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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 10,633 9,601 84.8 83.5-85.9 1,032 15.2 14.1-16.5
-Eastern NC 2,889 2,623 84.5 81.8-86.8 266 15.5 13.2-18.2
GENDER
Male 1,006 848 77.9 73.3-82.0 158 22.1 18.0-26.7
Female 1,883 1,775 90.6 87.7-92.9 108 9.4 7.1-12.3
RACE
White 1,947 1,747 82.5 79.1-85.5 200 17.5 14.5-20.9
African American 625 588 90.1 84.0-94.0 37 9.9 6.0-16.0
Other minorities 299 274 83.3 73.7-89.9 25 16.7 10.1-26.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 150 128 81.0 69.6-88.8 22 19.0 11.2-30.4
Non-Hispanic 2,733 2,489 84.7 81.8-87.1 244 15.3 12.9-18.2
AGE
18-34 434 341 72.0 65.3-77.8 93 28.0 22.2-34.7
35-54 866 759 86.4 82.4-89.6 107 13.6 10.4-17.6
55-64 629 585 91.8 87.9-94.5 44 8.2 5.5-12.1
65-74 508 496 96.5 92.5-98.4 12 3.5 1.6- 7.5
75+ 418 410 96.8 92.7-98.6 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 397 373 87.5 80.8-92.1 24 12.5 7.9-19.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 878 797 82.9 77.5-87.2 81 17.1 12.8-22.5
Some Post-H.S. 790 715 83.4 77.8-87.7 75 16.6 12.3-22.2
College Graduate 819 733 86.2 82.0-89.5 86 13.8 10.5-18.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 386 359 88.4 81.2-93.0 27 11.6 7.0-18.8
$15,000- 24,999 482 450 87.1 80.4-91.7 32 12.9 8.3-19.6
$25,000- 34,999 277 252 82.5 72.6-89.4 25 17.5 10.6-27.4
$35,000- 49,999 403 366 85.7 78.9-90.6 37 14.3 9.4-21.1
$50,000+ 846 735 81.3 75.9-85.8 111 18.7 14.2-24.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 935 875 84.8 78.8-89.4 60 15.2 10.6-21.2
No 1,939 1,735 84.3 81.2-87.0 204 15.7 13.0-18.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 476 426 85.8 79.5-90.4 50 14.2 9.6-20.5
Non-Veteran 2,412 2,196 84.2 81.1-86.8 216 15.8 13.2-18.9

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*Binge drinkers--MALES having five or more drinks on one occasion,
and FEMALES having four or more drinks on one occasion.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

**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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