2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,419 2,336 52.0 50.2-53.9 532 13.0 11.8-14.3 606 13.8 12.6-15.1 712 16.2 14.9-17.6 233 5.0 4.3- 5.9
GENDER
Male 2,043 891 43.1 40.5-45.8 228 11.8 10.2-13.7 334 16.6 14.7-18.7 429 21.0 18.9-23.2 161 7.5 6.2- 9.0
Female 2,376 1,445 60.1 57.6-62.6 304 14.1 12.4-16.0 272 11.2 9.8-12.8 283 11.8 10.3-13.5 72 2.8 2.1- 3.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,993 1,491 49.2 47.0-51.4 348 12.6 11.2-14.2 411 14.0 12.5-15.6 559 18.6 17.0-20.4 184 5.6 4.7- 6.7
Non-Hispanic Black 819 489 56.1 51.8-60.4 110 14.4 11.6-17.9 107 13.8 11.1-17.0 88 12.1 9.5-15.2 25 3.5 2.2- 5.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 153 86 53.8 44.3-63.1 22 18.3 12.0-27.0 25 14.9 9.6-22.5 13 9.4 4.8-17.4 *** *** ***
Hispanic 316 175 57.4 50.7-63.9 42 12.2 8.3-17.7 50 15.0 10.9-20.3 38 11.7 8.2-16.5 11 3.6 1.8- 7.2
AGE
18-34 937 379 42.5 38.9-46.3 137 15.2 12.7-18.1 189 18.6 16.0-21.6 187 18.5 15.9-21.4 45 5.2 3.7- 7.2
35-44 573 255 43.5 38.6-48.5 78 12.6 9.8-16.0 106 19.1 15.5-23.3 113 21.6 17.7-26.0 21 3.3 1.9- 5.6
45-54 710 343 49.2 44.6-53.7 107 17.5 14.1-21.6 97 11.1 8.8-13.9 132 17.6 14.4-21.3 31 4.6 3.1- 6.9
55-64 783 449 57.0 52.6-61.2 89 12.0 9.5-15.1 95 11.9 9.4-14.9 113 13.9 11.3-17.0 37 5.2 3.5- 7.7
65-74 822 503 63.6 59.2-67.8 79 9.5 7.4-12.2 78 8.5 6.5-11.1 99 11.6 9.0-14.8 63 6.8 5.0- 9.0
75+ 521 356 74.8 69.9-79.0 38 5.6 3.8- 8.1 28 4.1 2.7- 6.3 64 9.8 7.3-13.0 35 5.8 3.6- 9.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 454 326 70.9 65.3-76.0 33 6.7 4.3-10.3 40 8.5 6.0-12.0 32 7.5 4.8-11.4 23 6.4 3.9-10.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,100 705 61.1 57.5-64.6 138 13.4 11.1-16.1 102 9.9 7.9-12.3 119 12.1 9.9-14.8 36 3.5 2.4- 5.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,269 686 51.1 47.7-54.5 159 14.5 12.2-17.2 171 14.3 12.0-16.8 190 15.2 12.9-17.8 63 4.9 3.6- 6.6
College Graduate 1,593 615 35.3 32.5-38.1 202 13.8 11.8-16.0 292 19.5 17.2-21.9 372 25.5 22.9-28.1 112 6.0 4.8- 7.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 358 233 65.0 58.5-71.0 33 9.7 6.5-14.3 39 12.0 8.5-16.7 36 8.6 5.9-12.5 17 4.7 2.4- 8.8
$15,000- 24,999 644 409 63.5 58.7-68.1 65 9.6 7.0-12.9 67 10.9 8.3-14.2 68 10.8 8.2-14.2 35 5.2 3.4- 7.9
$25,000- 34,999 392 233 58.8 52.5-64.8 40 11.2 7.7-16.0 48 13.0 9.4-17.7 51 12.1 8.7-16.6 20 5.0 2.9- 8.5
$35,000- 49,999 526 286 53.0 47.7-58.1 59 12.8 9.6-16.9 75 14.3 11.0-18.3 81 14.4 11.2-18.5 25 5.5 3.5- 8.6
$50,000-74,999 598 280 45.9 40.9-51.0 90 16.9 13.4-21.2 89 15.2 12.0-19.1 109 17.2 13.8-21.2 30 4.7 3.0- 7.5
$75,000+ 1,065 333 31.3 27.9-34.8 168 16.4 13.9-19.3 195 18.3 15.6-21.3 286 27.0 23.9-30.4 83 7.0 5.3- 9.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 842 564 67.6 63.5-71.6 78 10.2 7.8-13.2 93 9.5 7.4-12.2 83 10.4 8.0-13.4 24 2.3 1.3- 3.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,391 915 64.8 61.4-68.0 138 10.1 8.3-12.4 134 10.1 8.2-12.4 130 9.3 7.5-11.4 74 5.7 4.2- 7.7
