2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,367 4,690 85.9 84.7-87.0 677 14.1 13.0-15.3
-Eastern NC 1,947 1,702 85.4 83.2-87.4 245 14.6 12.6-16.8
GENDER
Male 869 726 82.7 79.1-85.7 143 17.3 14.3-20.9
Female 1,078 976 88.0 85.1-90.4 102 12.0 9.6-14.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,186 1,027 85.2 82.5-87.5 159 14.8 12.5-17.5
Non-Hispanic Black 457 416 86.9 81.6-90.9 41 13.1 9.1-18.4
Other 304 259 83.3 77.0-88.1 45 16.7 11.9-23.0
AGE
18-34 344 256 73.9 68.1-79.1 88 26.1 20.9-31.9
35-44 263 215 82.8 77.3-87.3 48 17.2 12.7-22.7
45-54 288 248 88.2 83.6-91.6 40 11.8 8.4-16.4
55-64 380 347 92.3 88.5-94.9 33 7.7 5.1-11.5
65-74 396 370 93.3 89.9-95.7 26 6.7 4.3-10.1
75+ 244 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 173 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 563 492 86.0 81.8-89.3 71 14.0 10.7-18.2
Some Post-H.S. 574 507 85.7 81.4-89.1 67 14.3 10.9-18.6
College Graduate 629 537 81.8 77.5-85.4 92 18.2 14.6-22.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 630 563 86.2 81.9-89.5 67 13.8 10.5-18.1
No 1,314 1,136 85.1 82.4-87.4 178 14.9 12.6-17.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 351 298 82.6 76.9-87.1 53 17.4 12.9-23.1
Non-Veteran 1,595 1,404 86.1 83.6-88.2 191 13.9 11.8-16.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 970 795 80.7 77.4-83.7 175 19.3 16.3-22.6
Unemployed 114 96 84.8 75.7-90.9 18 15.2 9.1-24.3
Retired 579 542 93.3 90.4-95.4 37 6.7 4.6- 9.6
Unable to Work 182 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 283 251 83.7 76.7-88.9 32 16.3 11.1-23.3
$25,000- 34,999 173 147 80.5 70.8-87.5 26 19.5 12.5-29.2
$35,000- 49,999 239 205 82.9 75.9-88.2 34 17.1 11.8-24.1
$50,000- 74,999 246 209 83.5 76.7-88.6 37 16.5 11.4-23.3
$75,000+ 492 421 86.4 82.3-89.6 71 13.6 10.4-17.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 194 169 85.1 75.6-91.4 25 14.9 8.6-24.4
101% to 150% 227 199 84.0 76.9-89.3 28 16.0 10.7-23.1
151% to 200% 182 159 84.0 75.9-89.7 23 16.0 10.3-24.1
More than 200% 916 783 84.1 80.8-86.9 133 15.9 13.1-19.2
HOUSING
Own 1,336 1,191 88.0 85.7-90.1 145 12.0 9.9-14.3
Rent 457 382 78.2 72.2-83.2 75 21.8 16.8-27.8
Other arrangement 143 118 82.0 72.4-88.8 25 18.0 11.2-27.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 192 157 79.1 70.9-85.5 35 20.9 14.5-29.1
Regional City or Suburban County 579 506 85.0 80.8-88.5 73 15.0 11.5-19.2
Rural 1,176 1,039 86.5 83.6-88.9 137 13.5 11.1-16.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,239 1,101 85.8 82.8-88.3 138 14.2 11.7-17.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 279 242 86.4 80.9-90.5 37 13.6 9.5-19.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 429 359 83.7 79.0-87.5 70 16.3 12.5-21.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 385 318 81.7 76.5-85.9 67 18.3 14.1-23.5
2nd Quartile 244 205 81.5 74.5-86.8 39 18.5 13.2-25.5
3rd Quartile 634 563 87.7 84.1-90.6 71 12.3 9.4-15.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 684 616 86.8 82.4-90.2 68 13.2 9.8-17.6

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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