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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,115 5,346 85.4 84.2-86.5 769 14.6 13.5-15.8
GENDER
Male 2,764 2,291 81.1 79.2-82.9 473 18.9 17.1-20.8
Female 3,351 3,055 89.3 87.8-90.6 296 10.7 9.4-12.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,169 3,636 84.9 83.5-86.3 533 15.1 13.7-16.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,171 1,050 88.1 85.5-90.3 121 11.9 9.7-14.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 101 92 90.9 81.5-95.8 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 225 198 84.4 75.6-90.4 27 15.6 9.6-24.4
Hispanic 384 308 80.2 75.2-84.4 76 19.8 15.6-24.8
AGE
18-34 1,243 923 74.3 71.3-77.1 320 25.7 22.9-28.7
35-44 811 671 83.6 80.5-86.3 140 16.4 13.7-19.5
45-54 984 866 87.8 85.1-90.0 118 12.2 10.0-14.9
55-64 1,198 1,077 89.6 87.4-91.5 121 10.4 8.5-12.6
65-74 1,144 1,088 95.5 93.9-96.7 56 4.5 3.3- 6.1
75+ 670 660 98.6 97.2-99.3 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 640 569 88.2 84.6-91.1 71 11.8 8.9-15.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,659 1,443 83.7 81.3-86.0 216 16.3 14.0-18.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,785 1,570 85.8 83.6-87.8 215 14.2 12.2-16.4
College Graduate 2,020 1,752 84.8 82.8-86.6 268 15.2 13.4-17.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 558 496 88.1 84.5-91.0 62 11.9 9.0-15.5
$15,000- 24,999 981 856 85.3 82.0-88.0 125 14.7 12.0-18.0
$25,000- 34,999 577 499 82.4 77.9-86.2 78 17.6 13.8-22.1
$35,000- 49,999 760 650 82.5 78.6-85.8 110 17.5 14.2-21.4
$50,000-74,999 805 707 85.9 82.5-88.8 98 14.1 11.2-17.5
$75,000+ 1,398 1,180 82.8 80.2-85.1 218 17.2 14.9-19.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,535 1,407 90.2 87.9-92.1 128 9.8 7.9-12.1
No 3,938 3,441 85.8 84.3-87.2 497 14.2 12.8-15.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,787 1,612 88.9 86.7-90.7 175 11.1 9.3-13.3
No 4,304 3,711 84.1 82.7-85.4 593 15.9 14.6-17.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 894 770 84.8 81.6-87.6 124 15.2 12.4-18.4
Non-Veteran 5,219 4,573 85.4 84.1-86.6 646 14.6 13.4-15.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,672 1,399 82.3 80.0-84.4 273 17.7 15.6-20.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,376 1,206 86.8 84.5-88.9 170 13.2 11.1-15.5
Rural 3,070 2,743 87.1 85.3-88.6 327 12.9 11.4-14.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,131 2,577 80.2 78.4-81.9 554 19.8 18.1-21.6
Unemployed 239 205 85.9 79.8-90.4 34 14.1 9.6-20.2
Retired 1,673 1,605 95.9 94.6-96.9 68 4.1 3.1- 5.4
Unable to Work 560 519 93.2 89.6-95.6 41 6.8 4.4-10.4
Other not in Labor Force 489 421 86.5 82.7-89.6 68 13.5 10.4-17.3
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 198 173 87.4 81.2-91.8 25 12.6 8.2-18.8
50% to 100% 519 446 83.0 78.1-87.0 73 17.0 13.0-21.9
101% to 150% 921 804 86.3 83.3-88.9 117 13.7 11.1-16.7
151% to 200% 416 365 86.1 81.3-89.8 51 13.9 10.2-18.7
More than 200% 2,976 2,558 83.4 81.6-85.0 418 16.6 15.0-18.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,224 1,105 87.5 84.3-90.1 119 12.5 9.9-15.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,218 1,964 87.2 85.3-88.9 254 12.8 11.1-14.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,676 2,279 83.6 81.8-85.2 397 16.4 14.8-18.2

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*Binge drinkers--MALES having five or more drinks on one occasion and FEMALES having four or more drinks on one occasion.

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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