2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 4,367 3,799 85.2 83.8-86.5 568 14.8 13.5-16.2
-Eastern NC 1,582 1,371 84.3 81.7-86.6 211 15.7 13.4-18.3
GENDER
Male 719 578 77.8 73.4-81.6 141 22.2 18.4-26.6
Female 863 793 90.3 87.3-92.7 70 9.7 7.3-12.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 991 844 82.9 79.6-85.8 147 17.1 14.2-20.4
Non-Hispanic Black 380 345 88.0 82.5-92.0 35 12.0 8.0-17.5
Other 213 184 83.0 73.7-89.5 29 17.0 10.5-26.3
AGE
18-34 320 243 74.9 68.8-80.1 77 25.1 19.9-31.2
35-44 207 167 77.4 69.3-83.9 40 22.6 16.1-30.7
45-54 256 212 83.9 77.3-88.8 44 16.1 11.2-22.7
55-64 286 264 92.2 87.2-95.4 22 7.8 4.6-12.8
65-74 302 283 95.1 91.7-97.1 19 4.9 2.9- 8.3
75+ 187 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 177 156 84.5 76.1-90.3 21 15.5 9.7-23.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 444 378 82.7 77.6-86.8 66 17.3 13.2-22.4
Some Post-H.S. 470 409 84.7 79.6-88.8 61 15.3 11.2-20.4
College Graduate 492 429 85.8 81.5-89.1 63 14.2 10.9-18.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 132 86.7 79.0-91.9 21 13.3 8.1-21.0
$15,000- 24,999 261 232 86.7 80.3-91.2 29 13.3 8.8-19.7
$25,000- 34,999 160 138 82.5 73.4-88.9 22 17.5 11.1-26.6
$35,000- 49,999 203 171 81.8 73.9-87.7 32 18.2 12.3-26.1
$50,000- 74,999 214 181 81.5 73.7-87.3 33 18.5 12.7-26.3
$75,000+ 298 250 78.6 71.0-84.6 48 21.4 15.4-29.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 554 504 87.5 82.7-91.2 50 12.5 8.8-17.3
No 1,027 866 82.7 79.5-85.5 161 17.3 14.5-20.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 331 274 78.9 72.3-84.2 57 21.1 15.8-27.7
Non-Veteran 1,252 1,098 85.8 82.9-88.2 154 14.2 11.8-17.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 92 77 85.3 75.9-91.4 15 14.7 8.6-24.1
Regional City or Suburban County 370 308 81.0 75.5-85.5 62 19.0 14.5-24.5
Rural 1,122 988 85.7 82.5-88.3 134 14.3 11.7-17.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 771 620 78.0 73.9-81.6 151 22.0 18.4-26.1
Unemployed 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 463 434 95.1 92.4-96.9 29 4.9 3.1- 7.6
Unable to Work 186 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 129 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 238 215 87.7 81.2-92.2 23 12.3 7.8-18.8
151% to 200% 137 112 76.2 65.7-84.3 25 23.8 15.7-34.3
More than 200% 724 613 80.6 76.3-84.3 111 19.4 15.7-23.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 505 454 88.4 83.9-91.8 51 11.6 8.2-16.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 784 667 82.3 78.4-85.7 117 17.7 14.3-21.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 295 252 84.1 78.2-88.7 43 15.9 11.3-21.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
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 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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