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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Non-Hispanic White

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,178 3,264 50.9 49.3-52.4 711 12.4 11.4-13.5 795 13.7 12.7-14.8 1,028 17.6 16.4-18.8 380 5.4 4.8- 6.2
-Non-Hispanic White 4,195 2,100 48.1 46.3-50.0 439 11.7 10.5-13.0 551 14.1 12.9-15.4 796 19.7 18.2-21.2 309 6.4 5.6- 7.3
GENDER
Male 1,905 808 41.4 38.7-44.1 200 12.1 10.4-14.1 266 14.6 12.8-16.6 439 22.9 20.7-25.2 192 9.0 7.6-10.7
Female 2,290 1,292 54.4 51.8-57.0 239 11.3 9.7-13.1 285 13.7 12.0-15.5 357 16.7 14.9-18.7 117 4.0 3.2- 5.0
AGE
18-34 731 263 38.8 34.6-43.2 99 13.9 11.2-17.2 156 19.4 16.4-22.8 184 23.5 20.2-27.2 29 4.4 2.8- 6.7
35-44 469 184 38.2 33.2-43.4 67 15.5 12.0-19.8 74 16.4 12.9-20.7 115 24.2 20.0-28.9 29 5.8 3.9- 8.5
45-54 646 297 46.7 42.2-51.2 87 13.1 10.5-16.4 92 14.5 11.6-17.9 126 19.4 16.2-23.1 44 6.3 4.5- 8.7
55-64 855 424 49.2 45.1-53.3 79 9.4 7.2-12.1 108 13.6 11.0-16.6 177 21.2 18.1-24.6 67 6.7 5.0- 8.9
65-74 911 516 56.9 52.9-60.7 75 9.2 7.0-11.9 88 9.4 7.3-11.9 145 15.7 13.0-18.7 87 8.9 6.9-11.4
75+ 552 397 74.1 69.6-78.2 31 5.9 3.9- 8.8 30 4.7 3.1- 6.9 43 6.9 4.9- 9.7 51 8.4 6.1-11.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 301 227 73.4 66.8-79.2 25 11.8 7.6-17.8 18 6.1 3.7- 9.8 *** *** *** 15 4.1 2.2- 7.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,058 656 55.7 52.0-59.3 91 10.8 8.6-13.5 115 13.1 10.7-16.0 130 13.8 11.4-16.6 66 6.6 4.9- 8.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,277 675 49.8 46.4-53.1 138 11.6 9.6-13.9 172 14.3 12.1-16.8 207 18.2 15.7-21.1 85 6.1 4.7- 7.8
College Graduate 1,552 536 29.9 27.4-32.6 185 12.6 10.7-14.7 246 17.8 15.6-20.2 442 32.2 29.4-35.0 143 7.5 6.2- 9.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 294 218 75.4 69.0-80.9 18 4.4 2.6- 7.6 23 9.5 5.9-14.9 29 9.4 6.2-14.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 546 343 59.5 54.1-64.7 60 14.3 10.5-19.1 54 12.2 9.1-16.2 55 9.6 7.1-13.0 34 4.4 2.9- 6.7
$25,000- 34,999 362 195 50.1 43.8-56.4 32 10.3 6.8-15.4 53 15.8 11.7-20.9 51 14.7 10.7-19.9 31 9.1 5.9-13.7
$35,000- 49,999 540 274 51.3 46.0-56.7 61 12.2 9.1-16.1 60 9.5 7.0-12.7 103 19.5 15.7-24.0 42 7.5 5.2-10.7
$50,000- 74,999 611 288 46.5 41.8-51.3 79 13.4 10.5-16.9 88 15.5 12.4-19.4 117 18.6 15.3-22.5 39 5.9 4.0- 8.7
$75,000+ 1,164 352 28.7 25.7-31.9 141 13.4 11.2-15.9 210 19.9 17.2-22.8 345 29.8 26.8-33.0 116 8.2 6.6-10.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,079 696 63.2 59.4-66.8 112 12.4 9.9-15.5 88 9.1 7.1-11.7 124 10.6 8.6-12.9 59 4.7 3.3- 6.7
