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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Females

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,851 2,082 69.9 67.7-72.0 263 10.2 8.8-11.7 159 6.4 5.4- 7.6 237 8.9 7.7-10.3 110 4.6 3.7- 5.7
-FEMALES 1,345 1,049 74.5 71.4-77.4 110 9.2 7.3-11.6 67 6.3 4.8- 8.1 94 7.8 6.1- 9.8 25 2.2 1.3- 3.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 985 782 75.7 72.0-79.0 79 9.2 7.1-11.9 46 6.2 4.5- 8.5 61 6.7 4.9- 9.0 17 2.2 1.1- 4.3
Non-Hispanic Black 223 167 73.3 66.0-79.5 18 7.9 4.7-13.1 13 6.9 3.8-12.3 20 9.7 6.2-15.0 *** *** ***
Other 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 335 208 59.8 53.3-66.0 42 14.0 9.7-19.7 36 11.2 7.9-15.6 35 10.3 7.0-14.9 14 4.8 2.5- 9.2
35-44 210 160 77.3 70.4-83.0 15 7.1 4.0-12.2 13 6.1 3.4-10.7 17 8.0 4.8-12.9 *** *** ***
45-54 228 181 79.2 72.4-84.7 22 9.9 6.2-15.5 *** *** *** 15 6.7 3.7-11.8 *** *** ***
55-64 278 224 80.3 74.0-85.4 21 6.3 3.6-10.6 *** *** *** 21 8.2 5.0-13.3 *** *** ***
65-74 201 187 93.0 87.9-96.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 83 80 98.2 93.6-99.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 244 179 68.2 60.5-75.0 18 9.1 5.3-15.4 18 8.5 5.1-13.9 24 11.9 7.6-18.1 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 406 322 76.5 70.8-81.4 31 7.6 5.1-11.3 18 5.8 3.5- 9.6 25 6.8 4.2-10.7 *** *** ***
College Graduate 627 504 77.9 73.8-81.5 51 8.7 6.5-11.7 26 5.5 3.7- 8.2 39 6.7 4.7- 9.5 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 180 130 67.7 57.7-76.3 19 14.9 8.0-26.1 13 7.1 3.8-12.7 14 8.1 4.6-13.8 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 110 90 78.3 67.0-86.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 177 141 75.3 66.3-82.5 11 6.5 3.0-13.8 *** *** *** 15 10.0 5.8-16.8 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 196 159 79.4 71.8-85.3 *** *** *** 11 8.2 4.5-14.7 12 5.0 2.5- 9.8 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 418 325 75.2 69.9-79.9 39 10.8 7.7-14.9 15 4.4 2.5- 7.8 30 7.7 5.2-11.4 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 228 186 79.5 71.3-85.8 20 10.7 5.9-18.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 929 734 75.9 72.1-79.4 72 9.2 6.9-12.1 42 5.6 4.0- 7.8 64 7.3 5.5- 9.6 17 2.1 1.0- 4.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 285 218 71.8 63.7-78.7 32 14.7 9.1-23.0 12 5.7 3.0-10.3 16 5.9 3.2-10.4 *** *** ***
No 1,050 823 75.2 71.7-78.3 77 7.9 6.1-10.2 55 6.5 4.8- 8.6 77 8.1 6.3-10.5 18 2.3 1.2- 4.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,304 1,015 74.4 71.2-77.3 109 9.5 7.5-11.9 66 6.4 4.9- 8.3 91 7.6 6.0- 9.6 23 2.2 1.2- 3.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 491 368 71.6 66.5-76.1 49 10.9 7.8-15.0 30 6.8 4.6- 9.8 33 8.4 5.8-12.2 11 2.3 1.2- 4.3
Regional City or Suburban County 307 237 72.1 65.1-78.2 23 8.5 5.1-13.8 17 7.6 4.5-12.4 26 9.0 5.9-13.5 *** *** ***
Rural 547 444 80.1 75.3-84.2 38 7.5 4.9-11.4 20 4.7 2.8- 7.7 35 6.0 4.1- 8.9 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 773 576 71.6 67.4-75.5 67 9.9 7.3-13.1 53 8.2 6.1-11.0 61 7.9 5.9-10.4 16 2.4 1.2- 4.8
Unemployed 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 282 262 92.4 87.5-95.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 149 108 71.2 62.0-78.8 17 10.0 6.0-16.2 *** *** *** 16 14.0 8.3-22.6 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 162 121 79.0 71.4-84.9 17 6.6 3.8-11.2 *** *** *** 13 7.5 4.3-12.9 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 787 625 75.8 71.9-79.3 61 9.0 6.7-11.8 30 5.4 3.7- 7.9 54 7.5 5.6-10.1 17 2.4 1.4- 4.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 199 153 75.5 65.9-83.1 17 11.3 5.8-20.7 *** *** *** 19 9.3 5.1-16.1 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 394 313 77.0 71.1-82.0 27 7.4 4.4-12.3 21 7.3 4.6-11.5 27 6.6 4.4-10.0 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 752 583 73.3 69.2-77.1 66 9.6 7.2-12.7 41 6.4 4.6- 8.9 48 8.0 5.9-10.8 14 2.6 1.3- 5.0

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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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