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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,339 14,113 88.8 87.9-89.5 1,226 11.2 10.5-12.1
GENDER
Male 5,542 4,830 83.8 82.3-85.2 712 16.2 14.8-17.7
Female 9,797 9,283 93.4 92.6-94.0 514 6.6 6.0- 7.4
RACE
White 11,589 10,620 88.3 87.3-89.2 969 11.7 10.8-12.7
African American 2,540 2,397 91.4 89.5-93.0 143 8.6 7.0-10.5
Asian 107 99 90.9 69.9-97.7 8 9.1 2.3-30.1
Native American 294 272 88.7 81.0-93.6 22 11.3 6.4-19.0
Other Minorities 748 665 86.7 82.9-89.8 83 13.3 10.2-17.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 790 717 88.4 84.7-91.3 73 11.6 8.7-15.3
-English Speaking 306 279 89.6 84.1-93.4 27 10.4 6.6-15.9
-Spanish Speaking 483 437 87.9 83.1-91.5 46 12.1 8.5-16.9
Non-Hispanic 14,518 13,366 88.8 87.9-89.6 1,152 11.2 10.4-12.1
AGE
18-24 615 515 82.2 77.9-85.8 100 17.8 14.2-22.1
25-34 1,815 1,551 82.3 79.9-84.5 264 17.7 15.5-20.1
35-44 2,634 2,313 87.3 85.6-88.8 321 12.7 11.2-14.4
45-54 3,029 2,718 88.2 86.5-89.6 311 11.8 10.4-13.5
55-64 3,047 2,894 94.9 93.8-95.7 153 5.1 4.3- 6.2
65-74 2,322 2,257 97.2 96.4-97.9 65 2.8 2.1- 3.6
75+ 1,775 1,763 99.3 98.8-99.6 12 0.7 0.4- 1.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,360 2,228 90.2 87.8-92.2 132 9.8 7.8-12.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,633 4,302 89.3 87.7-90.7 331 10.7 9.3-12.3
Some Post-H.S. 3,784 3,460 88.1 86.2-89.7 324 11.9 10.3-13.8
College Graduate 4,529 4,093 88.1 86.7-89.4 436 11.9 10.6-13.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,756 1,669 92.2 89.3-94.3 87 7.8 5.7-10.7
$15,000- 24,999 2,535 2,373 88.2 85.5-90.4 162 11.8 9.6-14.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,838 1,712 90.1 87.4-92.3 126 9.9 7.7-12.6
$35,000- 49,999 2,174 1,963 86.5 84.0-88.7 211 13.5 11.3-16.0
$50,000-74,999 1,990 1,785 88.2 86.1-90.1 205 11.8 9.9-13.9
$75,000+ 2,802 2,466 85.8 83.9-87.5 336 14.2 12.5-16.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,528 5,178 89.7 88.2-91.1 350 10.3 8.9-11.8
No 9,369 8,530 88.4 87.4-89.4 839 11.6 10.6-12.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,210 1,987 87.1 84.8-89.1 223 12.9 10.9-15.2
Non-Veteran 13,120 12,117 89.0 88.1-89.9 1,003 11.0 10.1-11.9

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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.

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