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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Gambling

Have there ever been periods for 2 weeks or more when you spent a lot of time thinking about
gambling or planning future gambling?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,378 58 4.7 3.4- 6.4 1,320 95.3 93.6-96.6
GENDER
Male 728 39 5.9 4.0- 8.7 689 94.1 91.3-96.0
Female 650 19 3.2 1.9- 5.2 631 96.8 94.8-98.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 985 27 2.5 1.6- 3.9 958 97.5 96.1-98.4
Non-Hispanic Black 271 23 10.0 6.0-16.1 248 90.0 83.9-94.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 246 11 4.6 2.4- 8.5 235 95.4 91.5-97.6
35-44 220 15 8.7 4.7-15.6 205 91.3 84.4-95.3
45-54 270 *** *** *** 264 98.1 95.6-99.2
55-64 310 11 3.3 1.7- 6.2 299 96.7 93.8-98.3
65-74 246 13 6.1 3.3-11.2 233 93.9 88.8-96.7
75+ 80 *** *** *** 78 98.0 90.6-99.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 346 19 5.5 3.4- 8.8 327 94.5 91.2-96.6
Some Post-H.S. 453 21 4.1 2.5- 6.9 432 95.9 93.1-97.5
College Graduate 486 *** *** *** 476 97.8 95.5-98.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 86 *** *** *** 80 94.8 87.5-97.9
$15,000- 24,999 202 16 11.6 6.4-20.2 186 88.4 79.8-93.6
$25,000- 34,999 126 *** *** *** 123 97.4 91.6-99.2
$35,000- 49,999 193 11 6.6 3.2-12.9 182 93.4 87.1-96.8
$50,000-74,999 223 *** *** *** 217 97.5 93.7-99.0
$75,000+ 389 *** *** *** 380 97.8 95.6-98.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 352 20 6.8 3.6-12.4 332 93.2 87.6-96.4
No 1,022 38 4.1 2.9- 5.9 984 95.9 94.1-97.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 349 22 8.4 4.8-14.2 327 91.6 85.8-95.2
No 1,024 36 3.7 2.5- 5.3 988 96.3 94.7-97.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 215 11 4.0 2.1- 7.4 204 96.0 92.6-97.9
Non-Veteran 1,163 47 4.8 3.4- 6.7 1,116 95.2 93.3-96.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 384 13 3.6 2.0- 6.5 371 96.4 93.5-98.0
Regional City or Suburban County 316 14 4.0 2.3- 6.9 302 96.0 93.1-97.7
Rural 679 31 5.9 3.7- 9.5 648 94.1 90.5-96.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 833 30 4.4 2.8- 6.8 803 95.6 93.2-97.2
Unemployed 53 *** *** *** 49 95.6 87.0-98.6
Retired 301 14 5.1 2.8- 9.0 287 94.9 91.0-97.2
Unable to Work 103 *** *** *** 95 91.7 83.4-96.0
Other not in Labor Force 87 *** *** *** 85 96.3 85.7-99.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 108 *** *** *** 102 93.6 85.9-97.2
101% to 150% 180 16 11.3 5.8-20.6 164 88.7 79.4-94.2
151% to 200% 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 808 25 2.9 1.9- 4.5 783 97.1 95.5-98.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 262 16 7.5 4.2-13.1 246 92.5 86.9-95.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 478 16 3.2 1.8- 5.6 462 96.8 94.4-98.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 639 26 4.8 3.0- 7.7 613 95.2 92.3-97.0

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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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