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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,097 5,706 93.4 92.6-94.2 391 6.6 5.8- 7.4
-Eastern NC 2,172 2,041 93.8 92.3-95.0 131 6.2 5.0- 7.7
GENDER
Male 998 929 93.1 90.9-94.8 69 6.9 5.2- 9.1
Female 1,174 1,112 94.4 92.4-96.0 62 5.6 4.0- 7.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,329 1,225 92.2 90.2-93.8 104 7.8 6.2- 9.8
Non-Hispanic Black 577 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 437 398 91.1 87.6-93.7 39 8.9 6.3-12.4
35-44 272 254 92.6 87.2-95.9 18 7.4 4.1-12.8
45-54 333 314 94.8 91.5-96.9 19 5.2 3.1- 8.5
55-64 463 434 93.8 90.5-96.0 29 6.2 4.0- 9.5
65-74 430 410 97.0 95.0-98.3 20 3.0 1.7- 5.0
75+ 223 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 227 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 662 636 95.9 93.6-97.4 26 4.1 2.6- 6.4
Some Post-H.S. 667 620 92.1 89.1-94.4 47 7.9 5.6-10.9
College Graduate 610 563 92.2 88.8-94.6 47 7.8 5.4-11.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 344 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 221 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 322 296 92.0 87.5-95.0 26 8.0 5.0-12.5
$50,000- 74,999 266 249 96.0 93.1-97.7 17 4.0 2.3- 6.9
$75,000+ 425 389 91.8 87.6-94.6 36 8.2 5.4-12.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 627 597 94.8 91.7-96.8 30 5.2 3.2- 8.3
No 1,344 1,256 93.7 91.8-95.1 88 6.3 4.9- 8.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 707 673 95.5 93.0-97.1 34 4.5 2.9- 7.0
No 1,457 1,360 93.0 91.1-94.5 97 7.0 5.5- 8.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 412 387 93.7 90.0-96.0 25 6.3 4.0-10.0
Non-Veteran 1,759 1,653 93.8 92.2-95.1 106 6.2 4.9- 7.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 379 356 93.6 90.0-95.9 23 6.4 4.1-10.0
Rural 1,649 1,553 94.1 92.4-95.4 96 5.9 4.6- 7.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,059 977 92.2 90.0-93.9 82 7.8 6.1-10.0
Unemployed 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 603 573 96.1 93.7-97.6 30 3.9 2.4- 6.3
Unable to Work 258 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 158 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 200 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 338 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 164 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,004 923 92.2 89.8-94.1 81 7.8 5.9-10.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 752 709 93.3 90.2-95.4 43 6.7 4.6- 9.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,015 956 94.3 92.3-95.8 59 5.7 4.2- 7.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 406 377 93.5 89.9-95.9 29 6.5 4.1-10.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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