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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,178 3,264 50.9 49.3-52.4 711 12.4 11.4-13.5 795 13.7 12.7-14.8 1,028 17.6 16.4-18.8 380 5.4 4.8- 6.2
GENDER
Male 2,803 1,258 43.8 41.6-46.0 331 13.0 11.5-14.6 392 14.6 13.1-16.3 582 20.9 19.2-22.8 240 7.6 6.5- 8.9
Female 3,375 2,006 57.4 55.3-59.4 380 11.9 10.6-13.3 403 12.8 11.5-14.3 446 14.5 13.1-16.0 140 3.4 2.7- 4.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,196 2,100 48.1 46.3-50.0 440 11.7 10.5-13.0 551 14.1 12.8-15.4 796 19.7 18.2-21.2 309 6.4 5.6- 7.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,193 738 58.6 55.1-61.9 151 13.0 10.9-15.4 123 10.5 8.6-12.7 142 14.6 12.2-17.4 39 3.4 2.3- 4.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 103 72 75.4 64.8-83.7 12 10.3 5.2-19.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 228 118 47.2 38.7-55.8 31 12.9 8.3-19.7 35 18.7 12.6-26.7 30 13.6 8.6-20.9 14 7.6 3.4-16.0
Hispanic 391 199 53.1 47.3-58.8 73 18.6 14.6-23.4 68 17.5 13.6-22.2 43 10.0 7.1-13.9 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,257 505 42.4 39.2-45.7 197 15.4 13.3-17.9 248 18.1 15.8-20.6 268 20.6 18.1-23.3 39 3.4 2.3- 5.1
35-44 820 359 42.4 38.4-46.4 126 15.9 13.1-19.1 139 17.5 14.6-20.8 157 19.7 16.6-23.2 39 4.5 3.2- 6.4
45-54 998 499 49.8 46.2-53.4 139 13.5 11.3-16.2 131 13.0 10.8-15.6 173 18.0 15.4-20.9 56 5.6 4.1- 7.6
55-64 1,209 652 53.6 50.1-57.0 118 9.3 7.5-11.4 139 12.0 10.0-14.4 213 18.5 16.0-21.2 87 6.7 5.2- 8.6
65-74 1,155 699 60.5 57.0-63.8 93 8.7 6.9-11.0 98 8.2 6.5-10.3 164 14.1 11.9-16.7 101 8.5 6.7-10.7
75+ 673 507 77.4 73.5-80.9 33 5.1 3.5- 7.6 33 4.3 2.9- 6.2 46 6.3 4.4- 8.7 54 6.9 5.0- 9.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 650 453 69.1 64.5-73.3 67 11.7 8.9-15.3 57 8.2 6.1-10.9 50 6.9 4.9- 9.7 23 4.1 2.4- 6.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,685 1,040 56.1 53.2-59.0 162 10.8 9.1-12.8 190 13.2 11.3-15.4 201 13.8 11.8-16.1 92 6.0 4.7- 7.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,801 969 50.8 48.0-53.6 226 13.5 11.7-15.5 227 13.3 11.5-15.3 276 17.5 15.4-19.8 103 4.9 3.9- 6.2
College Graduate 2,031 792 35.2 32.8-37.7 256 13.2 11.6-15.1 320 17.7 15.8-19.9 501 27.5 25.2-29.9 162 6.3 5.3- 7.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 565 400 69.8 64.9-74.3 51 9.1 6.6-12.3 50 10.1 7.3-13.7 52 9.3 6.7-12.8 12 1.7 0.9- 3.2
$15,000- 24,999 993 614 58.9 54.9-62.7 118 13.3 10.8-16.4 104 12.0 9.8-14.7 104 10.8 8.7-13.4 53 4.9 3.3- 7.3
$25,000- 34,999 587 329 52.6 47.6-57.5 68 12.6 9.5-16.4 79 13.5 10.5-17.1 71 13.9 10.5-18.1 40 7.5 5.3-10.7
$35,000- 49,999 764 381 48.6 44.2-53.1 97 13.6 10.9-17.0 102 13.3 10.5-16.6 133 17.9 14.8-21.5 51 6.5 4.6- 9.2
$50,000-74,999 810 386 46.1 42.0-50.3 109 14.6 11.9-17.9 119 15.7 12.9-19.0 150 18.6 15.6-22.1 46 4.9 3.4- 7.0
