2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,984 508 23.6 21.5-25.9 541 26.5 24.2-29.0 304 14.8 13.1-16.8 185 9.7 8.2-11.5 446 25.3 22.9-27.8
GENDER
Male 1,089 199 16.1 13.7-18.7 254 21.8 18.9-24.9 184 17.2 14.6-20.1 109 10.1 8.1-12.6 343 34.9 31.4-38.6
Female 895 309 33.3 29.7-37.1 287 32.6 28.9-36.6 120 11.9 9.6-14.5 76 9.3 7.1-12.0 103 13.0 10.5-15.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,444 362 22.5 20.1-25.2 389 25.3 22.7-28.2 230 16.3 14.1-18.8 134 9.6 7.8-11.7 329 26.2 23.5-29.2
Non-Hispanic Black 308 92 27.1 21.7-33.3 97 33.2 26.9-40.1 37 10.1 6.8-14.6 30 11.1 7.4-16.3 52 18.5 13.8-24.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 64 *** *** *** 13 18.2 10.0-30.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 127 19 15.6 9.0-25.6 32 26.5 17.7-37.7 23 14.8 9.3-22.7 11 9.4 4.8-17.6 42 33.7 24.4-44.5
AGE
18-34 531 89 16.3 13.1-20.1 96 20.8 16.9-25.5 94 16.4 13.2-20.2 58 11.1 8.4-14.6 194 35.4 30.8-40.2
35-44 305 68 19.3 14.9-24.6 74 23.5 18.5-29.4 47 17.2 12.6-23.0 28 9.1 5.7-14.3 88 30.9 24.9-37.6
45-54 349 87 26.4 21.1-32.5 101 30.6 24.7-37.3 50 13.0 9.6-17.5 36 9.7 6.5-14.2 75 20.2 15.4-26.0
55-64 315 101 32.0 26.2-38.5 93 26.6 21.4-32.6 44 14.4 10.3-19.6 32 10.4 6.9-15.6 45 16.5 11.9-22.5
65-74 304 85 27.5 21.8-34.0 114 40.1 33.4-47.2 46 12.1 8.6-16.6 24 7.6 4.8-11.8 35 12.8 8.8-18.3
75+ 159 69 41.6 32.5-51.3 58 36.6 27.6-46.7 21 13.0 7.5-21.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 107 20 21.7 13.5-33.0 *** *** *** 12 10.2 5.2-19.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 376 98 21.6 17.4-26.6 83 24.1 19.1-30.0 49 13.2 9.6-18.0 30 9.4 6.1-14.2 116 31.6 26.2-37.6
Some Post-H.S. 553 139 22.1 18.3-26.3 140 25.8 21.6-30.6 79 14.0 10.8-17.9 67 12.3 9.3-16.0 128 25.8 21.5-30.6
College Graduate 948 250 26.3 23.1-29.8 286 28.3 25.1-31.9 166 17.7 15.1-20.7 80 8.3 6.5-10.5 166 19.4 16.6-22.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 118 22 22.7 14.4-33.9 24 20.6 12.9-31.2 18 14.9 8.9-23.8 14 11.3 6.1-19.9 40 30.6 21.6-41.2
$15,000- 24,999 214 51 23.3 17.1-30.9 62 28.6 21.5-37.1 21 7.9 4.6-13.2 26 11.9 7.5-18.3 54 28.3 21.4-36.4
$25,000- 34,999 153 41 26.2 18.4-35.8 38 24.5 17.0-34.0 19 11.5 6.8-18.6 11 6.5 3.2-12.8 44 31.3 22.9-41.2
$35,000- 49,999 227 61 22.5 17.0-29.2 47 19.3 14.0-26.0 35 15.8 10.6-22.8 29 14.0 9.2-20.8 55 28.5 21.7-36.4
$50,000-74,999 307 61 18.0 13.6-23.4 94 29.1 23.1-35.9 60 17.7 13.3-23.2 25 10.0 6.1-15.9 67 25.3 19.7-31.9
$75,000+ 710 184 23.4 20.0-27.1 211 27.0 23.3-31.1 123 17.0 13.9-20.5 59 9.2 6.9-12.2 133 23.4 19.6-27.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 258 88 30.9 24.5-38.2 66 29.7 22.8-37.6 30 12.3 8.0-18.5 21 6.9 4.1-11.4 53 20.1 14.8-26.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 441 137 28.3 23.4-33.7 124 28.6 23.3-34.6 59 12.0 8.9-16.1 28 5.4 3.4- 8.3 93 25.7 20.6-31.6
