2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use and Drinking and Driving

During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had
perhaps too much to drink?*

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  Total
Respond.^
One or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,683 98 3.5 2.7- 4.6 2,585 96.5 95.4-97.3
GENDER
Male 1,341 61 4.3 3.0- 6.2 1,280 95.7 93.8-97.0
Female 1,342 37 2.7 1.8- 3.9 1,305 97.3 96.1-98.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,879 16 0.8 0.5- 1.5 1,863 99.2 98.5-99.5
Non-Hispanic Black 414 *** *** *** 409 97.5 91.1-99.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 51 *** *** *** 50 99.4 96.1-99.9
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 195 75 40.0 32.0-48.6 120 60.0 51.4-68.0
AGE
18-34 650 33 4.1 2.7- 6.1 617 95.9 93.9-97.3
35-44 432 31 7.0 4.1-11.7 401 93.0 88.3-95.9
45-54 454 19 3.1 1.7- 5.5 435 96.9 94.5-98.3
55-64 459 *** *** *** 452 98.5 96.5-99.3
65-74 422 *** *** *** 419 99.3 97.8-99.8
75+ 216 *** *** *** 212 98.6 94.9-99.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 131 37 24.5 15.9-35.8 94 75.5 64.2-84.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 537 32 4.2 2.7- 6.4 505 95.8 93.6-97.3
Some Post-H.S. 721 13 1.6 0.8- 2.9 708 98.4 97.1-99.2
College Graduate 1,284 16 1.2 0.7- 2.1 1,268 98.8 97.9-99.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 623 25 5.1 2.7- 9.3 598 94.9 90.7-97.3
No 2,046 72 3.0 2.3- 4.0 1,974 97.0 96.0-97.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 377 *** *** *** 371 98.5 95.6-99.5
Non-Veteran 2,300 92 3.8 2.8- 5.0 2,208 96.2 95.0-97.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,689 71 3.4 2.6- 4.5 1,618 96.6 95.5-97.4
Unemployed 156 *** *** *** 151 93.8 78.2-98.4
Retired 583 *** *** *** 579 99.3 98.0-99.8
Unable to Work 99 *** *** *** 97 99.0 94.7-99.8
Other not in Labor Force 135 *** *** *** 125 93.9 87.8-97.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 233 17 4.6 2.7- 7.7 216 95.4 92.3-97.3
$25,000- 34,999 197 13 8.3 4.6-14.6 184 91.7 85.4-95.4
$35,000- 49,999 308 *** *** *** 302 98.7 96.2-99.6
$50,000-74,999 343 *** *** *** 338 98.1 95.4-99.2
$75,000+ 998 *** *** *** 990 99.1 98.0-99.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 488 42 7.2 5.0-10.3 446 92.8 89.7-95.0
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 51 *** *** *** 46 95.9 89.0-98.5
50% to 100% 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 209 *** *** *** 199 95.1 90.6-97.5
151% to 200% 186 *** *** *** 183 98.3 93.2-99.6
More than 200% 1,591 19 1.2 0.7- 2.1 1,572 98.8 97.9-99.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 488 42 7.2 5.0-10.3 446 92.8 89.7-95.0
HOUSING
Own 1,812 32 2.2 1.3- 3.7 1,780 97.8 96.3-98.7
Rent 694 55 6.9 5.0- 9.5 639 93.1 90.5-95.0
Other arrangement 160 11 4.2 2.1- 8.1 149 95.8 91.9-97.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 986 38 3.4 2.4- 4.9 948 96.6 95.1-97.6
Regional City or Suburban County 712 24 2.8 1.7- 4.7 688 97.2 95.3-98.3
Rural 985 36 4.2 2.5- 7.1 949 95.8 92.9-97.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 601 16 1.9 1.0- 3.6 585 98.1 96.4-99.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 751 28 3.9 2.1- 7.0 723 96.1 93.0-97.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,331 54 3.8 2.8- 5.2 1,277 96.2 94.8-97.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 974 35 3.4 2.3- 5.1 939 96.6 94.9-97.7
2nd Quartile 742 24 4.0 2.3- 6.9 718 96.0 93.1-97.7
3rd Quartile 691 26 3.0 2.0- 4.5 665 97.0 95.5-98.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 276 13 3.0 1.5- 5.9 263 97.0 94.1-98.5

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*This question was asked only of those who had at least one drink in the past 30 days.

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 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. 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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