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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
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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*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 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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