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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,624 14,277 87.1 86.1-88.1 1,347 12.9 11.9-13.9
-Eastern NC 5,243 4,787 87.6 85.8-89.1 456 12.4 10.9-14.2
GENDER
Male 1,889 1,611 82.4 79.3-85.1 278 17.6 14.9-20.7
Female 3,354 3,176 92.4 90.7-93.9 178 7.6 6.1- 9.3
RACE
White 3,520 3,168 86.0 83.9-87.9 352 14.0 12.1-16.1
African American 1,211 1,147 90.7 86.0-94.0 64 9.3 6.0-14.0
Other Minorities 485 446 89.5 84.7-92.9 39 10.5 7.1-15.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 224 205 89.3 82.4-93.7 19 10.7 6.3-17.6
Non-Hispanic 4,997 4,561 87.4 85.6-89.1 436 12.6 10.9-14.4
AGE
18-24 182 145 74.5 64.8-82.2 37 25.5 17.8-35.2
25-34 522 446 84.6 80.5-88.0 76 15.4 12.0-19.5
35-44 817 703 86.3 83.2-88.9 114 13.7 11.1-16.8
45-54 1,010 903 88.8 86.2-91.0 107 11.2 9.0-13.8
55-64 1,082 1,005 92.8 90.8-94.4 77 7.2 5.6- 9.2
65-74 927 889 95.1 93.1-96.5 38 4.9 3.5- 6.9
75+ 669 663 99.3 98.2-99.7 6 0.7 0.3- 1.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 837 793 90.0 85.5-93.2 44 10.0 6.8-14.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,625 1,494 86.7 82.8-89.8 131 13.3 10.2-17.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,408 1,279 87.8 84.5-90.5 129 12.2 9.5-15.5
College Graduate 1,358 1,207 86.8 84.0-89.2 151 13.2 10.8-16.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 684 650 89.6 84.5-93.2 34 10.4 6.8-15.5
$15,000- 24,999 843 787 88.6 83.8-92.1 56 11.4 7.9-16.2
$25,000- 34,999 587 532 81.5 72.3-88.2 55 18.5 11.8-27.7
$35,000- 49,999 744 673 89.3 86.0-92.0 71 10.7 8.0-14.0
$50,000-74,999 764 675 85.3 81.0-88.8 89 14.7 11.2-19.0
$75,000+ 934 806 85.2 81.7-88.1 128 14.8 11.9-18.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,074 1,946 89.3 85.8-92.0 128 10.7 8.0-14.2
No 3,020 2,706 86.4 84.3-88.3 314 13.6 11.7-15.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 937 807 81.8 76.5-86.2 130 18.2 13.8-23.5
Non-Veteran 4,303 3,978 88.9 87.1-90.4 325 11.1 9.6-12.9

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*Binge drinkers (males having five or more drinks on one occasion, females having four or more drinks on one occasion).

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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