2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,524 1,847 70.6 68.4-72.8 228 9.8 8.5-11.3 151 6.6 5.5- 8.0 203 8.7 7.4-10.1 95 4.3 3.4- 5.4
-Eastern NC 822 577 68.1 63.9-72.0 69 9.3 7.1-12.0 57 7.0 5.1- 9.6 83 10.9 8.4-14.0 36 4.7 3.1- 7.1
GENDER
Male 425 282 64.9 58.9-70.5 39 8.3 5.8-11.6 29 7.0 4.4-11.1 46 12.1 8.5-16.9 29 7.6 4.8-12.0
Female 397 295 71.6 65.7-76.9 30 10.3 6.9-15.1 28 7.0 4.6-10.5 37 9.6 6.4-14.0 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 560 401 70.2 65.4-74.7 43 9.3 6.6-12.9 38 5.8 4.1- 8.3 58 10.8 8.0-14.3 20 3.9 2.2- 6.7
Non-Hispanic Black 145 104 65.0 54.2-74.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 117 *** *** *** 14 13.2 7.2-22.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 201 113 54.8 46.6-62.7 26 13.2 8.7-19.4 22 10.5 6.4-16.6 26 14.6 9.5-21.6 *** *** ***
35-44 140 92 69.1 60.1-76.8 15 11.9 7.1-19.4 *** *** *** 16 9.7 5.7-15.9 *** *** ***
45-54 136 96 76.7 68.2-83.4 13 7.4 4.1-12.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 143 110 79.5 70.4-86.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 135 109 80.2 71.3-86.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 204 133 67.8 59.6-75.0 *** *** *** 16 6.1 3.4-10.6 27 12.9 8.4-19.4 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 243 176 70.0 62.3-76.7 17 8.0 4.7-13.4 19 7.4 4.5-12.1 21 10.0 5.8-16.9 *** *** ***
College Graduate 334 242 68.1 61.5-74.0 35 14.8 10.4-20.6 18 6.2 3.5-10.7 29 8.7 5.8-12.8 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 220 153 64.0 55.4-71.9 15 8.0 4.6-13.4 *** *** *** 23 12.1 7.4-19.2 *** *** ***
No 602 424 69.4 64.6-73.9 54 9.7 7.1-13.0 40 6.2 4.3- 8.9 60 10.5 7.7-14.2 24 4.2 2.5- 6.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 177 124 67.2 58.1-75.2 14 8.8 4.9-15.2 16 8.5 4.9-14.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 644 453 68.4 63.6-72.8 55 9.4 6.9-12.6 40 6.5 4.4- 9.5 70 11.8 8.9-15.6 26 3.9 2.4- 6.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 519 344 66.6 61.4-71.4 53 10.7 7.9-14.4 43 7.9 5.4-11.2 55 10.1 7.4-13.7 24 4.7 2.8- 7.8
Unemployed 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 189 152 78.5 70.5-84.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 9.4 5.1-16.4 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 17.7 10.7-28.0 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 120 *** *** *** 13 13.3 7.4-22.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 290 219 77.7 71.4-82.9 18 6.0 3.6- 9.7 *** *** *** 27 9.6 6.0-15.0 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 482 349 71.4 66.0-76.2 37 8.0 5.6-11.2 33 6.1 4.1- 8.9 44 10.2 7.1-14.5 *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 559 414 73.1 68.3-77.4 44 8.9 6.3-12.3 34 5.8 3.9- 8.5 53 9.4 6.9-12.8 *** *** ***
Rent 206 131 58.6 49.5-67.1 17 9.0 5.3-15.0 20 11.1 6.4-18.8 27 16.4 10.2-25.2 *** *** ***
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 16.3 9.1-27.4 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 247 174 68.1 60.4-75.0 20 9.1 5.7-14.3 18 6.5 3.8-10.9 23 9.2 5.4-15.1 *** *** ***
Rural 462 325 68.9 63.3-74.1 37 8.6 5.9-12.4 34 7.9 5.2-11.8 46 11.0 7.7-15.3 20 3.7 2.2- 6.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 462 324 66.8 60.9-72.2 40 9.7 6.8-13.7 32 7.7 5.0-11.6 43 10.6 7.3-15.3 23 5.3 3.1- 8.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 121 84 70.9 60.6-79.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 11.4 6.2-19.9 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 239 169 69.4 61.9-76.0 22 10.4 6.6-16.2 14 5.1 2.9- 9.0 26 11.2 7.4-16.8 *** *** ***
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 219 152 66.3 58.4-73.3 18 9.6 5.8-15.6 *** *** *** 27 14.2 9.5-20.8 *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 117 78 64.9 54.0-74.5 13 12.7 7.2-21.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 268 197 72.6 65.6-78.7 16 5.8 3.4- 9.6 19 6.8 4.0-11.3 28 11.0 7.0-17.0 *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 218 150 65.7 56.6-73.8 22 11.2 6.7-18.2 *** *** *** 18 10.7 5.9-18.5 *** *** ***

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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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