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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,851 2,082 69.9 67.7-72.0 263 10.2 8.8-11.7 159 6.4 5.4- 7.6 237 8.9 7.7-10.3 110 4.6 3.7- 5.7
-Western 474 366 71.9 65.8-77.3 33 8.3 5.0-13.4 26 7.8 5.1-11.8 34 8.1 5.2-12.6 15 3.9 2.2- 6.7
GENDER
Male 261 194 68.5 60.1-75.8 *** *** *** 16 7.8 4.5-13.1 24 11.1 6.6-18.0 *** *** ***
Female 213 172 77.1 68.1-84.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 421 329 72.6 66.1-78.3 27 8.6 5.1-14.3 23 7.7 4.9-12.0 29 7.1 4.2-11.8 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 149 110 72.9 63.8-80.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 197 164 79.1 70.4-85.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 121 95 77.1 66.0-85.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 329 254 73.1 66.1-79.2 *** *** *** 16 6.9 4.1-11.5 28 10.0 6.1-15.9 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 129 103 79.6 68.8-87.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 345 262 69.2 61.9-75.6 23 9.2 5.1-15.8 17 7.3 4.4-11.9 33 10.6 6.8-16.3 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 398 304 70.4 63.7-76.4 27 8.6 5.0-14.5 19 7.2 4.4-11.6 34 9.5 6.1-14.5 14 4.3 2.4- 7.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 151 120 73.7 64.2-81.4 *** *** *** 13 13.6 7.7-22.8 12 8.7 4.8-15.3 *** *** ***
Rural 324 246 70.7 62.7-77.6 29 11.2 6.5-18.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 277 199 67.8 59.9-74.9 24 10.5 6.0-17.9 18 7.8 4.6-12.9 27 10.1 6.1-16.3 *** *** ***
Unemployed 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 130 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 264 208 74.1 66.0-80.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 7.1 4.1-12.1 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 157 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 178 138 72.2 63.5-79.5 *** *** *** 16 13.0 7.7-20.9 14 8.6 5.0-14.5 *** *** ***

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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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