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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-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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*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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