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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 2,833 1,183 38.6 36.5-40.7 884 31.5 29.4-33.6 381 14.0 12.5-15.7 143 5.7 4.6- 6.9 242 10.3 8.9-11.8
GENDER
Male 1,495 494 31.6 28.9-34.5 485 31.5 28.7-34.4 236 16.0 13.8-18.5 91 6.4 5.0- 8.2 189 14.5 12.4-16.8
Female 1,338 689 47.0 43.7-50.2 399 31.5 28.5-34.6 145 11.7 9.7-14.0 52 4.7 3.4- 6.5 53 5.2 3.7- 7.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,064 901 40.2 37.8-42.8 646 31.8 29.5-34.3 270 13.8 12.1-15.8 100 5.8 4.6- 7.3 147 8.3 6.9- 9.9
Non-Hispanic Black 429 150 32.4 27.6-37.7 144 34.3 29.1-39.8 66 16.0 12.2-20.6 30 6.1 4.1- 9.0 39 11.2 7.8-15.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 12.9 6.2-24.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 174 64 35.0 27.5-43.3 43 23.1 16.8-30.9 21 11.3 7.1-17.4 *** *** *** 37 23.6 17.0-31.8
AGE
18-34 728 194 26.3 22.8-30.2 241 32.2 28.3-36.2 117 15.5 12.6-18.9 66 9.2 7.0-12.1 110 16.7 13.7-20.3
35-44 446 151 32.8 28.0-38.0 151 34.6 29.6-40.0 76 17.5 13.6-22.1 27 5.6 3.6- 8.6 41 9.5 6.7-13.2
45-54 480 210 43.8 38.8-49.0 152 31.0 26.4-35.9 68 14.2 10.9-18.4 20 4.5 2.7- 7.4 30 6.5 4.2- 9.8
55-64 542 250 47.3 42.3-52.3 174 32.0 27.5-36.8 61 10.9 8.2-14.3 17 2.4 1.3- 4.4 40 7.4 5.2-10.5
65-74 452 257 55.4 49.7-60.9 119 27.4 22.7-32.6 47 10.6 7.4-14.8 11 2.7 1.2- 5.6 18 4.0 2.3- 7.0
75+ 162 107 68.6 59.7-76.3 43 23.1 16.6-31.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 176 60 30.8 23.5-39.1 44 24.7 17.9-33.2 29 14.7 9.4-22.3 13 9.7 5.0-18.0 30 20.1 13.3-29.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 618 225 35.1 30.8-39.7 173 28.5 24.3-33.0 91 13.8 10.9-17.4 33 6.0 4.1- 8.9 96 16.6 13.3-20.5
Some Post-H.S. 813 332 37.7 33.9-41.7 241 30.0 26.4-33.9 122 16.9 13.9-20.5 44 5.2 3.7- 7.3 74 10.1 7.9-12.9
College Graduate 1,224 563 43.5 40.3-46.8 427 36.7 33.5-40.0 139 11.3 9.4-13.6 53 4.8 3.6- 6.6 42 3.7 2.6- 5.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 154 50 31.6 23.6-40.9 47 29.2 21.1-38.9 20 11.3 6.7-18.6 16 12.0 6.8-20.5 21 15.8 10.2-23.6
$15,000- 24,999 359 133 33.3 27.8-39.3 106 29.6 24.3-35.7 47 12.8 9.2-17.7 26 8.8 5.3-14.4 47 15.4 10.8-21.3
$25,000- 34,999 254 107 37.8 30.9-45.3 66 25.2 19.2-32.3 35 13.0 8.8-18.8 16 7.5 4.3-12.8 30 16.5 11.2-23.7
$35,000- 49,999 374 145 34.3 28.8-40.2 116 30.2 24.9-36.2 59 17.6 13.2-23.2 23 6.5 4.1-10.2 31 11.3 7.5-16.8
$50,000-74,999 418 188 43.0 37.5-48.7 126 30.5 25.5-36.2 53 12.9 9.5-17.2 19 4.5 2.7- 7.4 32 9.1 6.1-13.2
$75,000+ 925 395 39.3 35.7-43.0 331 37.0 33.4-40.7 118 13.5 11.0-16.5 29 3.8 2.5- 5.8 52 6.3 4.6- 8.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 517 231 40.4 35.3-45.8 154 33.0 27.8-38.6 69 12.5 9.3-16.5 30 7.0 4.2-11.7 33 7.1 4.7-10.5
