NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Non-Hispanic White

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
-Non-Hispanic White 4,163 3,862 93.0 92.0-93.8 301 7.0 6.2- 8.0
GENDER
Male 1,884 1,750 93.7 92.4-94.9 134 6.3 5.1- 7.6
Female 2,279 2,112 92.3 90.9-93.5 167 7.7 6.5- 9.1
AGE
18-34 722 646 90.2 87.5-92.3 76 9.8 7.7-12.5
35-44 466 419 91.4 88.4-93.8 47 8.6 6.2-11.6
45-54 638 595 94.0 91.6-95.7 43 6.0 4.3- 8.4
55-64 849 782 92.7 90.4-94.5 67 7.3 5.5- 9.6
65-74 908 858 95.1 93.1-96.5 50 4.9 3.5- 6.9
75+ 549 532 97.5 95.7-98.6 17 2.5 1.4- 4.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 298 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,048 986 93.3 91.2-95.0 62 6.7 5.0- 8.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,265 1,181 93.8 92.2-95.2 84 6.2 4.8- 7.8
College Graduate 1,544 1,402 90.0 88.0-91.7 142 10.0 8.3-12.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 290 276 94.7 90.6-97.0 14 5.3 3.0- 9.4
$15,000- 24,999 541 507 95.2 92.8-96.8 34 4.8 3.2- 7.2
$25,000- 34,999 361 336 91.5 86.6-94.6 25 8.5 5.4-13.4
$35,000- 49,999 533 488 90.5 86.9-93.2 45 9.5 6.8-13.1
$50,000- 74,999 608 566 94.1 91.7-95.8 42 5.9 4.2- 8.3
$75,000+ 1,159 1,054 91.5 89.4-93.1 105 8.5 6.9-10.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,068 1,018 96.0 94.3-97.2 50 4.0 2.8- 5.7
No 2,636 2,432 92.6 91.4-93.7 204 7.4 6.3- 8.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,204 1,137 95.0 93.4-96.3 67 5.0 3.7- 6.6
No 2,944 2,710 92.2 91.0-93.3 234 7.8 6.7- 9.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 661 620 93.8 91.3-95.7 41 6.2 4.3- 8.7
Non-Veteran 3,500 3,240 92.8 91.8-93.8 260 7.2 6.2- 8.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 963 873 90.1 87.7-92.0 90 9.9 8.0-12.3
Regional City or Suburban County 984 920 94.2 92.4-95.5 64 5.8 4.5- 7.6
Rural 2,216 2,069 94.2 92.9-95.3 147 5.8 4.7- 7.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,074 1,878 91.1 89.6-92.4 196 8.9 7.6-10.4
Unemployed 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,329 1,260 95.6 94.1-96.7 69 4.4 3.3- 5.9
Unable to Work 316 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 308 289 93.5 89.6-96.0 19 6.5 4.0-10.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 227 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 547 519 95.5 93.0-97.1 28 4.5 2.9- 7.0
151% to 200% 284 265 92.7 87.7-95.7 19 7.3 4.3-12.3
More than 200% 2,322 2,124 91.5 90.1-92.8 198 8.5 7.2- 9.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 773 715 93.1 90.5-95.0 58 6.9 5.0- 9.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,629 1,533 94.7 93.2-95.8 96 5.3 4.2- 6.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,761 1,614 91.7 90.1-93.0 147 8.3 7.0- 9.9

Back to Alcohol Consumption.

*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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 09AUG17.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts