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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

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
-MALES 5,889 5,078 81.5 79.8-83.2 811 18.5 16.8-20.2
RACE
White 4,694 4,029 80.7 78.8-82.4 665 19.3 17.6-21.2
African American 710 629 84.2 79.0-88.3 81 15.8 11.7-21.0
Other Minorities 464 401 82.6 75.1-88.2 63 17.4 11.8-24.9
AGE
18-24 196 149 73.5 64.3-81.1 47 26.5 18.9-35.7
25-34 554 399 72.2 67.3-76.6 155 27.8 23.4-32.7
35-44 947 732 77.7 74.3-80.8 215 22.3 19.2-25.7
45-54 1,177 977 82.2 79.2-84.9 200 17.8 15.1-20.8
55-64 1,347 1,214 90.5 88.4-92.3 133 9.5 7.7-11.6
65-74 976 923 94.8 93.0-96.2 53 5.2 3.8- 7.0
75+ 667 659 98.8 97.3-99.5 8 1.2 0.5- 2.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 874 786 85.6 81.0-89.3 88 14.4 10.7-19.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,735 1,471 79.3 75.4-82.8 264 20.7 17.2-24.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,351 1,152 81.2 77.6-84.4 199 18.8 15.6-22.4
College Graduate 1,915 1,656 81.8 79.1-84.2 259 18.2 15.8-20.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 520 461 82.7 76.1-87.7 59 17.3 12.3-23.9
$15,000- 24,999 886 788 83.4 76.6-88.5 98 16.6 11.5-23.4
$25,000- 34,999 637 554 80.2 73.4-85.6 83 19.8 14.4-26.6
$35,000- 49,999 883 773 84.6 80.6-87.8 110 15.4 12.2-19.4
$50,000-74,999 954 811 82.1 78.4-85.4 143 17.9 14.6-21.6
$75,000+ 1,489 1,212 76.3 73.0-79.4 277 23.7 20.6-27.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,134 1,934 86.2 83.2-88.7 200 13.8 11.3-16.8
No 3,597 3,013 79.4 77.1-81.5 584 20.6 18.5-22.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,143 1,922 85.2 82.2-87.8 221 14.8 12.2-17.8
Non-Veteran 3,739 3,150 80.2 78.0-82.2 589 19.8 17.8-22.0

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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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