No 2,655 1,270 46.9 44.5-49.3 275 11.4 10.0-13.0 368 14.4 12.8-16.1 529 20.3 18.5-22.2 213 7.0 6.0- 8.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,216 784 63.4 59.9-66.8 112 10.8 8.6-13.5 91 8.7 6.8-10.9 149 11.8 9.8-14.2 80 5.3 4.0- 6.9
No 2,965 1,306 42.6 40.5-44.8 326 12.0 10.6-13.5 458 16.0 14.5-17.7 646 22.5 20.7-24.4 229 6.9 5.8- 8.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 667 306 41.6 37.2-46.0 86 15.3 12.1-19.1 78 13.0 10.1-16.6 137 21.4 17.8-25.4 60 8.8 6.6-11.6
Non-Veteran 3,527 1,793 49.2 47.2-51.3 353 11.1 9.8-12.5 473 14.3 12.9-15.8 659 19.4 17.9-21.1 249 6.0 5.2- 7.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 971 334 33.3 30.0-36.8 97 10.4 8.4-12.8 185 19.3 16.6-22.2 272 29.1 25.9-32.4 83 7.9 6.2-10.1
Regional City or Suburban County 992 503 52.8 49.1-56.5 112 12.1 9.9-14.8 120 11.2 9.2-13.6 195 18.4 15.7-21.4 62 5.5 4.1- 7.2
Rural 2,233 1,263 55.0 52.3-57.7 231 12.2 10.5-14.3 246 12.5 10.7-14.4 329 14.3 12.6-16.2 164 6.0 4.9- 7.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,093 805 36.7 34.2-39.2 259 13.2 11.6-15.1 345 17.5 15.7-19.6 522 25.5 23.3-27.8 162 7.1 5.9- 8.5
Unemployed 123 *** *** *** 15 10.4 5.7-18.1 24 20.5 13.0-30.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,337 815 61.9 58.7-65.0 96 8.1 6.4-10.2 117 8.3 6.8-10.3 184 13.1 11.1-15.4 125 8.5 6.9-10.4
Unable to Work 318 236 74.0 66.9-80.1 38 14.2 9.2-21.4 14 4.6 2.5- 8.1 22 5.4 3.2- 9.0 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 310 174 58.7 52.1-65.0 31 10.0 6.7-14.6 50 14.2 10.4-19.0 51 16.4 12.3-21.5 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 231 163 68.8 60.6-76.0 21 12.3 7.3-20.0 19 9.7 5.9-15.5 22 7.4 4.4-11.9 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 553 340 56.9 51.6-62.0 60 13.3 9.9-17.7 56 12.6 9.4-16.6 66 12.4 9.4-16.3 31 4.8 3.0- 7.7
151% to 200% 285 171 60.1 52.8-67.0 28 9.6 6.1-14.7 33 13.0 9.0-18.5 33 10.1 6.8-14.8 20 7.1 4.1-12.1
More than 200% 2,336 931 37.9 35.6-40.3 271 12.6 11.1-14.3 360 16.4 14.7-18.4 566 25.2 23.1-27.4 208 7.8 6.6- 9.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 777 454 56.1 51.2-60.8 68 10.8 7.9-14.6 81 13.0 9.8-17.0 115 14.4 11.4-18.0 59 5.7 4.1- 7.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,639 948 58.4 55.4-61.3 172 11.6 9.8-13.8 187 11.3 9.6-13.3 226 12.9 11.0-14.9 106 5.8 4.5- 7.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,780 698 38.6 35.9-41.3 200 11.9 10.3-13.8 283 16.4 14.5-18.5 455 26.1 23.8-28.5 144 7.0 5.8- 8.5

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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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