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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic White

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,115 5,346 85.4 84.2-86.5 769 14.6 13.5-15.8
-Non-Hispanic White 4,168 3,635 84.9 83.4-86.3 533 15.1 13.7-16.6
GENDER
Male 1,891 1,561 80.5 78.2-82.7 330 19.5 17.3-21.8
Female 2,277 2,074 89.0 87.1-90.6 203 11.0 9.4-12.9
AGE
18-34 727 515 70.6 66.5-74.4 212 29.4 25.6-33.5
35-44 465 378 82.5 78.3-86.1 87 17.5 13.9-21.7
45-54 640 555 87.2 83.8-89.9 85 12.8 10.1-16.2
55-64 850 760 89.4 86.6-91.6 90 10.6 8.4-13.4
65-74 906 860 95.4 93.5-96.7 46 4.6 3.3- 6.5
75+ 549 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 298 278 92.9 88.1-95.8 20 7.1 4.2-11.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,049 920 83.5 80.3-86.3 129 16.5 13.7-19.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,268 1,112 85.3 82.5-87.7 156 14.7 12.3-17.5
College Graduate 1,546 1,318 82.6 80.2-84.8 228 17.4 15.2-19.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 292 267 91.1 86.3-94.4 25 8.9 5.6-13.7
$15,000- 24,999 541 481 86.6 82.2-90.0 60 13.4 10.0-17.8
$25,000- 34,999 356 307 82.9 77.3-87.3 49 17.1 12.7-22.7
$35,000- 49,999 537 457 81.8 77.1-85.8 80 18.2 14.2-22.9
$50,000- 74,999 610 542 87.1 83.3-90.2 68 12.9 9.8-16.7
$75,000+ 1,160 965 81.1 78.1-83.7 195 18.9 16.3-21.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,075 987 89.5 86.5-91.9 88 10.5 8.1-13.5
No 2,634 2,301 85.9 84.1-87.5 333 14.1 12.5-15.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,209 1,102 89.9 87.4-92.0 107 10.1 8.0-12.6
No 2,945 2,519 83.1 81.3-84.8 426 16.9 15.2-18.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 664 575 84.4 80.5-87.6 89 15.6 12.4-19.5
Non-Veteran 3,503 3,059 85.0 83.4-86.5 444 15.0 13.5-16.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 965 800 80.7 77.6-83.5 165 19.3 16.5-22.4
Regional City or Suburban County 986 867 86.9 84.1-89.3 119 13.1 10.7-15.9
Rural 2,218 1,969 86.4 84.3-88.3 249 13.6 11.7-15.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,079 1,691 79.3 77.0-81.4 388 20.7 18.6-23.0
Unemployed 121 104 83.7 73.3-90.6 17 16.3 9.4-26.7
Retired 1,330 1,273 95.5 94.0-96.7 57 4.5 3.3- 6.0
Unable to Work 316 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 308 262 85.2 80.1-89.1 46 14.8 10.9-19.9
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 228 201 86.3 79.0-91.4 27 13.7 8.6-21.0
101% to 150% 549 481 86.6 82.6-89.8 68 13.4 10.2-17.4
151% to 200% 281 251 87.4 81.5-91.6 30 12.6 8.4-18.5
More than 200% 2,327 1,986 82.6 80.5-84.5 341 17.4 15.5-19.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 774 685 86.1 82.0-89.4 89 13.9 10.6-18.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,626 1,448 87.5 85.2-89.5 178 12.5 10.5-14.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,769 1,503 82.7 80.5-84.8 266 17.3 15.2-19.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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