2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,031 1,463 68.8 66.2-71.3 193 11.0 9.4-12.9 119 5.7 4.6- 6.9 174 9.5 7.9-11.3 82 5.0 3.9- 6.5
GENDER
Male 1,114 747 63.1 59.4-66.6 117 11.5 9.3-14.1 67 5.7 4.3- 7.5 120 12.7 10.4-15.5 63 6.9 5.2- 9.3
Female 917 716 76.2 72.6-79.4 76 10.3 8.0-13.2 52 5.6 4.1- 7.6 54 5.3 3.9- 7.3 19 2.6 1.5- 4.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,469 1,056 68.5 65.4-71.4 138 11.2 9.3-13.5 88 6.0 4.7- 7.6 124 9.1 7.4-11.2 63 5.1 3.8- 6.9
Non-Hispanic Black 320 240 71.8 65.3-77.5 28 10.0 6.4-15.1 15 4.3 2.4- 7.6 26 9.5 6.1-14.3 11 4.5 2.3- 8.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 136 84 60.4 50.0-70.0 17 12.9 7.2-22.0 12 7.7 4.0-14.4 20 15.6 9.5-24.5 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 546 316 57.9 53.0-62.6 90 17.3 13.9-21.4 45 7.4 5.4-10.1 66 11.9 9.1-15.4 29 5.4 3.5- 8.2
35-44 309 203 65.4 58.8-71.5 27 9.1 5.9-13.7 28 7.9 5.2-11.8 34 10.9 7.4-15.9 17 6.7 3.7-11.9
45-54 358 263 74.7 68.7-79.9 30 7.6 5.0-11.5 19 3.9 2.4- 6.5 29 8.7 5.4-14.0 17 5.0 2.9- 8.5
55-64 324 264 78.4 72.1-83.6 16 5.6 3.1- 9.9 13 4.3 2.2- 8.2 22 7.7 4.7-12.3 *** *** ***
65-74 311 255 79.5 72.9-84.8 16 6.1 3.3-11.1 11 3.0 1.5- 5.9 19 6.2 3.6-10.3 *** *** ***
75+ 160 144 88.4 78.9-94.0 11 9.4 4.3-19.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 5.7 2.8-11.2 16 15.6 9.0-25.5 11 14.0 7.1-25.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 380 247 64.5 58.4-70.1 43 12.5 8.9-17.2 28 6.6 4.2-10.2 42 9.7 6.8-13.6 20 6.8 4.1-11.1
Some Post-H.S. 568 389 65.6 60.5-70.2 70 13.8 10.6-17.9 23 3.9 2.5- 6.1 60 12.2 9.1-16.1 26 4.6 2.9- 7.2
College Graduate 966 757 76.3 73.0-79.4 73 8.8 6.9-11.1 55 6.5 4.8- 8.6 56 5.7 4.2- 7.7 25 2.7 1.7- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 122 *** *** *** 12 11.9 6.5-20.8 13 10.6 5.8-18.6 16 9.6 5.3-16.7 11 9.4 4.5-18.4
$15,000- 24,999 228 152 63.5 55.4-71.0 23 13.4 8.4-20.6 13 4.5 2.4- 8.4 28 12.8 8.5-18.8 12 5.8 2.7-11.8
$25,000- 34,999 155 101 62.9 52.9-71.9 20 14.8 8.8-23.8 *** *** *** 24 17.7 11.2-26.7 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 233 153 60.8 52.8-68.3 26 11.4 7.4-17.2 19 8.1 4.8-13.4 23 11.6 7.3-17.9 12 8.1 4.3-14.8
$50,000-74,999 309 233 71.5 64.8-77.3 38 14.5 10.2-20.1 13 5.1 2.7- 9.1 16 4.8 2.7- 8.1 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 720 558 72.6 68.3-76.6 48 7.5 5.5-10.2 40 5.6 3.9- 7.8 46 9.6 6.9-13.1 28 4.7 3.0- 7.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 267 199 73.4 65.9-79.8 26 12.4 7.6-19.5 13 4.3 2.3- 8.1 21 5.6 3.2- 9.6 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 460 334 68.7 62.9-74.0 34 9.1 6.2-13.2 13 2.1 1.1- 4.2 44 10.5 7.3-15.1 35 9.5 6.4-13.7
No 1,567 1,128 69.0 66.1-71.8 159 11.5 9.7-13.7 106 6.6 5.3- 8.2 127 9.0 7.3-10.9 47 3.9 2.7- 5.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 354 257 68.6 62.1-74.3 39 11.3 7.9-16.0 *** *** *** 27 10.1 6.4-15.6 21 6.6 4.1-10.4
Non-Veteran 1,680 1,209 68.9 66.1-71.7 154 10.9 9.1-13.0 109 6.0 4.9- 7.5 147 9.3 7.7-11.3 61 4.8 3.5- 6.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 643 468 71.5 67.3-75.3 61 9.9 7.5-13.0 45 7.0 5.1- 9.5 49 8.3 6.1-11.1 20 3.3 2.0- 5.5
Regional City or Suburban County 517 360 64.3 59.0-69.3 57 12.7 9.6-16.7 31 5.1 3.4- 7.7 43 10.7 7.6-14.9 26 7.1 4.6-10.8
Rural 874 638 69.8 65.5-73.7 75 10.8 8.2-14.1 43 4.6 3.1- 6.6 82 9.7 7.4-12.7 36 5.2 3.4- 7.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,278 880 66.6 63.4-69.7 137 11.9 9.9-14.3 86 6.1 4.8- 7.7 122 10.4 8.4-12.7 53 5.0 3.6- 6.8
Unemployed 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 444 376 83.5 78.4-87.6 25 5.9 3.5- 9.7 13 2.5 1.3- 4.8 22 5.5 3.3- 9.0 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 138 86 62.4 52.6-71.2 20 16.5 10.3-25.2 12 8.4 4.4-15.5 14 7.6 4.3-13.3 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 110 *** *** *** 13 16.7 9.0-28.9 11 9.9 5.2-18.0 18 13.5 7.6-22.9 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 211 151 69.0 60.5-76.3 15 8.0 4.6-13.6 12 2.7 1.4- 5.4 22 12.7 8.0-19.6 11 7.6 3.6-15.2
151% to 200% 126 83 66.7 56.4-75.6 18 14.5 8.6-23.5 *** *** *** 15 10.4 5.9-17.5 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,271 947 69.9 66.6-73.0 115 10.3 8.4-12.6 72 5.8 4.5- 7.5 91 9.3 7.3-11.7 46 4.7 3.3- 6.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 267 199 73.4 65.9-79.8 26 12.4 7.6-19.5 13 4.3 2.3- 8.1 21 5.6 3.2- 9.6 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 277 200 68.8 60.7-75.8 24 10.1 6.1-16.1 13 4.9 2.4- 9.5 28 10.3 6.3-16.2 12 6.0 2.9-12.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 811 581 68.1 63.9-72.0 82 11.9 9.3-15.2 44 4.9 3.4- 6.8 71 10.1 7.7-13.1 33 5.1 3.4- 7.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 946 685 69.5 65.9-73.0 87 10.4 8.3-13.0 62 6.4 4.9- 8.4 75 8.8 6.8-11.4 37 4.8 3.3- 7.1

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* This question was 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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