2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,358 5,057 94.2 93.4-94.9 301 5.8 5.1- 6.6
-Non-Hispanic Black 979 947 95.8 93.6-97.2 32 4.2 2.8- 6.4
GENDER
Male 390 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 589 568 95.4 92.3-97.3 21 4.6 2.7- 7.7
AGE
18-34 175 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 132 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 164 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 190 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 201 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 282 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 275 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 327 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 161 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 125 125 100 . - . *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 196 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 289 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 689 669 96.8 94.5-98.1 20 3.2 1.9- 5.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 843 818 95.9 93.6-97.4 25 4.1 2.6- 6.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 351 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 261 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 367 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 461 445 95.8 92.7-97.6 16 4.2 2.4- 7.3
Unemployed 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
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% 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 416 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 530 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rent 352 338 94.8 90.9-97.1 14 5.2 2.9- 9.1
Other arrangement 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 395 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 259 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 325 311 93.7 88.9-96.5 14 6.3 3.5-11.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 167 *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 246 233 92.5 86.7-95.8 13 7.5 4.2-13.3
3rd Quartile 350 *** *** *** *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 216 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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