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2013 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 8,474 7,672 87.0 85.9-88.0 802 13.0 12.0-14.1
GENDER
Male 3,285 2,803 82.1 80.3-83.8 482 17.9 16.2-19.7
Female 5,189 4,869 91.4 90.2-92.5 320 8.6 7.5- 9.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,763 5,192 86.2 84.9-87.4 571 13.8 12.6-15.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,564 1,450 90.0 87.7-92.0 114 10.0 8.0-12.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 373 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 253 228 86.3 78.5-91.5 25 13.7 8.5-21.5
Hispanic 436 372 85.0 80.6-88.5 64 15.0 11.5-19.4
AGE
18-34 1,311 1,000 76.5 73.7-79.1 311 23.5 20.9-26.3
35-44 1,123 972 86.4 83.8-88.7 151 13.6 11.3-16.2
45-54 1,408 1,270 89.0 86.6-90.9 138 11.0 9.1-13.4
55-64 1,731 1,614 92.6 90.8-94.1 117 7.4 5.9- 9.2
65-74 1,580 1,517 95.8 94.3-97.0 63 4.2 3.0- 5.7
75+ 1,243 1,222 97.8 96.3-98.7 21 2.2 1.3- 3.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,114 1,025 89.2 86.3-91.5 89 10.8 8.5-13.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,376 2,182 87.7 85.6-89.5 194 12.3 10.5-14.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,311 2,072 86.5 84.4-88.4 239 13.5 11.6-15.6
College Graduate 2,665 2,386 85.5 83.5-87.2 279 14.5 12.8-16.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,049 966 88.0 84.8-90.7 83 12.0 9.3-15.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,491 1,360 88.2 85.7-90.3 131 11.8 9.7-14.3
$25,000- 34,999 818 721 83.3 79.4-86.6 97 16.7 13.4-20.6
$35,000- 49,999 990 896 86.4 83.0-89.2 94 13.6 10.8-17.0
$50,000-74,999 909 801 85.7 82.2-88.5 108 14.3 11.5-17.8
$75,000+ 1,588 1,386 84.2 81.6-86.4 202 15.8 13.6-18.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,455 2,322 92.2 90.4-93.7 133 7.8 6.3- 9.6
No 5,977 5,310 85.3 84.0-86.5 667 14.7 13.5-16.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,104 986 86.8 83.8-89.3 118 13.2 10.7-16.2
Non-Veteran 7,367 6,683 87.0 85.8-88.1 684 13.0 11.9-14.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,375 4,041 88.9 87.4-90.2 334 11.1 9.8-12.6
No 4,099 3,631 85.0 83.4-86.4 468 15.0 13.6-16.6

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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 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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