2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Usual Type of Alcoholic Beverage Consumed

During the past 30 days, what type of alcohol did you usually drink?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Beer Wine Liquor** Some other type of alcohol^
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,548 675 45.0 41.9-48.1 543 32.1 29.4-35.0 287 19.7 17.2-22.3 43 3.2 2.3- 4.5
GENDER
Male 834 514 63.5 59.3-67.4 137 13.2 10.8-16.0 162 20.6 17.3-24.4 21 2.8 1.7- 4.5
Female 714 161 22.2 18.6-26.2 406 55.6 51.0-60.1 125 18.5 15.1-22.4 22 3.8 2.4- 6.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,106 479 46.5 42.9-50.3 408 32.2 29.0-35.6 196 18.9 16.0-22.1 23 2.3 1.5- 3.8
Non-Hispanic Black 261 92 33.4 26.9-40.6 94 37.4 30.4-45.0 61 24.2 18.4-31.0 14 5.0 2.8- 8.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 15.2 8.4-26.0 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 335 167 49.0 42.8-55.2 88 25.6 20.5-31.5 68 21.9 17.0-27.7 12 3.5 1.9- 6.4
35-44 236 111 49.6 41.9-57.2 75 26.8 21.0-33.5 42 19.5 14.0-26.4 *** *** ***
45-54 300 144 45.9 39.0-53.0 89 30.2 24.0-37.2 59 20.2 15.0-26.6 *** *** ***
55-64 273 129 48.4 41.3-55.6 93 33.4 27.2-40.3 45 16.1 11.2-22.4 *** *** ***
65-74 259 87 33.7 27.0-41.1 118 44.2 37.0-51.7 45 18.6 13.1-25.8 *** *** ***
75+ 134 35 18.5 12.6-26.5 *** *** *** 28 22.5 14.2-33.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 *** *** *** 15 16.6 9.5-27.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 280 159 55.3 47.9-62.4 47 17.4 12.4-23.8 64 24.4 18.6-31.3 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 466 185 42.9 37.4-48.5 167 33.6 28.5-39.0 103 20.6 16.5-25.5 11 2.9 1.5- 5.5
College Graduate 696 263 38.3 34.1-42.7 313 42.7 38.4-47.0 99 14.7 11.7-18.4 21 4.3 2.7- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 178 86 43.2 34.4-52.5 47 29.9 21.7-39.7 38 21.6 14.8-30.3 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 113 *** *** *** 32 27.0 18.0-38.5 20 18.7 10.8-30.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 172 69 42.5 33.6-51.8 64 31.4 23.8-40.0 38 25.5 18.2-34.4 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 240 112 50.3 42.5-58.1 86 32.8 25.9-40.5 34 14.0 9.3-20.6 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 549 216 42.6 37.6-47.8 216 33.1 28.7-37.8 101 20.3 16.2-25.1 16 4.0 2.3- 6.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 198 79 41.8 33.2-50.9 70 33.8 25.8-42.7 46 23.2 16.6-31.4 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 378 170 45.9 39.5-52.4 117 29.0 23.6-35.1 78 20.9 15.9-27.1 13 4.2 2.2- 7.6
No 1,165 503 44.7 41.2-48.3 426 33.2 30.0-36.5 206 19.1 16.4-22.2 30 3.0 2.0- 4.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 231 105 43.9 36.0-52.1 63 20.7 15.4-27.3 60 33.3 25.6-42.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,318 571 45.2 41.8-48.5 480 33.7 30.7-36.9 227 17.7 15.2-20.5 40 3.4 2.4- 4.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 439 165 39.9 34.7-45.4 183 37.9 32.8-43.3 72 17.6 13.8-22.3 19 4.5 2.7- 7.4
Regional City or Suburban County 381 170 48.4 42.4-54.5 136 30.2 25.1-35.7 68 19.4 14.9-24.8 *** *** ***
Rural 729 341 47.2 42.4-52.0 224 28.3 24.3-32.8 147 21.7 17.8-26.1 17 2.8 1.7- 4.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 965 457 48.5 44.7-52.4 302 28.2 25.0-31.7 175 19.5 16.5-22.9 31 3.7 2.5- 5.5
Unemployed 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 368 121 32.7 26.8-39.1 170 46.3 39.9-52.8 71 19.5 14.6-25.5 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 21.6 13.0-33.7 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 174 92 51.2 42.1-60.3 41 24.6 17.5-33.4 33 19.8 13.4-28.4 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 963 397 44.4 40.5-48.3 369 33.2 29.8-36.8 171 19.1 16.1-22.6 26 3.3 2.1- 5.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 198 79 41.8 33.2-50.9 70 33.8 25.8-42.7 46 23.2 16.6-31.4 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 248 130 54.3 45.8-62.7 62 21.9 15.9-29.4 48 18.9 13.2-26.3 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 618 267 45.0 40.2-49.9 211 30.3 26.1-34.9 123 21.8 17.8-26.3 17 2.9 1.7- 4.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 683 279 43.2 38.7-47.7 270 35.7 31.6-40.1 116 17.9 14.6-21.7 18 3.2 1.9- 5.3

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*Asked of respondents that had alcohol within the past 30 days.
**Such as vodka, rum, scotch, bourbon, or whisky.
^Including flavored alcoholic beverages.

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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