2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,367 3,799 85.2 83.8-86.5 568 14.8 13.5-16.2
GENDER
Male 2,005 1,638 79.3 76.9-81.5 367 20.7 18.5-23.1
Female 2,362 2,161 90.6 89.0-92.0 201 9.4 8.0-11.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,960 2,547 84.2 82.4-85.8 413 15.8 14.2-17.6
Non-Hispanic Black 809 729 87.8 84.6-90.5 80 12.2 9.5-15.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 152 136 88.3 80.2-93.3 16 11.7 6.7-19.8
Hispanic 311 259 83.6 78.1-87.9 52 16.4 12.1-21.9
AGE
18-34 925 695 76.1 72.8-79.1 230 23.9 20.9-27.2
35-44 564 458 80.8 76.5-84.5 106 19.2 15.5-23.5
45-54 701 606 87.3 83.9-90.0 95 12.7 10.0-16.1
55-64 773 713 90.9 87.8-93.2 60 9.1 6.8-12.2
65-74 814 758 92.6 89.8-94.7 56 7.4 5.3-10.2
75+ 516 500 97.1 94.4-98.5 16 2.9 1.5- 5.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 443 398 88.5 84.0-91.8 45 11.5 8.2-16.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,085 952 86.6 83.8-89.0 133 13.4 11.0-16.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,254 1,075 83.4 80.5-85.9 179 16.6 14.1-19.5
College Graduate 1,581 1,372 84.7 82.4-86.8 209 15.3 13.2-17.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 355 303 85.6 80.6-89.4 52 14.4 10.6-19.4
$15,000- 24,999 637 561 87.0 83.3-90.0 76 13.0 10.0-16.7
$25,000- 34,999 388 334 85.0 79.8-89.0 54 15.0 11.0-20.2
$35,000- 49,999 519 439 81.8 77.2-85.7 80 18.2 14.3-22.8
$50,000-74,999 589 513 84.8 80.8-88.2 76 15.2 11.8-19.2
$75,000+ 1,053 891 81.3 78.0-84.1 162 18.7 15.9-22.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 831 763 91.6 88.7-93.8 68 8.4 6.2-11.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,375 1,249 89.2 86.7-91.2 126 10.8 8.8-13.3
No 2,978 2,539 83.7 82.0-85.3 439 16.3 14.7-18.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 668 571 82.9 78.9-86.3 97 17.1 13.7-21.1
Non-Veteran 3,701 3,230 85.6 84.1-87.0 471 14.4 13.0-15.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,161 986 84.4 81.9-86.7 175 15.6 13.3-18.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,053 896 82.7 79.6-85.4 157 17.3 14.6-20.4
Rural 2,158 1,922 87.7 85.7-89.5 236 12.3 10.5-14.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,226 1,828 80.8 78.7-82.8 398 19.2 17.2-21.3
Unemployed 146 123 83.9 76.0-89.6 23 16.1 10.4-24.0
Retired 1,256 1,188 94.7 92.9-96.1 68 5.3 3.9- 7.1
Unable to Work 398 376 95.0 91.4-97.1 22 5.0 2.9- 8.6
Other not in Labor Force 315 263 83.3 77.9-87.7 52 16.7 12.3-22.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 127 106 84.4 75.8-90.3 21 15.6 9.7-24.2
50% to 100% 311 261 84.8 79.2-89.1 50 15.2 10.9-20.8
101% to 150% 592 532 88.2 84.3-91.3 60 11.8 8.7-15.7
151% to 200% 307 264 86.0 80.7-90.0 43 14.0 10.0-19.3
More than 200% 2,192 1,868 82.1 79.9-84.1 324 17.9 15.9-20.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 831 763 91.6 88.7-93.8 68 8.4 6.2-11.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 840 763 90.3 87.2-92.7 77 9.7 7.3-12.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,838 1,608 85.9 83.8-87.9 230 14.1 12.1-16.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,694 1,433 83.1 80.8-85.2 261 16.9 14.8-19.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
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 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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