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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 10,633 9,601 84.8 83.5-85.9 1,032 15.2 14.1-16.5
-Piedmont NC 5,929 5,285 84.1 82.5-85.6 644 15.9 14.4-17.5
GENDER
Male 2,240 1,855 78.2 75.5-80.8 385 21.8 19.2-24.5
Female 3,689 3,430 89.4 87.6-91.1 259 10.6 8.9-12.4
RACE
White 4,569 4,054 82.8 80.8-84.6 515 17.2 15.4-19.2
African American 970 887 89.2 85.7-91.9 83 10.8 8.1-14.3
Other minorities 347 307 83.8 77.0-89.0 40 16.2 11.0-23.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 280 238 80.0 72.1-86.1 42 20.0 13.9-27.9
Non-Hispanic 5,634 5,033 84.5 82.8-86.0 601 15.5 14.0-17.2
AGE
18-34 717 539 74.4 70.3-78.1 178 25.6 21.9-29.7
35-54 2,003 1,681 83.1 80.4-85.4 322 16.9 14.6-19.6
55-64 1,223 1,122 90.3 87.5-92.5 101 9.7 7.5-12.5
65-74 1,084 1,051 97.3 95.9-98.3 33 2.7 1.7- 4.1
75+ 836 826 98.9 97.5-99.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 656 604 87.2 82.0-91.0 52 12.8 9.0-18.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,593 1,444 85.1 81.8-87.9 149 14.9 12.1-18.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,415 1,270 85.8 82.5-88.6 145 14.2 11.4-17.5
College Graduate 2,249 1,951 79.7 77.0-82.2 298 20.3 17.8-23.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 591 531 79.0 72.3-84.4 60 21.0 15.6-27.7
$15,000- 24,999 957 883 88.3 84.5-91.2 74 11.7 8.8-15.5
$25,000- 34,999 545 490 87.5 82.4-91.3 55 12.5 8.7-17.6
$35,000- 49,999 705 630 84.0 78.9-88.0 75 16.0 12.0-21.1
$50,000+ 2,139 1,805 80.1 77.2-82.8 334 19.9 17.2-22.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,690 1,570 89.4 86.2-92.0 120 10.6 8.0-13.8
No 4,214 3,693 82.5 80.6-84.3 521 17.5 15.7-19.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 748 680 89.7 86.1-92.4 68 10.3 7.6-13.9
Non-Veteran 5,180 4,605 83.5 81.7-85.1 575 16.5 14.9-18.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four o r more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.

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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