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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,115 5,346 85.4 84.2-86.5 769 14.6 13.5-15.8
-Western 1,168 1,060 88.1 85.1-90.6 108 11.9 9.4-14.9
GENDER
Male 505 438 83.3 78.0-87.5 67 16.7 12.5-22.0
Female 663 622 92.7 89.1-95.1 41 7.3 4.9-10.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,016 924 87.9 84.5-90.7 92 12.1 9.3-15.5
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 175 140 77.7 68.4-84.9 35 22.3 15.1-31.6
35-44 138 112 81.7 72.9-88.1 26 18.3 11.9-27.1
45-54 160 143 89.8 82.8-94.2 17 10.2 5.8-17.2
55-64 249 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 263 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 168 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 155 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 324 297 85.4 77.0-91.1 27 14.6 8.9-23.0
Some Post-H.S. 341 302 86.8 81.8-90.7 39 13.2 9.3-18.2
College Graduate 349 316 87.0 81.0-91.2 33 13.0 8.8-19.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 215 194 91.6 86.1-95.0 21 8.4 5.0-13.9
$25,000- 34,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 138 122 84.9 74.8-91.4 16 15.1 8.6-25.2
$50,000- 74,999 165 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 200 174 85.9 78.2-91.1 26 14.1 8.9-21.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 345 322 90.1 83.2-94.4 23 9.9 5.6-16.8
No 762 687 88.0 84.3-90.9 75 12.0 9.1-15.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 390 364 93.0 88.7-95.7 26 7.0 4.3-11.3
No 778 695 86.0 81.9-89.2 83 14.0 10.8-18.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 152 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,016 922 87.9 84.5-90.6 94 12.1 9.4-15.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 292 261 86.4 80.6-90.7 31 13.6 9.3-19.4
Rural 877 799 88.7 84.9-91.6 78 11.3 8.4-15.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 538 460 82.6 77.4-86.7 78 17.4 13.3-22.6
Unemployed 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 396 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 204 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 514 458 86.1 81.1-90.0 56 13.9 10.0-18.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 378 344 87.9 80.8-92.6 34 12.1 7.4-19.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 455 420 91.0 86.0-94.3 35 9.0 5.7-14.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 336 296 85.0 79.7-89.2 40 15.0 10.8-20.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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