No 1,883 801 39.9 37.3-42.6 569 29.6 27.2-32.1 256 14.5 12.6-16.7 88 5.1 4.0- 6.4 169 10.9 9.1-12.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 614 252 38.2 33.6-43.0 196 31.5 27.0-36.3 78 11.8 9.0-15.4 30 6.3 3.8-10.2 58 12.3 8.9-16.7
No 2,207 922 38.5 36.2-40.9 688 31.6 29.3-34.0 301 14.6 12.9-16.5 113 5.5 4.5- 6.8 183 9.8 8.3-11.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 467 172 34.6 29.7-39.8 158 33.2 28.2-38.6 65 16.2 12.2-21.1 27 5.8 3.7- 9.0 45 10.2 7.4-14.0
Non-Veteran 2,366 1,011 39.3 37.0-41.6 726 31.1 28.9-33.4 316 13.7 12.1-15.5 116 5.6 4.5- 7.0 197 10.3 8.8-12.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 982 398 37.7 34.4-41.1 331 33.1 29.9-36.5 113 12.8 10.4-15.6 50 5.8 4.3- 7.8 90 10.6 8.4-13.4
Regional City or Suburban County 626 276 41.3 36.9-45.8 180 29.7 25.7-34.1 95 15.4 12.3-19.0 29 5.7 3.7- 8.8 46 7.9 5.8-10.6
Rural 1,226 509 37.9 34.5-41.4 374 30.7 27.4-34.2 173 14.7 12.3-17.5 64 5.4 3.9- 7.5 106 11.3 9.0-14.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,785 670 35.8 33.3-38.5 591 33.1 30.6-35.7 261 14.3 12.5-16.4 99 6.0 4.8- 7.4 164 10.7 9.0-12.8
Unemployed 111 42 35.0 25.6-45.8 34 30.1 21.0-41.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 18.4 11.4-28.5
Retired 586 338 56.7 51.7-61.5 154 26.5 22.4-31.0 60 11.0 8.2-14.7 15 2.3 1.2- 4.5 19 3.5 2.0- 5.9
Unable to Work 145 54 31.6 23.1-41.5 *** *** *** 19 13.1 7.3-22.4 *** *** *** 17 11.3 6.1-20.0
Other not in Labor Force 199 75 35.2 28.1-43.1 60 27.5 21.0-35.2 30 17.3 11.6-25.0 13 7.5 4.1-13.2 21 12.4 7.9-19.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 173 51 27.8 20.7-36.3 48 24.9 18.1-33.1 24 12.1 7.6-18.7 21 13.2 7.9-21.4 29 22.0 14.5-31.9
101% to 150% 342 137 38.8 32.7-45.2 102 30.5 24.8-36.8 42 11.6 8.1-16.5 24 8.8 5.3-14.1 37 10.4 7.2-14.7
151% to 200% 172 70 37.5 29.4-46.4 53 28.8 21.5-37.3 26 17.1 11.1-25.6 11 4.8 2.3- 9.7 12 11.8 6.4-20.8
More than 200% 1,704 730 39.0 36.3-41.7 559 33.9 31.3-36.7 230 14.1 12.2-16.3 68 4.6 3.5- 6.0 117 8.4 6.8-10.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 444 181 38.0 32.0-44.4 146 33.9 27.9-40.5 57 13.0 9.3-17.9 30 5.1 3.3- 7.9 30 9.9 6.4-15.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 889 364 38.5 34.7-42.4 250 27.7 24.2-31.5 137 16.1 13.3-19.5 39 4.3 2.8- 6.5 99 13.4 10.7-16.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,501 638 38.7 36.0-41.5 489 32.8 30.1-35.6 187 13.3 11.3-15.5 74 6.4 5.0- 8.1 113 8.9 7.2-10.9

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*This question was 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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