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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 1,243 246 19.5 17.0-22.3 283 20.7 18.3-23.4 237 19.1 16.7-21.8 112 9.2 7.3-11.6 365 31.4 28.4-34.6
Female 1,210 424 32.2 29.1-35.5 399 33.2 30.1-36.5 160 13.2 11.1-15.7 94 8.8 7.0-11.0 133 12.6 10.4-15.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,745 473 25.5 23.2-28.0 505 27.5 25.1-30.0 285 16.4 14.4-18.5 133 7.7 6.4- 9.3 349 23.0 20.6-25.5
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
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 185 35 15.6 10.7-22.2 41 21.8 15.8-29.4 29 15.7 10.5-22.9 22 13.8 8.7-21.3 58 33.0 25.6-41.3
AGE
18-34 604 100 17.0 13.7-20.8 124 20.8 17.3-24.8 108 17.7 14.5-21.3 73 11.6 9.0-14.7 199 33.0 28.9-37.4
35-44 398 86 22.2 17.8-27.2 109 26.3 21.6-31.7 71 18.0 13.9-23.1 38 11.1 7.2-16.5 94 22.4 18.0-27.6
45-54 419 119 30.2 25.2-35.7 124 30.6 25.8-36.0 61 12.5 9.5-16.3 25 5.5 3.5- 8.3 90 21.2 17.0-26.1
55-64 420 124 27.4 22.6-32.8 133 32.1 27.0-37.7 62 14.7 11.2-19.2 34 8.9 6.0-13.2 67 16.8 13.0-21.5
65-74 377 138 37.7 31.9-43.9 120 30.2 25.0-36.0 64 17.3 13.2-22.3 20 4.6 2.8- 7.4 35 10.2 6.9-14.8
75+ 198 92 47.5 38.7-56.5 59 27.5 20.5-35.8 28 17.5 11.7-25.5 11 4.5 2.0- 9.6 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 114 23 21.5 13.6-32.4 27 24.7 16.1-36.0 17 12.8 7.4-21.2 *** *** *** 38 29.9 21.0-40.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 471 113 21.6 17.6-26.2 113 24.9 20.6-29.8 71 14.5 11.3-18.5 49 13.0 9.7-17.4 125 26.0 21.6-30.8
Some Post-H.S. 655 186 28.2 24.3-32.5 169 24.6 21.0-28.5 100 15.8 12.8-19.4 51 7.3 5.4- 9.8 149 24.2 20.5-28.3
College Graduate 1,207 345 26.1 23.3-29.0 373 30.2 27.3-33.3 208 18.2 15.8-20.9 97 8.0 6.4-10.1 184 17.5 15.1-20.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 539 179 29.8 25.3-34.6 136 24.1 19.9-28.9 79 15.0 11.6-19.1 42 10.2 6.7-15.2 103 20.9 17.0-25.4
No 1,908 488 24.5 22.2-26.9 544 27.4 25.1-29.8 317 16.6 14.7-18.6 164 8.7 7.3-10.4 395 22.8 20.6-25.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 355 85 22.5 17.7-28.2 99 25.2 20.3-30.7 61 19.1 14.4-24.8 35 10.3 6.8-15.2 75 23.0 18.0-28.8
Non-Veteran 2,095 584 26.0 23.9-28.4 583 27.0 24.8-29.3 335 15.8 14.1-17.8 171 8.8 7.4-10.5 422 22.3 20.2-24.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,579 370 22.9 20.5-25.4 437 27.2 24.7-29.9 269 17.1 15.0-19.4 134 8.3 6.8-10.0 369 24.6 22.2-27.1
Unemployed 137 35 24.1 16.7-33.5 28 21.5 14.1-31.2 25 14.9 9.6-22.4 *** *** *** 39 25.8 18.2-35.2
Retired 518 201 39.3 34.1-44.8 163 29.6 25.1-34.7 73 15.1 11.6-19.5 37 6.6 4.5- 9.6 44 9.3 6.5-13.1
Unable to Work 88 *** *** *** 20 19.6 11.9-30.4 12 11.9 5.9-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 122 30 21.0 13.6-30.9 33 25.3 17.6-34.9 14 12.2 7.0-20.5 14 13.6 8.0-22.1 31 27.9 19.4-38.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 102 *** *** *** 22 18.3 11.0-29.0 16 9.2 5.0-16.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 226 56 24.3 18.1-31.9 57 23.3 17.5-30.3 31 13.5 9.0-19.9 15 8.6 5.0-14.4 67 30.2 23.6-37.6
