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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,178 3,264 50.9 49.3-52.4 711 12.4 11.4-13.5 795 13.7 12.7-14.8 1,028 17.6 16.4-18.8 380 5.4 4.8- 6.2
-Eastern NC 2,202 1,243 54.7 52.1-57.3 261 13.0 11.3-14.9 250 12.5 10.8-14.4 324 15.1 13.2-17.1 124 4.7 3.8- 5.9
GENDER
Male 1,017 483 45.3 41.5-49.1 120 12.8 10.5-15.5 136 15.4 12.7-18.5 200 20.2 17.2-23.5 78 6.3 4.8- 8.2
Female 1,185 760 63.7 60.1-67.1 141 13.2 10.8-15.9 114 9.7 7.9-11.9 124 10.2 8.3-12.6 46 3.2 2.1- 4.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,344 680 49.0 45.7-52.4 157 13.5 11.3-16.1 173 14.2 11.9-16.7 242 17.7 15.3-20.3 92 5.6 4.4- 7.3
Non-Hispanic Black 587 396 64.0 58.8-68.9 70 12.1 9.3-15.7 46 8.1 5.7-11.4 57 12.5 9.0-17.1 *** *** ***
Other 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 445 181 43.7 38.3-49.2 78 16.2 12.7-20.5 77 15.9 12.5-20.1 93 20.8 16.7-25.6 16 3.4 1.9- 5.9
35-44 275 132 46.2 39.1-53.5 39 15.6 11.0-21.6 50 20.0 14.7-26.6 40 12.7 8.8-18.1 *** *** ***
45-54 342 188 54.0 47.7-60.2 50 15.9 11.6-21.4 36 9.8 6.7-14.1 48 15.0 11.0-20.1 20 5.3 3.2- 8.7
55-64 469 284 61.9 56.4-67.1 47 9.8 7.0-13.6 44 10.2 7.3-14.3 70 13.7 10.5-17.8 24 4.3 2.6- 7.0
65-74 433 266 63.4 57.7-68.7 34 8.1 5.6-11.7 34 8.4 5.5-12.6 63 12.8 9.7-16.8 36 7.3 4.7-11.0
75+ 225 181 83.4 77.2-88.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 234 167 71.5 63.6-78.3 19 7.6 4.4-12.6 18 9.2 5.3-15.3 21 8.2 4.7-14.0 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 675 432 60.3 55.6-64.8 65 10.9 8.2-14.3 69 11.4 8.7-14.7 79 12.5 9.6-16.1 30 4.9 3.2- 7.5
Some Post-H.S. 673 373 51.8 47.1-56.4 96 16.0 12.8-19.8 77 12.6 9.8-16.1 89 14.8 11.7-18.6 38 4.7 3.2- 6.9
College Graduate 615 268 39.4 34.9-44.2 81 14.9 11.7-18.9 85 16.3 12.8-20.5 134 24.1 20.0-28.7 47 5.3 3.8- 7.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 213 162 74.4 66.4-81.1 16 8.3 4.6-14.5 *** *** *** 19 10.1 6.0-16.3 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 351 231 63.4 56.8-69.5 49 14.4 10.3-19.7 25 8.7 5.5-13.4 29 8.2 5.4-12.4 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 223 121 46.9 38.8-55.1 29 14.4 9.1-22.0 34 17.8 12.3-25.1 30 15.3 9.4-23.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 323 177 53.8 46.7-60.8 44 14.4 10.3-19.7 30 9.6 6.2-14.8 49 15.3 11.0-20.9 23 6.8 4.0-11.4
$50,000- 74,999 267 124 44.1 36.9-51.6 35 14.3 9.9-20.4 48 20.8 15.4-27.6 47 16.8 11.7-23.6 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 428 156 34.2 29.1-39.7 57 15.4 11.6-20.3 68 17.5 13.3-22.6 108 27.2 22.3-32.8 39 5.6 3.9- 8.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 635 429 67.2 62.5-71.6 75 12.4 9.5-16.0 47 7.8 5.5-10.7 65 9.9 7.4-13.1 *** *** ***
No 1,367 747 53.7 50.4-57.0 161 13.0 10.9-15.4 158 12.5 10.4-14.9 212 15.7 13.4-18.4 89 5.1 3.9- 6.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 720 487 67.4 63.0-71.6 77 10.9 8.4-14.1 54 7.8 5.7-10.6 66 9.3 7.0-12.2 36 4.6 2.9- 7.2
No 1,475 752 49.1 45.9-52.3 183 13.8 11.7-16.3 194 14.5 12.4-17.0 258 17.7 15.3-20.3 88 4.8 3.7- 6.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 418 198 42.8 37.3-48.5 58 16.0 12.0-21.0 53 14.5 10.7-19.3 79 19.1 14.9-24.1 30 7.6 4.9-11.5
Non-Veteran 1,784 1,044 57.3 54.4-60.2 204 12.4 10.5-14.4 197 12.1 10.3-14.1 245 14.2 12.2-16.4 94 4.1 3.1- 5.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 146 59 36.3 28.2-45.3 20 13.3 8.4-20.4 17 12.7 7.6-20.5 35 28.4 20.5-37.8 15 9.3 5.3-15.8
Regional City or Suburban County 387 209 53.7 48.0-59.3 50 13.7 10.2-18.1 54 14.2 10.7-18.6 60 15.2 11.6-19.6 *** *** ***
Rural 1,671 976 56.9 53.8-60.0 192 12.8 10.8-15.1 179 12.1 10.2-14.3 229 13.6 11.6-15.9 95 4.6 3.5- 6.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,079 477 42.3 38.7-46.0 153 15.0 12.5-17.8 165 17.3 14.7-20.4 216 20.3 17.5-23.5 68 5.1 3.8- 6.8
Unemployed 88 *** *** *** 13 15.6 8.7-26.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 607 410 68.5 63.8-72.9 47 8.4 6.1-11.6 43 6.9 4.8- 9.8 65 9.8 7.2-13.1 42 6.3 4.2- 9.3
Unable to Work 261 200 77.5 70.4-83.3 27 10.4 6.6-16.0 *** *** *** 19 6.3 3.7-10.7 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 158 99 65.4 56.0-73.8 21 13.9 8.4-22.1 19 9.0 5.2-15.3 16 11.0 6.4-18.2 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 203 139 65.0 56.4-72.7 28 15.9 10.2-24.0 *** *** *** 17 6.6 3.9-11.2 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 347 218 58.2 51.3-64.9 39 12.3 8.5-17.6 36 11.7 8.0-16.9 41 13.6 9.2-19.6 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 165 97 58.3 48.2-67.8 18 9.6 5.6-15.9 21 15.3 9.3-24.2 21 11.0 6.6-17.7 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,009 458 42.3 38.6-46.1 138 15.5 12.8-18.5 142 15.6 13.0-18.7 197 20.9 17.9-24.3 74 5.7 4.3- 7.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 761 479 60.5 55.6-65.1 81 11.4 8.6-15.0 64 8.8 6.5-11.9 97 14.5 11.1-18.6 40 4.9 3.2- 7.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,028 578 56.7 53.0-60.3 121 12.9 10.6-15.6 126 12.4 10.2-15.1 147 13.4 11.1-16.1 56 4.6 3.3- 6.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 415 187 43.5 38.0-49.2 60 15.4 11.7-19.9 60 17.2 13.2-22.2 80 19.1 15.0-23.9 28 4.8 3.1- 7.4

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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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