2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,421 2,843 51.3 49.6-52.9 678 13.2 12.2-14.4 751 14.4 13.3-15.6 863 16.4 15.3-17.7 286 4.7 4.1- 5.4
-Eastern NC 1,969 1,125 53.6 50.8-56.5 247 14.6 12.6-16.9 245 13.9 12.0-16.0 240 12.9 11.1-15.0 112 4.9 3.9- 6.2
GENDER
Male 885 444 49.7 45.5-53.9 100 12.8 10.1-16.1 121 14.0 11.4-17.1 147 16.2 13.4-19.5 73 7.2 5.5- 9.5
Female 1,084 681 57.4 53.5-61.1 147 16.4 13.6-19.6 124 13.8 11.2-16.8 93 9.8 7.6-12.4 39 2.7 1.9- 4.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,198 626 49.8 46.2-53.3 151 15.4 12.9-18.4 156 14.1 11.8-16.8 176 14.4 12.1-17.0 89 6.3 4.9- 8.0
Non-Hispanic Black 462 312 61.9 55.9-67.5 53 12.7 9.2-17.2 50 11.9 8.7-16.1 32 10.8 7.2-15.9 *** *** ***
Other 309 187 55.4 47.6-63.0 43 14.8 10.0-21.2 39 17.1 11.6-24.6 32 10.0 6.6-14.8 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 348 143 42.0 36.0-48.4 63 18.3 13.9-23.8 66 18.1 13.9-23.1 64 17.7 13.4-23.0 *** *** ***
35-44 272 123 42.7 36.1-49.5 48 18.9 14.0-24.9 46 18.1 13.2-24.2 43 15.5 11.2-21.1 *** *** ***
45-54 291 152 49.1 42.2-55.9 50 20.4 15.1-26.9 37 14.3 9.9-20.1 38 12.0 8.2-17.1 *** *** ***
55-64 385 237 61.8 55.3-67.8 48 12.5 8.7-17.6 38 10.7 7.2-15.5 43 11.4 7.7-16.5 19 3.7 2.3- 5.9
65-74 396 261 66.4 60.3-71.9 27 8.3 5.3-13.0 38 8.6 6.0-12.3 35 7.7 5.3-11.0 35 9.0 6.1-13.0
75+ 244 184 77.8 70.6-83.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 6.0 3.3-10.7 19 5.7 3.3- 9.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 177 136 73.5 64.3-81.0 16 10.9 6.2-18.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 570 359 55.8 50.5-61.0 56 11.8 8.7-15.8 76 16.6 12.9-21.0 51 11.0 8.0-15.1 28 4.8 3.0- 7.6
Some Post-H.S. 580 331 51.7 46.6-56.7 85 18.9 14.9-23.6 65 12.2 9.3-15.9 62 11.7 8.7-15.6 37 5.5 3.8- 8.0
College Graduate 633 295 42.9 38.2-47.7 88 14.3 11.3-18.0 90 16.6 13.1-20.9 117 20.2 16.6-24.2 43 6.0 4.3- 8.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 634 410 61.1 55.9-66.0 62 12.8 9.4-17.1 59 11.0 8.3-14.6 60 9.2 6.7-12.4 43 5.9 4.1- 8.6
No 1,332 712 50.5 47.1-53.9 185 15.4 13.1-18.2 186 15.1 12.8-17.7 180 14.5 12.1-17.1 69 4.5 3.4- 6.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 352 174 46.8 40.5-53.2 37 10.2 7.2-14.4 44 14.9 10.6-20.5 61 19.3 14.5-25.4 36 8.8 6.0-12.7
Non-Veteran 1,616 951 55.1 51.9-58.2 210 15.6 13.3-18.2 201 13.7 11.7-16.0 178 11.5 9.6-13.7 76 4.1 3.1- 5.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 986 451 41.7 38.0-45.5 166 18.4 15.5-21.7 158 17.7 14.9-20.8 160 17.0 14.2-20.2 51 5.2 3.8- 7.2
Unemployed 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 14.9 8.2-25.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 580 390 68.8 63.7-73.5 36 7.3 4.7-11.2 53 8.9 6.4-12.3 51 7.9 5.8-10.8 50 7.0 5.1- 9.5
