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2010 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 11,945 11,005 89.0 87.9-90.0 940 11.0 10.0-12.1
-Western NC 1,938 1,826 91.4 89.1-93.3 112 8.6 6.7-10.9
GENDER
Male 751 682 88.0 83.7-91.2 69 12.0 8.8-16.3
Female 1,187 1,144 94.7 92.1-96.4 43 5.3 3.6- 7.9
RACE
White 1,781 1,683 92.0 89.8-93.7 98 8.0 6.3-10.2
African American 49 46 78.7 43.6-94.6 3 21.3 5.4-56.4
Other Minorities 95 86 95.3 87.4-98.4 9 4.7 1.6-12.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 43 42 94.9 71.4-99.3 1 5.1 0.7-28.6
Non-Hispanic 1,892 1,782 91.3 88.9-93.3 110 8.7 6.7-11.1
AGE
18-24 42 37 83.0 60.8-93.9 5 17.0 6.1-39.2
25-34 126 108 83.4 72.9-90.3 18 16.6 9.7-27.1
35-44 239 212 89.0 83.6-92.8 27 11.0 7.2-16.4
45-54 309 278 90.2 84.3-94.0 31 9.8 6.0-15.7
55-64 455 436 95.8 93.1-97.5 19 4.2 2.5- 6.9
65+ 748 736 98.2 96.7-99.1 12 1.8 0.9- 3.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 286 273 93.4 87.7-96.6 13 6.6 3.4-12.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 595 568 92.0 86.8-95.3 27 8.0 4.7-13.2
Some Post-H.S. 506 472 90.7 86.2-93.8 34 9.3 6.2-13.8
College Graduate 548 510 90.3 85.4-93.7 38 9.7 6.3-14.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 270 262 95.4 88.5-98.3 8 4.6 1.7-11.5
$15,000- 24,999 359 335 91.8 86.8-95.0 24 8.2 5.0-13.2
$25,000- 34,999 238 220 86.2 75.1-92.9 18 13.8 7.1-24.9
$35,000- 49,999 256 240 89.3 80.0-94.5 16 10.7 5.5-20.0
$50,000-74,999 251 241 94.1 86.8-97.5 10 5.9 2.5-13.2
$75,000+ 244 217 85.9 78.4-91.1 27 14.1 8.9-21.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 836 799 93.3 89.9-95.6 37 6.7 4.4-10.1
No 1,042 970 90.2 86.7-92.8 72 9.8 7.2-13.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 276 256 90.1 82.4-94.7 20 9.9 5.3-17.6
Non-Veteran 1,662 1,570 91.6 89.1-93.6 92 8.4 6.4-10.9

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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.

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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