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2012 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 11,351 10,263 86.9 86.0-87.7 1,088 13.1 12.3-14.0
GENDER
Male 4,382 3,712 81.5 79.9-83.0 670 18.5 17.0-20.1
Female 6,969 6,551 91.8 90.8-92.7 418 8.2 7.3- 9.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 7,884 7,102 86.5 85.4-87.5 782 13.5 12.5-14.6
Non-Hispanic Black 2,042 1,893 89.1 87.0-91.0 149 10.9 9.0-13.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 428 394 87.5 80.2-92.3 34 12.5 7.7-19.8
Non-Hispanic Other 278 249 87.5 81.5-91.8 29 12.5 8.2-18.5
Hispanic 639 551 84.1 80.3-87.4 88 15.9 12.6-19.7
AGE
18-34 1,912 1,499 77.4 75.1-79.5 413 22.6 20.5-24.9
35-44 1,566 1,334 83.5 81.0-85.7 232 16.5 14.3-19.0
45-54 1,954 1,760 89.0 87.1-90.6 194 11.0 9.4-12.9
55-64 2,279 2,130 93.6 92.3-94.7 149 6.4 5.3- 7.7
65-74 2,033 1,953 95.8 94.5-96.8 80 4.2 3.2- 5.5
75+ 1,496 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,407 1,292 87.6 84.9-89.9 115 12.4 10.1-15.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,277 3,014 88.5 86.8-90.0 263 11.5 10.0-13.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,088 2,767 85.7 83.9-87.4 321 14.3 12.6-16.1
College Graduate 3,542 3,153 86.0 84.4-87.4 389 14.0 12.6-15.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,377 1,240 84.5 81.4-87.2 137 15.5 12.8-18.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,950 1,767 85.9 83.4-88.0 183 14.1 12.0-16.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,228 1,108 86.9 84.1-89.2 120 13.1 10.8-15.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,388 1,245 86.0 83.2-88.4 143 14.0 11.6-16.8
$50,000-74,999 1,332 1,195 86.8 83.9-89.3 137 13.2 10.7-16.1
$75,000+ 2,135 1,871 85.8 83.8-87.6 264 14.2 12.4-16.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,072 2,885 92.0 90.6-93.3 187 8.0 6.7- 9.4
No 8,223 7,327 85.4 84.3-86.5 896 14.6 13.5-15.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,475 1,334 87.3 84.8-89.4 141 12.7 10.6-15.2
Non-Veteran 9,872 8,925 86.8 85.9-87.8 947 13.2 12.2-14.1

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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.

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