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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,097 5,706 93.4 92.6-94.2 391 6.6 5.8- 7.4
-Western 1,167 1,099 94.9 93.1-96.2 68 5.1 3.8- 6.9
GENDER
Male 503 470 95.2 92.7-96.9 33 4.8 3.1- 7.3
Female 664 629 94.5 91.7-96.4 35 5.5 3.6- 8.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,018 957 94.6 92.6-96.1 61 5.4 3.9- 7.4
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 175 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 136 120 90.1 82.7-94.5 16 9.9 5.5-17.3
45-54 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 249 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 263 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 168 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 326 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 341 314 92.6 88.5-95.3 27 7.4 4.7-11.5
College Graduate 350 331 95.5 92.3-97.4 19 4.5 2.6- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 212 194 94.2 89.7-96.8 18 5.8 3.2-10.3
$25,000- 34,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 166 152 93.8 89.0-96.6 14 6.2 3.4-11.0
$75,000+ 200 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 346 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 759 714 94.8 92.5-96.4 45 5.2 3.6- 7.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 390 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 776 729 94.6 92.4-96.2 47 5.4 3.8- 7.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,013 954 94.7 92.7-96.2 59 5.3 3.8- 7.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 291 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 876 821 94.6 92.5-96.2 55 5.4 3.8- 7.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 538 494 93.4 90.6-95.5 44 6.6 4.5- 9.4
Unemployed 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 395 379 96.9 94.6-98.2 16 3.1 1.8- 5.4
Unable to Work 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 204 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 515 484 96.0 94.0-97.3 31 4.0 2.7- 6.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 377 351 94.8 91.7-96.8 26 5.2 3.2- 8.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 455 431 95.3 92.0-97.3 24 4.7 2.7- 8.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 335 317 94.4 90.7-96.7 18 5.6 3.3- 9.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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