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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Males

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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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
-MALES 2,753 2,578 94.2 93.1-95.1 175 5.8 4.9- 6.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,884 1,750 93.7 92.4-94.9 134 6.3 5.1- 7.6
Non-Hispanic Black 467 445 95.3 92.2-97.2 22 4.7 2.8- 7.8
Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 612 558 92.1 89.5-94.1 54 7.9 5.9-10.5
35-44 371 346 94.5 91.5-96.5 25 5.5 3.5- 8.5
45-54 445 419 94.2 90.9-96.3 26 5.8 3.7- 9.1
55-64 539 503 94.5 92.0-96.2 36 5.5 3.8- 8.0
65-74 510 483 95.8 93.3-97.4 27 4.2 2.6- 6.7
75+ 242 237 98.4 95.7-99.4 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 315 299 95.5 92.1-97.5 16 4.5 2.5- 7.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 778 718 92.1 89.5-94.1 60 7.9 5.9-10.5
Some Post-H.S. 766 719 94.8 92.8-96.3 47 5.2 3.7- 7.2
College Graduate 887 835 95.0 93.1-96.4 52 5.0 3.6- 6.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 217 207 95.1 90.9-97.5 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 399 372 94.7 91.8-96.6 27 5.3 3.4- 8.2
$25,000- 34,999 278 253 88.7 82.8-92.8 25 11.3 7.2-17.2
$35,000- 49,999 334 310 91.8 87.0-95.0 24 8.2 5.0-13.0
$50,000- 74,999 394 372 96.0 93.5-97.5 22 4.0 2.5- 6.5
$75,000+ 734 691 95.3 93.3-96.7 43 4.7 3.3- 6.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 650 610 94.7 92.2-96.5 40 5.3 3.5- 7.8
No 1,756 1,642 94.0 92.6-95.2 114 6.0 4.8- 7.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 749 699 93.6 91.1-95.4 50 6.4 4.6- 8.9
No 1,994 1,869 94.3 93.1-95.4 125 5.7 4.6- 6.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 809 761 94.4 92.3-96.0 48 5.6 4.0- 7.7
Non-Veteran 1,941 1,814 94.1 92.8-95.2 127 5.9 4.8- 7.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 780 731 93.9 91.7-95.5 49 6.1 4.5- 8.3
Regional City or Suburban County 602 566 94.5 92.2-96.1 36 5.5 3.9- 7.8
Rural 1,371 1,281 94.3 92.6-95.6 90 5.7 4.4- 7.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,610 1,491 93.2 91.7-94.5 119 6.8 5.5- 8.3
Unemployed 116 110 94.1 86.1-97.7 *** *** ***
Retired 698 664 96.2 94.4-97.5 34 3.8 2.5- 5.6
Unable to Work 220 210 97.2 94.6-98.6 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 97 92 94.1 86.0-97.6 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 63 60 95.6 86.7-98.6 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 227 215 95.3 91.6-97.5 12 4.7 2.5- 8.4
101% to 150% 390 363 93.3 89.6-95.8 27 6.7 4.2-10.4
151% to 200% 192 180 92.4 85.9-96.0 12 7.6 4.0-14.1
More than 200% 1,453 1,359 94.3 92.7-95.5 94 5.7 4.5- 7.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 527 491 93.2 89.9-95.5 36 6.8 4.5-10.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 996 926 93.6 91.5-95.2 70 6.4 4.8- 8.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,230 1,161 94.8 93.3-96.1 69 5.2 3.9- 6.7

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.

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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