2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 2,504 1,081 39.5 37.3-41.9 781 32.4 30.3-34.7 323 13.6 11.9-15.3 118 5.5 4.5- 6.7 201 9.0 7.7-10.5
-Eastern NC 810 327 36.8 32.8-41.1 241 32.0 28.1-36.3 130 16.1 13.1-19.5 36 5.1 3.4- 7.7 76 9.9 7.6-12.8
GENDER
Male 418 125 28.2 23.0-34.1 136 32.9 27.6-38.7 75 18.3 13.9-23.6 23 6.9 4.1-11.5 59 13.7 10.1-18.2
Female 392 202 46.2 40.2-52.3 105 31.1 25.3-37.6 55 13.7 10.1-18.3 *** *** *** 17 5.9 3.5- 9.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 555 229 38.1 33.2-43.2 176 35.2 30.3-40.4 84 13.9 10.9-17.6 23 4.2 2.6- 6.9 43 8.6 6.1-11.9
Non-Hispanic Black 140 64 40.6 31.2-50.8 36 25.7 17.8-35.6 27 20.1 12.8-30.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 115 34 22.7 15.1-32.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 21.0 13.4-31.3
AGE
18-34 195 54 25.2 18.8-32.9 58 33.0 25.7-41.4 35 18.7 13.0-26.2 15 8.7 4.8-15.2 33 14.4 9.7-20.8
35-44 141 49 36.8 28.1-46.4 43 30.2 22.2-39.6 27 18.6 12.3-27.2 *** *** *** 15 10.5 6.0-17.5
45-54 133 *** *** *** 41 30.9 22.3-41.1 16 9.9 5.5-17.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 144 69 44.1 34.0-54.8 *** *** *** 27 17.4 11.4-25.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 130 *** *** *** 43 34.3 25.3-44.5 21 16.1 10.2-24.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 201 68 31.2 23.9-39.6 57 31.1 23.9-39.4 36 16.0 10.8-23.2 *** *** *** 30 15.2 10.0-22.4
Some Post-H.S. 238 94 37.5 30.4-45.1 81 34.4 27.3-42.3 33 15.9 10.7-22.8 *** *** *** 17 6.9 4.0-11.7
College Graduate 330 153 43.0 36.7-49.5 94 30.4 24.6-36.9 52 16.5 12.2-22.0 *** *** *** 19 5.6 3.4- 9.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 214 89 37.3 29.6-45.8 65 33.7 26.1-42.2 32 13.1 8.7-19.3 *** *** *** 20 10.7 6.6-16.8
No 596 238 36.7 32.0-41.6 176 31.5 26.9-36.5 98 17.0 13.5-21.2 28 5.1 3.2- 8.1 56 9.7 7.1-13.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 172 52 26.0 19.1-34.2 63 36.5 28.3-45.6 28 19.0 12.2-28.3 *** *** *** 21 15.3 9.3-24.1
Non-Veteran 637 275 39.6 35.0-44.5 178 31.0 26.5-35.9 102 15.4 12.2-19.1 28 5.6 3.6- 8.7 54 8.4 6.2-11.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 510 190 34.8 30.0-40.0 158 34.3 29.3-39.7 83 15.2 11.9-19.1 24 5.1 3.2- 8.2 55 10.6 7.8-14.2
Unemployed 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 184 84 46.2 37.4-55.3 57 32.4 24.9-40.9 27 12.4 8.2-18.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 21.8 13.6-33.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 94 *** *** *** 27 29.3 20.0-40.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 119 42 32.4 23.0-43.6 *** *** *** 19 10.4 6.2-17.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 286 137 45.6 38.6-52.8 82 32.3 25.5-39.8 43 15.1 10.8-20.8 *** *** *** 19 5.5 3.2- 9.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 476 208 40.8 35.4-46.4 146 34.6 29.3-40.5 70 13.1 10.0-17.0 18 4.7 2.6- 8.2 34 6.8 4.5-10.3
HOUSING
Own 552 242 41.0 36.0-46.3 173 33.4 28.6-38.7 78 13.9 10.8-17.8 17 3.5 2.0- 6.3 42 8.0 5.7-11.1
Rent 202 65 27.3 20.5-35.3 59 32.3 24.5-41.2 39 20.1 13.6-28.6 *** *** *** 25 11.6 7.2-18.0
Other arrangement 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 109 49 42.3 32.4-52.8 33 26.6 18.8-36.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 245 92 31.8 25.4-38.9 79 34.8 27.8-42.5 38 16.7 11.3-24.0 *** *** *** 24 11.5 7.2-17.8
Rural 456 186 39.0 33.4-44.8 129 31.3 26.0-37.2 75 14.6 11.2-18.7 19 5.2 2.9- 9.0 47 10.0 7.2-13.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 460 186 35.4 30.2-41.1 131 32.8 27.4-38.7 70 14.2 10.5-18.8 22 5.8 3.5- 9.6 51 11.8 8.5-16.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 117 *** *** *** 40 32.2 23.1-42.9 24 19.1 12.2-28.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 233 99 38.8 31.6-46.5 70 30.3 23.5-38.2 36 18.5 13.0-25.6 *** *** *** 17 7.2 4.3-12.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 214 91 40.2 33.0-47.9 65 28.8 22.5-36.0 37 20.8 14.8-28.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 117 40 28.7 20.4-38.7 *** *** *** 19 15.8 9.6-24.9 *** *** *** 17 16.1 9.4-26.2
3rd Quartile 263 109 38.7 31.8-46.1 82 32.1 25.6-39.3 41 17.3 12.0-24.5 *** *** *** 19 7.7 4.6-12.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 216 87 37.5 29.3-46.5 57 32.3 24.0-41.8 33 11.0 7.2-16.3 *** *** *** 29 11.8 7.7-17.7

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*This question was 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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