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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,541 1,398 87.0 84.4-89.2 143 13.0 10.8-15.6
GENDER
Male 588 497 81.2 76.7-85.0 91 18.8 15.0-23.3
Female 953 901 92.3 89.6-94.4 52 7.7 5.6-10.4
RACE
White 1,262 1,152 88.0 85.3-90.3 110 12.0 9.7-14.7
Other minorities 272 241 82.7 74.7-88.5 31 17.3 11.5-25.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,476 1,339 86.9 84.3-89.2 137 13.1 10.8-15.7
AGE
18-34 222 172 78.2 71.4-83.7 50 21.8 16.3-28.6
35-54 391 345 84.8 79.6-88.9 46 15.2 11.1-20.4
55-64 344 311 90.4 86.1-93.5 33 9.6 6.5-13.9
65-74 346 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 226 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 198 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 484 446 88.1 83.0-91.8 38 11.9 8.2-17.0
Some Post-H.S. 398 350 83.4 78.0-87.7 48 16.6 12.3-22.0
College Graduate 458 413 87.2 82.6-90.7 45 12.8 9.3-17.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 199 84.1 75.9-89.9 23 15.9 10.1-24.1
$15,000- 24,999 293 265 86.3 79.5-91.1 28 13.7 8.9-20.5
$25,000- 34,999 176 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 175 158 87.2 79.4-92.3 17 12.8 7.7-20.6
$50,000+ 406 357 83.0 77.2-87.6 49 17.0 12.4-22.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 451 425 93.1 89.3-95.6 26 6.9 4.4-10.7
No 1,080 965 85.0 81.8-87.7 115 15.0 12.3-18.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 182 166 89.6 82.4-94.1 16 10.4 5.9-17.6
Non-Veteran 1,359 1,232 86.7 83.9-89.0 127 13.3 11.0-16.1

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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.

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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