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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Females

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 987 523 48.5 44.7-52.3 299 32.4 29.0-36.1 102 11.2 9.0-14.0 35 4.6 3.1- 6.9 28 3.2 2.0- 4.9
Non-Hispanic Black 218 94 39.1 32.0-46.8 69 32.6 25.6-40.5 32 16.6 11.2-23.8 11 5.0 2.6- 9.5 12 6.7 3.5-12.3
Other 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 333 113 32.5 27.0-38.5 121 34.9 29.2-41.1 52 15.8 11.7-21.0 26 8.7 5.6-13.2 21 8.1 4.8-13.5
35-44 208 87 39.6 32.3-47.5 74 38.8 31.3-46.8 30 13.6 9.0-20.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 229 124 54.4 47.0-61.7 68 29.6 23.3-36.8 22 8.9 5.5-14.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 273 152 56.2 49.0-63.1 78 27.7 21.8-34.5 23 9.5 6.0-14.7 *** *** *** 11 4.1 2.1- 8.1
65-74 204 147 69.7 61.4-76.9 38 21.9 15.5-30.0 15 6.0 3.3-10.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 81 59 75.9 64.0-84.9 19 19.4 11.9-30.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 244 119 46.7 39.3-54.3 63 27.9 21.6-35.2 32 10.5 7.1-15.4 12 6.2 3.1-11.8 18 8.7 5.1-14.4
Some Post-H.S. 410 208 46.0 40.4-51.7 122 31.1 26.0-36.7 48 13.9 10.1-18.8 17 4.7 2.8- 7.8 15 4.3 2.4- 7.6
College Graduate 622 335 49.5 44.9-54.2 200 35.4 31.0-40.0 54 9.3 6.9-12.4 19 3.0 1.8- 5.1 14 2.8 1.5- 5.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 177 78 40.1 31.5-49.3 55 30.4 22.8-39.3 28 15.8 10.1-23.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** 28 24.4 15.8-35.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 176 90 46.3 37.6-55.3 51 28.5 21.1-37.3 21 15.5 9.7-23.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 196 113 55.9 47.6-63.9 52 27.8 20.8-36.0 16 8.7 5.0-14.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 416 217 46.6 41.1-52.2 142 37.1 31.8-42.7 33 8.9 6.1-12.8 *** *** *** 16 4.8 2.7- 8.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 226 132 54.7 46.0-63.1 61 29.4 22.0-38.0 18 8.0 4.2-14.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 923 474 47.0 43.1-50.9 271 30.8 27.3-34.5 104 11.6 9.4-14.4 35 4.6 3.1- 6.7 39 6.0 4.0- 8.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 281 143 48.6 41.1-56.1 85 29.2 23.1-36.1 27 9.8 6.0-15.5 *** *** *** 17 8.4 4.1-16.4
No 1,047 539 46.4 42.9-50.1 313 32.2 28.8-35.7 117 12.2 9.9-14.9 43 4.9 3.5- 6.8 35 4.3 2.9- 6.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,299 666 46.8 43.6-50.1 389 31.7 28.7-34.9 141 11.5 9.5-13.8 51 4.7 3.4- 6.6 52 5.3 3.7- 7.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 486 235 44.4 39.5-49.5 162 33.8 29.2-38.7 45 10.4 7.5-14.2 21 5.6 3.6- 8.7 23 5.8 3.3- 9.8
Regional City or Suburban County 301 164 51.0 44.3-57.6 82 28.6 22.9-35.0 30 9.5 6.4-14.0 *** *** *** 15 5.6 3.3- 9.6
Rural 551 290 47.6 42.1-53.1 155 30.4 25.5-35.7 70 14.9 11.2-19.4 21 3.1 1.8- 5.3 15 4.1 2.2- 7.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 768 357 43.0 38.9-47.2 254 34.2 30.4-38.3 91 12.1 9.5-15.2 37 5.7 3.9- 8.1 29 5.0 3.1- 8.0
Unemployed 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 283 203 71.3 64.4-77.2 54 19.0 14.1-25.2 19 7.5 4.5-12.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 150 69 45.1 36.1-54.5 46 28.8 21.1-38.0 18 12.3 7.4-19.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 14.0 7.2-25.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 160 79 50.7 41.4-60.0 50 31.3 23.3-40.6 20 10.6 6.1-17.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 13.4 6.9-24.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 783 422 48.8 44.6-52.9 243 33.5 29.7-37.6 67 9.8 7.5-12.7 26 4.0 2.6- 6.2 25 3.9 2.4- 6.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 202 101 46.4 36.7-56.4 61 33.7 25.2-43.5 22 12.7 7.3-21.2 14 4.1 2.2- 7.6 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 392 209 49.7 43.6-55.9 103 27.4 22.1-33.4 54 14.6 10.7-19.7 *** *** *** 17 5.1 2.9- 9.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 744 379 45.9 41.8-50.0 235 32.8 29.0-36.8 69 10.3 7.9-13.3 29 5.5 3.7- 7.9 32 5.6 3.6- 8.5

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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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