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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Males

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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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
-MALES 2,764 2,291 81.1 79.2-82.9 473 18.9 17.1-20.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,891 1,561 80.5 78.2-82.7 330 19.5 17.3-21.8
Non-Hispanic Black 466 401 85.0 80.3-88.7 65 15.0 11.3-19.7
Other 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 620 427 69.2 64.8-73.3 193 30.8 26.7-35.2
35-44 374 285 78.5 73.4-82.9 89 21.5 17.1-26.6
45-54 451 380 84.3 79.9-88.0 71 15.7 12.0-20.1
55-64 538 471 87.3 83.6-90.3 67 12.7 9.7-16.4
65-74 506 464 92.7 89.6-94.9 42 7.3 5.1-10.4
75+ 241 234 97.0 93.3-98.7 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 319 273 84.9 79.5-89.1 46 15.1 10.9-20.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 779 628 78.1 74.2-81.6 151 21.9 18.4-25.8
Some Post-H.S. 773 642 81.0 77.3-84.2 131 19.0 15.8-22.7
College Graduate 886 741 82.3 79.1-85.1 145 17.7 14.9-20.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 217 183 84.7 78.3-89.4 34 15.3 10.6-21.7
$15,000- 24,999 404 329 81.1 76.1-85.3 75 18.9 14.7-23.9
$25,000- 34,999 274 216 73.6 66.2-79.8 58 26.4 20.2-33.8
$35,000- 49,999 338 264 74.0 67.4-79.6 74 26.0 20.4-32.6
$50,000- 74,999 395 334 82.3 76.8-86.7 61 17.7 13.3-23.2
$75,000+ 737 612 81.6 77.8-84.8 125 18.4 15.2-22.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 652 566 84.9 80.8-88.3 86 15.1 11.7-19.2
No 1,764 1,463 81.7 79.4-83.9 301 18.3 16.1-20.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 751 643 85.3 81.8-88.2 108 14.7 11.8-18.2
No 2,003 1,638 79.7 77.4-81.8 365 20.3 18.2-22.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 810 693 84.5 81.2-87.4 117 15.5 12.6-18.8
Non-Veteran 1,951 1,595 80.0 77.7-82.1 356 20.0 17.9-22.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 780 630 80.0 76.5-83.1 150 20.0 16.9-23.5
Regional City or Suburban County 604 505 84.0 80.5-87.0 99 16.0 13.0-19.5
Rural 1,380 1,156 80.5 77.4-83.2 224 19.5 16.8-22.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,623 1,266 76.4 73.8-78.9 357 23.6 21.1-26.2
Unemployed 118 104 88.4 79.7-93.7 14 11.6 6.3-20.3
Retired 696 648 93.5 90.9-95.3 48 6.5 4.7- 9.1
Unable to Work 217 192 90.2 84.1-94.2 25 9.8 5.8-15.9
Other not in Labor Force 98 72 75.8 65.4-83.8 26 24.2 16.2-34.6
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 63 56 90.0 79.2-95.5 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 230 181 77.1 69.9-83.1 49 22.9 16.9-30.1
101% to 150% 393 317 79.2 73.6-83.9 76 20.8 16.1-26.4
151% to 200% 191 157 80.8 73.2-86.7 34 19.2 13.3-26.8
More than 200% 1,458 1,202 80.1 77.3-82.6 256 19.9 17.4-22.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 531 458 82.2 76.7-86.6 73 17.8 13.4-23.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,000 827 81.3 78.0-84.2 173 18.7 15.8-22.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,233 1,006 80.7 78.0-83.2 227 19.3 16.8-22.0

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*Binge drinkers--MALES having five or more drinks on one occasion and FEMALES having four or more drinks on one occasion.

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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