No 1,538 370 22.5 20.1-25.0 416 26.0 23.4-28.7 246 15.7 13.7-18.0 157 10.9 9.1-13.0 349 24.9 22.3-27.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 345 83 19.4 15.1-24.6 87 24.4 19.2-30.4 62 18.0 13.6-23.5 32 10.6 7.2-15.5 81 27.6 22.0-34.0
Non-Veteran 1,642 425 24.3 21.9-26.9 455 26.9 24.3-29.6 244 14.4 12.5-16.6 153 9.6 7.9-11.5 365 24.8 22.3-27.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 622 144 22.3 18.9-26.1 181 29.6 25.6-34.1 105 15.9 12.9-19.4 60 10.1 7.7-13.2 132 22.1 18.6-26.0
Regional City or Suburban County 510 122 22.0 18.1-26.5 129 24.0 19.9-28.7 86 14.6 11.6-18.3 49 10.6 7.6-14.5 124 28.8 24.1-34.0
Rural 855 242 26.3 22.7-30.1 232 25.1 21.6-29.0 115 14.3 11.4-17.7 76 8.6 6.5-11.4 190 25.7 21.9-30.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,248 288 21.7 19.2-24.4 306 23.9 21.2-26.8 196 15.8 13.6-18.4 126 10.6 8.7-12.9 332 28.0 25.1-31.1
Unemployed 67 13 11.9 6.2-21.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 439 145 31.0 26.0-36.5 157 37.7 31.9-43.9 67 14.8 11.1-19.6 30 6.0 4.0- 9.0 40 10.5 7.0-15.3
Unable to Work 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 10.1 5.1-18.8 *** *** *** 13 13.4 6.7-25.0
Other not in Labor Force 137 31 25.3 17.6-34.8 31 24.9 17.3-34.6 18 9.5 5.7-15.3 14 9.5 5.3-16.3 43 30.8 22.6-40.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 9.7 5.2-17.4 11 12.8 6.4-24.2 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 205 53 28.4 21.4-36.6 55 25.8 19.2-33.8 23 10.0 5.9-16.5 23 9.3 5.8-14.4 51 26.5 19.7-34.6
151% to 200% 122 27 19.9 12.9-29.4 36 31.2 22.1-42.1 12 12.2 6.4-21.8 14 10.6 5.5-19.5 33 26.1 18.1-36.1
More than 200% 1,253 309 22.0 19.5-24.8 354 26.0 23.2-29.1 220 16.8 14.4-19.4 110 9.9 8.0-12.3 260 25.3 22.3-28.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 258 88 30.9 24.5-38.2 66 29.7 22.8-37.6 30 12.3 8.0-18.5 21 6.9 4.1-11.4 53 20.1 14.8-26.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 274 81 32.4 25.0-40.8 71 21.9 16.1-29.1 29 8.6 5.5-13.4 24 8.1 4.8-13.5 69 28.9 21.8-37.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 786 201 22.8 19.6-26.3 206 25.1 21.6-29.0 124 15.2 12.4-18.4 83 10.3 8.0-13.2 172 26.6 22.9-30.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 927 226 22.8 19.8-26.0 265 28.4 25.0-32.0 153 15.8 13.2-18.7 78 9.5 7.4-12.2 205 23.5 20.4-27.0

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

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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