2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,367 4,690 85.9 84.7-87.0 677 14.1 13.0-15.3
-Non-Hispanic Black 981 880 87.0 83.9-89.6 101 13.0 10.4-16.1
GENDER
Male 394 338 84.7 79.8-88.6 56 15.3 11.4-20.2
Female 587 542 88.9 84.8-92.0 45 11.1 8.0-15.2
AGE
18-34 174 132 76.2 68.2-82.6 42 23.8 17.4-31.8
35-44 131 116 87.2 78.7-92.7 15 12.8 7.3-21.3
45-54 163 144 87.5 79.8-92.5 19 12.5 7.5-20.2
55-64 192 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 203 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 285 252 87.0 81.4-91.1 33 13.0 8.9-18.6
Some Post-H.S. 276 247 87.0 81.1-91.3 29 13.0 8.7-18.9
College Graduate 323 298 89.5 83.8-93.4 25 10.5 6.6-16.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 193 174 89.1 81.7-93.7 19 10.9 6.3-18.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 291 261 85.3 78.4-90.3 30 14.7 9.7-21.6
No 689 618 87.6 84.1-90.4 71 12.4 9.6-15.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 139 119 82.8 72.8-89.6 20 17.2 10.4-27.2
Non-Veteran 842 761 87.6 84.4-90.3 81 12.4 9.7-15.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 349 317 90.0 85.4-93.2 32 10.0 6.8-14.6
Regional City or Suburban County 263 235 83.4 75.9-89.0 28 16.6 11.0-24.1
Rural 369 328 85.8 80.2-90.0 41 14.2 10.0-19.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 460 399 85.2 80.7-88.8 61 14.8 11.2-19.3
Unemployed 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 288 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 135 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 415 373 88.2 83.5-91.7 42 11.8 8.3-16.5
HOUSING
Own 529 495 93.3 90.1-95.6 34 6.7 4.4- 9.9
Rent 353 306 80.7 74.6-85.7 47 19.3 14.3-25.4
Other arrangement 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 397 357 85.4 79.5-89.8 40 14.6 10.2-20.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 259 236 88.3 82.1-92.5 23 11.7 7.5-17.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 325 287 87.3 82.3-91.1 38 12.7 8.9-17.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 166 146 87.3 80.3-92.0 20 12.7 8.0-19.7
2nd Quartile 245 217 86.4 80.2-90.8 28 13.6 9.2-19.8
3rd Quartile 352 322 87.7 81.8-91.8 30 12.3 8.2-18.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 218 195 86.9 79.2-92.1 23 13.1 7.9-20.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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