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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 2,781 746 24.5 22.7-26.4 744 26.3 24.4-28.3 478 17.2 15.5-18.9 228 8.4 7.2- 9.8 585 23.6 21.7-25.7
-Western 464 140 28.0 23.0-33.5 123 25.0 20.4-30.3 74 13.9 10.5-18.1 42 10.2 6.6-15.3 85 22.9 17.9-28.9
GENDER
Male 255 57 20.9 15.5-27.7 59 21.4 15.9-28.2 46 14.8 10.3-20.8 28 12.0 6.9-19.9 65 30.9 23.6-39.3
Female 209 83 39.0 30.7-47.9 64 30.7 23.4-39.2 28 12.6 8.2-18.7 *** *** *** 20 10.4 6.0-17.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 413 127 28.5 23.3-34.5 110 25.0 20.2-30.5 63 13.5 10.0-18.0 42 11.1 7.3-16.7 71 21.8 16.5-28.1
Non-Hispanic Black 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 93 15 16.9 9.3-28.6 17 20.4 12.4-31.7 18 15.0 8.6-24.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 12.4 6.8-21.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 16.9 9.6-28.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 99 *** *** *** 22 17.9 10.3-29.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 143 35 23.1 15.6-32.8 37 26.8 19.1-36.3 25 17.4 11.4-25.7 *** *** *** 33 23.5 16.3-32.6
College Graduate 193 65 30.6 23.3-38.9 54 29.5 22.1-38.0 32 13.9 9.4-20.0 18 9.5 5.3-16.6 24 16.6 10.6-25.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 78 *** *** *** 17 19.2 11.0-31.4 18 16.1 9.2-26.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 119 31 27.3 18.3-38.7 33 29.0 20.0-40.1 16 10.7 6.1-18.1 *** *** *** 23 21.5 13.4-32.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 103 29 20.9 13.0-31.8 25 17.1 10.3-27.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 325 105 30.9 24.9-37.7 83 25.7 20.2-32.1 45 11.8 8.5-16.3 28 9.4 5.9-14.6 64 22.2 16.7-28.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 123 34 24.9 16.7-35.5 34 26.5 17.8-37.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 14.6 8.1-24.8
No 341 106 29.0 23.2-35.5 88 24.2 19.0-30.3 48 11.5 8.3-15.6 33 9.8 6.4-14.8 66 25.5 19.5-32.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 74 21 20.6 12.3-32.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 390 118 28.5 23.1-34.6 107 24.6 19.7-30.2 62 14.1 10.4-18.7 31 8.9 5.3-14.6 72 23.9 18.3-30.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 147 42 23.9 17.3-32.1 44 27.8 20.3-36.7 27 17.6 11.7-25.5 *** *** *** 22 22.3 14.9-32.0
Rural 318 98 30.0 23.6-37.4 79 23.6 18.0-30.2 48 12.2 8.4-17.4 30 11.0 6.4-18.4 63 23.2 16.9-31.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 270 68 25.9 19.7-33.2 69 24.0 18.4-30.7 45 14.1 9.8-19.8 25 10.0 6.2-15.7 63 26.0 19.4-33.9
Unemployed 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 128 54 39.9 30.5-50.2 37 30.9 21.9-41.7 21 16.5 10.4-25.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 63 15 16.6 9.0-28.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 261 77 27.4 21.1-34.7 67 24.4 18.6-31.4 44 14.9 10.6-20.5 25 10.0 5.9-16.4 48 23.3 16.7-31.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 138 *** *** *** 32 19.8 12.8-29.5 22 10.9 6.4-18.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 154 50 29.7 21.4-39.6 42 28.4 19.8-39.0 23 14.6 8.4-24.2 *** *** *** 30 22.1 13.6-33.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 173 49 21.9 16.0-29.1 49 25.9 19.2-34.0 30 15.6 10.6-22.4 17 13.7 7.5-23.7 28 22.9 16.0-31.7

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*This question 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.

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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