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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Whites

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
-Whites 4,883 4,361 86.0 84.6-87.2 522 14.0 12.8-15.4
GENDER
Male 2,096 1,764 80.2 77.9-82.3 332 19.8 17.7-22.1
Female 2,787 2,597 91.4 89.9-92.6 190 8.6 7.4-10.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 168 146 86.7 79.2-91.7 22 13.3 8.3-20.8
Non-Hispanic 4,704 4,207 86.0 84.7-87.3 497 14.0 12.7-15.3
AGE
18-34 710 535 75.4 71.7-78.7 175 24.6 21.3-28.3
35-44 559 469 83.5 79.6-86.8 90 16.5 13.2-20.4
45-54 703 598 83.9 80.5-86.9 105 16.1 13.1-19.5
55-64 1,049 959 91.7 89.7-93.4 90 8.3 6.6-10.3
65-74 1,051 1,008 96.1 94.7-97.2 43 3.9 2.8- 5.3
75+ 765 747 97.9 96.5-98.7 18 2.1 1.3- 3.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 475 449 90.7 86.1-93.9 26 9.3 6.1-13.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,280 1,162 87.4 84.7-89.6 118 12.6 10.4-15.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,308 1,165 85.4 82.7-87.7 143 14.6 12.3-17.3
College Graduate 1,807 1,573 83.4 81.1-85.4 234 16.6 14.6-18.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 396 358 87.2 82.0-91.1 38 12.8 8.9-18.0
$15,000- 24,999 685 621 87.8 84.0-90.7 64 12.2 9.3-16.0
$25,000- 34,999 457 418 87.7 83.1-91.2 39 12.3 8.8-16.9
$35,000- 49,999 600 534 85.2 80.9-88.6 66 14.8 11.4-19.1
$50,000- 74,999 604 539 85.8 81.4-89.2 65 14.2 10.8-18.6
$75,000+ 1,193 1,010 82.1 79.1-84.7 183 17.9 15.3-20.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,398 1,299 90.0 87.5-92.1 99 10.0 7.9-12.5
No 3,463 3,042 84.7 83.1-86.2 421 15.3 13.8-16.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 741 646 82.8 78.8-86.1 95 17.2 13.9-21.2
Non-Veteran 4,140 3,714 86.5 85.1-87.9 426 13.5 12.1-14.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,883 2,603 87.6 86.0-89.1 280 12.4 10.9-14.0
No 2,000 1,758 83.7 81.4-85.8 242 16.3 14.2-18.6

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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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