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2006 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 15,339 14,113 88.8 87.9-89.5 1,226 11.2 10.5-12.1
-Piedmont NC 8,577 7,877 88.2 87.1-89.3 700 11.8 10.7-12.9
GENDER
Male 3,147 2,738 83.6 81.6-85.5 409 16.4 14.5-18.4
Female 5,430 5,139 92.7 91.5-93.7 291 7.3 6.3- 8.5
RACE
White 6,664 6,117 88.1 86.8-89.3 547 11.9 10.7-13.2
African American 1,305 1,220 89.9 87.0-92.2 85 10.1 7.8-13.0
Other Minorities 571 504 86.2 81.5-89.9 67 13.8 10.1-18.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 471 423 87.5 82.6-91.1 48 12.5 8.9-17.4
Non-Hispanic 8,091 7,440 88.3 87.1-89.4 651 11.7 10.6-12.9
AGE
18-24 333 281 81.8 75.7-86.6 52 18.2 13.4-24.3
25-34 1,034 863 80.2 77.0-83.1 171 19.8 16.9-23.0
35-44 1,550 1,371 87.3 85.0-89.3 179 12.7 10.7-15.0
45-54 1,698 1,528 89.0 87.0-90.8 170 11.0 9.2-13.0
55-64 1,664 1,576 94.8 93.4-96.0 88 5.2 4.0- 6.6
65-74 1,258 1,227 97.7 96.6-98.4 31 2.3 1.6- 3.4
75+ 976 967 99.1 98.1-99.5 9 0.9 0.5- 1.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,246 1,176 89.4 85.8-92.1 70 10.6 7.9-14.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,480 2,294 88.8 86.5-90.7 186 11.2 9.3-13.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,072 1,893 88.0 85.4-90.2 179 12.0 9.8-14.6
College Graduate 2,757 2,494 87.6 85.7-89.3 263 12.4 10.7-14.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 880 833 91.2 86.3-94.5 47 8.8 5.5-13.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,337 1,257 89.1 85.6-91.8 80 10.9 8.2-14.4
$25,000- 34,999 953 885 89.0 84.5-92.3 68 11.0 7.7-15.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,185 1,066 85.9 82.4-88.9 119 14.1 11.1-17.6
$50,000-74,999 1,102 996 87.1 83.8-89.7 106 12.9 10.3-16.2
$75,000+ 1,865 1,640 85.3 83.0-87.4 225 14.7 12.6-17.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,925 2,744 89.4 87.1-91.3 181 10.6 8.7-12.9
No 5,403 4,904 87.8 86.4-89.1 499 12.2 10.9-13.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,108 1,005 87.5 83.9-90.4 103 12.5 9.6-16.1
Non-Veteran 7,463 6,866 88.3 87.1-89.5 597 11.7 10.5-12.9

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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.

** 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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