No 3,014 1,411 46.8 44.6-49.1 393 14.2 12.7-15.8 469 15.2 13.7-16.8 582 19.0 17.4-20.8 159 4.7 3.9- 5.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 673 314 45.4 40.7-50.2 91 13.7 10.7-17.3 103 14.5 11.6-18.0 122 19.4 16.0-23.3 43 7.0 4.7-10.2
Non-Veteran 3,749 2,021 52.9 50.9-54.9 442 12.9 11.6-14.3 503 13.7 12.4-15.1 592 15.8 14.4-17.3 191 4.7 4.0- 5.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,171 518 45.1 41.7-48.4 138 12.8 10.7-15.2 206 17.4 15.0-20.0 248 20.3 17.8-23.0 61 4.5 3.4- 6.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,070 536 50.6 46.9-54.2 131 13.1 10.8-15.8 153 13.1 11.0-15.6 188 17.1 14.6-20.0 62 6.1 4.5- 8.1
Rural 2,184 1,284 58.6 55.9-61.3 264 13.1 11.4-15.1 247 11.3 9.7-13.2 278 12.2 10.6-14.1 111 4.7 3.6- 6.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,261 948 41.8 39.4-44.3 336 15.8 14.0-17.7 395 16.6 14.8-18.5 455 20.3 18.4-22.4 127 5.5 4.5- 6.7
Unemployed 148 77 53.8 43.9-63.4 16 10.5 5.3-19.8 27 18.8 12.1-28.0 21 12.2 7.6-18.9 *** *** ***
Retired 1,267 812 67.9 64.5-71.1 113 8.4 6.7-10.5 101 7.3 5.7- 9.2 156 10.7 8.8-12.9 85 5.8 4.4- 7.6
Unable to Work 401 307 78.4 72.9-83.0 27 5.8 3.5- 9.3 31 6.6 4.4- 9.7 28 7.0 4.4-11.1 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 317 177 55.3 48.8-61.7 38 13.7 9.7-19.0 49 15.3 11.2-20.5 48 12.6 9.2-16.9 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 127 82 65.5 55.0-74.8 15 11.7 6.3-20.5 17 12.8 7.6-20.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 316 201 65.8 58.9-72.0 32 10.7 7.0-16.1 39 12.0 8.3-16.9 32 7.7 5.0-11.7 12 3.8 1.8- 7.9
101% to 150% 600 381 61.0 56.0-65.8 63 10.4 7.7-13.8 59 11.0 8.3-14.5 70 13.2 10.0-17.2 27 4.4 2.7- 7.1
151% to 200% 309 181 57.7 50.8-64.3 35 13.8 9.4-19.9 34 12.2 8.5-17.2 42 11.8 8.3-16.5 17 4.4 2.6- 7.6
More than 200% 2,219 921 40.0 37.5-42.6 309 15.1 13.4-17.1 364 16.7 14.9-18.8 477 21.5 19.5-23.7 148 6.6 5.4- 8.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 842 564 67.6 63.5-71.6 78 10.2 7.8-13.2 93 9.5 7.4-12.2 83 10.4 8.0-13.4 24 2.3 1.3- 3.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 853 563 68.2 63.8-72.3 87 11.8 9.0-15.3 85 8.9 6.8-11.7 86 8.7 6.5-11.6 32 2.3 1.4- 3.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,858 1,027 55.3 52.5-58.1 230 12.7 10.9-14.7 229 12.2 10.5-14.2 265 14.0 12.2-16.0 107 5.8 4.5- 7.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,714 748 44.0 41.2-46.9 216 13.7 11.8-15.8 292 16.7 14.7-18.9 363 20.6 18.4-23.0 95 5.0 4.0- 6.4

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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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