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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
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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*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.

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