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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-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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*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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