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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,781 746 24.5 22.7-26.4 744 26.3 24.4-28.3 478 17.2 15.5-18.9 228 8.4 7.2- 9.8 585 23.6 21.7-25.7
-Eastern NC 904 241 24.6 21.3-28.2 236 27.1 23.6-30.9 150 15.4 12.8-18.4 60 6.0 4.5- 8.0 217 26.9 23.3-30.8
GENDER
Male 498 86 15.9 12.5-20.0 114 24.2 19.9-29.1 96 17.1 13.5-21.3 34 5.7 3.8- 8.6 168 37.1 31.8-42.7
Female 406 155 36.6 30.9-42.8 122 31.1 25.6-37.3 54 13.1 9.6-17.5 26 6.4 4.2- 9.6 49 12.8 9.3-17.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 633 169 24.4 20.5-28.7 163 27.2 23.0-31.8 110 15.6 12.5-19.2 44 6.6 4.7- 9.3 147 26.2 22.1-30.9
Non-Hispanic Black 174 46 23.7 17.0-32.2 55 34.1 25.5-43.8 22 13.1 8.2-20.3 *** *** *** 37 22.6 15.0-32.8
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 240 46 18.2 13.2-24.7 52 22.0 16.5-28.7 32 11.8 8.2-16.9 *** *** *** 98 43.6 36.4-51.2
35-44 139 36 24.8 17.1-34.5 32 26.1 17.9-36.4 27 19.7 13.0-28.8 *** *** *** 35 22.5 15.5-31.4
45-54 143 36 24.9 17.6-34.1 41 32.7 23.9-43.0 24 18.2 11.9-26.8 *** *** *** 33 18.6 12.5-26.7
55-64 174 44 23.9 17.3-32.1 49 33.3 25.1-42.6 33 16.9 11.5-24.3 17 8.3 4.8-13.7 31 17.6 11.7-25.5
65-74 163 59 38.0 29.2-47.6 49 30.7 22.8-39.9 28 16.3 9.9-25.6 *** *** *** 17 6.8 4.0-11.3
75+ 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 221 51 24.2 17.7-32.1 52 22.1 16.4-29.1 36 15.2 10.5-21.5 *** *** *** 69 33.5 26.1-41.7
Some Post-H.S. 280 87 25.5 20.1-31.8 80 31.5 25.2-38.5 44 15.5 11.3-20.9 20 6.3 3.7-10.4 49 21.3 15.7-28.1
College Graduate 338 89 25.8 20.4-32.0 85 24.3 19.1-30.4 64 17.5 13.1-22.9 22 6.9 4.3-10.9 78 25.5 20.1-31.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 28 26.3 17.6-37.4
$25,000- 34,999 96 25 20.8 12.3-32.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 140 35 24.9 17.3-34.6 39 27.1 18.8-37.4 18 13.0 7.7-21.1 *** *** *** 35 27.6 19.1-38.1
$50,000- 74,999 141 40 25.7 18.1-35.1 37 29.2 20.9-39.2 28 16.8 10.8-25.1 *** *** *** 31 25.6 17.0-36.7
$75,000+ 263 64 23.9 18.1-30.9 69 26.0 20.0-33.0 58 21.8 16.2-28.6 19 7.0 4.3-11.3 53 21.3 15.6-28.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 196 65 27.6 21.0-35.3 47 31.1 23.1-40.5 28 14.4 9.4-21.5 *** *** *** 43 22.0 15.6-30.1
No 578 149 25.6 21.3-30.3 162 27.3 23.0-32.1 98 16.1 12.9-20.0 40 6.4 4.5- 9.2 129 24.6 20.2-29.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 214 74 32.3 25.3-40.2 51 29.1 21.7-37.9 26 10.2 6.3-15.9 *** *** *** 46 21.2 15.3-28.8
No 687 165 22.3 18.7-26.4 185 26.6 22.7-30.9 123 16.7 13.7-20.3 43 5.7 4.1- 7.9 171 28.6 24.4-33.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 205 53 24.4 18.1-32.0 50 28.4 21.4-36.5 35 14.4 9.7-20.7 *** *** *** 54 26.5 19.7-34.6
Non-Veteran 700 188 24.7 20.9-28.8 187 26.8 22.8-31.2 115 15.7 12.7-19.2 47 5.9 4.2- 8.2 163 27.0 22.8-31.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 84 20 20.5 13.0-30.7 *** *** *** 16 14.0 8.2-23.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 169 43 26.0 19.0-34.4 37 20.2 14.3-27.8 25 14.4 9.4-21.4 15 8.1 4.7-13.6 49 31.3 23.9-39.9
Rural 652 178 24.9 21.0-29.4 174 27.9 23.6-32.6 109 15.9 12.7-19.6 39 5.4 3.7- 7.9 152 25.9 21.6-30.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 567 132 21.0 17.3-25.2 146 26.9 22.7-31.7 94 15.0 12.0-18.7 40 6.6 4.6- 9.4 155 30.5 25.9-35.5
Unemployed 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 188 63 35.9 27.7-44.9 60 31.6 23.8-40.5 30 15.7 10.1-23.6 *** *** *** 22 9.5 5.6-15.8
Unable to Work 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 118 30 23.7 15.4-34.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 536 141 24.8 20.6-29.6 140 26.7 22.3-31.6 103 18.1 14.5-22.4 34 5.8 3.9- 8.5 118 24.6 20.1-29.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 256 70 23.7 17.4-31.4 79 32.7 25.3-41.2 40 14.2 9.6-20.5 *** *** *** 52 24.6 17.4-33.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 432 107 22.9 18.6-27.9 93 21.2 17.0-26.2 76 17.4 13.5-22.0 33 7.2 4.8-10.7 123 31.3 26.1-36.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 217 64 27.9 21.6-35.3 65 31.5 24.7-39.3 34 13.4 9.1-19.2 *** *** *** 42 22.0 16.0-29.5

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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