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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,008 11,912 87.2 85.9-88.4 1,096 12.8 11.6-14.1
GENDER
Male 4,846 4,192 81.7 79.4-83.8 654 18.3 16.2-20.6
Female 8,162 7,720 92.3 91.1-93.3 442 7.7 6.7- 8.9
RACE
White 10,309 9,425 86.6 85.1-87.9 884 13.4 12.1-14.9
African American 1,809 1,678 88.7 85.5-91.3 131 11.3 8.7-14.5
Asian 100 94 92.0 79.6-97.1 6 8.0 2.9-20.4
Native American 307 278 90.8 84.0-94.9 29 9.2 5.1-16.0
Other Minorities 401 359 86.1 77.3-91.8 42 13.9 8.2-22.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 436 393 85.3 77.1-90.9 43 14.7 9.1-22.9
-English Speaking 231 203 76.1 64.3-84.9 28 23.9 15.1-35.7
-Spanish Speaking 205 190 90.2 77.6-96.1 15 9.8 3.9-22.4
Non-Hispanic 12,538 11,486 87.3 86.0-88.5 1,052 12.7 11.5-14.0
AGE
18-24 399 318 78.4 71.5-83.9 81 21.6 16.1-28.5
25-34 1,204 1,008 81.8 78.1-85.0 196 18.2 15.0-21.9
35-44 1,953 1,665 82.8 79.8-85.5 288 17.2 14.5-20.2
45-54 2,500 2,203 87.3 84.9-89.3 297 12.7 10.7-15.1
55-64 2,730 2,572 93.3 91.7-94.6 158 6.7 5.4- 8.3
65-74 2,310 2,252 97.6 96.5-98.4 58 2.4 1.6- 3.5
75+ 1,800 1,784 99.1 98.3-99.5 16 0.9 0.5- 1.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,698 1,601 89.5 85.2-92.7 97 10.5 7.3-14.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,871 3,588 88.8 86.6-90.7 283 11.2 9.3-13.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,290 3,009 85.8 82.6-88.5 281 14.2 11.5-17.4
College Graduate 4,131 3,696 85.7 83.7-87.5 435 14.3 12.5-16.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,428 1,351 88.4 82.9-92.3 77 11.6 7.7-17.1
$15,000- 24,999 2,059 1,932 89.3 85.4-92.2 127 10.7 7.8-14.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,337 1,237 87.7 83.2-91.2 100 12.3 8.8-16.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,677 1,537 88.4 85.2-91.0 140 11.6 9.0-14.8
$50,000-74,999 1,787 1,603 85.5 82.3-88.2 184 14.5 11.8-17.7
$75,000+ 2,758 2,388 82.8 79.8-85.4 370 17.2 14.6-20.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,558 4,320 89.5 86.7-91.8 238 10.5 8.2-13.3
No 7,788 6,983 85.5 83.9-86.9 805 14.5 13.1-16.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,692 1,541 87.0 82.8-90.3 151 13.0 9.7-17.2
Non-Veteran 10,231 9,372 87.1 85.6-88.4 859 12.9 11.6-14.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
1=Yes = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days and who did not have five or more drinks on an occasion.
No = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and had five or more drinks on one or more occasions in the past month.

^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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