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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Whites

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,804 6,493 94.9 94.2-95.6 311 5.1 4.4- 5.8
-Whites 4,885 4,636 94.5 93.6-95.3 249 5.5 4.7- 6.4
GENDER
Male 2,099 1,978 93.5 91.9-94.7 121 6.5 5.3- 8.1
Female 2,786 2,658 95.5 94.5-96.3 128 4.5 3.7- 5.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 169 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,704 4,462 94.5 93.6-95.3 242 5.5 4.7- 6.4
AGE
18-34 715 662 92.7 90.2-94.6 53 7.3 5.4- 9.8
35-44 557 533 95.4 92.7-97.2 24 4.6 2.8- 7.3
45-54 703 662 93.9 91.5-95.7 41 6.1 4.3- 8.5
55-64 1,048 980 93.9 92.1-95.3 68 6.1 4.7- 7.9
65-74 1,052 1,006 96.0 94.4-97.1 46 4.0 2.9- 5.6
75+ 764 747 97.8 96.2-98.7 17 2.2 1.3- 3.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 477 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,283 1,229 95.0 93.1-96.4 54 5.0 3.6- 6.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,303 1,238 94.2 92.4-95.7 65 5.8 4.3- 7.6
College Graduate 1,809 1,690 93.1 91.5-94.4 119 6.9 5.6- 8.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 393 373 94.7 91.0-97.0 20 5.3 3.0- 9.0
$15,000- 24,999 688 655 94.4 91.7-96.3 33 5.6 3.7- 8.3
$25,000- 34,999 457 440 96.0 93.3-97.6 17 4.0 2.4- 6.7
$35,000- 49,999 597 565 92.9 89.3-95.4 32 7.1 4.6-10.7
$50,000- 74,999 600 574 95.4 92.8-97.1 26 4.6 2.9- 7.2
$75,000+ 1,198 1,109 92.6 90.5-94.3 89 7.4 5.7- 9.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,401 1,338 95.3 93.7-96.5 63 4.7 3.5- 6.3
No 3,461 3,276 94.2 93.2-95.2 185 5.8 4.8- 6.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 745 701 92.9 89.8-95.1 44 7.1 4.9-10.2
Non-Veteran 4,138 3,934 94.8 93.9-95.6 204 5.2 4.4- 6.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,884 2,751 95.0 93.9-96.0 133 5.0 4.0- 6.1
No 2,001 1,885 93.8 92.3-95.0 116 6.2 5.0- 7.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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