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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
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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*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 or 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 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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