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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
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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*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.

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