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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 15,624 14,277 87.1 86.1-88.1 1,347 12.9 11.9-13.9
GENDER
Male 5,889 5,078 81.5 79.8-83.2 811 18.5 16.8-20.2
Female 9,735 9,199 92.3 91.3-93.3 536 7.7 6.7- 8.7
RACE
White 12,145 11,023 86.3 85.2-87.3 1,122 13.7 12.7-14.8
African American 2,349 2,209 89.5 86.8-91.7 140 10.5 8.3-13.2
Asian 105 102 95.9 85.9-98.9 3 4.1 1.1-14.1
Native American 317 295 86.8 78.6-92.1 22 13.2 7.9-21.4
Other Minorities 648 590 87.6 81.5-92.0 58 12.4 8.0-18.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 625 582 88.9 82.2-93.3 43 11.1 6.7-17.8
-English Speaking 234 217 82.8 61.3-93.6 17 17.2 6.4-38.7
-Spanish Speaking 391 365 91.2 85.9-94.6 26 8.8 5.4-14.1
Non-Hispanic 14,951 13,648 87.0 85.9-87.9 1,303 13.0 12.1-14.1
AGE
18-24 462 378 77.7 71.7-82.7 84 22.3 17.3-28.3
25-34 1,493 1,227 79.9 76.9-82.5 266 20.1 17.5-23.1
35-44 2,433 2,087 85.0 83.0-86.8 346 15.0 13.2-17.0
45-54 3,033 2,678 87.4 85.7-88.9 355 12.6 11.1-14.3
55-64 3,343 3,131 93.5 92.4-94.5 212 6.5 5.5- 7.6
65-74 2,701 2,630 97.1 96.2-97.7 71 2.9 2.3- 3.8
75+ 2,056 2,044 99.4 98.9-99.7 12 0.6 0.3- 1.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,229 2,116 90.7 88.0-92.9 113 9.3 7.1-12.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,589 4,210 86.2 83.8-88.2 379 13.8 11.8-16.2
Some Post-H.S. 4,057 3,701 87.4 85.5-89.1 356 12.6 10.9-14.5
College Graduate 4,712 4,214 86.1 84.4-87.6 498 13.9 12.4-15.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,761 1,666 88.9 85.0-91.9 95 11.1 8.1-15.0
$15,000- 24,999 2,495 2,319 88.0 84.4-90.8 176 12.0 9.2-15.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,661 1,532 87.1 83.3-90.1 129 12.9 9.9-16.7
$35,000- 49,999 2,173 1,982 88.8 86.5-90.8 191 11.2 9.2-13.5
$50,000-74,999 2,229 1,988 86.6 84.3-88.6 241 13.4 11.4-15.7
$75,000+ 3,206 2,764 82.2 80.0-84.2 442 17.8 15.8-20.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,824 5,485 90.5 88.9-91.9 339 9.5 8.1-11.1
No 9,411 8,442 85.5 84.2-86.8 969 14.5 13.2-15.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,350 2,113 85.7 82.9-88.2 237 14.3 11.8-17.1
Non-Veteran 13,267 12,158 87.4 86.2-88.4 1,109 12.6 11.6-13.8

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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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