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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont 3,152 2,748 86.1 84.6-87.5 404 13.9 12.5-15.4
GENDER
Male 1,328 1,089 81.7 79.2-83.9 239 18.3 16.1-20.8
Female 1,824 1,659 90.0 88.2-91.5 165 10.0 8.5-11.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,056 1,782 85.6 83.7-87.3 274 14.4 12.7-16.3
Non-Hispanic Black 640 570 87.0 83.4-89.9 70 13.0 10.1-16.6
Other 413 357 87.0 82.9-90.2 56 13.0 9.8-17.1
AGE
18-34 640 493 80.1 76.5-83.2 147 19.9 16.8-23.5
35-44 486 403 83.0 79.1-86.3 83 17.0 13.7-20.9
45-54 596 513 84.9 81.3-87.9 83 15.1 12.1-18.7
55-64 573 519 89.3 85.8-92.1 54 10.7 7.9-14.2
65-74 492 463 94.6 92.2-96.3 29 5.4 3.7- 7.8
75+ 322 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 310 279 90.5 86.2-93.6 31 9.5 6.4-13.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 776 689 87.5 84.5-90.0 87 12.5 10.0-15.5
Some Post-H.S. 832 736 86.2 83.2-88.8 96 13.8 11.2-16.8
College Graduate 1,216 1,029 82.5 80.0-84.8 187 17.5 15.2-20.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 254 233 92.5 87.9-95.4 21 7.5 4.6-12.1
$15,000- 24,999 473 431 90.2 86.5-93.0 42 9.8 7.0-13.5
$25,000- 34,999 269 225 83.5 77.5-88.1 44 16.5 11.9-22.5
$35,000- 49,999 341 279 78.7 72.9-83.5 62 21.3 16.5-27.1
$50,000- 74,999 374 323 85.9 81.4-89.4 51 14.1 10.6-18.6
$75,000+ 810 686 82.9 79.7-85.7 124 17.1 14.3-20.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 716 672 92.6 89.9-94.7 44 7.4 5.3-10.1
No 2,425 2,066 84.4 82.6-86.0 359 15.6 14.0-17.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 355 309 84.8 79.9-88.8 46 15.2 11.2-20.1
Non-Veteran 2,787 2,429 86.2 84.6-87.6 358 13.8 12.4-15.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,685 1,439 84.2 82.0-86.1 246 15.8 13.9-18.0
Regional City or Suburban 847 758 88.5 85.7-90.8 89 11.5 9.2-14.3
Rural 620 551 88.0 84.6-90.7 69 12.0 9.3-15.4

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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.

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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