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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Non-Hispanic White

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 2,781 746 24.5 22.7-26.4 744 26.3 24.4-28.3 478 17.2 15.5-18.9 228 8.4 7.2- 9.8 585 23.6 21.7-25.7
-Non-Hispanic White 2,020 543 24.3 22.2-26.6 546 26.6 24.4-28.9 353 17.3 15.4-19.4 172 8.8 7.3-10.5 406 23.1 20.8-25.5
GENDER
Male 1,052 210 18.9 16.3-21.8 238 21.9 19.2-25.0 211 19.4 16.6-22.4 99 9.1 7.2-11.5 294 30.6 27.3-34.2
Female 968 333 30.7 27.4-34.3 308 32.1 28.6-35.7 142 14.8 12.3-17.6 73 8.4 6.3-11.0 112 14.1 11.5-17.1
AGE
18-34 447 69 14.7 11.3-18.8 95 21.1 17.1-25.7 67 14.2 10.9-18.2 42 10.1 7.0-14.3 174 40.0 34.8-45.5
35-44 277 54 18.4 13.8-24.1 68 26.3 20.8-32.7 52 20.3 15.3-26.6 30 11.7 8.0-16.9 73 23.2 18.2-29.2
45-54 334 85 26.1 21.2-31.8 84 25.6 20.6-31.3 73 20.6 16.2-25.7 31 9.1 6.2-13.3 61 18.6 14.1-24.2
55-64 415 119 28.6 23.6-34.0 130 32.9 27.7-38.4 68 16.3 12.4-21.0 41 8.0 5.6-11.3 57 14.3 10.7-18.8
65-74 385 142 36.9 31.2-42.9 112 29.4 24.2-35.1 76 20.9 16.2-26.5 21 4.9 3.0- 7.7 34 8.0 5.3-11.9
75+ 151 71 50.9 41.5-60.2 55 36.0 27.5-45.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 383 111 27.1 22.1-32.6 80 19.4 15.3-24.5 62 15.1 11.3-19.9 34 9.1 6.2-13.1 96 29.3 23.9-35.3
Some Post-H.S. 574 158 23.4 19.7-27.6 162 28.8 24.7-33.3 99 17.8 14.4-21.8 40 6.5 4.4- 9.6 115 23.4 19.4-28.0
College Graduate 992 252 22.9 20.1-26.0 288 29.4 26.1-32.8 185 18.6 15.9-21.6 91 9.8 7.8-12.2 176 19.4 16.6-22.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 73 14 17.6 9.7-29.9 18 20.6 12.1-32.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 193 52 24.8 18.1-33.1 51 25.1 18.5-33.2 26 12.5 7.8-19.5 20 14.8 8.5-24.3 44 22.8 16.3-30.9
$25,000- 34,999 159 49 27.0 19.4-36.2 39 23.3 16.3-32.1 23 16.2 10.1-24.8 *** *** *** 40 28.5 20.6-37.9
$35,000- 49,999 257 65 21.2 16.0-27.5 67 23.4 17.9-29.8 43 17.3 12.6-23.3 17 5.0 3.0- 8.4 65 33.1 26.0-41.1
$50,000- 74,999 316 95 28.5 23.2-34.6 87 27.7 22.3-33.7 62 17.5 13.2-22.8 18 5.4 3.0- 9.3 54 20.9 15.6-27.4
$75,000+ 793 186 21.6 18.6-25.0 221 27.4 23.9-31.1 155 19.8 16.6-23.3 85 10.3 8.1-13.0 146 20.9 17.6-24.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 368 125 31.6 26.1-37.7 89 22.9 18.0-28.8 61 14.9 11.0-19.8 28 8.3 4.8-14.1 65 22.3 16.8-28.9
No 1,334 368 25.9 23.2-28.8 378 28.1 25.3-31.1 227 17.1 14.8-19.7 113 8.4 6.8-10.3 248 20.5 17.9-23.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 411 125 28.9 24.0-34.4 111 24.9 20.3-30.1 63 14.6 10.8-19.4 34 10.0 6.3-15.6 78 21.6 16.9-27.3
No 1,605 415 23.2 20.9-25.7 435 27.0 24.5-29.6 289 17.9 15.7-20.2 138 8.5 7.0-10.3 328 23.4 20.9-26.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 343 100 27.4 22.2-33.3 78 24.7 19.7-30.5 64 17.1 12.9-22.3 32 9.2 6.1-13.6 69 21.7 16.7-27.6
Non-Veteran 1,677 442 23.7 21.4-26.1 469 27.0 24.5-29.6 289 17.3 15.3-19.6 140 8.7 7.1-10.6 337 23.3 20.9-26.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 615 129 18.6 15.6-22.1 184 28.5 24.7-32.5 125 20.9 17.5-24.8 53 8.9 6.6-11.9 124 23.1 19.4-27.2
Regional City or Suburban County 474 142 28.8 24.3-33.7 125 25.0 20.9-29.7 75 16.2 12.6-20.5 39 8.5 5.8-12.2 93 21.5 17.5-26.2
Rural 932 272 27.0 23.5-30.7 238 25.7 22.3-29.5 153 14.4 11.9-17.3 80 8.8 6.6-11.6 189 24.0 20.4-28.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,242 280 20.8 18.3-23.5 313 25.8 23.0-28.7 224 17.2 14.9-19.8 119 9.7 7.9-11.8 306 26.6 23.7-29.7
Unemployed 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 508 192 39.1 34.1-44.4 162 30.8 26.2-35.8 84 17.8 14.0-22.4 32 4.7 3.2- 6.9 38 7.6 5.2-10.9
Unable to Work 77 22 18.4 11.0-29.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 131 34 24.5 17.1-33.8 31 22.8 16.0-31.5 22 16.2 10.1-24.9 *** *** *** 32 28.9 20.8-38.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 207 58 25.9 19.3-33.8 53 27.4 20.5-35.5 25 12.2 7.6-19.0 *** *** *** 53 25.9 19.3-33.8
151% to 200% 106 33 28.0 19.2-38.9 28 24.1 16.1-34.6 16 14.7 8.3-24.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,370 350 23.0 20.6-25.7 377 26.8 24.2-29.7 260 18.8 16.5-21.4 118 8.3 6.8-10.2 265 23.0 20.2-25.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 309 90 30.4 23.5-38.3 79 25.6 19.7-32.6 51 14.4 10.1-20.2 27 7.2 4.2-12.1 62 22.3 16.3-29.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 666 201 28.2 24.3-32.5 161 24.5 20.7-28.9 107 14.6 11.7-18.1 52 7.8 5.5-11.0 145 24.8 20.7-29.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,046 252 21.3 18.7-24.1 307 27.8 24.9-30.9 195 19.1 16.5-22.0 93 9.5 7.6-11.9 199 22.3 19.4-25.5

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*This question 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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