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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Whites

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,474 7,672 87.0 85.9-88.0 802 13.0 12.0-14.1
-Whites 5,936 5,350 86.3 85.1-87.5 586 13.7 12.5-14.9
GENDER
Male 2,324 1,972 80.9 78.7-83.0 352 19.1 17.0-21.3
Female 3,612 3,378 91.4 90.0-92.6 234 8.6 7.4-10.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 134 114 82.7 73.2-89.3 20 17.3 10.7-26.8
Non-Hispanic 5,788 5,223 86.4 85.1-87.7 565 13.6 12.3-14.9
AGE
18-34 790 582 74.3 70.7-77.6 208 25.7 22.4-29.3
35-44 697 589 83.3 79.7-86.4 108 16.7 13.6-20.3
45-54 976 866 88.2 85.4-90.6 110 11.8 9.4-14.6
55-64 1,226 1,136 92.1 89.9-93.8 90 7.9 6.2-10.1
65-74 1,202 1,150 95.3 93.4-96.7 52 4.7 3.3- 6.6
75+ 1,004 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 581 543 90.9 87.1-93.7 38 9.1 6.3-12.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,619 1,493 87.8 85.2-89.9 126 12.2 10.1-14.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,660 1,486 85.8 83.3-88.0 174 14.2 12.0-16.7
College Graduate 2,071 1,824 83.7 81.4-85.8 247 16.3 14.2-18.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 567 521 88.9 84.7-92.0 46 11.1 8.0-15.3
$15,000- 24,999 891 819 88.6 85.4-91.2 72 11.4 8.8-14.6
$25,000- 34,999 528 469 83.7 78.7-87.7 59 16.3 12.3-21.3
$35,000- 49,999 733 659 86.2 82.3-89.3 74 13.8 10.7-17.7
$50,000- 74,999 716 625 84.2 80.1-87.5 91 15.8 12.5-19.9
$75,000+ 1,327 1,150 83.4 80.6-85.9 177 16.6 14.1-19.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,754 1,658 92.0 89.9-93.7 96 8.0 6.3-10.1
No 4,155 3,667 84.4 82.8-85.9 488 15.6 14.1-17.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 835 743 85.7 82.1-88.7 92 14.3 11.3-17.9
Non-Veteran 5,100 4,606 86.4 85.0-87.7 494 13.6 12.3-15.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,020 2,776 88.1 86.3-89.7 244 11.9 10.3-13.7
No 2,916 2,574 84.4 82.5-86.1 342 15.6 13.9-17.5

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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 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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