$25,000- 34,999 185 50 23.2 16.6-31.5 41 24.3 17.2-33.2 31 17.4 11.7-25.2 20 10.7 6.5-17.1 43 24.3 17.6-32.6
$35,000- 49,999 285 80 27.4 21.7-34.0 81 28.0 22.3-34.5 48 14.6 10.7-19.6 24 9.1 5.7-14.2 52 20.9 15.7-27.4
$50,000-74,999 328 96 27.7 22.1-34.2 93 26.2 21.0-32.3 47 17.3 12.6-23.5 32 10.2 6.9-14.9 60 18.5 14.0-23.9
$75,000+ 960 242 23.2 20.3-26.4 289 29.5 26.3-33.0 169 17.9 15.2-20.9 82 8.2 6.3-10.4 178 21.2 18.2-24.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 367 121 31.5 26.2-37.5 99 25.0 20.1-30.5 55 15.6 11.8-20.4 25 8.2 5.2-12.7 67 19.7 15.2-25.0
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 128 25 16.6 9.5-27.4 28 18.7 11.8-28.3 26 17.4 10.7-27.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 207 58 30.5 23.3-38.7 52 24.5 18.4-31.8 26 11.2 7.4-16.7 19 9.9 6.1-15.7 52 23.9 17.9-31.2
151% to 200% 174 35 17.3 11.8-24.8 55 31.3 23.8-40.1 28 14.5 9.5-21.3 20 13.8 8.5-21.5 36 23.1 16.5-31.3
More than 200% 1,518 414 25.1 22.6-27.8 437 27.9 25.3-30.6 255 17.6 15.4-20.1 130 8.5 7.0-10.3 282 20.8 18.5-23.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 367 121 31.5 26.2-37.5 99 25.0 20.1-30.5 55 15.6 11.8-20.4 25 8.2 5.2-12.7 67 19.7 15.2-25.0
HOUSING
Own 1,666 500 28.6 26.0-31.3 511 29.3 26.8-31.9 263 15.8 13.8-17.9 130 8.3 6.7-10.3 262 18.0 15.9-20.4
Rent 640 130 18.4 15.2-22.1 148 22.4 18.9-26.5 108 17.0 13.9-20.7 63 10.8 8.2-14.1 191 31.4 27.2-35.8
Other arrangement 135 35 21.3 14.6-30.0 21 17.5 10.6-27.6 23 17.5 11.2-26.3 12 9.2 5.0-16.3 44 34.5 25.5-44.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 915 248 27.4 24.0-31.1 248 26.6 23.4-30.0 164 18.0 15.3-21.0 79 7.5 5.9- 9.6 176 20.5 17.6-23.8
Regional City or Suburban County 656 188 27.0 23.2-31.1 183 24.9 21.3-28.9 94 14.0 11.1-17.5 63 11.6 8.8-15.1 128 22.5 18.8-26.6
Rural 882 234 21.9 18.8-25.2 251 28.7 25.1-32.5 139 16.1 13.3-19.4 64 8.6 6.0-12.0 194 24.8 21.4-28.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 534 152 23.2 19.4-27.6 141 27.9 23.3-33.1 80 14.7 11.3-18.8 44 9.1 6.4-13.0 117 25.0 20.6-30.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 681 180 25.2 21.5-29.2 190 25.4 21.8-29.3 110 15.4 12.6-18.8 59 10.9 7.9-14.8 142 23.2 19.5-27.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,238 338 26.7 23.8-29.7 351 27.1 24.3-30.1 207 17.3 14.9-19.9 103 7.9 6.4- 9.8 239 21.1 18.5-23.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 898 233 24.4 21.2-28.0 279 28.8 25.5-32.3 126 14.5 12.0-17.4 81 9.4 7.4-12.0 179 22.9 19.7-26.5
2nd Quartile 680 185 26.5 22.7-30.6 185 26.2 22.6-30.3 121 17.0 14.0-20.5 51 8.1 5.7-11.3 138 22.1 18.7-26.1
3rd Quartile 645 182 26.5 22.6-30.7 167 24.1 20.4-28.2 116 18.6 15.3-22.3 54 9.8 7.1-13.3 126 21.1 17.7-25.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 230 70 24.1 18.1-31.2 51 28.6 21.1-37.5 34 13.4 8.5-20.6 20 8.8 5.2-14.7 55 25.1 18.4-33.2

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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 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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