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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Drinking & Driving

During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had
perhaps too much to drink?*

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  Total
Respond.^
One or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,025 78 2.8 2.2- 3.5 2,947 97.2 96.5-97.8
GENDER
Male 1,590 58 3.8 2.8- 5.0 1,532 96.2 95.0-97.2
Female 1,435 20 1.6 1.0- 2.5 1,415 98.4 97.5-99.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,148 57 2.9 2.2- 3.9 2,091 97.1 96.1-97.8
Non-Hispanic Black 473 *** *** *** 465 98.0 95.9-99.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 112 *** *** *** 109 98.4 95.0-99.5
Hispanic 228 *** *** *** 222 97.2 93.2-98.8
AGE
18-34 764 37 4.4 3.1- 6.3 727 95.6 93.7-96.9
35-44 482 *** *** *** 472 97.9 95.6-99.0
45-54 512 13 2.1 1.1- 3.8 499 97.9 96.2-98.9
55-64 577 *** *** *** 569 98.5 97.0-99.3
65-74 477 *** *** *** 468 97.2 94.4-98.6
75+ 183 *** *** *** 182 99.7 98.0- 100
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 228 *** *** *** 223 97.8 93.8-99.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 671 16 2.2 1.3- 3.7 655 97.8 96.3-98.7
Some Post-H.S. 855 32 4.1 2.8- 6.0 823 95.9 94.0-97.2
College Graduate 1,267 25 2.0 1.3- 3.1 1,242 98.0 96.9-98.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 178 *** *** *** 172 95.4 89.9-98.0
$15,000- 24,999 407 14 3.2 1.8- 5.6 393 96.8 94.4-98.2
$25,000- 34,999 264 *** *** *** 256 95.8 91.0-98.1
$35,000- 49,999 390 12 3.7 2.1- 6.6 378 96.3 93.4-97.9
$50,000-74,999 433 *** *** *** 424 98.5 96.9-99.2
$75,000+ 944 21 2.3 1.4- 3.8 923 97.7 96.2-98.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 571 11 2.3 1.1- 4.5 560 97.7 95.5-98.9
No 2,022 51 2.6 1.9- 3.5 1,971 97.4 96.5-98.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 670 11 1.7 0.9- 3.3 659 98.3 96.7-99.1
No 2,342 65 2.9 2.2- 3.9 2,277 97.1 96.1-97.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 487 11 2.4 1.3- 4.5 476 97.6 95.5-98.7
Non-Veteran 2,538 67 2.8 2.2- 3.7 2,471 97.2 96.3-97.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,029 30 2.7 1.8- 3.9 999 97.3 96.1-98.2
Regional City or Suburban County 683 20 3.6 2.2- 5.7 663 96.4 94.3-97.8
Rural 1,315 28 2.4 1.5- 3.7 1,287 97.6 96.3-98.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,873 57 3.1 2.3- 4.1 1,816 96.9 95.9-97.7
Unemployed 121 *** *** *** 117 95.3 86.4-98.4
Retired 642 11 2.1 1.1- 4.0 631 97.9 96.0-98.9
Unable to Work 164 *** *** *** 161 99.0 96.2-99.7
Other not in Labor Force 216 *** *** *** 213 98.1 94.3-99.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 76 *** *** *** 73 95.7 87.2-98.6
50% to 100% 213 *** *** *** 208 97.8 94.1-99.2
101% to 150% 364 14 3.6 2.0- 6.3 350 96.4 93.7-98.0
151% to 200% 180 *** *** *** 176 97.6 93.5-99.1
More than 200% 1,752 44 2.8 2.0- 4.0 1,708 97.2 96.0-98.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 477 13 3.0 1.5- 5.9 464 97.0 94.1-98.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 970 24 3.1 2.0- 4.9 946 96.9 95.1-98.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,580 41 2.6 1.8- 3.5 1,539 97.4 96.5-98.2

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*This question was asked only of those who had a least one drink in the past 30 days.

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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