2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,354 4,097 93.5 92.5-94.4 257 6.5 5.6- 7.5
GENDER
Male 2,001 1,865 92.0 90.3-93.5 136 8.0 6.5- 9.7
Female 2,353 2,232 94.9 93.7-95.9 121 5.1 4.1- 6.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,960 2,763 92.8 91.5-94.0 197 7.2 6.0- 8.5
Non-Hispanic Black 802 773 95.5 93.2-97.0 29 4.5 3.0- 6.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 81 79 98.5 93.0-99.7 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 152 144 93.6 86.0-97.2 *** *** ***
Hispanic 301 284 94.0 89.9-96.5 17 6.0 3.5-10.1
AGE
18-34 919 840 91.8 89.6-93.6 79 8.2 6.4-10.4
35-44 554 511 92.4 89.0-94.7 43 7.6 5.3-11.0
45-54 700 650 92.3 89.2-94.5 50 7.7 5.5-10.8
55-64 775 742 95.5 93.2-97.0 33 4.5 3.0- 6.8
65-74 815 778 95.3 93.2-96.8 37 4.7 3.2- 6.8
75+ 518 505 96.6 93.2-98.4 13 3.4 1.6- 6.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 438 418 93.7 89.6-96.3 20 6.3 3.7-10.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,080 1,029 94.6 92.5-96.1 51 5.4 3.9- 7.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,252 1,168 92.9 90.9-94.4 84 7.1 5.6- 9.1
College Graduate 1,577 1,475 93.2 91.5-94.5 102 6.8 5.5- 8.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 350 324 93.1 89.2-95.7 26 6.9 4.3-10.8
$15,000- 24,999 633 598 94.0 91.1-96.0 35 6.0 4.0- 8.9
$25,000- 34,999 387 368 95.6 92.7-97.4 19 4.4 2.6- 7.3
$35,000- 49,999 513 479 90.5 86.4-93.5 34 9.5 6.5-13.6
$50,000-74,999 595 562 93.7 90.5-95.8 33 6.3 4.2- 9.5
$75,000+ 1,052 971 91.4 89.0-93.4 81 8.6 6.6-11.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 826 797 96.9 95.1-98.0 29 3.1 2.0- 4.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,371 1,302 94.7 93.0-96.0 69 5.3 4.0- 7.0
No 2,965 2,779 93.1 91.8-94.2 186 6.9 5.8- 8.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 661 622 92.8 90.0-94.9 39 7.2 5.1-10.0
Non-Veteran 3,692 3,474 93.6 92.5-94.6 218 6.4 5.4- 7.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,154 1,078 93.6 91.8-95.0 76 6.4 5.0- 8.2
Regional City or Suburban County 1,055 983 92.3 89.9-94.1 72 7.7 5.9-10.1
Rural 2,147 2,038 94.4 92.9-95.6 109 5.6 4.4- 7.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,213 2,050 92.0 90.5-93.3 163 8.0 6.7- 9.5
Unemployed 145 139 95.8 90.7-98.2 *** *** ***
Retired 1,259 1,208 95.8 94.1-97.1 51 4.2 2.9- 5.9
Unable to Work 394 381 97.1 94.5-98.5 13 2.9 1.5- 5.5
Other not in Labor Force 315 294 93.8 90.0-96.3 21 6.2 3.7-10.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 124 115 92.2 84.4-96.2 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 309 287 94.1 90.0-96.6 22 5.9 3.4-10.0
101% to 150% 590 558 93.4 90.1-95.7 32 6.6 4.3- 9.9
151% to 200% 304 285 94.3 90.5-96.6 19 5.7 3.4- 9.5
More than 200% 2,191 2,047 92.2 90.6-93.6 144 7.8 6.4- 9.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 826 797 96.9 95.1-98.0 29 3.1 2.0- 4.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 841 813 97.4 95.6-98.5 28 2.6 1.5- 4.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,829 1,721 93.5 91.9-94.8 108 6.5 5.2- 8.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,686 1,565 92.5 90.8-93.9 121 7.5 6.1- 9.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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