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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 15,624 14,277 87.1 86.1-88.1 1,347 12.9 11.9-13.9
-Piedmont NC 7,497 6,814 86.4 84.9-87.7 683 13.6 12.3-15.1
GENDER
Male 2,856 2,451 80.4 77.9-82.7 405 19.6 17.3-22.1
Female 4,641 4,363 91.9 90.3-93.3 278 8.1 6.7- 9.7
RACE
White 5,960 5,382 85.4 83.7-86.9 578 14.6 13.1-16.3
African American 1,060 989 88.6 84.9-91.5 71 11.4 8.5-15.1
Other Minorities 455 422 88.6 81.0-93.4 33 11.4 6.6-19.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 341 322 90.1 79.6-95.5 19 9.9 4.5-20.4
Non-Hispanic 7,139 6,475 86.0 84.5-87.3 664 14.0 12.7-15.5
AGE
18-24 207 170 77.8 69.0-84.7 37 22.2 15.3-31.0
25-34 747 602 78.2 73.9-81.9 145 21.8 18.1-26.1
35-44 1,248 1,062 84.3 81.5-86.7 186 15.7 13.3-18.5
45-54 1,508 1,316 86.3 83.8-88.4 192 13.7 11.6-16.2
55-64 1,572 1,476 93.7 92.0-95.1 96 6.3 4.9- 8.0
65-74 1,218 1,195 97.7 96.4-98.6 23 2.3 1.4- 3.6
75+ 942 938 99.5 98.4-99.8 4 0.5 0.2- 1.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 946 896 91.3 87.2-94.2 50 8.7 5.8-12.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,076 1,892 85.1 81.4-88.2 184 14.9 11.8-18.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,911 1,742 86.5 83.7-88.9 169 13.5 11.1-16.3
College Graduate 2,547 2,267 85.4 83.2-87.4 280 14.6 12.6-16.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 692 654 88.0 80.6-92.8 38 12.0 7.2-19.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,141 1,067 88.7 82.7-92.8 74 11.3 7.2-17.3
$25,000- 34,999 733 675 88.7 84.8-91.7 58 11.3 8.3-15.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,001 914 87.8 84.0-90.8 87 12.2 9.2-16.0
$50,000-74,999 1,061 944 86.6 83.3-89.4 117 13.4 10.6-16.7
$75,000+ 1,853 1,585 80.7 77.7-83.3 268 19.3 16.7-22.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,559 2,399 90.2 88.0-92.0 160 9.8 8.0-12.0
No 4,761 4,256 84.8 82.9-86.6 505 15.2 13.4-17.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 992 913 87.5 83.7-90.5 79 12.5 9.5-16.3
Non-Veteran 6,502 5,898 86.2 84.6-87.7 604 13.8 12.3-15.4

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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