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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Non-Hispanic Black

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
-Non-Hispanic Black 429 150 32.4 27.6-37.7 144 34.3 29.1-39.8 66 16.0 12.2-20.6 30 6.1 4.1- 9.0 39 11.2 7.8-15.8
GENDER
Male 211 56 26.1 19.8-33.6 75 35.8 28.4-43.9 34 15.4 10.7-21.8 19 7.1 4.3-11.6 27 15.5 10.1-23.2
Female 218 94 39.1 32.0-46.8 69 32.6 25.6-40.5 32 16.6 11.2-23.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 135 38 26.1 18.9-34.9 47 35.2 26.6-45.0 24 17.3 11.1-25.9 12 7.8 4.3-13.7 14 13.6 7.7-22.7
35-44 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 140 35 21.4 14.9-29.9 58 47.1 37.4-57.0 20 12.9 8.1-19.9 *** *** *** 19 13.8 8.1-22.5
Some Post-H.S. 130 52 40.3 31.2-50.2 39 25.7 18.4-34.7 18 17.4 10.7-27.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 119 52 39.6 30.0-50.2 *** *** *** 20 16.5 10.1-25.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 300 100 30.5 24.8-36.7 101 33.0 27.0-39.6 48 17.0 12.5-22.7 20 5.6 3.4- 9.0 31 14.0 9.5-20.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 111 40 30.4 21.5-41.1 *** *** *** 18 15.9 9.0-26.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 317 110 33.1 27.5-39.3 109 33.2 27.4-39.6 47 15.8 11.6-21.1 24 6.9 4.4-10.5 27 11.0 7.3-16.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 364 133 33.8 28.5-39.6 118 32.7 27.2-38.7 55 15.7 11.7-20.6 26 6.0 3.9- 9.1 32 11.9 8.1-17.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 199 76 36.3 29.3-43.8 59 31.2 24.4-38.9 32 15.2 10.5-21.5 13 6.9 3.9-11.8 19 10.4 6.2-16.9
Regional City or Suburban County 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 157 50 27.8 20.0-37.3 62 40.1 30.5-50.5 22 16.2 9.7-25.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 273 94 31.6 25.7-38.1 91 33.4 27.2-40.2 45 16.2 11.8-21.9 18 6.0 3.6- 9.9 25 12.8 8.3-19.2
Unemployed 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 178 65 34.0 26.5-42.4 57 33.5 25.8-42.2 26 12.9 8.4-19.4 *** *** *** 20 14.5 8.5-23.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 111 30 24.8 16.9-34.8 *** *** *** 21 22.1 13.9-33.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 234 92 36.6 30.1-43.6 70 31.0 24.7-38.1 37 15.5 11.0-21.4 13 5.9 3.3-10.1 22 11.1 6.9-17.1

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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.

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