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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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
-Western NC 1,638 1,518 90.2 87.9-92.2 120 9.8 7.8-12.1
GENDER
Male 603 532 85.2 80.8-88.8 71 14.8 11.2-19.2
Female 1,035 986 94.6 92.5-96.2 49 5.4 3.8- 7.5
RACE
White 1,486 1,378 90.3 87.9-92.3 108 9.7 7.7-12.1
African American 46 42 91.2 77.7-96.8 4 8.8 3.2-22.3
Other Minorities 97 89 88.0 74.5-94.8 8 12.0 5.2-25.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 62 57 92.2 80.2-97.2 5 7.8 2.8-19.8
Non-Hispanic 1,569 1,454 90.1 87.6-92.1 115 9.9 7.9-12.4
AGE
18-24 52 41 83.6 70.6-91.5 11 16.4 8.5-29.4
25-34 166 144 85.3 77.1-90.9 22 14.7 9.1-22.9
35-44 241 216 89.8 84.1-93.7 25 10.2 6.3-15.9
45-54 313 277 86.4 80.3-90.9 36 13.6 9.1-19.7
55-64 353 340 95.3 91.4-97.5 13 4.7 2.5- 8.6
65-74 286 274 95.9 92.4-97.8 12 4.1 2.2- 7.6
75+ 221 220 99.6 97.5- 100 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 267 253 90.5 82.1-95.2 14 9.5 4.8-17.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 507 473 91.3 87.1-94.2 34 8.7 5.8-12.9
Some Post-H.S. 405 379 91.0 85.7-94.4 26 9.0 5.6-14.3
College Graduate 453 408 88.2 83.6-91.6 45 11.8 8.4-16.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 220 208 89.8 80.6-94.9 12 10.2 5.1-19.4
$15,000- 24,999 305 284 86.8 78.8-92.1 21 13.2 7.9-21.2
$25,000- 34,999 237 224 93.2 87.4-96.4 13 6.8 3.6-12.6
$35,000- 49,999 256 235 89.7 83.2-93.8 21 10.3 6.2-16.8
$50,000-74,999 191 172 91.2 85.4-94.8 19 8.8 5.2-14.6
$75,000+ 193 173 89.1 82.7-93.4 20 10.9 6.6-17.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 660 617 90.8 87.0-93.6 43 9.2 6.4-13.0
No 935 864 90.4 87.2-92.8 71 9.6 7.2-12.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 241 225 93.6 88.9-96.4 16 6.4 3.6-11.1
Non-Veteran 1,397 1,293 89.7 87.1-91.9 104 10.3 8.1-12.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
1=Yes = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days and who did not have five or more drinks on an occasion.
No = Respondents who report they did drink in the 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.

** 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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