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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,349 2,209 89.5 86.8-91.7 140 10.5 8.3-13.2
GENDER
Males 710 629 84.2 79.0-88.3 81 15.8 11.7-21.0
Females 1,639 1,580 94.0 91.3-95.9 59 6.0 4.1- 8.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 25 25 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 2,313 2,173 89.4 86.6-91.6 140 10.6 8.4-13.4
AGE
18-24 81 71 79.9 63.1-90.3 10 20.1 9.7-36.9
25-34 269 233 81.7 73.6-87.8 36 18.3 12.2-26.4
35-44 414 384 89.4 84.0-93.2 30 10.6 6.8-16.0
45-54 518 477 89.9 85.6-93.1 41 10.1 6.9-14.4
55-64 457 437 95.9 93.4-97.5 20 4.1 2.5- 6.6
65-74 346 343 98.3 94.9-99.5 3 1.7 0.5- 5.1
75+ 241 241 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 438 421 92.0 85.3-95.8 17 8.0 4.2-14.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 823 757 85.5 79.6-89.9 66 14.5 10.1-20.4
Some Post-H.S. 573 532 88.1 82.9-91.9 41 11.9 8.1-17.1
College Graduate 509 493 96.4 93.1-98.1 16 3.6 1.9- 6.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 424 408 90.7 82.5-95.3 16 9.3 4.7-17.5
$15,000- 24,999 501 464 88.1 81.1-92.7 37 11.9 7.3-18.9
$25,000- 34,999 296 270 83.4 70.7-91.2 26 16.6 8.8-29.3
$35,000- 49,999 319 298 90.8 84.3-94.8 21 9.2 5.2-15.7
$50,000-74,999 252 234 89.9 82.4-94.4 18 10.1 5.6-17.6
$75,000+ 241 226 90.4 83.2-94.7 15 9.6 5.3-16.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 935 897 91.2 85.6-94.8 38 8.8 5.2-14.4
No 1,318 1,224 88.5 85.0-91.3 94 11.5 8.7-15.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 288 259 84.1 73.2-91.2 29 15.9 8.8-26.8
Non-Veteran 2,061 1,950 90.5 87.8-92.6 111 9.5 7.4-12.2

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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.

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