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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 2,063 901 40.3 37.8-42.8 645 31.8 29.4-34.3 270 13.9 12.1-15.8 100 5.8 4.6- 7.3 147 8.3 6.9- 9.9
GENDER
Male 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
Female 987 523 48.5 44.7-52.3 299 32.4 29.0-36.1 102 11.2 9.0-14.0 35 4.6 3.1- 6.9 28 3.2 2.0- 4.9
AGE
18-34 459 122 26.1 21.7-31.0 152 32.7 27.9-37.9 74 15.8 12.2-20.2 46 10.7 7.7-14.8 65 14.7 11.3-18.8
35-44 282 88 30.7 24.9-37.1 105 36.9 30.8-43.6 47 17.4 12.7-23.3 20 6.9 4.2-11.2 22 8.1 5.1-12.7
45-54 341 148 43.7 37.8-49.7 107 30.9 25.6-36.8 55 16.0 11.9-21.2 *** *** *** 21 5.6 3.5- 8.9
55-64 425 203 49.0 43.3-54.6 139 32.6 27.6-38.1 46 10.2 7.3-14.1 *** *** *** 25 6.2 4.0- 9.5
65-74 393 230 57.0 51.0-62.9 101 27.5 22.5-33.2 39 10.0 6.8-14.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 152 103 71.7 62.9-79.1 39 21.5 15.1-29.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 392 163 39.5 33.9-45.4 91 23.1 18.4-28.6 64 15.7 11.8-20.6 22 6.6 4.1-10.5 52 15.1 11.3-19.9
Some Post-H.S. 590 241 37.2 32.8-41.8 181 32.1 27.7-36.7 89 16.6 13.2-20.7 28 4.9 3.2- 7.5 51 9.2 6.8-12.4
College Graduate 1,009 468 43.9 40.4-47.5 358 37.5 34.1-41.1 107 10.6 8.5-13.0 43 4.8 3.4- 6.8 33 3.2 2.2- 4.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 198 77 34.1 26.5-42.6 64 32.7 25.2-41.2 22 10.5 6.2-17.0 *** *** *** 24 13.2 8.2-20.4
$25,000- 34,999 166 78 41.7 32.9-51.0 34 19.9 13.6-28.3 24 15.0 9.3-23.2 *** *** *** 17 14.1 8.4-22.5
$35,000- 49,999 259 104 34.3 27.9-41.3 80 30.1 23.8-37.2 46 21.1 15.2-28.4 14 6.1 3.4-10.7 15 8.4 4.8-14.4
$50,000- 74,999 320 156 46.5 40.1-53.0 95 30.6 24.8-37.0 34 11.4 7.8-16.3 *** *** *** 22 7.5 4.9-11.5
$75,000+ 807 338 38.2 34.4-42.1 296 38.0 34.1-42.0 104 13.7 11.0-16.9 28 4.2 2.7- 6.4 41 5.9 4.1- 8.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 372 175 42.7 36.5-49.1 109 32.0 26.0-38.7 45 10.6 7.5-14.9 *** *** *** 22 7.1 4.2-11.6
No 1,367 614 42.4 39.3-45.6 410 29.7 26.9-32.6 186 14.6 12.4-17.1 60 5.2 3.9- 6.9 97 8.1 6.5-10.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 421 179 40.7 35.1-46.6 138 30.9 25.8-36.6 51 11.5 8.2-15.9 *** *** *** 33 9.5 6.5-13.8
No 1,638 718 40.0 37.3-42.9 507 32.1 29.4-34.8 219 14.4 12.4-16.7 80 5.5 4.3- 7.0 114 8.0 6.5- 9.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 356 142 37.4 31.7-43.4 116 31.7 26.3-37.7 48 16.2 11.7-21.9 22 6.1 3.7- 9.9 28 8.7 5.8-12.8
Non-Veteran 1,707 759 40.8 38.1-43.6 529 31.8 29.2-34.5 222 13.4 11.5-15.6 78 5.8 4.4- 7.5 119 8.2 6.7-10.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 629 260 38.8 34.7-43.1 234 35.3 31.3-39.6 66 12.6 9.8-16.2 28 5.4 3.6- 7.9 41 7.8 5.6-10.8
Regional City or Suburban County 481 223 43.1 38.1-48.3 136 30.0 25.4-35.0 70 14.6 11.2-18.7 22 5.9 3.6- 9.6 30 6.4 4.4- 9.2
Rural 954 418 39.8 36.0-43.9 276 29.6 25.9-33.5 134 14.6 11.9-17.7 50 6.1 4.2- 8.8 76 9.9 7.6-12.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,269 486 36.6 33.6-39.8 433 34.6 31.6-37.8 182 14.3 12.2-16.9 70 6.1 4.7- 7.8 98 8.4 6.7-10.4
Unemployed 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 515 310 59.5 54.3-64.6 127 24.5 20.3-29.2 51 10.6 7.7-14.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 134 49 35.8 27.2-45.3 41 25.8 18.7-34.4 21 17.3 11.0-26.0 *** *** *** 13 11.7 6.6-19.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 207 88 41.0 33.1-49.5 63 30.9 23.8-39.0 19 9.6 5.5-16.3 *** *** *** 22 9.5 5.9-15.0
151% to 200% 113 *** *** *** 31 26.0 17.6-36.6 16 15.6 8.8-26.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,391 605 39.2 36.2-42.2 464 34.7 31.7-37.7 186 14.3 12.1-16.8 55 4.7 3.5- 6.3 81 7.2 5.6- 9.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 320 139 41.6 34.3-49.2 98 32.2 25.4-39.8 44 14.1 9.7-20.1 22 5.3 3.1- 9.0 17 6.9 4.0-11.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 681 300 40.8 36.4-45.4 183 27.0 23.0-31.3 98 15.0 11.8-18.8 26 4.0 2.4- 6.8 74 13.2 10.3-16.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,063 462 39.7 36.5-43.1 365 34.2 31.0-37.5 128 13.2 11.0-15.9 52 6.8 5.1- 9.0 56 6.1 4.5- 8.0

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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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