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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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
-WHITES 12,145 11,023 86.3 85.2-87.3 1,122 13.7 12.7-14.8
GENDER
Males 4,694 4,029 80.7 78.8-82.4 665 19.3 17.6-21.2
Females 7,451 6,994 91.3 90.0-92.5 457 8.7 7.5-10.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 110 106 96.7 87.9-99.2 4 3.3 0.8-12.1
Non-Hispanic 12,012 10,894 86.2 85.0-87.2 1,118 13.8 12.8-15.0
AGE
18-24 264 209 76.1 68.9-82.1 55 23.9 17.9-31.1
25-34 973 767 76.8 73.2-80.0 206 23.2 20.0-26.8
35-44 1,746 1,456 82.9 80.5-85.0 290 17.1 15.0-19.5
45-54 2,327 2,023 86.1 84.2-87.9 304 13.9 12.1-15.8
55-64 2,737 2,549 92.7 91.3-93.8 188 7.3 6.2- 8.7
65-74 2,269 2,203 96.8 95.9-97.6 66 3.2 2.4- 4.1
75+ 1,761 1,749 99.3 98.6-99.6 12 0.7 0.4- 1.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,379 1,307 90.0 86.2-92.8 72 10.0 7.2-13.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,484 3,193 86.6 84.3-88.6 291 13.4 11.4-15.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,272 2,977 87.4 85.2-89.3 295 12.6 10.7-14.8
College Graduate 3,988 3,525 84.1 82.2-85.9 463 15.9 14.1-17.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,118 1,053 87.5 81.3-91.8 65 12.5 8.2-18.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,695 1,585 89.6 86.5-92.0 110 10.4 8.0-13.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,222 1,135 88.7 84.7-91.7 87 11.3 8.3-15.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,751 1,588 87.8 85.1-90.1 163 12.2 9.9-14.9
$50,000-74,999 1,890 1,673 85.7 83.2-87.9 217 14.3 12.1-16.8
$75,000+ 2,856 2,438 80.9 78.5-83.1 418 19.1 16.9-21.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,517 4,236 90.0 88.4-91.5 281 10.0 8.5-11.6
No 7,391 6,578 84.6 83.1-86.0 813 15.4 14.0-16.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,963 1,767 86.5 83.9-88.8 196 13.5 11.2-16.1
Non-Veteran 10,178 9,253 86.3 85.0-87.4 925 13.7 12.6-15.0

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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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