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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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 8,474 7,672 87.0 85.9-88.0 802 13.0 12.0-14.1
-Piedmont NC 4,947 4,464 86.4 85.0-87.7 483 13.6 12.3-15.0
GENDER
Male 1,932 1,647 82.0 79.7-84.2 285 18.0 15.8-20.3
Female 3,015 2,817 90.4 88.7-91.9 198 9.6 8.1-11.3
RACE
White 3,607 3,252 86.0 84.3-87.5 355 14.0 12.5-15.7
African American 940 858 87.6 84.2-90.3 82 12.4 9.7-15.8
Other minorities 333 294 88.2 83.0-92.0 39 11.8 8.0-17.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 302 261 86.2 81.0-90.1 41 13.8 9.9-19.0
Non-Hispanic 4,618 4,178 86.4 84.9-87.8 440 13.6 12.2-15.1
AGE
18-34 792 612 77.6 74.1-80.7 180 22.4 19.3-25.9
35-54 1,532 1,348 86.5 84.2-88.6 184 13.5 11.4-15.8
55-64 973 899 91.1 88.3-93.2 74 8.9 6.8-11.7
65-74 881 850 96.4 94.3-97.7 31 3.6 2.3- 5.7
75+ 724 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 632 580 88.4 84.4-91.5 52 11.6 8.5-15.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,318 1,206 87.1 84.3-89.5 112 12.9 10.5-15.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,306 1,175 86.9 84.1-89.2 131 13.1 10.8-15.9
College Graduate 1,687 1,500 84.3 81.7-86.6 187 15.7 13.4-18.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 539 495 87.8 82.8-91.5 44 12.2 8.5-17.2
$15,000- 24,999 838 766 88.0 84.5-90.8 72 12.0 9.2-15.5
$25,000- 34,999 455 402 84.3 79.2-88.3 53 15.7 11.7-20.8
$35,000- 49,999 572 521 87.6 83.2-91.0 51 12.4 9.0-16.8
$50,000+ 1,576 1,366 83.1 80.4-85.5 210 16.9 14.5-19.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,314 1,241 92.0 89.5-93.9 73 8.0 6.1-10.5
No 3,609 3,200 84.9 83.2-86.4 409 15.1 13.6-16.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 552 499 88.1 83.9-91.2 53 11.9 8.8-16.1
Non-Veteran 4,393 3,963 86.2 84.7-87.6 430 13.8 12.4-15.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,800 1,671 89.6 87.1-91.6 129 10.4 8.4-12.9
No 3,147 2,793 85.2 83.4-86.8 354 14.8 13.2-16.6

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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.

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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