2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,358 5,057 94.2 93.4-94.9 301 5.8 5.1- 6.6
-Eastern NC 1,937 1,825 94.2 92.7-95.4 112 5.8 4.6- 7.3
GENDER
Male 863 800 92.8 90.2-94.7 63 7.2 5.3- 9.8
Female 1,074 1,025 95.5 93.6-96.9 49 4.5 3.1- 6.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,181 1,099 93.1 91.0-94.8 82 6.9 5.2- 9.0
Non-Hispanic Black 454 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 302 285 95.3 91.8-97.3 17 4.7 2.7- 8.2
AGE
18-34 338 304 90.9 86.8-93.9 34 9.1 6.1-13.2
35-44 264 248 95.1 91.6-97.2 16 4.9 2.8- 8.4
45-54 286 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 381 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 392 367 94.2 91.2-96.2 25 5.8 3.8- 8.8
75+ 243 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 174 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 560 527 93.3 90.0-95.6 33 6.7 4.4-10.0
Some Post-H.S. 569 541 95.2 92.6-96.9 28 4.8 3.1- 7.4
College Graduate 627 581 93.0 90.4-95.0 46 7.0 5.0- 9.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 625 591 94.3 91.3-96.2 34 5.7 3.8- 8.7
No 1,309 1,231 94.2 92.3-95.6 78 5.8 4.4- 7.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 347 315 91.1 86.2-94.3 32 8.9 5.7-13.8
Non-Veteran 1,589 1,509 94.8 93.2-96.1 80 5.2 3.9- 6.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 962 896 92.6 90.2-94.5 66 7.4 5.5- 9.8
Unemployed 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 575 540 95.0 92.7-96.5 35 5.0 3.5- 7.3
Unable to Work 182 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 281 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 169 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 238 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 245 222 92.7 88.6-95.4 23 7.3 4.6-11.4
$75,000+ 489 454 93.0 89.2-95.5 35 7.0 4.5-10.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 193 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 223 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 181 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 911 835 91.7 89.0-93.8 76 8.3 6.2-11.0
HOUSING
Own 1,331 1,256 94.5 92.8-95.9 75 5.5 4.1- 7.2
Rent 453 424 93.7 90.2-96.0 29 6.3 4.0- 9.8
Other arrangement 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 188 171 89.8 83.1-94.0 17 10.2 6.0-16.9
Regional City or Suburban County 577 546 93.3 89.6-95.7 31 6.7 4.3-10.4
Rural 1,172 1,108 95.3 93.7-96.5 64 4.7 3.5- 6.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,238 1,178 95.1 93.3-96.5 60 4.9 3.5- 6.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 276 256 92.8 88.2-95.7 20 7.2 4.3-11.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 423 391 92.5 88.1-95.4 32 7.5 4.6-11.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 380 346 91.0 86.9-93.9 34 9.0 6.1-13.1
2nd Quartile 244 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 630 600 95.4 93.0-97.0 30 4.6 3.0- 7.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 683 654 96.3 94.3-97.6 29 3.7 2.4- 5.7

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.
This question was asked of all respondents.

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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