Unable to Work 184 139 75.9 67.3-82.7 20 10.3 6.3-16.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 155 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 283 189 59.6 51.7-66.9 30 14.1 9.2-21.2 36 15.1 10.5-21.2 18 8.8 5.2-14.7 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 173 101 50.3 40.5-60.1 21 15.9 9.3-26.0 24 14.7 9.2-22.8 21 16.1 9.7-25.7 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 242 144 56.5 48.8-63.9 20 8.4 5.0-13.6 34 14.7 10.2-20.7 28 13.0 8.7-19.2 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 248 126 50.5 42.5-58.4 31 13.1 8.4-19.8 40 16.2 11.3-22.7 35 15.9 10.7-22.9 16 4.4 2.5- 7.4
$75,000+ 495 202 38.7 33.7-44.0 90 20.6 16.5-25.4 73 16.7 12.9-21.4 95 17.2 13.5-21.6 35 6.8 4.5-10.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 194 140 70.5 60.3-79.0 *** *** *** 18 9.6 5.6-16.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 227 143 56.8 48.6-64.8 31 16.6 11.2-23.9 28 13.6 9.1-19.9 17 10.0 5.9-16.5 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 183 114 55.6 46.0-64.7 *** *** *** 26 15.3 10.0-22.8 19 13.8 8.6-21.7 *** *** ***
More than 200% 923 434 43.9 40.0-47.9 133 16.4 13.5-19.7 138 16.5 13.7-19.9 152 16.7 13.8-20.0 66 6.5 4.8- 8.8
HOUSING
Own 1,347 777 55.0 51.6-58.4 158 13.8 11.5-16.5 161 13.3 11.1-15.9 165 12.4 10.3-14.7 86 5.5 4.2- 7.1
Rent 465 251 46.6 40.8-52.4 65 16.4 12.1-21.7 68 17.5 13.5-22.4 61 15.7 11.5-21.2 20 3.8 2.3- 6.3
Other arrangement 145 *** *** *** 22 16.9 10.6-25.7 16 9.4 5.2-16.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 192 79 42.9 34.4-51.8 19 8.8 5.4-14.0 23 12.9 8.2-19.7 53 26.0 19.5-33.8 18 9.4 5.5-15.5
Regional City or Suburban County 583 332 52.7 47.6-57.7 84 15.6 12.3-19.6 76 14.2 11.0-18.1 68 13.7 10.3-18.1 23 3.8 2.3- 6.1
Rural 1,194 714 55.6 51.9-59.3 144 14.9 12.2-18.0 146 13.9 11.5-16.7 119 10.7 8.6-13.1 71 5.0 3.7- 6.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,258 777 56.3 52.6-59.9 161 15.3 12.7-18.3 151 13.7 11.3-16.4 119 11.6 9.3-14.3 50 3.2 2.3- 4.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 281 158 52.9 45.8-59.9 28 11.9 7.6-18.1 38 16.2 11.5-22.3 35 11.0 7.6-15.7 22 8.0 4.9-12.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 430 190 46.6 40.7-52.7 58 14.7 11.1-19.4 56 13.0 9.7-17.2 86 17.8 13.9-22.7 40 7.8 5.3-11.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 386 166 45.6 39.5-51.8 42 10.2 7.3-14.1 50 14.0 10.3-18.7 88 20.3 16.2-25.1 40 9.9 6.9-13.9
2nd Quartile 247 127 46.7 39.2-54.4 37 16.9 12.0-23.3 38 16.5 11.7-22.8 27 13.7 8.7-20.8 18 6.2 3.4-10.8
3rd Quartile 640 366 54.4 49.6-59.1 89 15.0 11.8-18.9 82 15.0 11.7-18.9 75 11.8 9.0-15.3 28 3.9 2.5- 6.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 696 466 60.5 55.2-65.5 79 15.5 11.7-20.2 75 11.3 8.5-14.9 50 9.8 7.0-13.7 26 2.9 1.8- 4.6

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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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