2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,354 4,097 93.5 92.5-94.4 257 6.5 5.6- 7.5
-Eastern NC 1,573 1,491 94.6 93.0-95.9 82 5.4 4.1- 7.0
GENDER
Male 715 672 93.4 90.5-95.5 43 6.6 4.5- 9.5
Female 858 819 95.7 93.8-97.1 39 4.3 2.9- 6.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 989 927 93.6 91.3-95.3 62 6.4 4.7- 8.7
Non-Hispanic Black 378 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 316 297 93.9 90.1-96.3 19 6.1 3.7- 9.9
35-44 201 185 91.8 85.6-95.5 16 8.2 4.5-14.4
45-54 254 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 286 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 303 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 190 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 172 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 440 418 94.4 90.5-96.8 22 5.6 3.2- 9.5
Some Post-H.S. 468 442 94.8 92.0-96.7 26 5.2 3.3- 8.0
College Graduate 493 466 95.2 92.6-96.8 27 4.8 3.2- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 258 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 201 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 214 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 299 276 93.0 88.8-95.7 23 7.0 4.3-11.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 553 526 94.7 91.5-96.7 27 5.3 3.3- 8.5
No 1,018 963 94.6 92.5-96.1 55 5.4 3.9- 7.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 327 309 92.0 86.9-95.2 18 8.0 4.8-13.1
Non-Veteran 1,246 1,182 95.3 93.6-96.6 64 4.7 3.4- 6.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 369 346 93.2 89.2-95.8 23 6.8 4.2-10.8
Rural 1,114 1,063 95.3 93.3-96.7 51 4.7 3.3- 6.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 761 712 93.4 90.7-95.3 49 6.6 4.7- 9.3
Unemployed 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 467 446 96.2 93.5-97.8 21 3.8 2.2- 6.5
Unable to Work 184 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 237 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 724 685 94.2 91.6-96.1 39 5.8 3.9- 8.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 505 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 775 729 93.5 90.8-95.4 46 6.5 4.6- 9.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 294 275 94.5 90.3-96.9 19 5.5 3.1- 9.7

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.
This question was asked of all respondents.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 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.

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