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2011 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 10,633 9,601 84.8 83.5-85.9 1,032 15.2 14.1-16.5
-Western NC 1,815 1,693 88.5 85.4-91.0 122 11.5 9.0-14.6
GENDER
Male 698 620 82.8 77.3-87.2 78 17.2 12.8-22.7
Female 1,117 1,073 93.7 90.6-95.9 44 6.3 4.1- 9.4
RACE
White 1,677 1,565 88.6 85.4-91.2 112 11.4 8.8-14.6
Other minorities 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,766 1,648 88.4 85.3-91.0 118 11.6 9.0-14.7
AGE
18-34 150 120 74.4 64.3-82.4 30 25.6 17.6-35.7
35-54 511 467 89.8 85.4-93.0 44 10.2 7.0-14.6
55-64 440 411 93.2 89.9-95.5 29 6.8 4.5-10.1
65-74 393 376 96.3 93.7-97.8 17 3.7 2.2- 6.3
75+ 307 305 99.3 97.4-99.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 252 238 90.9 82.5-95.5 14 9.1 4.5-17.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 541 505 85.9 78.7-90.9 36 14.1 9.1-21.3
Some Post-H.S. 475 440 88.3 82.5-92.4 35 11.7 7.6-17.5
College Graduate 545 508 90.2 84.8-93.9 37 9.8 6.1-15.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 266 253 92.2 84.4-96.3 13 7.8 3.7-15.6
$15,000- 24,999 347 318 84.0 74.7-90.4 29 16.0 9.6-25.3
$25,000- 34,999 221 205 93.2 88.0-96.3 16 6.8 3.7-12.0
$35,000- 49,999 216 202 88.9 80.1-94.2 14 11.1 5.8-19.9
$50,000+ 455 421 88.1 81.6-92.6 34 11.9 7.4-18.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 664 639 94.8 91.4-96.9 25 5.2 3.1- 8.6
No 1,145 1,048 85.4 81.2-88.9 97 14.6 11.1-18.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 262 245 94.5 90.8-96.8 17 5.5 3.2- 9.2
Non-Veteran 1,553 1,448 87.7 84.3-90.5 105 12.3 9.5-15.7

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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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