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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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 11,351 10,263 86.9 86.0-87.7 1,088 13.1 12.3-14.0
-Piedmont NC 6,071 5,467 87.0 85.8-88.1 604 13.0 11.9-14.2
GENDER
Male 2,388 2,024 82.2 80.2-84.1 364 17.8 15.9-19.8
Female 3,683 3,443 91.3 89.8-92.5 240 8.7 7.5-10.2
RACE
White 4,435 3,971 85.8 84.3-87.2 464 14.2 12.8-15.7
African American 1,127 1,050 91.1 88.6-93.2 77 8.9 6.8-11.4
Other minorities 455 395 86.0 81.5-89.5 60 14.0 10.5-18.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 382 328 84.0 78.9-88.1 54 16.0 11.9-21.1
Non-Hispanic 5,668 5,118 87.2 85.9-88.3 550 12.8 11.7-14.1
AGE
18-34 1,093 859 78.1 75.1-80.9 234 21.9 19.1-24.9
35-54 2,004 1,753 86.3 84.3-88.1 251 13.7 11.9-15.7
55-64 1,143 1,070 94.1 92.4-95.5 73 5.9 4.5- 7.6
65-74 998 958 96.1 94.4-97.3 40 3.9 2.7- 5.6
75+ 775 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 728 662 87.3 83.5-90.3 66 12.7 9.7-16.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,669 1,538 89.7 87.6-91.5 131 10.3 8.5-12.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,638 1,472 85.9 83.4-88.1 166 14.1 11.9-16.6
College Graduate 2,015 1,774 85.2 83.1-87.2 241 14.8 12.8-16.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 665 597 84.4 79.9-88.0 68 15.6 12.0-20.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,001 911 87.0 83.7-89.7 90 13.0 10.3-16.3
$25,000- 34,999 633 559 83.5 79.2-87.1 74 16.5 12.9-20.8
$35,000- 49,999 738 661 85.7 81.7-89.0 77 14.3 11.0-18.3
$50,000+ 2,007 1,771 87.0 84.9-88.8 236 13.0 11.2-15.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,521 1,431 92.1 90.1-93.8 90 7.9 6.2- 9.9
No 4,523 4,011 85.7 84.2-87.0 512 14.3 13.0-15.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 738 671 88.2 84.9-90.9 67 11.8 9.1-15.1
Non-Veteran 5,331 4,794 86.8 85.5-88.0 537 13.2 12.0-14.5

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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.

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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