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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-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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*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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