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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 2,833 1,183 38.6 36.5-40.7 884 31.5 29.4-33.6 381 14.0 12.5-15.7 143 5.7 4.6- 6.9 242 10.3 8.9-11.8
-Eastern NC 929 355 35.1 31.5-39.0 288 31.0 27.3-34.8 140 14.3 11.9-17.2 53 6.9 5.0- 9.5 93 12.7 10.1-15.9
GENDER
Male 515 141 25.7 21.5-30.5 174 33.3 28.4-38.5 83 13.3 10.4-16.9 41 9.4 6.5-13.4 76 18.2 14.2-23.1
Female 414 214 48.4 42.4-54.5 114 27.7 22.5-33.5 57 15.7 11.7-20.8 *** *** *** 17 4.9 2.8- 8.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 650 262 36.6 32.2-41.2 192 30.2 26.0-34.9 102 14.7 11.8-18.1 37 7.8 5.3-11.4 57 10.7 8.0-14.1
Non-Hispanic Black 181 60 30.5 22.9-39.4 66 36.9 28.3-46.4 26 13.8 8.6-21.4 *** *** *** 17 13.3 7.3-23.0
Other 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 256 69 25.9 20.2-32.5 74 30.3 24.0-37.5 39 12.9 9.2-17.8 28 11.4 7.5-17.0 46 19.5 14.3-26.0
35-44 140 50 35.8 26.8-46.0 49 33.4 24.9-43.3 21 14.0 8.3-22.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 145 53 35.5 27.0-45.0 45 32.2 23.7-42.1 28 19.7 13.1-28.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 179 66 36.0 28.0-45.0 63 32.3 24.6-41.0 28 18.8 12.7-27.0 *** *** *** 16 10.1 5.6-17.6
65-74 165 89 55.3 45.8-64.5 46 28.2 20.5-37.4 19 8.4 5.1-13.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 230 77 32.7 25.7-40.6 72 31.6 24.5-39.6 37 15.0 10.5-20.9 *** *** *** 33 16.4 11.3-23.1
Some Post-H.S. 294 116 35.2 29.1-41.8 86 30.8 24.6-37.7 41 12.9 9.2-17.8 17 8.0 4.6-13.6 34 13.1 9.0-18.7
College Graduate 343 142 38.5 32.4-44.9 117 35.2 29.2-41.8 50 14.2 10.4-19.2 19 6.2 3.6-10.4 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 113 *** *** *** 26 20.2 12.9-30.2 15 13.6 7.4-23.7 *** *** *** 18 19.7 11.8-31.1
$25,000- 34,999 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 145 52 37.7 28.4-47.9 49 31.1 22.6-41.1 18 9.9 5.9-16.4 *** *** *** 14 11.7 6.4-20.4
$50,000- 74,999 142 59 37.3 28.4-47.1 41 30.9 22.2-41.2 22 14.4 8.8-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 269 108 35.5 29.0-42.7 92 36.2 29.4-43.6 45 15.9 11.4-21.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 198 81 34.7 27.3-42.9 55 32.0 24.2-40.9 30 15.5 9.9-23.4 *** *** *** 17 9.3 5.5-15.3
No 598 230 37.1 32.4-42.1 188 30.2 25.8-35.0 92 14.0 11.1-17.5 31 6.5 4.3- 9.8 57 12.2 9.0-16.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 221 86 35.5 28.2-43.5 68 31.0 23.8-39.2 31 12.6 7.9-19.6 *** *** *** 26 13.7 8.8-20.6
No 705 265 34.6 30.4-39.0 221 31.2 27.1-35.7 109 14.9 12.1-18.2 43 6.8 4.7- 9.7 67 12.5 9.5-16.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 215 71 31.7 24.9-39.4 74 32.1 25.2-40.0 27 11.9 7.6-18.2 16 9.3 5.2-16.1 27 15.0 9.8-22.2
Non-Veteran 715 284 36.2 31.9-40.6 215 30.7 26.5-35.2 113 15.0 12.2-18.4 37 6.1 4.1- 9.1 66 12.0 9.1-15.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 170 57 33.5 25.9-42.1 49 27.2 20.4-35.3 34 18.3 12.8-25.5 *** *** *** 20 14.4 9.2-21.9
Rural 674 264 35.5 31.1-40.2 209 30.9 26.5-35.6 97 13.9 11.0-17.4 40 7.0 4.8-10.2 64 12.7 9.5-16.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 582 203 32.0 27.6-36.6 186 31.8 27.3-36.7 90 14.4 11.5-17.9 39 7.6 5.3-10.8 64 14.2 10.8-18.5
Unemployed 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 194 97 49.1 40.4-57.9 57 30.9 23.2-39.8 27 12.3 7.7-19.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 546 216 35.4 30.7-40.3 173 33.1 28.4-38.3 85 14.4 11.3-18.1 29 6.9 4.5-10.4 43 10.3 7.2-14.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 274 107 35.2 28.0-43.2 96 36.6 29.0-44.9 33 10.7 6.8-16.4 *** *** *** 23 12.9 7.8-20.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 437 152 31.7 26.8-37.1 124 26.8 22.1-32.0 80 18.8 14.8-23.5 26 6.3 3.9-10.0 55 16.5 12.4-21.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 219 96 40.3 33.1-48.0 69 32.6 25.7-40.3 27 10.7 7.0-16.1 12 9.8 5.5-16.8 *** *** ***

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*This question was 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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