2020 BRFSS Survey Results: 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
-Non-Hispanic Black 971 100 12.9 10.3-16.0 871 87.1 84.0-89.7
GENDER
Male 389 53 15.4 11.4-20.5 336 84.6 79.5-88.6
Female 582 47 10.8 7.8-14.9 535 89.2 85.1-92.2
AGE
18-34 171 40 23.0 16.5-30.9 131 77.0 69.1-83.5
35-44 130 16 14.0 8.0-23.3 114 86.0 76.7-92.0
45-54 163 20 13.2 8.0-20.9 143 86.8 79.1-92.0
55-64 189 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 201 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 281 32 12.4 8.4-17.9 249 87.6 82.1-91.6
Some Post-H.S. 272 27 13.2 8.8-19.5 245 86.8 80.5-91.2
College Graduate 323 28 11.1 7.2-16.8 295 88.9 83.2-92.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 159 15 12.1 6.7-21.0 144 87.9 79.0-93.3
$25,000- 34,999 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 193 22 11.9 7.1-19.2 171 88.1 80.8-92.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 289 30 14.4 9.5-21.4 259 85.6 78.6-90.5
No 681 70 12.4 9.5-16.0 611 87.6 84.0-90.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 19 16.7 9.9-26.8 117 83.3 73.2-90.1
Non-Veteran 835 81 12.3 9.6-15.7 754 87.7 84.3-90.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 345 32 10.8 7.3-15.6 313 89.2 84.4-92.7
Regional City or Suburban County 260 27 15.5 10.1-22.9 233 84.5 77.1-89.9
Rural 366 41 13.8 9.7-19.4 325 86.2 80.6-90.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 455 60 15.0 11.3-19.7 395 85.0 80.3-88.7
Unemployed 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 284 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 412 45 13.1 9.3-18.0 367 86.9 82.0-90.7
HOUSING
Own 526 36 7.3 4.8-10.8 490 92.7 89.2-95.2
Rent 348 46 18.9 14.0-25.1 302 81.1 74.9-86.0
Other arrangement 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 393 39 13.9 9.6-19.6 354 86.1 80.4-90.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 258 23 11.6 7.3-17.8 235 88.4 82.2-92.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 320 38 13.1 9.2-18.4 282 86.9 81.6-90.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 164 20 12.2 7.6-19.1 144 87.8 80.9-92.4
2nd Quartile 243 30 14.7 10.0-21.1 213 85.3 78.9-90.0
3rd Quartile 348 27 11.4 7.4-17.1 321 88.6 82.9-92.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 216 23 12.6 7.5-20.3 193 87.4 79.7-92.5

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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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