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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 2,833 1,183 38.6 36.5-40.7 884 31.5 29.4-33.6 381 14.0 12.5-15.7 143 5.7 4.6- 6.9 242 10.3 8.9-11.8
-Western 473 216 42.2 36.5-48.1 139 30.6 25.3-36.5 63 13.1 9.7-17.5 *** *** *** 31 8.9 6.0-13.0
GENDER
Male 259 96 36.8 29.5-44.7 82 29.6 22.7-37.6 44 16.5 11.5-23.0 *** *** *** 26 12.2 7.9-18.2
Female 214 120 50.5 42.0-59.1 57 32.2 24.5-41.0 19 7.9 4.6-13.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 423 197 42.7 36.6-48.9 124 31.4 25.8-37.7 53 12.2 8.8-16.7 *** *** *** 28 8.6 5.7-12.9
Non-Hispanic Black 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 10.2 5.7-17.6 *** *** *** 13 13.9 7.7-23.6
35-44 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 17.5 9.7-29.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 12.9 7.1-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 149 57 36.3 27.6-46.0 44 28.1 20.5-37.2 24 18.4 11.6-27.8 *** *** *** 13 11.6 6.5-19.8
College Graduate 198 108 52.4 43.7-60.9 59 31.7 24.0-40.6 18 10.0 6.0-16.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 14.8 8.4-24.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 326 154 44.6 37.8-51.5 85 25.7 20.2-32.1 44 14.8 10.5-20.5 16 4.0 2.3- 7.0 27 10.9 7.1-16.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 343 163 43.3 36.6-50.1 87 27.2 21.3-34.0 49 14.8 10.6-20.3 16 4.0 2.3- 7.0 28 10.7 7.0-15.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 395 187 43.5 37.2-50.0 110 28.5 22.9-34.9 51 12.7 9.1-17.5 *** *** *** 26 9.5 6.2-14.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 150 76 43.7 34.9-52.8 44 34.5 25.9-44.3 22 15.5 10.0-23.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 323 140 41.4 34.1-49.1 95 28.6 22.1-36.0 41 11.9 7.9-17.6 *** *** *** 26 11.2 7.2-17.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 277 108 40.1 32.9-47.8 90 34.4 27.4-42.1 45 13.6 9.5-19.1 *** *** *** 22 8.9 5.5-14.0
Unemployed 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 129 81 61.0 50.2-70.7 32 23.1 15.8-32.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 265 125 41.5 34.3-49.2 79 32.3 25.1-40.4 37 17.3 11.9-24.4 *** *** *** 16 7.0 3.9-12.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 139 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 15.8 8.7-27.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 157 *** *** *** 45 28.1 19.6-38.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 15.2 8.7-25.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 177 85 38.7 30.9-47.1 53 33.9 26.0-42.8 25 14.6 9.6-21.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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.

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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