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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 6,294 5,542 86.2 85.1-87.2 752 13.8 12.8-14.9
GENDER
Male 2,670 2,206 81.2 79.4-83.0 464 18.8 17.0-20.6
Female 3,624 3,336 90.7 89.4-91.8 288 9.3 8.2-10.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,278 3,755 85.8 84.4-87.0 523 14.2 13.0-15.6
Non-Hispanic Black 1,201 1,083 87.4 84.7-89.7 118 12.6 10.3-15.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 85 73 89.1 77.0-95.2 12 10.9 4.8-23.0
Non-Hispanic Other 206 181 89.2 83.5-93.2 25 10.8 6.8-16.5
Hispanic 445 377 83.8 79.3-87.5 68 16.2 12.5-20.7
AGE
18-34 1,172 910 78.8 76.1-81.3 262 21.2 18.7-23.9
35-44 883 734 82.8 79.8-85.4 149 17.2 14.6-20.2
45-54 1,102 953 86.1 83.5-88.3 149 13.9 11.7-16.5
55-64 1,259 1,139 90.1 87.9-92.0 120 9.9 8.0-12.1
65-74 1,085 1,026 94.6 92.9-96.0 59 5.4 4.0- 7.1
75+ 718 707 98.6 97.4-99.3 11 1.4 0.7- 2.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 659 592 89.9 86.8-92.4 67 10.1 7.6-13.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,723 1,540 87.4 85.4-89.2 183 12.6 10.8-14.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,756 1,546 85.4 83.2-87.4 210 14.6 12.6-16.8
College Graduate 2,132 1,843 83.6 81.6-85.4 289 16.4 14.6-18.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 570 514 90.0 86.3-92.7 56 10.0 7.3-13.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,032 937 88.8 86.2-91.0 95 11.2 9.0-13.8
$25,000- 34,999 561 484 84.3 80.2-87.7 77 15.7 12.3-19.8
$35,000- 49,999 716 608 82.1 78.2-85.4 108 17.9 14.6-21.8
$50,000-74,999 781 678 85.6 82.4-88.3 103 14.4 11.7-17.6
$75,000+ 1,394 1,187 82.8 80.3-85.1 207 17.2 14.9-19.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,701 1,590 92.4 90.7-93.9 111 7.6 6.1- 9.3
No 4,572 3,933 84.2 82.9-85.5 639 15.8 14.5-17.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 851 748 84.8 81.5-87.6 103 15.2 12.4-18.5
Non-Veteran 5,430 4,782 86.4 85.2-87.5 648 13.6 12.5-14.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,837 1,559 83.4 81.2-85.3 278 16.6 14.7-18.8
Regional City or Suburban 1,387 1,221 86.6 84.3-88.6 166 13.4 11.4-15.7
Rural 3,070 2,762 88.2 86.6-89.6 308 11.8 10.4-13.4

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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.

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