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2011 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 10,633 9,601 84.8 83.5-85.9 1,032 15.2 14.1-16.5
GENDER
Male 3,944 3,323 78.7 76.5-80.7 621 21.3 19.3-23.5
Female 6,689 6,278 90.3 88.9-91.5 411 9.7 8.5-11.1
RACE
White 8,193 7,366 83.6 82.1-85.0 827 16.4 15.0-17.9
African American 1,635 1,512 89.4 86.5-91.8 123 10.6 8.2-13.5
Native American 248 234 82.0 70.1-89.9 14 18.0 10.1-29.9
Other Minorities 484 427 84.9 79.2-89.2 57 15.1 10.8-20.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 474 406 81.1 75.1-85.8 68 18.9 14.2-24.9
-English Speaking 213 180 77.3 66.8-85.3 33 22.7 14.7-33.2
-Spanish Speaking 261 226 83.0 75.5-88.5 35 17.0 11.5-24.5
Non-Hispanic 10,133 9,170 85.0 83.7-86.2 963 15.0 13.8-16.3
AGE
18-34 1,301 1,000 73.7 70.4-76.7 301 26.3 23.3-29.6
35-44 1,427 1,195 83.3 80.3-86.0 232 16.7 14.0-19.7
45-54 1,953 1,712 86.0 83.4-88.3 241 14.0 11.7-16.6
55-64 2,292 2,118 91.1 89.2-92.7 174 8.9 7.3-10.8
65-74 1,985 1,923 96.9 95.6-97.8 62 3.1 2.2- 4.4
75+ 1,561 1,541 98.4 97.1-99.1 20 1.6 0.9- 2.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,305 1,215 87.8 84.3-90.6 90 12.2 9.4-15.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,012 2,746 84.5 81.9-86.8 266 15.5 13.2-18.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,680 2,425 85.4 82.9-87.6 255 14.6 12.4-17.1
College Graduate 3,613 3,192 82.2 80.1-84.1 421 17.8 15.9-19.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,243 1,143 84.1 79.9-87.6 100 15.9 12.4-20.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,786 1,651 87.4 84.4-89.8 135 12.6 10.2-15.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,043 947 86.9 82.9-90.1 96 13.1 9.9-17.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,324 1,198 85.1 81.6-88.1 126 14.9 11.9-18.4
$50,000-74,999 1,268 1,137 85.5 81.8-88.6 131 14.5 11.4-18.2
$75,000+ 2,172 1,824 78.6 75.5-81.4 348 21.4 18.6-24.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,289 3,084 89.0 86.5-91.0 205 11.0 9.0-13.5
No 7,298 6,476 83.4 81.9-84.8 822 16.6 15.2-18.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,486 1,351 88.8 85.9-91.1 135 11.2 8.9-14.1
Non-Veteran 9,145 8,249 84.2 82.8-85.5 896 15.8 14.5-17.2

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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).

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