2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,453 670 25.6 23.6-27.7 682 26.7 24.7-28.9 397 16.3 14.6-18.1 206 9.0 7.6-10.6 498 22.4 20.4-24.5
-Eastern NC 784 201 23.2 19.9-27.0 227 29.9 25.9-34.2 119 15.2 12.3-18.7 77 10.1 7.8-13.1 160 21.5 18.1-25.4
GENDER
Male 399 68 15.7 11.8-20.6 109 27.8 22.6-33.7 70 18.4 14.0-23.7 37 8.7 5.8-13.0 115 29.4 24.1-35.3
Female 385 133 31.0 25.7-36.9 118 32.1 26.3-38.4 49 12.0 8.5-16.7 40 11.5 8.2-16.1 45 13.4 9.6-18.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 535 134 24.1 19.9-28.8 171 32.9 28.0-38.2 82 14.9 11.6-18.9 44 7.6 5.4-10.5 104 20.5 16.6-25.0
Non-Hispanic Black 135 43 26.5 19.0-35.7 34 25.7 17.6-35.9 21 16.2 9.7-25.9 16 14.4 8.5-23.5 21 17.2 10.4-27.0
Other 114 24 12.6 7.7-19.9 22 19.9 11.8-31.6 16 15.6 8.6-26.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 191 30 12.7 8.6-18.6 47 27.5 20.4-36.0 27 14.7 9.6-21.8 27 13.4 8.8-19.9 60 31.6 24.4-39.9
35-44 135 29 26.1 18.1-36.0 38 27.7 19.8-37.1 20 14.0 8.4-22.4 13 8.3 4.6-14.4 35 24.0 17.0-32.7
45-54 129 37 32.5 23.3-43.4 34 28.6 19.9-39.3 20 13.0 8.0-20.3 *** *** *** 27 16.2 10.6-24.2
55-64 135 46 28.9 20.3-39.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 10.8 6.5-17.5
65-74 130 37 31.4 22.2-42.2 41 29.1 20.9-39.0 28 23.6 16.1-33.3 *** *** *** 15 10.9 6.4-18.0
75+ 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 193 41 16.0 11.1-22.6 50 31.6 23.8-40.5 30 15.9 10.7-23.0 21 12.7 7.8-20.1 51 23.7 17.3-31.7
Some Post-H.S. 229 60 26.8 20.4-34.3 69 30.3 23.4-38.2 35 15.4 10.6-21.8 21 7.7 4.7-12.3 44 19.8 14.1-27.1
College Graduate 323 91 26.6 21.2-32.7 99 29.0 23.5-35.3 48 13.7 9.8-18.8 33 10.9 7.4-15.6 52 19.8 14.8-26.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 204 53 23.6 17.1-31.7 60 28.6 21.5-36.9 34 17.1 11.3-25.2 22 13.7 8.4-21.5 35 16.9 11.7-23.9
No 580 148 23.1 19.3-27.5 167 30.3 25.7-35.4 85 14.6 11.4-18.5 55 9.0 6.5-12.2 125 23.0 18.9-27.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 166 29 15.4 9.9-23.2 53 30.4 22.6-39.4 28 16.2 10.8-23.8 *** *** *** 36 26.1 18.4-35.7
Non-Veteran 617 172 25.2 21.3-29.6 174 29.8 25.3-34.8 91 15.0 11.7-19.0 57 9.7 7.2-12.8 123 20.3 16.6-24.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 494 111 20.8 16.9-25.4 140 31.3 26.3-36.7 74 14.5 11.1-18.8 52 9.9 7.3-13.3 117 23.4 19.3-28.2
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 179 51 31.5 23.0-41.4 62 31.8 24.2-40.5 28 18.1 12.0-26.5 17 7.2 4.2-12.1 21 11.4 7.2-17.5
Unable to Work 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 14.0 7.8-23.8 *** *** *** 14 17.4 9.8-28.9
$50,000- 74,999 116 27 18.4 11.5-28.2 *** *** *** 16 13.9 7.8-23.5 16 12.6 7.3-20.8 25 25.0 16.3-36.3
$75,000+ 280 79 28.8 22.7-35.8 88 33.8 27.0-41.3 41 14.3 10.0-20.1 22 6.6 4.0-10.5 50 16.5 11.9-22.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 465 124 25.0 20.5-30.1 137 31.5 26.2-37.4 68 14.3 10.9-18.6 47 9.0 6.4-12.5 89 20.2 16.0-25.3
HOUSING
Own 533 143 25.6 21.3-30.4 172 33.3 28.3-38.7 76 14.5 11.2-18.5 50 8.5 6.0-11.8 92 18.2 14.5-22.5
Rent 197 39 15.2 10.5-21.4 49 25.9 18.9-34.4 34 17.0 11.0-25.1 23 15.3 9.8-23.1 52 26.6 19.4-35.4
Other arrangement 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 109 21 19.5 12.4-29.3 38 30.3 21.9-40.3 15 14.9 8.7-24.1 15 16.1 9.0-27.2 20 19.2 11.9-29.4
Regional City or Suburban County 232 61 24.6 18.7-31.8 70 30.0 23.1-37.8 32 13.5 9.2-19.4 23 10.7 6.6-17.0 46 21.2 15.4-28.4
Rural 443 119 23.1 18.7-28.2 119 29.8 24.4-35.7 72 16.3 12.3-21.3 39 8.7 6.0-12.5 94 22.2 17.6-27.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 441 128 24.5 20.0-29.6 114 28.1 22.9-34.0 66 14.4 10.7-19.2 39 9.3 6.3-13.5 94 23.7 18.9-29.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 112 19 17.9 10.4-29.1 *** *** *** 17 15.6 9.1-25.3 *** *** *** 24 19.7 12.5-29.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 231 54 23.6 17.5-30.9 73 30.5 23.6-38.3 36 16.8 11.8-23.5 26 11.3 7.2-17.3 42 17.9 12.9-24.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 210 46 21.4 15.8-28.4 69 29.9 23.5-37.2 31 17.2 11.7-24.6 26 13.4 8.7-20.0 38 18.1 13.0-24.8
2nd Quartile 114 25 20.5 13.2-30.4 *** *** *** 15 12.7 7.3-21.4 *** *** *** 29 26.1 17.6-36.8
3rd Quartile 253 65 24.7 18.8-31.7 77 30.4 23.9-37.8 42 17.1 12.2-23.3 23 9.2 5.5-15.0 46 18.7 13.7-25.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 207 65 24.7 18.2-32.4 45 27.6 19.7-37.3 31 13.1 7.9-21.1 19 9.9 5.7-16.7 47 24.6 17.5-33.5

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

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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