2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Gambling

Have you ever tried to cut down or control your gambling?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 913 146 16.0 13.2-19.3 767 84.0 80.7-86.8
GENDER
Male 483 66 15.0 11.2-19.8 417 85.0 80.2-88.8
Female 430 80 17.3 13.4-22.1 350 82.7 77.9-86.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 653 69 10.4 7.8-13.8 584 89.6 86.2-92.2
Non-Hispanic Black 157 50 33.8 25.1-43.8 107 66.2 56.2-74.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 154 33 22.9 15.9-32.0 121 77.1 68.0-84.1
35-44 122 16 9.6 5.3-16.7 106 90.4 83.3-94.7
45-54 196 27 13.6 8.3-21.5 169 86.4 78.5-91.7
55-64 206 42 18.7 13.2-25.9 164 81.3 74.1-86.8
65-74 158 22 14.9 8.9-23.7 136 85.1 76.3-91.1
75+ 68 *** *** *** 63 93.7 82.3-98.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 212 52 21.8 15.8-29.1 160 78.2 70.9-84.2
Some Post-H.S. 287 40 14.6 10.1-20.4 247 85.4 79.6-89.9
College Graduate 343 38 11.0 7.3-16.1 305 89.0 83.9-92.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 131 21 18.8 11.6-28.9 110 81.2 71.1-88.4
$50,000-74,999 143 22 15.3 9.6-23.4 121 84.7 76.6-90.4
$75,000+ 280 24 8.3 5.1-13.3 256 91.7 86.7-94.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 119 17 16.1 9.0-27.1 102 83.9 72.9-91.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 273 70 27.4 21.0-35.1 203 72.6 64.9-79.0
No 637 76 11.7 8.9-15.3 561 88.3 84.7-91.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 27 19.2 12.5-28.4 133 80.8 71.6-87.5
Non-Veteran 753 119 15.5 12.4-19.1 634 84.5 80.9-87.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 213 34 18.7 13.1-26.0 179 81.3 74.0-86.9
Regional City or Suburban County 212 22 9.7 6.1-14.9 190 90.3 85.1-93.9
Rural 488 90 18.4 14.1-23.7 398 81.6 76.3-85.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 555 77 13.1 10.0-17.2 478 86.9 82.8-90.0
Unemployed 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 218 30 16.0 10.5-23.7 188 84.0 76.3-89.5
Unable to Work 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 558 69 12.3 9.3-16.0 489 87.7 84.0-90.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 119 17 16.1 9.0-27.1 102 83.9 72.9-91.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 196 42 20.3 14.0-28.7 154 79.7 71.3-86.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 388 60 14.9 10.9-20.1 328 85.1 79.9-89.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 329 44 15.8 11.5-21.4 285 84.2 78.6-88.5

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*Asked of respondents who reported they gambled or played any games for money.

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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