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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,851 2,082 69.9 67.7-72.0 263 10.2 8.8-11.7 159 6.4 5.4- 7.6 237 8.9 7.7-10.3 110 4.6 3.7- 5.7
-Eastern NC 933 658 66.4 62.4-70.2 90 11.2 8.8-14.1 54 6.3 4.7- 8.5 86 9.9 7.6-12.8 45 6.1 4.3- 8.7
GENDER
Male 522 329 58.0 52.6-63.2 64 14.6 11.1-19.1 37 7.0 4.8-10.1 54 11.3 8.1-15.6 38 9.1 6.2-13.0
Female 411 329 78.7 73.5-83.2 26 6.1 3.9- 9.3 17 5.4 3.2- 8.8 32 7.9 5.3-11.8 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 651 461 67.0 62.3-71.4 66 11.6 8.7-15.2 31 5.4 3.6- 7.9 57 9.8 7.2-13.1 36 6.3 4.3- 9.1
Non-Hispanic Black 182 133 70.5 60.7-78.7 *** *** *** 15 8.3 4.8-14.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 260 138 50.5 43.4-57.6 38 15.6 11.0-21.6 30 10.5 7.2-15.1 32 12.7 8.4-18.7 22 10.8 6.8-16.8
35-44 138 96 71.6 62.0-79.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 11.9 6.9-19.7 *** *** ***
45-54 147 107 73.1 63.9-80.6 15 11.9 6.7-20.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 180 137 75.2 66.6-82.1 15 9.0 5.0-15.7 *** *** *** 18 10.6 6.0-17.9 *** *** ***
65-74 163 138 86.9 80.0-91.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 233 148 59.2 51.1-66.7 27 14.1 9.3-20.8 24 10.1 6.5-15.4 22 11.4 6.7-18.9 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 293 214 70.5 63.6-76.6 22 8.8 5.3-14.4 *** *** *** 27 9.7 6.2-14.8 18 7.9 4.6-13.0
College Graduate 344 255 70.2 63.7-75.9 34 10.9 7.4-15.8 15 6.5 3.7-11.2 29 8.7 5.7-13.1 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 145 102 68.3 58.1-77.1 16 12.2 6.7-21.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 141 104 70.3 59.2-79.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 271 204 73.5 66.4-79.5 25 10.5 6.6-16.3 *** *** *** 22 8.9 5.4-14.2 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 203 146 71.9 63.7-78.8 16 9.1 5.2-15.5 *** *** *** 18 8.2 4.5-14.5 *** *** ***
No 597 428 68.1 63.1-72.8 56 11.0 8.1-14.7 33 5.6 3.8- 8.0 53 9.5 6.8-13.3 27 5.8 3.6- 9.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 226 158 69.3 61.3-76.3 17 8.8 5.2-14.4 *** *** *** 21 6.0 3.6- 9.8 16 9.1 5.3-15.2
No 704 497 65.4 60.8-69.8 73 11.9 9.1-15.4 40 6.2 4.5- 8.6 65 11.1 8.3-14.7 29 5.3 3.4- 8.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 218 147 66.0 57.9-73.3 26 12.5 7.8-19.5 *** *** *** 20 10.3 6.2-16.8 14 6.5 3.6-11.5
Non-Veteran 716 512 66.6 62.0-70.9 64 10.7 8.1-14.0 43 6.9 4.9- 9.5 66 9.8 7.2-13.2 31 6.0 3.9- 9.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 173 115 63.9 55.4-71.6 18 12.0 7.3-19.1 *** *** *** 22 12.6 8.1-19.0 *** *** ***
Rural 676 480 67.0 62.1-71.5 64 11.1 8.3-14.7 40 6.3 4.4- 9.0 57 8.8 6.2-12.2 35 6.9 4.6-10.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 587 392 62.3 57.3-67.1 67 12.9 9.8-16.7 39 7.4 5.3-10.4 55 10.4 7.6-14.2 34 6.9 4.6-10.3
Unemployed 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 191 159 83.3 75.4-89.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 127 *** *** *** 15 12.0 6.6-20.8 *** *** *** 17 16.7 9.1-28.7 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 546 404 70.9 65.7-75.6 52 11.1 8.1-15.1 17 3.3 1.9- 5.6 46 8.1 5.7-11.5 27 6.6 4.1-10.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 273 196 66.0 57.5-73.6 25 11.2 7.1-17.2 *** *** *** 25 10.7 6.1-18.2 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 438 297 63.6 57.9-69.0 42 10.3 7.2-14.6 29 8.2 5.5-12.2 46 10.9 7.9-15.0 24 6.9 4.3-10.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 223 166 71.1 63.4-77.7 23 12.3 7.9-18.8 *** *** *** 15 7.7 4.3-13.6 *** *** ***

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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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