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2013 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 8,474 7,672 87.0 85.9-88.0 802 13.0 12.0-14.1
-Western NC 968 884 89.0 85.9-91.4 84 11.0 8.6-14.1
GENDER
Male 385 327 83.3 77.8-87.6 58 16.7 12.4-22.2
Female 583 557 94.3 91.2-96.4 26 5.7 3.6- 8.8
RACE
White 854 782 89.0 85.8-91.6 72 11.0 8.4-14.2
Other minorities 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 114 85 75.7 65.9-83.4 29 24.3 16.6-34.1
35-54 254 227 89.2 83.4-93.2 27 10.8 6.8-16.6
55-64 208 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 214 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 170 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 297 277 91.2 84.9-95.0 20 8.8 5.0-15.1
Some Post-H.S. 258 232 86.4 79.8-91.1 26 13.6 8.9-20.2
College Graduate 281 252 85.3 78.3-90.3 29 14.7 9.7-21.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 189 172 90.9 84.1-94.9 17 9.1 5.1-15.9
$25,000- 34,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 112 98 83.6 72.8-90.7 14 16.4 9.3-27.2
$50,000+ 236 216 88.4 80.8-93.3 20 11.6 6.7-19.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 342 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 624 560 87.2 83.2-90.3 64 12.8 9.7-16.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 835 768 88.9 85.5-91.6 67 11.1 8.4-14.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 689 631 89.6 86.0-92.3 58 10.4 7.7-14.0
No 279 253 86.7 79.7-91.5 26 13.3 8.5-20.3

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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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