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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic White

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,287 6,001 95.3 94.7-95.9 286 4.7 4.1- 5.3
-Non-Hispanic White 4,275 4,055 94.8 93.9-95.5 220 5.2 4.5- 6.1
GENDER
Male 1,834 1,713 93.6 92.2-94.8 121 6.4 5.2- 7.8
Female 2,441 2,342 95.9 94.8-96.7 99 4.1 3.3- 5.2
AGE
18-34 653 614 94.4 92.2-96.1 39 5.6 3.9- 7.8
35-44 497 472 94.8 92.0-96.6 25 5.2 3.4- 8.0
45-54 728 681 94.2 92.0-95.8 47 5.8 4.2- 8.0
55-64 898 839 93.4 91.2-95.0 59 6.6 5.0- 8.8
65-74 870 834 95.8 93.9-97.1 36 4.2 2.9- 6.1
75+ 594 581 97.5 95.5-98.6 13 2.5 1.4- 4.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 301 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,071 1,018 94.7 92.9-96.1 53 5.3 3.9- 7.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,250 1,193 95.2 93.5-96.4 57 4.8 3.6- 6.5
College Graduate 1,639 1,544 93.9 92.4-95.1 95 6.1 4.9- 7.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 295 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 546 524 95.3 92.4-97.0 22 4.7 3.0- 7.6
$25,000- 34,999 352 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 510 484 94.8 91.6-96.8 26 5.2 3.2- 8.4
$50,000- 74,999 601 565 94.3 91.8-96.0 36 5.7 4.0- 8.2
$75,000+ 1,147 1,075 93.7 91.9-95.1 72 6.3 4.9- 8.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,209 1,168 96.2 94.4-97.4 41 3.8 2.6- 5.6
No 3,052 2,873 94.3 93.2-95.2 179 5.7 4.8- 6.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 633 600 94.5 92.0-96.2 33 5.5 3.8- 8.0
Non-Veteran 3,638 3,452 94.8 93.9-95.6 186 5.2 4.4- 6.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,063 990 93.0 90.9-94.6 73 7.0 5.4- 9.1
Regional City or Suburban 1,014 961 94.9 93.1-96.3 53 5.1 3.7- 6.9
Rural 2,198 2,104 95.8 94.7-96.7 94 4.2 3.3- 5.3

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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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