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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 6,294 5,542 86.2 85.1-87.2 752 13.8 12.8-14.9
-Eastern 2,059 1,825 86.1 84.0-88.0 234 13.9 12.0-16.0
GENDER
Male 866 720 80.8 77.3-83.9 146 19.2 16.1-22.7
Female 1,193 1,105 91.2 88.9-93.1 88 8.8 6.9-11.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,284 1,127 84.7 82.0-87.1 157 15.3 12.9-18.0
Non-Hispanic Black 525 482 88.5 84.0-91.9 43 11.5 8.1-16.0
Other 220 188 87.2 81.4-91.4 32 12.8 8.6-18.6
AGE
18-34 368 291 78.0 72.8-82.4 77 22.0 17.6-27.2
35-44 280 232 82.2 76.3-86.8 48 17.8 13.2-23.7
45-54 343 296 86.7 82.1-90.3 47 13.3 9.7-17.9
55-64 458 417 91.7 88.5-94.1 41 8.3 5.9-11.5
65-74 349 332 95.1 91.5-97.3 17 4.9 2.7- 8.5
75+ 240 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 233 208 88.3 81.9-92.6 25 11.7 7.4-18.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 646 580 86.9 83.2-89.9 66 13.1 10.1-16.8
Some Post-H.S. 626 551 84.9 81.0-88.2 75 15.1 11.8-19.0
College Graduate 551 483 84.9 80.6-88.4 68 15.1 11.6-19.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 208 190 91.0 84.3-95.0 18 9.0 5.0-15.7
$15,000- 24,999 372 333 85.7 80.3-89.8 39 14.3 10.2-19.7
$25,000- 34,999 180 160 84.9 76.7-90.6 20 15.1 9.4-23.3
$35,000- 49,999 230 195 84.1 77.0-89.3 35 15.9 10.7-23.0
$50,000- 74,999 265 230 85.0 78.9-89.6 35 15.0 10.4-21.1
$75,000+ 393 337 83.6 78.6-87.6 56 16.4 12.4-21.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 639 596 91.8 88.5-94.2 43 8.2 5.8-11.5
No 1,415 1,225 84.0 81.3-86.3 190 16.0 13.7-18.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 345 300 82.8 77.2-87.2 45 17.2 12.8-22.8
Non-Veteran 1,711 1,523 86.8 84.5-88.8 188 13.2 11.2-15.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 152 120 71.6 61.5-79.9 32 28.4 20.1-38.5
Regional City or Suburban 284 243 83.1 77.0-87.8 41 16.9 12.2-23.0
Rural 1,623 1,462 88.1 85.9-90.1 161 11.9 9.9-14.1

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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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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