$75,000+ 1,404 468 32.1 29.3-35.1 179 13.5 11.6-15.8 244 18.9 16.6-21.5 389 28.2 25.5-31.1 124 7.2 5.8- 8.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,546 1,014 64.6 61.4-67.6 163 11.5 9.5-13.9 129 9.0 7.3-11.0 164 10.6 8.8-12.6 76 4.3 3.1- 5.9
No 3,985 2,040 50.0 48.1-51.9 458 12.4 11.2-13.7 530 13.7 12.5-15.1 695 18.0 16.6-19.5 262 5.9 5.1- 6.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,807 1,167 62.9 60.0-65.7 188 11.7 9.9-13.9 150 9.1 7.5-10.9 192 10.8 9.2-12.7 110 5.5 4.2- 7.2
No 4,347 2,084 46.6 44.8-48.4 520 12.7 11.5-13.9 638 15.3 14.0-16.6 835 20.0 18.6-21.5 270 5.5 4.7- 6.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 902 424 43.7 39.9-47.6 124 15.8 13.0-19.1 99 11.5 9.2-14.4 178 21.0 17.9-24.5 77 7.9 6.1-10.2
Non-Veteran 5,274 2,837 51.9 50.2-53.5 587 11.9 10.9-13.1 696 14.0 12.9-15.2 851 17.1 15.9-18.4 303 5.1 4.4- 5.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,692 685 39.9 37.2-42.6 221 13.2 11.5-15.1 298 17.6 15.7-19.8 378 23.1 20.8-25.4 110 6.2 4.9- 7.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,393 741 55.1 52.0-58.2 168 12.1 10.3-14.3 165 11.2 9.5-13.2 244 16.8 14.6-19.2 75 4.8 3.7- 6.1
Rural 3,096 1,839 57.5 55.2-59.7 323 12.0 10.5-13.6 332 11.9 10.5-13.5 407 13.5 12.0-15.1 195 5.2 4.3- 6.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,167 1,328 40.1 38.1-42.1 441 14.6 13.2-16.2 514 16.9 15.4-18.5 684 22.5 20.8-24.3 200 5.9 5.0- 7.0
Unemployed 243 126 54.4 46.4-62.1 35 11.5 7.9-16.4 40 16.2 11.4-22.4 28 12.3 7.9-18.7 14 5.7 3.1-10.3
Retired 1,685 1,090 65.5 62.7-68.2 116 7.5 6.1- 9.2 133 7.6 6.2- 9.2 204 11.6 9.9-13.6 142 7.8 6.4- 9.5
Unable to Work 567 415 72.4 67.2-77.1 63 12.3 8.9-16.9 33 5.8 3.9- 8.5 40 6.8 4.5-10.0 16 2.7 1.4- 5.1
Other not in Labor Force 493 289 60.5 55.3-65.5 55 10.5 7.8-13.9 72 13.6 10.4-17.6 71 14.6 11.4-18.6 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 199 131 65.7 57.4-73.2 19 7.9 4.7-13.0 25 14.6 9.5-21.7 22 11.4 6.9-18.1 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 532 343 61.5 56.1-66.6 67 14.1 10.6-18.4 53 11.1 8.4-14.7 53 9.5 6.9-13.0 16 3.8 1.8- 7.6
101% to 150% 929 574 57.7 53.6-61.6 106 13.4 10.7-16.5 100 12.0 9.6-14.9 102 12.0 9.6-14.9 47 4.9 3.4- 7.1
151% to 200% 421 247 58.3 52.3-64.0 46 10.1 7.2-14.0 51 13.1 9.7-17.5 51 12.5 9.0-17.0 26 6.0 3.7- 9.6
More than 200% 2,992 1,263 40.0 37.9-42.2 373 13.4 12.0-14.9 460 16.5 14.9-18.2 664 23.3 21.5-25.2 232 6.8 5.8- 8.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,235 779 60.5 56.6-64.2 113 10.6 8.3-13.3 116 10.4 8.2-13.1 153 13.6 11.0-16.6 74 5.0 3.7- 6.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,243 1,323 59.3 56.7-61.8 248 12.0 10.4-13.8 255 11.4 9.9-13.1 291 12.4 10.9-14.2 126 4.9 3.9- 6.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,703 1,163 42.8 40.6-45.1 351 13.2 11.8-14.8 424 16.1 14.5-17.8 585 22.0 20.2-23.9 180 5.9 4.9- 7.0

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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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