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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Gambling

Have you ever tried to cut down or control your gambling?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,370 182 12.3 10.3-14.5 1,188 87.7 85.5-89.7
-Western 255 29 11.2 6.9-17.6 226 88.8 82.4-93.1
GENDER
Male 145 21 12.7 7.3-21.0 124 87.3 79.0-92.7
Female 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 226 22 9.3 5.2-16.1 204 90.7 83.9-94.8
Non-Hispanic Black 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 180 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 178 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 213 23 11.2 6.5-18.4 190 88.8 81.6-93.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 184 24 12.2 7.0-20.5 160 87.8 79.5-93.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked of respondents who reported they gambled or played any games for money.

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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