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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,797 6,096 86.4 85.2-87.4 701 13.6 12.6-14.8
GENDER
Male 2,864 2,420 80.4 78.5-82.2 444 19.6 17.8-21.5
Female 3,933 3,676 91.7 90.5-92.8 257 8.3 7.2- 9.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,667 4,174 86.0 84.6-87.3 493 14.0 12.7-15.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,271 1,154 86.8 84.1-89.2 117 13.2 10.8-15.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 105 97 91.4 80.3-96.5 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 229 209 88.3 80.3-93.3 20 11.7 6.7-19.7
Hispanic 451 393 86.0 81.8-89.4 58 14.0 10.6-18.2
AGE
18-34 1,166 920 78.0 75.2-80.6 246 22.0 19.4-24.8
35-44 889 753 83.2 80.0-85.9 136 16.8 14.1-20.0
45-54 1,036 900 85.3 82.6-87.7 136 14.7 12.3-17.4
55-64 1,420 1,311 92.5 90.8-93.8 109 7.5 6.2- 9.2
65-74 1,294 1,243 96.1 94.8-97.1 51 3.9 2.9- 5.2
75+ 911 890 98.0 96.9-98.8 21 2.0 1.2- 3.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 824 758 87.8 84.3-90.6 66 12.2 9.4-15.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,865 1,688 87.1 84.9-89.0 177 12.9 11.0-15.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,802 1,606 85.8 83.6-87.8 196 14.2 12.2-16.4
College Graduate 2,279 2,018 85.3 83.4-87.0 261 14.7 13.0-16.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 722 658 87.2 83.3-90.2 64 12.8 9.8-16.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,098 985 86.6 83.6-89.1 113 13.4 10.9-16.4
$25,000- 34,999 676 615 87.6 83.9-90.5 61 12.4 9.5-16.1
$35,000- 49,999 808 717 84.8 81.2-87.8 91 15.2 12.2-18.8
$50,000-74,999 763 678 85.6 81.8-88.7 85 14.4 11.3-18.2
$75,000+ 1,407 1,211 83.5 80.9-85.8 196 16.5 14.2-19.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,881 1,751 90.8 88.7-92.4 130 9.2 7.6-11.3
No 4,873 4,307 85.1 83.7-86.3 566 14.9 13.7-16.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 938 821 83.5 80.0-86.4 117 16.5 13.6-20.0
Non-Veteran 5,854 5,271 86.8 85.6-87.9 583 13.2 12.1-14.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,883 3,514 87.5 86.0-88.8 369 12.5 11.2-14.0
No 2,914 2,582 84.9 83.1-86.6 332 15.1 13.4-16.9

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*Binge drinkers--MALES having five or more drinks on one occasion and FEMALES having four or more drinks on one occasion.

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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