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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Gambling

In the past 12 months, have you gambled or played any games for money?

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  Total
Respond.^
Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly* Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,925 138 3.2 2.6- 4.0 290 6.0 5.2- 6.9 276 5.9 5.1- 6.7 625 13.2 12.1-14.4 3,596 71.7 70.1-73.2
-Western 982 24 1.9 1.2- 3.2 55 5.9 4.2- 8.3 53 6.4 4.5- 9.1 117 12.4 10.0-15.4 733 73.3 69.4-76.9
GENDER
Male 420 *** *** *** 35 8.0 5.3-12.1 33 10.0 6.5-15.0 55 12.2 9.0-16.3 279 67.1 60.9-72.7
Female 562 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 3.1 1.8- 5.3 62 12.7 9.2-17.2 454 79.2 74.1-83.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 859 21 2.1 1.3- 3.6 51 6.3 4.4- 8.9 45 6.4 4.3- 9.3 104 12.7 10.0-15.9 638 72.6 68.3-76.4
Non-Hispanic Black 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 139 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 13.5 7.8-22.4 102 73.4 62.9-81.8
35-44 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 15.4 8.8-25.4 *** *** ***
45-54 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 14.4 8.9-22.6 92 68.9 59.1-77.2
55-64 222 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 12.9 8.4-19.3 160 71.9 63.9-78.7
65-74 220 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 10.4 6.6-16.0 168 75.8 67.5-82.5
75+ 142 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 121 84.2 75.1-90.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 111 82.7 73.1-89.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 283 *** *** *** 19 7.7 4.4-13.3 *** *** *** 30 10.5 6.5-16.7 213 72.9 64.7-79.7
Some Post-H.S. 286 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 7.4 4.4-12.2 37 15.9 11.0-22.3 209 70.2 63.1-76.5
College Graduate 281 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 44 19.0 13.9-25.4 201 68.9 61.8-75.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 100 82.0 71.6-89.2
$15,000- 24,999 189 *** *** *** 19 9.3 5.1-16.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 143 75.2 65.3-83.0
$25,000- 34,999 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 15.8 8.6-27.2 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 13.9 8.2-22.8 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 166 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 16.2 10.8-23.5 113 67.0 57.6-75.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 315 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 32 10.8 6.7-17.0 241 76.2 68.4-82.5
No 664 *** *** *** 38 6.7 4.5- 9.8 38 6.6 4.5- 9.4 85 13.1 10.2-16.7 489 72.1 67.4-76.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 336 *** *** *** 22 6.3 3.6-10.7 *** *** *** 30 11.5 7.3-17.6 260 75.4 68.4-81.2
No 647 *** *** *** 33 5.7 3.7- 8.8 37 7.4 4.9-11.0 87 12.8 9.9-16.4 474 72.5 67.6-76.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 18.4 11.1-29.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 863 20 1.9 1.1- 3.3 46 5.9 4.1- 8.4 45 6.3 4.3- 9.2 98 11.8 9.2-14.9 654 74.1 69.9-77.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 238 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 6.2 3.6-10.6 41 17.0 12.1-23.4 167 70.0 62.6-76.5
Rural 745 19 1.8 1.0- 3.2 45 6.5 4.4- 9.5 38 6.5 4.2- 9.9 76 10.7 8.0-14.1 567 74.6 69.9-78.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 461 *** *** *** 29 6.3 3.9-10.0 36 9.4 6.2-14.0 65 13.9 10.4-18.3 317 68.2 62.4-73.5
Unemployed 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 329 *** *** *** 20 9.2 5.4-15.3 *** *** *** 33 9.5 6.5-13.8 256 75.3 68.7-80.9
Unable to Work 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 81 82.9 72.3-90.0
Other not in Labor Force 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 174 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 9.5 5.6-15.8 126 74.4 65.1-81.9
151% to 200% 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 425 *** *** *** 25 5.7 3.3- 9.8 28 8.4 5.1-13.7 63 15.2 11.5-19.9 297 68.3 62.1-74.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 325 *** *** *** 16 6.4 3.5-11.4 *** *** *** 35 9.6 6.2-14.5 248 75.4 67.8-81.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 390 *** *** *** 28 6.9 4.0-11.6 20 6.7 4.0-11.1 35 10.5 6.8-15.9 296 73.5 66.8-79.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 268 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 5.2 3.0- 8.9 47 17.1 12.5-23.1 190 71.4 64.5-77.4

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*Yearly equals less than once per 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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