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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 1,083 969 86.8 83.8-89.3 114 13.2 10.7-16.2
GENDER
Male 476 397 80.2 75.2-84.5 79 19.8 15.5-24.8
Female 607 572 92.7 89.0-95.2 35 7.3 4.8-11.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 938 846 87.9 84.8-90.4 92 12.1 9.6-15.2
Non-Hispanic Black 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 164 126 74.5 65.5-81.8 38 25.5 18.2-34.5
35-44 117 99 83.0 73.4-89.7 18 17.0 10.3-26.6
45-54 163 144 90.7 84.7-94.5 19 9.3 5.5-15.3
55-64 228 203 89.9 84.7-93.5 25 10.1 6.5-15.3
65-74 244 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 156 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 301 271 88.1 82.5-92.1 30 11.9 7.9-17.5
Some Post-H.S. 298 259 83.1 76.8-88.0 39 16.9 12.0-23.2
College Graduate 365 331 87.6 82.4-91.5 34 12.4 8.5-17.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 187 173 90.6 84.0-94.7 14 9.4 5.3-16.0
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 142 125 85.7 75.7-92.0 17 14.3 8.0-24.3
$75,000+ 191 164 80.4 71.3-87.2 27 19.6 12.8-28.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 346 322 93.2 88.8-95.9 24 6.8 4.1-11.2
No 732 642 84.1 80.1-87.4 90 15.9 12.6-19.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 151 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 932 830 86.3 83.0-89.1 102 13.7 10.9-17.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 256 220 82.3 75.7-87.5 36 17.7 12.5-24.3
Rural 827 749 88.5 85.0-91.2 78 11.5 8.8-15.0

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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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