2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Moderate Drinking Guidelines*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Drinks Meets Guidelines Exceeded Guidelines
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,365 2,843 51.8 50.1-53.4 914 16.3 15.2-17.6 1,608 31.9 30.3-33.4
-Eastern NC 1,942 1,125 54.4 51.5-57.3 297 15.7 13.7-17.9 520 29.9 27.3-32.6
GENDER
Male 864 444 50.9 46.6-55.1 169 19.4 16.2-23.0 251 29.7 26.0-33.8
Female 1,078 681 57.7 53.8-61.5 128 12.3 10.0-15.0 269 30.0 26.4-33.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,181 626 50.5 47.0-54.1 207 18.2 15.6-21.2 348 31.2 28.0-34.7
Non-Hispanic Black 455 312 62.8 56.8-68.5 58 13.0 9.7-17.3 85 24.2 19.1-30.0
Other 306 187 56.1 48.2-63.6 32 8.7 5.8-13.0 87 35.2 27.9-43.3
AGE
18-34 345 143 42.4 36.2-48.7 51 12.9 9.5-17.5 151 44.7 38.5-51.0
35-44 263 123 44.5 37.7-51.4 40 18.6 13.5-24.9 100 37.0 30.5-43.9
45-54 288 152 49.4 42.5-56.3 50 22.6 16.8-29.7 86 28.0 22.5-34.3
55-64 377 237 62.9 56.4-69.0 65 17.1 12.7-22.6 75 20.0 15.2-25.9
65-74 396 261 66.4 60.3-71.9 59 15.3 11.3-20.5 76 18.3 14.3-23.0
75+ 241 184 79.3 72.3-85.0 29 9.2 5.9-13.9 28 11.5 7.1-18.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 174 136 75.1 65.9-82.5 *** *** *** 25 17.1 10.8-26.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 559 359 57.0 51.6-62.2 69 14.4 10.9-18.7 131 28.6 23.9-33.8
Some Post-H.S. 572 331 52.3 47.2-57.3 86 17.1 13.5-21.5 155 30.6 26.0-35.6
College Graduate 629 295 43.1 38.4-48.0 127 19.5 16.1-23.5 207 37.4 32.7-42.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 626 410 62.0 56.8-66.9 87 13.6 10.5-17.4 129 24.4 20.2-29.3
No 1,313 712 51.2 47.8-54.7 210 16.6 14.2-19.4 391 32.2 29.0-35.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 348 174 47.4 41.0-53.9 71 20.6 15.9-26.4 103 31.9 26.1-38.5
Non-Veteran 1,593 951 55.9 52.7-59.0 226 14.7 12.6-17.1 416 29.4 26.5-32.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 968 451 42.5 38.8-46.3 169 19.0 16.0-22.3 348 38.5 34.8-42.4
Unemployed 115 *** *** *** 13 9.0 4.9-15.8 *** *** ***
Retired 574 390 69.8 64.7-74.4 85 14.4 11.0-18.6 99 15.9 12.6-19.7
Unable to Work 182 139 76.2 67.6-83.1 21 10.1 6.2-16.0 22 13.6 8.2-21.8
Other not in Labor Force 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 19.7 11.4-31.9
$15,000- 24,999 282 189 59.8 52.0-67.2 32 11.8 7.6-18.0 61 28.4 21.8-36.0
$25,000- 34,999 173 101 50.3 40.5-60.1 23 16.9 9.9-27.4 49 32.8 24.2-42.7
$35,000- 49,999 238 144 58.0 50.2-65.4 29 12.9 8.6-19.0 65 29.1 22.6-36.5
$50,000- 74,999 247 126 51.0 43.0-58.9 43 14.6 10.2-20.4 78 34.4 27.1-42.5
$75,000+ 489 202 39.2 34.1-44.5 117 25.7 21.1-31.0 170 35.1 30.0-40.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 193 140 70.5 60.3-79.1 *** *** *** 41 23.9 16.0-34.0
101% to 150% 227 143 56.8 48.6-64.8 30 14.7 9.7-21.6 54 28.5 21.6-36.4
151% to 200% 180 114 56.7 47.0-65.9 20 13.5 7.7-22.5 46 29.9 22.1-39.0
More than 200% 914 434 44.5 40.5-48.6 186 21.1 17.9-24.6 294 34.4 30.6-38.5
HOUSING
Own 1,331 777 55.8 52.3-59.2 218 17.3 14.8-20.1 336 26.9 24.0-30.1
Rent 456 251 47.3 41.5-53.2 58 11.6 8.6-15.4 147 41.1 35.2-47.3
Other arrangement 143 88 61.2 50.5-70.9 19 13.7 8.2-22.0 36 25.1 17.1-35.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 191 79 43.1 34.6-52.0 35 15.4 10.7-21.8 77 41.5 33.5-50.0
Regional City or Suburban County 578 332 53.2 48.1-58.3 98 16.6 13.3-20.6 148 30.2 25.5-35.2
Rural 1,173 714 56.6 52.8-60.4 164 15.2 12.7-18.2 295 28.1 24.8-31.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,236 777 57.4 53.7-61.1 186 16.1 13.6-18.9 273 26.5 23.2-30.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 278 158 53.4 46.3-60.5 32 13.3 8.9-19.5 88 33.3 26.9-40.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 428 190 46.8 40.8-52.8 79 16.4 12.6-21.1 159 36.9 31.4-42.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 383 166 46.0 39.9-52.2 68 15.3 11.7-19.6 149 38.8 33.2-44.7
2nd Quartile 245 127 47.0 39.4-54.7 38 16.7 11.7-23.4 80 36.3 29.2-44.0
3rd Quartile 634 366 55.0 50.2-59.8 105 16.2 13.0-19.9 163 28.8 24.5-33.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 680 466 62.0 56.6-67.1 86 14.9 11.5-19.2 128 23.0 18.7-28.1

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*Moderate drinking guideline--MALES having a maximum of two drinks on one or more occasions within the past 30 days or FEMALES having a maximum of one drink on one or more occasions within the past 30 days.

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.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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