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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Gambling

Have you ever tried to cut down or control your gambling?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,370 182 12.3 10.3-14.5 1,188 87.7 85.5-89.7
GENDER
Male 721 109 14.1 11.3-17.5 612 85.9 82.5-88.7
Female 649 73 10.0 7.7-13.1 576 90.0 86.9-92.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 979 84 7.3 5.7- 9.4 895 92.7 90.6-94.3
Non-Hispanic Black 271 71 25.1 19.2-32.0 200 74.9 68.0-80.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 245 39 12.0 8.4-16.8 206 88.0 83.2-91.6
35-44 218 30 13.9 8.9-21.1 188 86.1 78.9-91.1
45-54 269 37 11.7 8.1-16.5 232 88.3 83.5-91.9
55-64 307 41 14.5 10.4-19.8 266 85.5 80.2-89.6
65-74 246 29 10.7 6.9-16.2 217 89.3 83.8-93.1
75+ 79 *** *** *** 73 94.1 82.5-98.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 345 68 16.9 12.8-21.9 277 83.1 78.1-87.2
Some Post-H.S. 448 60 11.5 8.6-15.1 388 88.5 84.9-91.4
College Graduate 485 36 6.0 4.1- 8.8 449 94.0 91.2-95.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 86 23 19.6 12.0-30.3 63 80.4 69.7-88.0
$15,000- 24,999 201 46 23.3 16.6-31.7 155 76.7 68.3-83.4
$25,000- 34,999 125 27 23.5 15.5-34.1 98 76.5 65.9-84.5
$35,000- 49,999 193 29 14.3 9.4-21.3 164 85.7 78.7-90.6
$50,000-74,999 221 20 8.3 4.8-14.1 201 91.7 85.9-95.2
$75,000+ 387 19 3.7 2.2- 6.2 368 96.3 93.8-97.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 351 62 17.0 12.3-22.9 289 83.0 77.1-87.7
No 1,015 118 10.8 8.8-13.2 897 89.2 86.8-91.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 349 67 19.5 14.5-25.7 282 80.5 74.3-85.5
No 1,016 114 10.2 8.3-12.6 902 89.8 87.4-91.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 213 32 15.9 10.9-22.6 181 84.1 77.4-89.1
Non-Veteran 1,157 150 11.7 9.7-14.2 1,007 88.3 85.8-90.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 381 49 10.5 7.7-14.1 332 89.5 85.9-92.3
Regional City or Suburban County 315 35 10.1 7.0-14.5 280 89.9 85.5-93.0
Rural 675 98 15.0 11.7-19.1 577 85.0 80.9-88.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 826 100 11.0 8.7-13.8 726 89.0 86.2-91.3
Unemployed 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 300 29 9.4 6.0-14.3 271 90.6 85.7-94.0
Unable to Work 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 87 13 11.7 6.3-20.7 74 88.3 79.3-93.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 108 33 27.1 18.7-37.5 75 72.9 62.5-81.3
101% to 150% 178 43 21.9 14.9-31.1 135 78.1 68.9-85.1
151% to 200% 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 804 66 7.1 5.3- 9.3 738 92.9 90.7-94.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 261 51 18.4 13.3-24.8 210 81.6 75.2-86.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 474 54 11.5 8.4-15.6 420 88.5 84.4-91.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 636 77 11.2 8.6-14.4 559 88.8 85.6-91.4

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*Asked of respondents who reported they gambled or played any games for money.

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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