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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Drinking & Driving

During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had
perhaps too much to drink?*

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  Total
Respond.^
One or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,025 78 2.8 2.2- 3.5 2,947 97.2 96.5-97.8
-Western 500 16 4.1 2.4- 6.9 484 95.9 93.1-97.6
GENDER
Male 276 14 6.0 3.4-10.4 262 94.0 89.6-96.6
Female 224 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 442 13 3.8 2.1- 6.7 429 96.2 93.3-97.9
Non-Hispanic Black 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 155 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 203 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 353 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 366 13 4.4 2.4- 7.8 353 95.6 92.2-97.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 419 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 341 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 287 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 269 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 169 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 186 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question was asked only of those who had a least one drink in the past 30 days.

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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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