2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Excessive Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,329 771 15.6 14.4-16.8 4,558 84.4 83.2-85.6
-Eastern NC 1,927 277 15.9 13.8-18.2 1,650 84.1 81.8-86.2
GENDER
Male 856 165 18.9 15.8-22.5 691 81.1 77.5-84.2
Female 1,071 112 13.1 10.5-16.1 959 86.9 83.9-89.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,175 193 17.4 14.8-20.3 982 82.6 79.7-85.2
Non-Hispanic Black 452 39 12.1 8.2-17.3 413 87.9 82.7-91.8
Other 300 45 16.2 11.5-22.4 255 83.8 77.6-88.5
AGE
18-34 336 84 25.6 20.5-31.5 252 74.4 68.5-79.5
35-44 261 46 16.6 12.2-22.1 215 83.4 77.9-87.8
45-54 285 41 12.5 8.9-17.2 244 87.5 82.8-91.1
55-64 380 38 10.1 6.6-15.3 342 89.9 84.7-93.4
65-74 392 47 12.2 8.9-16.7 345 87.8 83.3-91.1
75+ 243 21 7.4 4.2-12.6 222 92.6 87.4-95.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 172 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 558 76 15.1 11.6-19.3 482 84.9 80.7-88.4
Some Post-H.S. 566 79 15.5 12.0-19.8 487 84.5 80.2-88.0
College Graduate 625 108 19.9 16.2-24.2 517 80.1 75.8-83.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 624 83 15.6 12.1-19.8 541 84.4 80.2-87.9
No 1,300 194 16.0 13.6-18.8 1,106 84.0 81.2-86.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 347 71 21.2 16.3-27.1 276 78.8 72.9-83.7
Non-Veteran 1,580 206 14.8 12.6-17.3 1,374 85.2 82.7-87.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 955 177 20.0 17.0-23.5 778 80.0 76.5-83.0
Unemployed 113 17 14.8 8.8-23.9 96 85.2 76.1-91.2
Retired 575 68 10.8 8.3-14.1 507 89.2 85.9-91.7
Unable to Work 182 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 281 36 17.6 12.2-24.6 245 82.4 75.4-87.8
$25,000- 34,999 169 25 18.7 11.8-28.5 144 81.3 71.5-88.2
$35,000- 49,999 237 38 19.1 13.5-26.2 199 80.9 73.8-86.5
$50,000- 74,999 244 47 18.1 13.0-24.6 197 81.9 75.4-87.0
$75,000+ 488 84 16.6 12.8-21.3 404 83.4 78.7-87.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 193 24 14.6 8.4-24.2 169 85.4 75.8-91.6
101% to 150% 223 30 17.2 11.7-24.5 193 82.8 75.5-88.3
151% to 200% 180 23 14.9 9.6-22.4 157 85.1 77.6-90.4
More than 200% 909 162 18.7 15.6-22.2 747 81.3 77.8-84.4
HOUSING
Own 1,326 179 14.0 11.8-16.6 1,147 86.0 83.4-88.2
Rent 451 76 21.6 16.6-27.6 375 78.4 72.4-83.4
Other arrangement 139 22 16.8 10.2-26.6 117 83.2 73.4-89.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 188 43 24.4 17.7-32.7 145 75.6 67.3-82.3
Regional City or Suburban County 574 79 16.1 12.5-20.6 495 83.9 79.4-87.5
Rural 1,165 155 14.6 12.1-17.5 1,010 85.4 82.5-87.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,230 152 14.9 12.3-17.9 1,078 85.1 82.1-87.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 275 41 14.9 10.6-20.7 234 85.1 79.3-89.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 422 84 19.3 15.0-24.4 338 80.7 75.6-85.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 380 81 21.7 17.2-27.1 299 78.3 72.9-82.8
2nd Quartile 240 45 21.1 15.2-28.6 195 78.9 71.4-84.8
3rd Quartile 628 77 12.5 9.6-16.0 551 87.5 84.0-90.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 679 74 14.0 10.5-18.4 605 86.0 81.6-89.5

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Yes refers to respondents who said they had drank in the past 30 days and had at least one binge drinking episode (5 or more drinks on one occasion for men 4 or more drinks for women)
or were heavy drinkers (2 or more drinks per day for men, more than 1 drink per day for women).
No refers to respondents who said they did not drink in the past 30 days or who were not heavy drinkers and had no binge drinking episodes.

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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