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2013 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 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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*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 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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