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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,178 3,264 50.9 49.3-52.4 711 12.4 11.4-13.5 795 13.7 12.7-14.8 1,028 17.6 16.4-18.8 380 5.4 4.8- 6.2
-Western 1,174 694 57.5 53.6-61.3 102 9.9 7.7-12.6 126 11.5 9.2-14.3 166 15.3 12.8-18.2 86 5.8 4.3- 7.7
GENDER
Male 510 244 46.5 40.8-52.3 51 12.3 8.7-17.2 64 12.6 9.2-17.0 98 20.0 15.9-24.7 53 8.6 5.9-12.3
Female 664 450 67.9 63.0-72.4 51 7.5 5.4-10.4 62 10.6 7.7-14.3 68 10.9 8.2-14.4 33 3.1 2.1- 4.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,020 595 55.7 51.6-59.8 87 10.2 7.8-13.3 106 11.6 9.1-14.7 152 16.1 13.4-19.3 80 6.3 4.7- 8.5
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 177 80 44.6 35.2-54.4 24 14.9 9.2-23.2 34 19.5 13.0-28.1 35 18.1 12.5-25.7 *** *** ***
35-44 139 63 44.0 34.0-54.5 22 18.5 11.4-28.6 14 10.5 5.9-18.0 31 19.9 13.3-28.7 *** *** ***
45-54 162 86 55.9 46.6-64.9 18 8.6 5.0-14.3 24 13.2 8.3-20.4 25 17.1 10.9-25.8 *** *** ***
55-64 250 149 64.6 56.8-71.6 21 5.9 3.4- 9.9 22 7.7 4.7-12.4 37 16.3 11.2-23.2 21 5.5 3.3- 9.1
65-74 263 178 69.6 62.7-75.7 *** *** *** 26 8.3 5.3-12.6 24 9.1 5.8-14.1 25 9.0 5.8-13.7
75+ 168 126 75.7 66.8-82.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 7.6 4.2-13.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 155 123 79.2 69.1-86.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 327 227 63.5 55.9-70.5 19 5.0 2.9- 8.5 29 12.4 7.6-19.6 31 12.3 8.2-18.1 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 343 192 51.1 44.4-57.7 28 10.1 6.5-15.3 44 13.7 9.9-18.8 55 19.4 14.5-25.5 24 5.7 3.6- 9.0
College Graduate 350 152 37.5 31.6-43.8 42 15.2 10.8-20.8 45 13.7 9.6-19.2 74 25.3 19.8-31.7 37 8.4 5.7-12.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 142 104 76.1 66.5-83.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 11.7 6.6-19.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 217 147 65.9 55.9-74.6 *** *** *** 18 10.3 6.0-17.2 18 7.0 4.0-11.8 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 139 *** *** *** 15 11.4 6.4-19.4 21 12.0 7.1-19.6 19 13.1 7.6-21.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 166 88 45.1 35.3-55.3 19 11.9 7.0-19.6 *** *** *** 32 22.8 15.4-32.4 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 201 79 37.8 29.7-46.7 19 11.4 6.6-18.8 35 21.2 14.7-29.5 48 22.9 16.4-30.9 20 6.8 4.0-11.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 346 238 69.0 61.1-75.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 9.6 6.3-14.5 26 4.8 3.0- 7.7
No 767 433 55.1 50.5-59.7 69 9.7 7.3-12.7 96 13.3 10.5-16.8 119 16.5 13.3-20.1 50 5.4 3.6- 8.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 391 261 65.5 58.7-71.7 34 12.5 7.9-19.4 24 6.7 4.2-10.4 38 8.7 5.8-12.9 34 6.6 4.3- 9.9
No 783 433 54.2 49.5-58.9 68 8.8 6.6-11.6 101 13.4 10.4-17.0 129 18.1 14.9-21.9 52 5.5 3.7- 8.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 153 76 47.4 37.8-57.2 *** *** *** 19 10.6 6.0-18.0 29 26.0 17.6-36.6 16 9.0 5.1-15.2
Non-Veteran 1,021 618 58.8 54.6-62.8 88 10.0 7.6-12.9 107 11.7 9.2-14.7 138 14.2 11.6-17.1 70 5.4 3.9- 7.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 294 141 48.2 41.0-55.4 30 10.6 7.2-15.4 35 12.1 8.3-17.3 68 23.8 18.4-30.2 20 5.4 3.4- 8.4
Rural 881 553 61.1 56.5-65.5 72 9.6 7.0-13.1 91 11.3 8.6-14.8 99 12.0 9.4-15.3 66 6.0 4.2- 8.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 543 261 45.5 40.2-51.0 62 12.6 9.3-16.7 81 17.0 13.1-21.8 99 18.8 15.0-23.3 40 6.1 3.9- 9.5
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 396 266 69.5 63.8-74.6 17 3.9 2.3- 6.5 31 6.2 4.1- 9.4 43 11.7 8.2-16.3 39 8.8 6.2-12.4
Unable to Work 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 205 141 63.8 53.6-72.9 *** *** *** 17 8.2 4.6-14.0 14 7.0 3.9-12.3 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 516 250 46.2 40.6-51.8 50 10.8 7.7-14.8 75 16.6 12.6-21.7 100 20.7 16.5-25.6 41 5.8 4.0- 8.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 379 238 60.4 53.2-67.2 23 7.2 4.2-12.3 43 15.3 10.1-22.5 46 11.5 7.8-16.6 29 5.6 3.5- 8.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 458 298 65.7 59.5-71.5 41 8.9 5.9-13.2 44 8.8 6.2-12.3 43 10.4 7.1-14.9 32 6.2 3.5-10.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 338 158 46.0 39.4-52.8 38 13.1 8.9-18.9 39 11.4 8.0-16.0 78 24.0 18.9-29.9 25 5.5 3.6- 8.3

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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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