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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Females

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,097 5,706 93.4 92.6-94.2 391 6.6 5.8- 7.4
-FEMALES 3,344 3,128 92.7 91.5-93.8 216 7.3 6.2- 8.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,279 2,112 92.3 90.9-93.5 167 7.7 6.5- 9.1
Non-Hispanic Black 700 670 94.1 91.2-96.1 30 5.9 3.9- 8.8
Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 621 564 90.3 87.0-92.8 57 9.7 7.2-13.0
35-44 434 394 90.0 86.0-93.0 40 10.0 7.0-14.0
45-54 534 504 94.5 91.9-96.3 30 5.5 3.7- 8.1
55-64 655 607 92.4 89.5-94.5 48 7.6 5.5-10.5
65-74 640 612 95.2 92.6-96.9 28 4.8 3.1- 7.4
75+ 427 414 97.7 95.6-98.8 13 2.3 1.2- 4.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 314 303 95.7 89.9-98.2 11 4.3 1.8-10.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 880 845 94.9 92.5-96.6 35 5.1 3.4- 7.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,016 946 92.6 90.5-94.4 70 7.4 5.6- 9.5
College Graduate 1,128 1,028 89.4 86.9-91.5 100 10.6 8.5-13.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 337 324 96.0 92.6-97.9 13 4.0 2.1- 7.4
$15,000- 24,999 574 539 92.4 88.1-95.2 35 7.6 4.8-11.9
$25,000- 34,999 305 295 95.4 90.6-97.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 421 384 89.7 85.4-92.9 37 10.3 7.1-14.6
$50,000- 74,999 410 379 92.8 89.4-95.2 31 7.2 4.8-10.6
$75,000+ 659 590 88.7 85.4-91.3 69 11.3 8.7-14.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 881 850 96.7 94.7-97.9 31 3.3 2.1- 5.3
No 2,165 2,013 92.2 90.6-93.5 152 7.8 6.5- 9.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,030 984 95.2 92.6-96.9 46 4.8 3.1- 7.4
No 2,297 2,128 91.8 90.3-93.1 169 8.2 6.9- 9.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 81 75 91.6 80.1-96.8 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,262 3,052 92.8 91.5-93.8 210 7.2 6.2- 8.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 887 804 89.2 86.3-91.5 83 10.8 8.5-13.7
Regional City or Suburban County 764 717 93.8 91.6-95.5 47 6.2 4.5- 8.4
Rural 1,693 1,607 95.0 93.5-96.2 86 5.0 3.8- 6.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,503 1,361 89.5 87.3-91.3 142 10.5 8.7-12.7
Unemployed 121 116 94.8 87.2-98.0 *** *** ***
Retired 977 936 96.0 94.3-97.3 41 4.0 2.7- 5.7
Unable to Work 340 332 97.8 93.8-99.2 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 391 371 94.5 91.2-96.6 20 5.5 3.4- 8.8
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 131 123 94.0 87.3-97.3 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 289 277 94.0 86.7-97.4 12 6.0 2.6-13.3
101% to 150% 526 503 95.0 91.9-96.9 23 5.0 3.1- 8.1
151% to 200% 227 211 91.8 85.3-95.6 16 8.2 4.4-14.7
More than 200% 1,514 1,379 90.0 88.0-91.7 135 10.0 8.3-12.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 695 657 94.5 91.6-96.5 38 5.5 3.5- 8.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,215 1,169 96.5 95.1-97.6 46 3.5 2.4- 4.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,434 1,302 89.7 87.6-91.5 132 10.3 8.5-12.4

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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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