,756 89.5 88.7-90.1 1,331 10.5 9.9-11.3
-Piedmont NC 9,587 8,803 88.9 87.9-89.8 784 11.1 10.2-12.1
GENDER
Male 3,474 2,951 83.3 81.5-84.9 523 16.7 15.1-18.5
Female 6,113 5,852 94.3 93.3-95.1 261 5.7 4.9- 6.7
RACE
White 7,442 6,807 87.9 86.7-89.0 635 12.1 11.0-13.3
African American 1,561 1,459 92.1 90.0-93.8 102 7.9 6.2-10.0
Other Minorities 545 500 89.8 85.7-92.9 45 10.2 7.1-14.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 554 494 85.6 80.9-89.4 60 14.4 10.6-19.1
Non-Hispanic 9,027 8,303 89.2 88.2-90.2 724 10.8 9.8-11.8
AGE
18-24 435 356 81.9 77.0-85.9 79 18.1 14.1-23.0
25-34 1,348 1,165 83.1 80.2-85.6 183 16.9 14.4-19.8
35-44 1,863 1,636 87.2 85.2-88.9 227 12.8 11.1-14.8
45-54 1,823 1,660 90.2 88.2-91.9 163 9.8 8.1-11.8
55-64 1,718 1,629 94.4 93.0-95.6 89 5.6 4.4- 7.0
65-74 1,294 1,266 97.4 96.0-98.3 28 2.6 1.7- 4.0
75+ 1,061 1,047 98.6 97.5-99.3 14 1.4 0.7- 2.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,495 1,405 91.3 88.7-93.4 90 8.7 6.6-11.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,726 2,536 90.5 88.7-92.1 190 9.5 7.9-11.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,278 2,088 87.7 85.3-89.8 190 12.3 10.2-14.7
College Graduate 3,072 2,759 87.1 85.3-88.6 313 12.9 11.4-14.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,036 981 91.6 88.2-94.2 55 8.4 5.8-11.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,627 1,508 87.7 84.4-90.4 119 12.3 9.6-15.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,127 1,032 89.0 86.0-91.3 95 11.0 8.7-14.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,257 1,140 88.6 86.0-90.8 117 11.4 9.2-14.0
$50,000-74,999 1,306 1,175 89.0 86.6-90.9 131 11.0 9.1-13.4
$75,000+ 1,801 1,607 86.7 84.5-88.7 194 13.3 11.3-15.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,821 2,662 92.5 90.8-93.9 159 7.5 6.1- 9.2
No 6,506 5,902 87.6 86.4-88.8 604 12.4 11.2-13.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,134 1,039 90.3 87.7-92.4 95 9.7 7.6-12.3
Non-Veteran 8,442 7,754 88.7 87.6-89.7 688 11.3 10.3-12.4

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*Binge drinkers--adults having five or more drinks on one occasion.

^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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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