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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 2,884 2,676 89.5 87.4-91.3 208 10.5 8.7-12.6
GENDER
Male 1,144 1,016 84.7 80.8-87.9 128 15.3 12.1-19.2
Female 1,740 1,660 93.9 92.0-95.4 80 6.1 4.6- 8.0
RACE
White 2,665 2,473 89.9 87.9-91.5 192 10.1 8.5-12.1
African American 78 73 94.3 86.2-97.7 5 5.7 2.3-13.8
Other Minorities 130 119 81.5 60.6-92.7 11 18.5 7.3-39.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 55 77.1 49.8-91.9 5 22.9 8.1-50.2
Non-Hispanic 2,815 2,612 90.1 88.2-91.6 203 9.9 8.4-11.8
AGE
18-24 73 63 89.2 79.2-94.8 10 10.8 5.2-20.8
25-34 224 179 77.5 69.1-84.2 45 22.5 15.8-30.9
35-44 368 322 86.2 80.9-90.2 46 13.8 9.8-19.1
45-54 515 459 89.6 86.2-92.3 56 10.4 7.7-13.8
55-64 689 650 94.2 91.7-95.9 39 5.8 4.1- 8.3
65-74 556 546 98.2 96.2-99.2 10 1.8 0.8- 3.8
75+ 445 443 99.6 98.4-99.9 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 446 427 90.2 80.9-95.2 19 9.8 4.8-19.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 888 824 89.3 85.8-92.1 64 10.7 7.9-14.2
Some Post-H.S. 738 680 90.8 86.5-93.8 58 9.2 6.2-13.5
College Graduate 807 740 88.1 84.4-91.1 67 11.9 8.9-15.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 385 362 90.1 83.5-94.3 23 9.9 5.7-16.5
$15,000- 24,999 511 465 84.1 76.0-89.8 46 15.9 10.2-24.0
$25,000- 34,999 341 325 94.8 91.0-97.0 16 5.2 3.0- 9.0
$35,000- 49,999 428 395 91.2 87.0-94.2 33 8.8 5.8-13.0
$50,000-74,999 404 369 89.2 84.2-92.8 35 10.8 7.2-15.8
$75,000+ 419 373 86.1 80.4-90.4 46 13.9 9.6-19.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,191 1,140 94.1 91.7-95.8 51 5.9 4.2- 8.3
No 1,630 1,480 87.1 84.0-89.7 150 12.9 10.3-16.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 421 393 90.2 82.8-94.6 28 9.8 5.4-17.2
Non-Veteran 2,462 2,282 89.4 87.1-91.3 180 10.6 8.7-12.9

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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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