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2014 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 6,797 6,096 86.4 85.2-87.4 701 13.6 12.6-14.8
-Western NC 965 889 89.5 86.6-91.9 76 10.5 8.1-13.4
GENDER
Male 411 358 83.6 78.2-87.8 53 16.4 12.2-21.8
Female 554 531 94.8 91.8-96.7 23 5.2 3.3- 8.2
RACE
White 880 812 89.7 86.7-92.1 68 10.3 7.9-13.3
Other minorities 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 115 95 82.1 73.0-88.6 20 17.9 11.4-27.0
35-54 229 201 85.2 78.5-90.1 28 14.8 9.9-21.5
55-64 215 199 93.2 88.7-96.0 16 6.8 4.0-11.3
65-74 237 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 161 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 284 263 90.6 84.5-94.5 21 9.4 5.5-15.5
Some Post-H.S. 249 223 87.8 81.9-91.9 26 12.2 8.1-18.1
College Graduate 297 277 90.9 85.7-94.4 20 9.1 5.6-14.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 183 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 249 233 92.3 87.0-95.6 16 7.7 4.4-13.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 304 286 91.1 85.1-94.9 18 8.9 5.1-14.9
No 656 598 88.8 85.2-91.6 58 11.2 8.4-14.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 131 85.9 76.5-92.0 15 14.1 8.0-23.5
Non-Veteran 819 758 90.1 86.9-92.6 61 9.9 7.4-13.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 785 728 90.1 86.8-92.6 57 9.9 7.4-13.2
No 180 161 86.6 78.9-91.8 19 13.4 8.2-21.1

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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 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.

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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