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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,339 14,113 88.8 87.9-89.5 1,226 11.2 10.5-12.1
-Eastern NC 5,124 4,718 89.1 87.6-90.4 406 10.9 9.6-12.4
GENDER
Male 1,792 1,560 83.5 80.7-86.0 232 16.5 14.0-19.3
Female 3,332 3,158 94.1 92.8-95.1 174 5.9 4.9- 7.2
RACE
White 3,439 3,125 87.3 85.3-89.1 314 12.7 10.9-14.7
African American 1,189 1,135 93.6 91.2-95.4 54 6.4 4.6- 8.8
Other Minorities 481 443 89.4 83.5-93.4 38 10.6 6.6-16.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 257 237 89.3 81.2-94.1 20 10.7 5.9-18.8
Non-Hispanic 4,858 4,472 89.0 87.5-90.4 386 11.0 9.6-12.5
AGE
18-24 230 193 82.4 74.8-88.0 37 17.6 12.0-25.2
25-34 615 544 85.8 81.5-89.2 71 14.2 10.8-18.5
35-44 843 726 86.1 82.9-88.8 117 13.9 11.2-17.1
45-54 1,018 913 87.4 84.3-89.9 105 12.6 10.1-15.7
55-64 1,030 978 94.6 92.6-96.1 52 5.4 3.9- 7.4
65-74 778 756 97.2 95.7-98.3 22 2.8 1.7- 4.3
75+ 578 576 99.7 98.3-99.9 2 0.3 0.1- 1.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 847 799 91.5 87.7-94.3 48 8.5 5.7-12.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,646 1,535 89.2 86.1-91.6 111 10.8 8.4-13.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,307 1,188 86.8 83.4-89.6 119 13.2 10.4-16.6
College Graduate 1,319 1,191 89.5 87.2-91.4 128 10.5 8.6-12.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 656 628 94.9 92.0-96.8 28 5.1 3.2- 8.0
$15,000- 24,999 893 832 87.4 82.2-91.3 61 12.6 8.7-17.8
$25,000- 34,999 648 603 90.2 85.7-93.3 45 9.8 6.7-14.3
$35,000- 49,999 733 662 85.7 80.9-89.4 71 14.3 10.6-19.1
$50,000-74,999 697 617 89.3 86.2-91.8 80 10.7 8.2-13.8
$75,000+ 744 653 85.9 82.5-88.8 91 14.1 11.2-17.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,943 1,817 89.8 87.1-91.9 126 10.2 8.1-12.9
No 3,031 2,762 88.8 86.9-90.5 269 11.2 9.5-13.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 861 757 84.3 80.4-87.6 104 15.7 12.4-19.6
Non-Veteran 4,260 3,958 90.1 88.5-91.6 302 9.9 8.4-11.5

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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.

** 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.

***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.

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