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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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%)
TOTAL 2,781 746 24.5 22.7-26.4 744 26.3 24.4-28.3 478 17.2 15.5-18.9 228 8.4 7.2- 9.8 585 23.6 21.7-25.7
GENDER
Male 1,463 282 18.2 16.1-20.6 342 22.9 20.5-25.5 285 19.1 16.8-21.7 126 8.4 6.8-10.4 428 31.3 28.4-34.3
Female 1,318 464 31.9 29.0-35.0 402 30.4 27.5-33.5 193 14.8 12.7-17.2 102 8.4 6.7-10.4 157 14.5 12.1-17.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,021 543 24.3 22.2-26.6 547 26.6 24.4-28.9 353 17.3 15.4-19.3 172 8.8 7.3-10.5 406 23.1 20.8-25.5
Non-Hispanic Black 422 101 22.4 18.1-27.2 130 31.1 26.1-36.6 69 16.6 12.9-21.2 40 9.4 6.6-13.2 82 20.5 16.1-25.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 105 *** *** *** 23 19.2 11.5-30.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 175 48 27.1 20.3-35.3 33 18.4 12.7-26.0 25 13.2 8.7-19.7 *** *** *** 63 37.5 29.6-46.1
AGE
18-34 707 119 16.3 13.4-19.7 155 21.6 18.4-25.3 111 15.5 12.6-18.9 62 8.9 6.6-11.8 260 37.6 33.5-41.9
35-44 441 99 21.0 17.0-25.6 115 27.8 23.1-33.0 82 19.1 15.2-23.7 42 10.7 7.6-14.8 103 21.5 17.4-26.1
45-54 475 129 27.3 23.0-32.1 123 26.1 21.8-30.9 92 19.2 15.5-23.5 43 9.2 6.6-12.6 88 18.2 14.4-22.9
55-64 532 155 29.4 25.0-34.2 160 31.0 26.6-35.9 87 15.9 12.5-20.0 48 7.5 5.4-10.2 82 16.2 12.8-20.3
65-74 443 164 36.8 31.5-42.5 126 28.4 23.7-33.7 85 20.3 15.9-25.5 25 5.2 3.4- 8.0 43 9.2 6.4-13.0
75+ 161 72 47.7 38.7-56.8 60 38.5 30.0-47.8 18 9.2 5.2-15.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 184 46 24.7 18.2-32.6 50 26.1 19.1-34.6 19 9.8 5.7-16.4 14 8.6 4.3-16.6 55 30.8 23.0-39.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 602 153 24.6 20.7-28.9 132 20.4 16.9-24.3 97 15.5 12.4-19.3 48 8.6 6.3-11.8 172 30.9 26.5-35.7
Some Post-H.S. 787 219 24.2 20.9-27.8 219 27.8 24.3-31.6 137 18.5 15.5-22.1 57 6.9 5.0- 9.4 155 22.5 19.1-26.4
College Graduate 1,207 325 24.5 21.8-27.4 344 29.1 26.2-32.3 226 18.9 16.4-21.7 109 9.6 7.8-11.7 203 17.9 15.5-20.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 31 19.9 13.5-28.5 37 21.3 14.7-29.9 25 16.6 10.7-25.0 20 13.6 7.6-23.0 40 28.6 20.8-37.9
$15,000- 24,999 355 94 25.2 20.2-31.0 91 25.6 20.5-31.4 42 10.5 7.3-14.8 31 11.0 7.1-16.6 97 27.8 22.2-34.1
$25,000- 34,999 239 69 26.3 20.1-33.7 64 23.8 18.1-30.7 30 12.4 8.1-18.4 11 4.4 2.2- 8.5 65 33.1 25.8-41.2
$35,000- 49,999 368 94 22.0 17.4-27.3 95 23.5 18.7-29.0 64 18.8 14.5-24.1 27 5.8 3.8- 8.8 88 30.0 24.1-36.5
$50,000-74,999 413 120 27.2 22.5-32.5 110 27.4 22.6-32.8 81 18.1 14.2-22.8 27 6.3 4.1- 9.6 75 21.0 16.3-26.6
$75,000+ 913 223 22.5 19.6-25.7 257 27.9 24.6-31.4 180 19.9 17.0-23.2 89 9.7 7.6-12.1 164 20.0 17.0-23.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 508 167 30.1 25.5-35.2 128 25.1 20.7-30.2 79 13.8 10.6-17.8 44 10.3 6.8-15.2 90 20.6 16.2-25.8
