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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid Region 5

Alcohol Consumption

Excessive Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,924 611 15.6 14.3-16.9 3,313 84.4 83.1-85.7
Medicaid Region 5 496 66 14.0 10.8-17.9 430 86.0 82.1-89.2
GENDER
Male 190 36 18.0 12.7-24.8 154 82.0 75.2-87.3
Female 306 30 10.5 7.2-15.2 276 89.5 84.8-92.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 235 39 14.8 10.7-20.3 196 85.2 79.7-89.3
Non-Hispanic Black 141 11 9.6 4.7-18.6 130 90.4 81.4-95.3
Other 120 16 17.4 10.7-27.1 104 82.6 72.9-89.3
AGE
18-44 184 37 20.3 14.5-27.7 147 79.7 72.3-85.5
45-64 171 22 12.4 8.0-18.8 149 87.6 81.2-92.0
65+ 135 *** *** *** 128 95.3 89.7-97.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 209 31 15.1 10.3-21.6 178 84.9 78.4-89.7
Some Post-H.S. 152 16 11.1 6.6-18.1 136 88.9 81.9-93.4
College Graduate 132 19 17.2 10.9-26.1 113 82.8 73.9-89.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 237 39 17.0 12.2-23.1 198 83.0 76.9-87.8
$50,000+ 153 18 14.2 8.7-22.3 135 85.8 77.7-91.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 106 *** *** *** 97 93.2 86.8-96.6

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

Yes refers to respondents who said they had drank in the past 30 days and had at least one binge drinking episode (5 or more drinks on one occasion for men 4 or more drinks for women)
or were heavy drinkers (2 or more drinks per day for men, more than 1 drink per day for women).

No refers to respondents who said they did not drink in the past 30 days or who were not heavy drinkers and had no binge drinking episodes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2019 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2019 Annual Results Technical Notes for more 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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