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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,287 6,001 95.3 94.7-95.9 286 4.7 4.1- 5.3
GENDER
Male 2,671 2,512 94.2 93.1-95.2 159 5.8 4.8- 6.9
Female 3,616 3,489 96.4 95.5-97.0 127 3.6 3.0- 4.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,275 4,055 94.8 93.9-95.5 220 5.2 4.5- 6.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,201 1,166 96.5 94.8-97.7 35 3.5 2.3- 5.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 84 78 95.5 88.9-98.3 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 206 196 95.1 90.2-97.6 *** *** ***
Hispanic 441 428 97.1 94.3-98.6 13 2.9 1.4- 5.7
AGE
18-34 1,162 1,097 94.5 92.8-95.8 65 5.5 4.2- 7.2
35-44 886 848 95.7 93.9-97.0 38 4.3 3.0- 6.1
45-54 1,101 1,040 95.0 93.4-96.3 61 5.0 3.7- 6.6
55-64 1,265 1,199 94.7 93.1-96.0 66 5.3 4.0- 6.9
65-74 1,080 1,040 96.2 94.7-97.4 40 3.8 2.6- 5.3
75+ 717 703 97.9 96.3-98.8 14 2.1 1.2- 3.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 658 632 96.0 93.7-97.5 26 4.0 2.5- 6.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,725 1,648 95.2 93.9-96.3 77 4.8 3.7- 6.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,754 1,680 95.6 94.3-96.6 74 4.4 3.4- 5.7
College Graduate 2,126 2,019 94.8 93.5-95.7 107 5.2 4.3- 6.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 579 553 95.7 93.0-97.3 26 4.3 2.7- 7.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,032 992 96.1 94.4-97.3 40 3.9 2.7- 5.6
$25,000- 34,999 558 534 95.4 92.5-97.2 24 4.6 2.8- 7.5
$35,000- 49,999 712 678 94.7 92.1-96.5 34 5.3 3.5- 7.9
$50,000-74,999 780 736 94.5 92.3-96.1 44 5.5 3.9- 7.7
$75,000+ 1,392 1,316 94.4 92.9-95.7 76 5.6 4.3- 7.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,699 1,648 96.7 95.3-97.6 51 3.3 2.4- 4.7
No 4,568 4,333 94.9 94.1-95.6 235 5.1 4.4- 5.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 848 806 94.7 92.6-96.2 42 5.3 3.8- 7.4
Non-Veteran 5,426 5,183 95.4 94.7-96.1 243 4.6 3.9- 5.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,838 1,746 94.7 93.3-95.8 92 5.3 4.2- 6.7
Regional City or Suburban 1,376 1,310 95.5 94.0-96.6 66 4.5 3.4- 6.0
Rural 3,073 2,945 95.8 94.8-96.6 128 4.2 3.4- 5.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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