No 1,853 506 25.8 23.5-28.3 510 26.8 24.4-29.2 314 17.3 15.3-19.5 144 7.4 6.2- 9.0 379 22.6 20.3-25.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 600 182 28.3 24.2-32.8 155 25.7 21.6-30.2 87 13.5 10.5-17.3 53 10.0 7.0-14.2 123 22.5 18.3-27.3
No 2,170 558 23.5 21.4-25.6 587 26.5 24.4-28.8 390 18.1 16.2-20.1 175 8.0 6.8- 9.5 460 23.9 21.7-26.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 453 125 25.3 20.9-30.2 104 24.7 20.3-29.8 85 18.3 14.3-23.0 40 9.9 6.8-14.2 99 21.9 17.5-26.9
Non-Veteran 2,329 620 24.3 22.3-26.4 641 26.6 24.6-28.8 394 17.0 15.2-18.9 188 8.2 6.9- 9.6 486 23.9 21.8-26.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 965 222 20.4 17.8-23.3 272 27.8 24.8-31.1 182 19.2 16.5-22.3 86 8.9 7.0-11.1 203 23.6 20.5-27.0
Regional City or Suburban County 622 182 28.3 24.4-32.6 159 23.5 20.0-27.5 101 16.9 13.7-20.7 52 8.8 6.4-11.9 128 22.5 18.9-26.5
Rural 1,196 342 26.9 23.8-30.2 314 26.3 23.2-29.7 196 14.9 12.6-17.6 90 7.6 5.8-10.0 254 24.3 21.1-27.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,751 406 21.4 19.3-23.7 453 25.9 23.6-28.4 309 17.0 15.0-19.1 153 9.0 7.5-10.7 430 26.7 24.2-29.3
Unemployed 107 23 23.2 14.9-34.4 27 23.4 15.6-33.6 *** *** *** 14 10.0 5.4-17.8 24 20.5 13.0-30.8
Retired 576 215 38.0 33.3-42.9 181 30.8 26.5-35.5 97 18.0 14.5-22.3 36 4.8 3.4- 6.9 47 8.3 5.9-11.5
Unable to Work 145 42 23.2 16.2-32.2 41 31.7 22.4-42.8 19 10.1 6.0-16.4 *** *** *** 34 21.5 14.2-31.3
Other not in Labor Force 196 57 26.3 19.9-34.0 43 21.7 15.8-29.1 35 19.4 13.4-27.3 15 6.4 3.7-10.8 46 26.2 19.6-34.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 169 36 22.4 15.6-30.9 42 21.0 14.8-28.8 18 9.5 5.6-15.8 19 13.0 7.6-21.3 54 34.1 25.6-43.9
101% to 150% 336 93 26.9 21.5-33.0 90 28.0 22.4-34.2 39 10.9 7.5-15.7 24 6.8 4.0-11.5 90 27.4 21.9-33.7
151% to 200% 163 46 24.4 17.7-32.7 42 24.8 17.9-33.4 25 16.5 10.4-25.1 11 5.9 2.9-11.7 39 28.3 20.4-37.9
More than 200% 1,679 438 23.6 21.3-26.0 461 27.1 24.7-29.7 318 18.7 16.6-21.1 139 8.2 6.8- 9.8 323 22.4 19.9-25.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 426 119 27.9 22.3-34.4 119 27.4 22.0-33.5 68 13.6 10.0-18.2 33 7.4 4.4-12.3 87 23.7 18.1-30.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 879 257 28.4 24.9-32.1 209 23.7 20.4-27.4 144 15.7 13.0-18.8 64 7.0 5.1- 9.5 205 25.3 21.8-29.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,478 370 22.1 19.8-24.5 417 27.4 24.9-30.0 267 18.5 16.3-20.9 131 9.2 7.6-11.1 293 22.8 20.3-25.5

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*This question 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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