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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

Binge Drinking*

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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
-FEMALES 9,735 9,199 92.3 91.3-93.3 536 7.7 6.7- 8.7
RACE
White 7,451 6,994 91.3 90.0-92.5 457 8.7 7.5-10.0
African American 1,639 1,580 94.0 91.3-95.9 59 6.0 4.1- 8.7
Other Minorities 606 586 96.5 93.5-98.2 20 3.5 1.8- 6.5
AGE
18-24 266 229 82.4 74.8-88.1 37 17.6 11.9-25.2
25-34 939 828 87.5 84.5-90.0 111 12.5 10.0-15.5
35-44 1,486 1,355 92.3 90.4-93.8 131 7.7 6.2- 9.6
45-54 1,856 1,701 92.4 90.8-93.7 155 7.6 6.3- 9.2
55-64 1,996 1,917 96.3 95.2-97.1 79 3.7 2.9- 4.8
65-74 1,725 1,707 98.8 98.1-99.3 18 1.2 0.7- 1.9
75+ 1,389 1,385 99.8 99.4-99.9 4 0.2 0.1- 0.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,355 1,330 96.7 94.0-98.2 25 3.3 1.8- 6.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,854 2,739 92.9 90.4-94.8 115 7.1 5.2- 9.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,706 2,549 92.1 90.2-93.7 157 7.9 6.3- 9.8
College Graduate 2,797 2,558 90.1 88.0-91.8 239 9.9 8.2-12.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,241 1,205 94.0 88.4-97.0 36 6.0 3.0-11.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,609 1,531 92.2 89.3-94.3 78 7.8 5.7-10.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,024 978 94.0 91.2-95.9 46 6.0 4.1- 8.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,290 1,209 92.7 89.9-94.7 81 7.3 5.3-10.1
$50,000-74,999 1,275 1,177 91.2 88.5-93.3 98 8.8 6.7-11.5
$75,000+ 1,717 1,552 89.1 86.3-91.4 165 10.9 8.6-13.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,690 3,551 94.3 92.9-95.5 139 5.7 4.5- 7.1
No 5,814 5,429 91.4 89.9-92.6 385 8.6 7.4-10.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 207 191 92.1 82.8-96.5 16 7.9 3.5-17.2
Non-Veteran 9,528 9,008 92.3 91.3-93.3 520 7.7 6.7- 8.7

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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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