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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-MALES

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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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
-MALES 2,864 2,420 80.4 78.5-82.2 444 19.6 17.8-21.5
RACE
White 2,096 1,764 80.2 77.9-82.3 332 19.8 17.7-22.1
African American 467 401 81.7 76.7-85.7 66 18.3 14.3-23.3
Other Minorities 266 223 79.1 71.7-84.9 43 20.9 15.1-28.3
AGE
18-34 541 385 70.1 65.6-74.3 156 29.9 25.7-34.4
35-44 395 309 76.8 71.6-81.4 86 23.2 18.6-28.4
45-54 449 361 78.7 73.9-82.8 88 21.3 17.2-26.1
55-64 629 561 89.5 86.6-91.8 68 10.5 8.2-13.4
65-74 510 477 93.9 91.3-95.8 33 6.1 4.2- 8.7
75+ 308 297 96.9 94.2-98.4 11 3.1 1.6- 5.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 385 328 79.6 73.8-84.4 57 20.4 15.6-26.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 778 662 81.8 78.1-85.0 116 18.2 15.0-21.9
Some Post-H.S. 713 593 79.7 75.8-83.2 120 20.3 16.8-24.2
College Graduate 977 827 80.3 77.0-83.2 150 19.7 16.8-23.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 256 218 79.7 72.1-85.7 38 20.3 14.3-27.9
$15,000- 24,999 427 357 80.3 75.0-84.8 70 19.7 15.2-25.0
$25,000- 34,999 275 239 83.3 77.2-88.1 36 16.7 11.9-22.8
$35,000- 49,999 358 299 77.1 71.0-82.3 59 22.9 17.7-29.0
$50,000- 74,999 365 314 82.4 76.5-87.0 51 17.6 13.0-23.5
$75,000+ 718 585 78.0 73.9-81.6 133 22.0 18.4-26.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 725 643 86.2 82.4-89.3 82 13.8 10.7-17.6
No 2,117 1,758 78.8 76.5-81.0 359 21.2 19.0-23.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 834 725 82.8 79.1-85.9 109 17.2 14.1-20.9
Non-Veteran 2,027 1,693 79.7 77.4-81.8 334 20.3 18.2-22.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,624 1,392 82.2 79.6-84.5 232 17.8 15.5-20.4
No 1,240 1,028 78.2 75.1-81.1 212 21.8 18.9-24.9

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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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