2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 5

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 5 1,269 181 15.0 12.8-17.5 1,088 85.0 82.5-87.2
GENDER
Male 549 113 17.6 14.4-21.3 436 82.4 78.7-85.6
Female 720 68 12.7 9.8-16.4 652 87.3 83.6-90.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 741 117 15.4 12.7-18.6 624 84.6 81.4-87.3
Non-Hispanic Black 293 29 13.1 8.8-19.3 264 86.9 80.7-91.2
Other 235 35 16.2 10.9-23.3 200 83.8 76.7-89.1
AGE
18-44 410 84 20.2 16.2-24.9 326 79.8 75.1-83.8
45-64 423 52 11.7 8.7-15.5 371 88.3 84.5-91.3
65+ 406 44 10.1 7.3-14.0 362 89.9 86.0-92.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 473 55 12.3 9.2-16.4 418 87.7 83.6-90.8
Some Post-H.S. 368 49 14.5 10.9-19.2 319 85.5 80.8-89.1
College Graduate 423 76 20.2 15.8-25.3 347 79.8 74.7-84.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 579 72 14.5 11.2-18.6 507 85.5 81.4-88.8
$50,000+ 463 87 17.5 14.0-21.7 376 82.5 78.3-86.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 227 22 11.5 7.1-17.9 205 88.5 82.1-92.9

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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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