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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Males

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,833 1,183 38.6 36.5-40.7 884 31.5 29.4-33.6 381 14.0 12.5-15.7 143 5.7 4.6- 6.9 242 10.3 8.9-11.8
-MALES 1,495 494 31.6 28.9-34.5 485 31.5 28.7-34.4 236 16.0 13.8-18.5 91 6.4 5.0- 8.2 189 14.5 12.4-16.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,076 378 33.3 30.1-36.7 346 31.3 28.1-34.7 168 16.1 13.5-19.0 65 6.8 5.1- 9.0 119 12.6 10.3-15.2
Non-Hispanic Black 211 56 26.1 19.8-33.6 75 35.8 28.4-43.9 34 15.4 10.7-21.8 19 7.1 4.3-11.6 27 15.5 10.1-23.2
Other 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 395 81 21.4 17.0-26.5 120 29.9 24.9-35.4 65 15.3 11.5-20.0 40 9.7 6.8-13.8 89 23.7 19.2-28.9
35-44 238 64 27.6 21.5-34.6 77 31.4 25.0-38.7 46 20.5 15.0-27.4 18 7.2 4.2-11.9 33 13.3 9.1-19.2
45-54 251 86 34.4 28.0-41.4 84 32.2 25.9-39.2 46 18.9 13.7-25.5 12 4.9 2.7- 8.9 23 9.6 5.9-15.1
55-64 269 98 39.1 32.5-46.2 96 35.9 29.5-42.9 38 12.2 8.5-17.3 *** *** *** 29 10.4 6.9-15.4
65-74 247 110 44.3 37.0-51.8 80 31.5 25.0-38.7 32 14.2 9.3-21.0 11 4.8 2.2- 9.8 14 5.3 2.7-10.1
75+ 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 115 34 27.0 18.9-37.0 30 26.6 18.2-37.1 18 13.3 7.4-22.8 *** *** *** 24 23.7 15.4-34.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 374 106 28.3 23.3-34.0 110 28.8 23.6-34.7 59 15.7 11.8-20.7 21 5.9 3.7- 9.5 78 21.2 16.6-26.5
Some Post-H.S. 403 124 29.9 24.9-35.4 119 29.0 24.0-34.5 74 19.8 15.4-25.2 27 5.7 3.6- 8.9 59 15.6 11.9-20.3
College Graduate 601 228 37.4 33.1-42.0 226 37.9 33.5-42.6 85 13.4 10.5-16.8 34 6.7 4.6- 9.7 28 4.6 3.0- 7.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 182 55 26.9 20.2-34.8 51 28.9 21.7-37.4 19 10.0 5.9-16.4 18 11.1 6.1-19.4 39 23.1 16.5-31.4
$25,000- 34,999 142 46 28.7 20.9-37.9 38 25.8 17.9-35.6 25 17.5 11.1-26.4 *** *** *** 23 21.1 13.6-31.2
$35,000- 49,999 198 55 25.0 18.6-32.7 65 31.6 24.4-39.8 38 19.3 13.2-27.2 13 5.8 3.1-10.4 27 18.4 12.0-27.1
$50,000- 74,999 222 75 33.9 26.8-41.8 74 32.5 25.6-40.3 37 15.9 11.0-22.4 *** *** *** 27 13.4 8.7-20.0
$75,000+ 509 178 33.6 29.0-38.5 189 36.9 32.1-42.0 85 17.1 13.4-21.6 21 4.9 3.0- 7.8 36 7.5 5.2-10.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 291 99 30.2 24.3-36.8 93 35.5 28.6-43.2 51 15.7 11.4-21.3 21 8.4 4.6-14.9 27 10.2 6.4-15.7
No 959 327 33.8 30.3-37.4 297 28.5 25.3-32.0 152 17.1 14.2-20.3 53 5.5 4.1- 7.4 130 15.1 12.5-18.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 332 109 29.8 24.3-35.9 110 33.2 27.1-39.9 51 13.5 9.6-18.5 21 8.1 4.6-13.9 41 15.4 10.9-21.4
No 1,160 383 32.0 28.9-35.2 375 31.1 28.1-34.4 184 16.6 14.1-19.5 70 6.0 4.6- 7.9 148 14.2 11.9-16.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 428 149 32.7 27.8-38.1 148 34.4 29.2-40.1 61 15.9 11.9-20.9 26 6.0 3.8- 9.4 44 11.0 7.9-15.1
Non-Veteran 1,067 345 31.3 28.1-34.6 337 30.6 27.4-34.0 175 16.0 13.5-18.9 65 6.6 4.9- 8.7 145 15.5 13.0-18.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 496 163 31.6 27.2-36.4 169 32.5 28.0-37.3 68 14.9 11.4-19.2 29 6.0 4.1- 8.8 67 15.0 11.6-19.1
Regional City or Suburban County 325 112 32.9 27.4-38.9 98 30.7 25.3-36.7 65 20.4 15.7-26.1 19 6.1 3.8- 9.9 31 9.8 6.8-13.9
Rural 674 219 30.9 26.7-35.4 218 30.8 26.5-35.5 103 14.7 11.6-18.4 43 7.1 4.7-10.4 91 16.6 13.1-20.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,017 313 30.8 27.6-34.3 337 32.3 29.0-35.8 170 15.9 13.5-18.8 62 6.2 4.7- 8.1 135 14.7 12.2-17.6
Unemployed 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 302 135 44.9 38.3-51.6 99 32.4 26.5-38.9 41 13.9 9.7-19.6 13 4.0 2.0- 7.8 14 4.9 2.6- 9.0
Unable to Work 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 92 21 23.5 15.1-34.8 23 20.4 12.5-31.5 11 10.2 5.4-18.6 13 14.1 7.7-24.6 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 182 58 28.4 21.2-36.9 52 29.8 22.2-38.7 22 12.5 7.6-19.8 18 12.4 6.9-21.2 32 16.9 11.5-24.3
151% to 200% 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 921 308 31.6 28.2-35.3 316 34.2 30.6-38.0 163 17.3 14.5-20.5 42 5.0 3.6- 7.0 92 11.8 9.4-14.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 241 80 32.0 24.8-40.1 84 33.9 25.8-43.0 35 13.3 8.6-19.8 16 5.9 3.2-10.4 26 15.0 9.4-23.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 497 155 30.1 25.5-35.2 147 28.0 23.5-32.9 83 17.3 13.4-21.9 30 5.2 3.3- 8.0 82 19.5 15.5-24.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 757 259 32.3 28.7-36.2 254 32.8 29.1-36.7 118 15.9 13.0-19.3 45 7.2 5.2- 9.8 81 11.8 9.3-14.9

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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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