2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid Region 1

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Excessive Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,329 771 15.6 14.4-16.8 4,558 84.4 83.2-85.6
Medicaid Region 1 630 82 14.7 11.6-18.3 548 85.3 81.7-88.4
GENDER
Male 272 53 22.3 16.9-28.8 219 77.7 71.2-83.1
Female 358 29 7.8 5.3-11.5 329 92.2 88.5-94.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 523 67 14.1 10.9-18.0 456 85.9 82.0-89.1
Non-Hispanic Black 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 84 *** *** *** 74 87.4 77.5-93.3
AGE
18-44 188 45 23.4 17.3-30.9 143 76.6 69.1-82.7
45-64 207 20 11.8 7.3-18.5 187 88.2 81.5-92.7
65+ 223 16 6.7 3.9-11.2 207 93.3 88.8-96.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 235 32 13.3 9.1-19.0 203 86.7 81.0-90.9
Some Post-H.S. 173 26 17.9 12.1-25.7 147 82.1 74.3-87.9
College Graduate 221 24 12.6 8.2-18.7 197 87.4 81.3-91.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 300 37 12.4 8.7-17.3 263 87.6 82.7-91.3
$50,000+ 225 37 20.8 15.0-28.2 188 79.2 71.8-85.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 105 *** *** *** 97 91.2 82.0-96.0

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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 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 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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