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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 6,115 5,346 85.4 84.2-86.5 769 14.6 13.5-15.8
-Eastern NC 2,176 1,901 85.0 82.9-86.9 275 15.0 13.1-17.1
GENDER
Male 1,005 812 77.2 73.6-80.5 193 22.8 19.5-26.4
Female 1,171 1,089 92.4 90.4-94.1 82 7.6 5.9- 9.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,331 1,141 83.4 80.6-85.8 190 16.6 14.2-19.4
Non-Hispanic Black 578 529 89.6 85.3-92.7 49 10.4 7.3-14.7
Other 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 441 319 72.3 67.1-77.0 122 27.7 23.0-32.9
35-44 270 228 84.9 79.1-89.3 42 15.1 10.7-20.9
45-54 335 295 87.9 83.1-91.4 40 12.1 8.6-16.9
55-64 464 421 90.7 86.9-93.4 43 9.3 6.6-13.1
65-74 429 404 95.3 92.7-97.0 25 4.7 3.0- 7.3
75+ 224 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 228 206 88.8 82.1-93.2 22 11.2 6.8-17.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 665 580 84.1 80.1-87.5 85 15.9 12.5-19.9
Some Post-H.S. 666 587 86.0 82.1-89.1 79 14.0 10.9-17.9
College Graduate 612 523 82.0 77.6-85.6 89 18.0 14.4-22.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 209 189 88.3 81.7-92.7 20 11.7 7.3-18.3
$15,000- 24,999 346 306 86.5 81.3-90.5 40 13.5 9.5-18.7
$25,000- 34,999 219 185 77.9 68.8-84.9 34 22.1 15.1-31.2
$35,000- 49,999 322 279 85.5 79.7-89.8 43 14.5 10.2-20.3
$50,000- 74,999 265 228 83.5 76.2-88.8 37 16.5 11.2-23.8
$75,000+ 427 360 82.6 77.5-86.7 67 17.4 13.3-22.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 632 575 90.8 87.6-93.2 57 9.2 6.8-12.4
No 1,344 1,175 85.5 82.8-87.9 169 14.5 12.1-17.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 713 645 90.1 87.0-92.5 68 9.9 7.5-13.0
No 1,456 1,249 82.6 79.9-85.1 207 17.4 14.9-20.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 416 345 80.6 75.3-85.1 71 19.4 14.9-24.7
Non-Veteran 1,760 1,556 86.0 83.7-88.0 204 14.0 12.0-16.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 144 123 79.2 69.5-86.4 21 20.8 13.6-30.5
Regional City or Suburban County 382 324 83.6 78.9-87.5 58 16.4 12.5-21.1
Rural 1,652 1,456 86.0 83.5-88.1 196 14.0 11.9-16.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,064 869 78.5 75.1-81.5 195 21.5 18.5-24.9
Unemployed 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 601 569 94.9 92.1-96.7 32 5.1 3.3- 7.9
Unable to Work 259 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 158 141 88.5 81.1-93.3 17 11.5 6.7-18.9
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 198 176 88.1 81.5-92.5 22 11.9 7.5-18.5
101% to 150% 345 294 82.6 76.4-87.5 51 17.4 12.5-23.6
151% to 200% 162 143 85.8 77.4-91.4 19 14.2 8.6-22.6
More than 200% 1,004 862 83.3 79.9-86.2 142 16.7 13.8-20.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 752 675 86.8 82.7-90.1 77 13.2 9.9-17.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,016 875 84.5 81.5-87.1 141 15.5 12.9-18.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 410 353 83.8 78.9-87.7 57 16.2 12.3-21.1

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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 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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