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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 2,068 1,535 70.7 68.2-73.2 189 10.3 8.8-12.2 104 6.1 4.9- 7.5 156 8.1 6.8- 9.7 84 4.7 3.6- 6.1
GENDER
Male 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
Female 985 782 75.7 72.0-79.0 79 9.2 7.1-11.9 46 6.2 4.5- 8.5 61 6.7 4.9- 9.0 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 464 252 51.9 46.5-57.2 77 16.8 13.0-21.3 44 9.7 7.1-13.2 57 13.2 9.9-17.4 34 8.5 5.7-12.4
35-44 281 194 71.6 65.3-77.1 27 10.4 6.8-15.4 16 5.2 2.9- 9.2 32 8.9 6.1-12.8 *** *** ***
45-54 343 258 75.7 70.1-80.6 36 10.5 7.3-14.9 *** *** *** 24 6.4 4.0-10.1 15 3.3 1.9- 5.6
55-64 426 336 79.0 74.0-83.2 28 6.0 3.9- 9.2 17 5.1 3.0- 8.4 31 6.7 4.4-10.1 *** *** ***
65-74 390 344 89.1 85.0-92.2 17 3.8 2.1- 6.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 152 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 393 264 62.5 56.5-68.2 39 12.8 8.9-18.0 27 7.5 4.9-11.1 35 10.1 6.9-14.6 28 7.1 4.7-10.5
Some Post-H.S. 593 437 70.5 65.7-74.9 48 9.1 6.6-12.5 33 6.1 4.2- 9.0 45 8.1 5.7-11.3 30 6.2 3.9- 9.6
College Graduate 1,010 782 75.1 71.8-78.2 98 10.2 8.2-12.6 41 5.2 3.7- 7.3 69 7.2 5.5- 9.3 20 2.2 1.3- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 198 138 66.5 57.6-74.3 17 12.9 7.4-21.6 13 7.4 4.1-13.0 *** *** *** 14 6.5 3.6-11.4
$25,000- 34,999 161 112 65.2 55.6-73.7 17 9.4 5.5-15.6 13 9.1 5.0-15.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 263 183 62.5 54.8-69.6 29 12.5 8.0-19.1 *** *** *** 25 10.9 7.0-16.5 14 6.6 3.6-11.7
$50,000- 74,999 322 254 76.0 69.5-81.4 22 8.5 5.1-13.9 15 4.9 2.8- 8.2 20 6.8 3.9-11.5 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 808 613 73.5 69.6-77.0 79 10.6 8.3-13.5 32 4.7 3.2- 7.0 59 7.8 5.8-10.3 25 3.4 2.1- 5.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 379 291 71.4 64.6-77.3 29 11.9 7.6-18.1 23 6.8 4.3-10.8 21 5.7 3.3- 9.6 *** *** ***
No 1,364 1,031 73.2 70.2-76.1 125 9.8 8.0-11.9 60 5.5 4.1- 7.3 97 7.3 5.8- 9.2 51 4.3 3.0- 6.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 425 318 72.0 66.1-77.2 30 9.1 5.7-14.2 23 5.9 3.7- 9.5 28 6.0 3.8- 9.4 26 6.9 4.5-10.5
No 1,639 1,213 70.4 67.6-73.1 159 10.6 8.9-12.7 81 6.1 4.8- 7.8 128 8.6 7.0-10.5 58 4.2 3.1- 5.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 358 269 73.2 67.2-78.5 29 7.4 4.7-11.5 21 6.8 4.0-11.3 18 6.5 4.0-10.6 21 6.0 3.8- 9.5
Non-Veteran 1,710 1,266 70.3 67.5-72.9 160 10.9 9.1-13.0 83 5.9 4.7- 7.5 138 8.4 6.9-10.2 63 4.5 3.3- 6.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 631 466 71.0 66.7-75.0 60 9.5 7.2-12.5 32 5.7 3.9- 8.2 49 9.1 6.7-12.3 24 4.7 3.0- 7.3
Regional City or Suburban County 483 364 72.1 66.9-76.8 37 8.2 5.6-11.9 29 8.1 5.5-11.7 37 7.7 5.4-10.7 *** *** ***
Rural 955 706 69.6 65.5-73.4 92 12.5 9.7-15.9 43 5.2 3.6- 7.4 70 7.4 5.5-10.0 44 5.3 3.7- 7.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,274 886 67.1 63.9-70.2 143 11.9 9.9-14.3 77 7.2 5.6- 9.2 108 8.3 6.7-10.4 60 5.5 4.0- 7.4
Unemployed 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 515 458 88.2 84.3-91.2 16 3.1 1.7- 5.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 134 88 63.7 54.1-72.3 18 12.5 7.6-19.9 *** *** *** 16 14.4 8.6-23.1 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 209 141 68.6 60.6-75.7 23 9.1 5.6-14.2 15 6.4 3.7-11.0 17 9.4 5.2-16.5 13 6.5 3.6-11.3
151% to 200% 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,396 1,055 71.9 68.8-74.7 128 10.4 8.5-12.6 60 5.5 4.1- 7.3 102 8.0 6.4- 9.9 51 4.3 3.1- 5.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 320 231 68.2 60.4-75.0 34 15.6 10.1-23.4 *** *** *** 30 9.2 5.7-14.3 17 5.2 3.0- 8.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 678 500 69.6 64.9-74.0 61 10.1 7.4-13.8 33 6.3 4.2- 9.4 51 8.1 5.8-11.1 33 5.8 3.9- 8.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,071 805 71.8 68.4-74.9 94 9.5 7.6-11.8 63 6.7 5.2- 8.7 75 8.0 6.2-10.2 34 4.1 2.7- 6.1

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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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