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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 11,945 11,005 89.0 87.9-90.0 940 11.0 10.0-12.1
GENDER
Male 4,391 3,835 84.0 82.0-85.8 556 16.0 14.2-18.0
Female 7,554 7,170 93.6 92.7-94.5 384 6.4 5.5- 7.3
RACE
White 9,324 8,537 87.8 86.5-88.9 787 12.2 11.1-13.5
African American 1,840 1,739 93.4 91.3-95.0 101 6.6 5.0- 8.7
Asian 104 101 97.1 88.8-99.3 3 2.9 0.7-11.2
Native American 261 245 93.6 87.3-96.9 16 6.4 3.1-12.7
Other Minorities 348 321 87.0 78.0-92.6 27 13.0 7.4-22.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 416 384 88.3 80.4-93.3 32 11.7 6.7-19.6
-English Speaking 237 221 90.3 80.1-95.6 16 9.7 4.4-19.9
-Spanish Speaking 179 163 86.4 73.0-93.8 16 13.6 6.2-27.0
Non-Hispanic 11,499 10,594 89.0 88.0-90.0 905 11.0 10.0-12.0
AGE
18-24 341 283 84.9 79.5-89.0 58 15.1 11.0-20.5
25-34 956 807 82.4 78.3-85.8 149 17.6 14.2-21.7
35-44 1,684 1,451 85.9 83.5-87.9 233 14.1 12.1-16.5
45-54 2,251 1,996 88.6 86.8-90.2 255 11.4 9.8-13.2
55-64 2,655 2,493 94.0 92.6-95.1 162 6.0 4.9- 7.4
65-74 2,233 2,169 96.7 95.5-97.5 64 3.3 2.5- 4.5
75+ 1,708 1,696 99.4 98.9-99.7 12 0.6 0.3- 1.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,517 1,456 94.0 91.6-95.7 61 6.0 4.3- 8.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,434 3,186 89.2 87.0-91.1 248 10.8 8.9-13.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,988 2,733 87.3 84.8-89.4 255 12.7 10.6-15.2
College Graduate 3,989 3,613 88.2 86.4-89.7 376 11.8 10.3-13.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,313 1,253 93.6 91.1-95.4 60 6.4 4.6- 8.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,883 1,762 89.9 86.3-92.7 121 10.1 7.3-13.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,275 1,189 89.6 85.9-92.5 86 10.4 7.5-14.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,487 1,363 90.1 87.5-92.2 124 9.9 7.8-12.5
$50,000-74,999 1,581 1,428 88.3 85.4-90.6 153 11.7 9.4-14.6
$75,000+ 2,500 2,178 82.9 80.3-85.2 322 17.1 14.8-19.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,507 4,264 92.0 90.5-93.3 243 8.0 6.7- 9.5
No 6,983 6,322 87.6 86.1-88.9 661 12.4 11.1-13.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,654 1,503 88.6 85.9-90.8 151 11.4 9.2-14.1
Non-Veteran 10,288 9,499 89.1 87.9-90.1 789 10.9 9.9-12.1

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*Binge drinkers--males having five or more drinks on one occasion OR 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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