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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic Black

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
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,167 1,115 94.6 92.6-96.1 52 5.4 3.9- 7.4
GENDER
Male 467 445 95.3 92.2-97.2 22 4.7 2.8- 7.8
Female 700 670 94.1 91.2-96.1 30 5.9 3.9- 8.8
AGE
18-34 249 232 93.2 88.8-96.0 17 6.8 4.0-11.2
35-44 167 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 200 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 252 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 186 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 101 101 100 . - . *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 409 391 94.9 91.4-97.1 18 5.1 2.9- 8.6
Some Post-H.S. 320 297 91.6 87.0-94.7 23 8.4 5.3-13.0
College Graduate 292 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 252 235 91.8 86.1-95.3 17 8.2 4.7-13.9
$25,000- 34,999 135 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 129 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 320 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 777 739 94.0 91.3-95.8 38 6.0 4.2- 8.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 374 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 789 754 94.7 92.3-96.3 35 5.3 3.7- 7.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,028 983 94.4 92.2-96.0 45 5.6 4.0- 7.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 418 390 93.0 89.4-95.4 28 7.0 4.6-10.6
Regional City or Suburban County 220 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 529 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 569 533 92.2 88.8-94.6 36 7.8 5.4-11.2
Unemployed 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 275 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 180 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 234 220 92.1 86.2-95.6 14 7.9 4.4-13.8
151% to 200% 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 404 386 94.2 90.0-96.7 18 5.8 3.3-10.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 305 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 350 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 512 479 93.0 89.8-95.2 33 7.0 4.8-10.2

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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.

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