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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,097 5,706 93.4 92.6-94.2 391 6.6 5.8- 7.4
GENDER
Male 2,753 2,578 94.2 93.1-95.1 175 5.8 4.9- 6.9
Female 3,344 3,128 92.7 91.5-93.8 216 7.3 6.2- 8.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,163 3,862 93.0 92.0-93.8 301 7.0 6.2- 8.0
Non-Hispanic Black 1,167 1,115 94.6 92.6-96.1 52 5.4 3.9- 7.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 100 96 96.2 86.6-99.0 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 226 214 92.3 83.3-96.7 12 7.7 3.3-16.7
Hispanic 373 358 95.1 91.8-97.2 15 4.9 2.8- 8.2
AGE
18-34 1,233 1,122 91.2 89.2-92.9 111 8.8 7.1-10.8
35-44 805 740 92.3 89.9-94.2 65 7.7 5.8-10.1
45-54 979 923 94.3 92.4-95.8 56 5.7 4.2- 7.6
55-64 1,194 1,110 93.4 91.6-94.8 84 6.6 5.2- 8.4
65-74 1,150 1,095 95.5 93.8-96.7 55 4.5 3.3- 6.2
75+ 669 651 98.0 96.5-98.9 18 2.0 1.1- 3.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 629 602 95.6 92.7-97.4 27 4.4 2.6- 7.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,658 1,563 93.5 91.8-94.9 95 6.5 5.1- 8.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,782 1,665 93.6 92.2-94.8 117 6.4 5.2- 7.8
College Graduate 2,015 1,863 91.9 90.3-93.3 152 8.1 6.7- 9.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 554 531 95.6 93.2-97.2 23 4.4 2.8- 6.8
$15,000- 24,999 973 911 93.4 90.8-95.3 62 6.6 4.7- 9.2
$25,000- 34,999 583 548 92.0 88.4-94.6 35 8.0 5.4-11.6
$35,000- 49,999 755 694 90.7 87.6-93.0 61 9.3 7.0-12.4
$50,000-74,999 804 751 94.5 92.5-96.0 53 5.5 4.0- 7.5
$75,000+ 1,393 1,281 92.2 90.4-93.7 112 7.8 6.3- 9.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,531 1,460 95.8 94.3-96.9 71 4.2 3.1- 5.7
No 3,922 3,656 93.0 92.0-94.0 266 7.0 6.0- 8.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,780 1,684 94.5 92.8-95.8 96 5.5 4.2- 7.2
No 4,291 3,997 93.1 92.1-93.9 294 6.9 6.1- 7.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 890 836 94.2 92.1-95.7 54 5.8 4.3- 7.9
Non-Veteran 5,203 4,866 93.3 92.4-94.1 337 6.7 5.9- 7.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,667 1,535 91.4 89.7-92.9 132 8.6 7.1-10.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,367 1,284 94.1 92.6-95.4 83 5.9 4.6- 7.4
Rural 3,064 2,888 94.7 93.6-95.6 176 5.3 4.4- 6.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,113 2,852 91.5 90.3-92.6 261 8.5 7.4- 9.7
Unemployed 237 226 94.5 89.6-97.1 11 5.5 2.9-10.4
Retired 1,675 1,600 96.1 94.9-97.1 75 3.9 2.9- 5.1
Unable to Work 560 542 97.5 95.4-98.7 18 2.5 1.3- 4.6
Other not in Labor Force 488 463 94.4 91.5-96.4 25 5.6 3.6- 8.5
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 194 183 94.6 89.9-97.2 11 5.4 2.8-10.1
50% to 100% 516 492 94.6 90.6-96.9 24 5.4 3.1- 9.4
101% to 150% 916 866 94.2 92.0-95.9 50 5.8 4.1- 8.0
151% to 200% 419 391 92.1 87.9-95.0 28 7.9 5.0-12.1
More than 200% 2,967 2,738 92.2 91.0-93.3 229 7.8 6.7- 9.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,222 1,148 93.9 91.8-95.4 74 6.1 4.6- 8.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,212 2,096 95.2 94.0-96.1 116 4.8 3.9- 6.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,664 2,463 92.2 90.9-93.3 201 7.8 6.7- 9.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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