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2012 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 11,351 10,263 86.9 86.0-87.7 1,088 13.1 12.3-14.0
-Eastern NC 3,739 3,398 86.6 84.9-88.1 341 13.4 11.9-15.1
GENDER
Male 1,406 1,191 80.0 77.0-82.7 215 20.0 17.3-23.0
Female 2,333 2,207 92.6 90.9-94.1 126 7.4 5.9- 9.1
RACE
White 2,349 2,120 86.2 84.1-88.1 229 13.8 11.9-15.9
African American 833 775 87.8 83.8-90.9 58 12.2 9.1-16.2
Other minorities 528 477 86.0 80.5-90.1 51 14.0 9.9-19.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 197 169 84.1 77.3-89.2 28 15.9 10.8-22.7
Non-Hispanic 3,533 3,221 86.8 85.0-88.4 312 13.2 11.6-15.0
AGE
18-34 597 468 75.3 70.9-79.3 129 24.7 20.7-29.1
35-54 1,125 996 87.2 84.5-89.5 129 12.8 10.5-15.5
55-64 792 749 94.2 91.6-96.1 43 5.8 3.9- 8.4
65-74 689 661 94.6 91.1-96.7 28 5.4 3.3- 8.9
75+ 495 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 481 444 87.9 82.9-91.6 37 12.1 8.4-17.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,124 1,030 86.0 82.7-88.9 94 14.0 11.1-17.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,052 945 86.2 83.0-88.9 107 13.8 11.1-17.0
College Graduate 1,069 966 86.7 83.5-89.3 103 13.3 10.7-16.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 490 444 85.1 79.7-89.3 46 14.9 10.7-20.3
$15,000- 24,999 656 591 83.3 78.4-87.3 65 16.7 12.7-21.6
$25,000- 34,999 419 384 90.6 86.4-93.6 35 9.4 6.4-13.6
$35,000- 49,999 475 426 85.8 80.9-89.7 49 14.2 10.3-19.1
$50,000+ 1,054 938 84.7 81.3-87.5 116 15.3 12.5-18.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,100 1,029 91.2 88.3-93.5 71 8.8 6.5-11.7
No 2,620 2,351 85.1 83.0-86.9 269 14.9 13.1-17.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 555 497 84.5 79.6-88.4 58 15.5 11.6-20.4
Non-Veteran 3,182 2,899 87.0 85.1-88.6 283 13.0 11.4-14.9

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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 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

**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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