2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 2,453 670 25.6 23.6-27.7 682 26.7 24.7-28.9 397 16.3 14.6-18.1 206 9.0 7.6-10.6 498 22.4 20.4-24.5
-Non-Hispanic Black 357 106 26.7 21.5-32.7 99 26.6 21.5-32.5 57 16.4 12.2-21.8 34 12.0 7.8-17.9 61 18.2 13.9-23.5
GENDER
Male 167 39 22.3 15.5-31.0 37 19.2 13.4-26.9 37 22.9 16.0-31.6 *** *** *** 42 25.8 18.7-34.6
Female 190 67 30.7 23.3-39.2 62 33.2 25.5-42.0 20 10.7 6.2-17.9 22 14.0 8.8-21.5 19 11.5 7.0-18.1
AGE
18-34 94 *** *** *** 18 20.9 12.7-32.5 16 15.9 9.2-26.0 13 12.6 7.0-21.5 27 28.0 19.0-39.2
35-44 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 102 *** *** *** 29 26.4 17.9-37.2 16 19.5 11.6-31.1 *** *** *** 20 18.4 11.4-28.4
College Graduate 150 48 29.6 22.0-38.5 50 34.0 25.7-43.5 25 15.9 10.3-23.5 *** *** *** 16 12.2 7.3-19.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 100 32 25.9 17.7-36.2 *** *** *** 14 17.9 10.3-29.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 278 80 26.9 21.0-33.7 80 27.0 21.3-33.4 49 19.0 13.9-25.3 25 9.6 6.1-14.7 44 17.6 12.8-23.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 301 92 27.9 22.1-34.5 83 27.4 21.7-33.9 49 16.4 11.8-22.3 29 12.0 7.5-18.7 48 16.3 12.1-21.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 160 56 34.1 25.7-43.5 47 29.8 22.1-38.9 27 17.6 11.6-25.9 *** *** *** 21 13.7 8.7-20.9
Regional City or Suburban County 82 18 15.0 8.7-24.6 24 24.0 15.3-35.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 115 32 23.0 15.3-33.0 28 23.2 14.8-34.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 22.6 14.5-33.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 232 68 27.0 20.8-34.2 63 26.8 20.8-33.9 39 18.4 13.0-25.4 21 9.1 5.5-14.6 41 18.6 13.4-25.3
Unemployed 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 198 64 28.3 21.5-36.4 61 29.6 22.6-37.7 32 19.2 13.0-27.4 16 9.4 5.2-16.3 25 13.5 8.7-20.4
HOUSING
Own 182 68 34.3 26.1-43.5 53 28.5 21.3-37.0 24 14.8 9.2-22.9 *** *** *** 20 10.0 6.1-16.1
Rent 141 31 19.6 13.1-28.2 40 26.2 18.5-35.6 25 16.9 10.7-25.6 14 12.4 7.1-20.7 31 24.9 17.4-34.4
Other arrangement 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 118 35 23.1 16.0-32.2 *** *** *** 19 15.9 9.0-26.5 *** *** *** 21 20.6 12.7-31.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 79 *** *** *** 19 18.8 11.0-30.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 160 52 31.0 23.0-40.3 49 30.3 22.6-39.3 26 19.1 12.6-27.9 *** *** *** 25 15.0 9.8-22.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 104 28 27.0 18.2-38.1 30 26.8 18.3-37.4 21 18.4 11.2-28.5 *** *** *** 17 18.0 11.1-27.9
3rd Quartile 117 33 25.8 17.4-36.4 35 24.7 16.8-34.7 21 18.4 11.7-27.8 *** *** *** 16 16.1 9.6-25.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question 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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