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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Females

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,115 5,346 85.4 84.2-86.5 769 14.6 13.5-15.8
-FEMALES 3,351 3,055 89.3 87.8-90.6 296 10.7 9.4-12.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,277 2,074 89.0 87.1-90.6 203 11.0 9.4-12.9
Non-Hispanic Black 705 649 90.5 87.5-92.8 56 9.5 7.2-12.5
Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 623 496 79.5 75.3-83.1 127 20.5 16.9-24.7
35-44 436 386 88.7 84.9-91.6 50 11.3 8.4-15.1
45-54 533 486 90.9 87.5-93.4 47 9.1 6.6-12.5
55-64 660 606 91.7 88.7-93.9 54 8.3 6.1-11.3
65-74 637 623 97.8 96.1-98.8 14 2.2 1.2- 3.9
75+ 429 426 99.7 98.9-99.9 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 320 296 91.8 86.1-95.3 24 8.2 4.7-13.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 880 815 89.7 86.6-92.1 65 10.3 7.9-13.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,012 928 89.9 87.0-92.1 84 10.1 7.9-13.0
College Graduate 1,133 1,010 86.9 84.2-89.1 123 13.1 10.9-15.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 340 313 91.0 86.4-94.1 27 9.0 5.9-13.6
$15,000- 24,999 577 527 88.6 84.0-92.0 50 11.4 8.0-16.0
$25,000- 34,999 303 283 91.5 86.3-94.8 20 8.5 5.2-13.7
$35,000- 49,999 422 386 89.8 85.4-93.0 36 10.2 7.0-14.6
$50,000- 74,999 410 373 90.1 86.1-93.1 37 9.9 6.9-13.9
$75,000+ 661 568 84.1 80.4-87.3 93 15.9 12.7-19.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 883 841 94.5 91.9-96.3 42 5.5 3.7- 8.1
No 2,171 1,976 89.5 87.6-91.1 195 10.5 8.9-12.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,034 967 91.7 88.7-94.0 67 8.3 6.0-11.3
No 2,300 2,073 88.4 86.5-89.9 227 11.6 10.1-13.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 83 76 87.6 74.5-94.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,267 2,978 89.3 87.8-90.6 289 10.7 9.4-12.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 892 769 84.4 81.3-87.1 123 15.6 12.9-18.7
Regional City or Suburban County 770 700 89.3 86.0-91.9 70 10.7 8.1-14.0
Rural 1,689 1,586 93.2 91.4-94.7 103 6.8 5.3- 8.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,508 1,311 84.7 82.2-87.0 197 15.3 13.0-17.8
Unemployed 121 101 83.4 74.1-89.9 20 16.6 10.1-25.9
Retired 976 956 97.9 96.4-98.8 20 2.1 1.2- 3.6
Unable to Work 343 327 95.3 90.1-97.8 16 4.7 2.2- 9.9
Other not in Labor Force 390 349 89.8 85.8-92.7 41 10.2 7.3-14.2
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 134 117 86.1 77.7-91.7 17 13.9 8.3-22.3
50% to 100% 289 265 87.8 80.2-92.7 24 12.2 7.3-19.8
101% to 150% 528 487 92.4 89.5-94.6 41 7.6 5.4-10.5
151% to 200% 225 208 91.4 84.9-95.2 17 8.6 4.8-15.1
More than 200% 1,518 1,356 87.0 84.7-89.0 162 13.0 11.0-15.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 692 646 92.4 88.9-94.9 46 7.6 5.1-11.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,217 1,136 92.5 90.3-94.3 81 7.5 5.7- 9.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,442 1,273 86.3 83.8-88.4 169 13.7 11.6-16.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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