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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Males

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,851 2,082 69.9 67.7-72.0 263 10.2 8.8-11.7 159 6.4 5.4- 7.6 237 8.9 7.7-10.3 110 4.6 3.7- 5.7
-MALES 1,506 1,033 66.1 63.1-69.0 153 11.0 9.1-13.1 92 6.5 5.1- 8.2 143 9.9 8.2-12.0 85 6.5 5.1- 8.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,083 753 66.6 63.1-70.0 110 11.3 9.1-13.9 58 5.9 4.4- 8.0 95 9.4 7.4-11.7 67 6.8 5.2- 8.9
Non-Hispanic Black 210 145 67.8 59.5-75.0 15 7.3 4.2-12.5 20 9.6 5.9-15.3 21 9.0 5.1-15.4 *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 403 210 51.2 45.5-56.9 62 15.1 11.4-19.8 35 8.0 5.5-11.3 58 15.4 11.6-20.1 38 10.3 7.2-14.5
35-44 241 152 66.9 59.8-73.3 35 14.0 9.7-19.8 12 4.5 2.2- 9.1 32 10.6 7.2-15.4 *** *** ***
45-54 257 186 71.9 64.9-78.0 24 8.6 5.4-13.3 13 6.4 3.4-11.8 19 7.2 4.3-11.8 15 5.9 3.2-10.8
55-64 268 201 74.7 68.2-80.3 17 7.0 4.1-11.7 16 7.3 4.3-12.0 21 6.0 3.6- 9.9 13 5.0 2.7- 9.0
65-74 243 201 84.5 78.5-89.1 12 4.1 2.0- 8.0 11 3.3 1.7- 6.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 80 73 90.3 79.5-95.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 119 73 59.9 49.0-69.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 19.2 12.2-28.9 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 375 224 58.7 52.6-64.6 43 13.3 9.5-18.3 34 7.7 5.3-11.1 41 11.1 7.6-15.9 33 9.2 6.3-13.3
Some Post-H.S. 410 279 65.4 59.7-70.8 38 11.3 7.9-15.9 28 7.0 4.5-10.6 37 8.7 6.1-12.4 28 7.6 4.9-11.5
College Graduate 600 455 75.1 70.8-78.9 63 9.9 7.5-13.0 22 4.4 2.8- 7.0 43 7.1 5.1- 9.9 17 3.4 2.0- 5.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 77 *** *** *** 11 14.9 7.4-27.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 187 112 60.0 51.3-68.0 18 11.4 6.7-18.8 17 8.3 4.8-14.0 24 12.2 7.7-18.7 16 8.2 4.8-13.6
$25,000- 34,999 138 80 50.3 40.2-60.4 16 11.9 6.9-19.7 13 8.6 4.7-15.3 20 20.5 12.4-31.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 202 128 58.4 49.7-66.7 26 14.2 9.0-21.6 14 9.5 5.1-17.0 21 10.0 6.1-16.0 13 7.9 4.1-14.8
$50,000- 74,999 223 162 69.7 61.6-76.8 20 10.8 6.4-17.7 11 5.0 2.6- 9.5 17 8.0 4.4-14.1 13 6.5 3.3-12.3
$75,000+ 512 387 74.0 69.1-78.4 49 9.5 6.9-13.1 21 4.8 2.9- 7.7 36 7.0 4.8-10.1 19 4.7 2.7- 7.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 293 207 66.3 58.7-73.2 24 12.3 7.7-19.1 27 9.4 6.1-14.2 20 6.5 3.7-11.3 15 5.4 2.6-11.0
No 967 666 67.2 63.5-70.7 99 10.0 8.0-12.5 55 6.1 4.5- 8.3 94 10.2 8.1-12.9 53 6.5 4.7- 8.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 334 226 67.2 60.7-73.2 24 7.9 4.8-12.7 28 8.4 5.4-12.9 29 6.0 3.9- 9.3 27 10.3 6.8-15.5
No 1,169 804 65.7 62.4-69.0 129 11.7 9.6-14.2 64 6.1 4.6- 7.9 114 10.8 8.8-13.3 58 5.6 4.2- 7.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 429 312 72.2 66.8-77.1 38 8.6 5.8-12.6 27 6.7 4.2-10.6 32 7.4 5.0-10.9 20 5.0 3.1- 7.9
Non-Veteran 1,077 721 64.1 60.6-67.6 115 11.7 9.5-14.3 65 6.4 4.9- 8.4 111 10.7 8.6-13.2 65 7.0 5.3- 9.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 496 346 69.0 64.1-73.5 49 9.5 6.9-12.9 25 5.3 3.5- 8.1 54 10.7 8.0-14.1 22 5.6 3.5- 8.8
Regional City or Suburban County 327 228 68.7 62.7-74.1 27 8.0 5.3-11.9 26 9.5 6.3-14.1 29 8.8 5.9-12.8 17 5.1 3.0- 8.4
Rural 683 459 61.5 56.5-66.2 77 14.3 11.0-18.3 41 6.1 4.2- 8.8 60 9.8 7.0-13.4 46 8.4 6.0-11.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,030 673 63.3 59.7-66.8 124 12.2 10.0-14.9 63 6.7 5.1- 8.8 105 10.5 8.4-13.0 65 7.4 5.6- 9.7
Unemployed 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 300 252 84.3 78.7-88.6 11 3.7 1.8- 7.4 12 4.2 2.2- 7.8 14 4.2 2.1- 8.0 11 3.7 1.9- 7.1
Unable to Work 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 95 *** *** *** 13 14.8 7.8-26.3 11 10.4 5.2-19.8 17 20.9 12.7-32.5 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 185 109 57.2 48.1-65.8 20 11.5 7.0-18.3 16 6.2 3.5-10.6 24 16.6 10.2-25.9 16 8.5 5.0-14.1
151% to 200% 90 *** *** *** 13 15.3 8.3-26.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 926 670 69.5 65.7-73.1 90 10.3 8.0-13.1 45 6.0 4.3- 8.3 75 8.1 6.2-10.4 46 6.1 4.3- 8.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 245 172 62.6 53.6-70.9 24 14.0 8.5-22.1 11 3.4 1.7- 6.7 20 9.6 5.1-17.4 18 10.3 5.8-17.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 501 328 61.5 56.0-66.7 57 12.3 9.0-16.5 33 7.6 5.0-11.4 48 10.4 7.4-14.5 35 8.2 5.7-11.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 760 533 69.1 65.1-72.7 72 9.7 7.5-12.5 48 6.6 4.8- 8.9 75 9.7 7.6-12.4 32 4.9 3.3- 7.2

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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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