2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,367 4,690 85.9 84.7-87.0 677 14.1 13.0-15.3
GENDER
Male 2,409 1,993 81.9 80.0-83.7 416 18.1 16.3-20.0
Female 2,958 2,697 89.5 88.0-90.8 261 10.5 9.2-12.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,485 3,027 85.2 83.8-86.6 458 14.8 13.4-16.2
Non-Hispanic Black 981 880 87.0 83.9-89.6 101 13.0 10.4-16.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 142 127 90.2 83.1-94.5 15 9.8 5.5-16.9
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 98 89 92.2 84.6-96.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 105 96 92.2 84.7-96.2 *** *** ***
Hispanic 458 385 83.9 79.5-87.5 73 16.1 12.5-20.5
AGE
18-34 1,076 813 76.5 73.6-79.3 263 23.5 20.7-26.4
35-44 727 598 82.6 79.0-85.6 129 17.4 14.4-21.0
45-54 854 741 87.0 84.1-89.4 113 13.0 10.6-15.9
55-64 977 882 90.1 87.6-92.1 95 9.9 7.9-12.4
65-74 992 940 95.1 93.2-96.4 52 4.9 3.6- 6.8
75+ 644 627 97.3 95.3-98.5 17 2.7 1.5- 4.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 469 421 89.7 85.8-92.6 48 10.3 7.4-14.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,349 1,178 86.4 84.1-88.5 171 13.6 11.5-15.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,492 1,297 84.8 82.4-86.9 195 15.2 13.1-17.6
College Graduate 2,042 1,782 85.0 83.0-86.9 260 15.0 13.1-17.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,569 1,415 88.9 86.7-90.7 154 11.1 9.3-13.3
No 3,781 3,261 84.8 83.3-86.1 520 15.2 13.9-16.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 717 619 85.8 82.4-88.6 98 14.2 11.4-17.6
Non-Veteran 4,644 4,067 85.9 84.6-87.1 577 14.1 12.9-15.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,812 2,328 82.0 80.2-83.6 484 18.0 16.4-19.8
Unemployed 324 270 82.5 76.8-87.0 54 17.5 13.0-23.2
Retired 1,465 1,390 94.9 93.4-96.1 75 5.1 3.9- 6.6
Unable to Work 399 377 92.8 88.6-95.5 22 7.2 4.5-11.4
Other not in Labor Force 339 298 86.2 81.1-90.0 41 13.8 10.0-18.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 384 341 85.9 80.4-90.0 43 14.1 10.0-19.6
$15,000- 24,999 734 653 87.4 84.0-90.1 81 12.6 9.9-16.0
$25,000- 34,999 447 390 86.7 82.4-90.0 57 13.3 10.0-17.6
$35,000- 49,999 622 543 85.7 81.9-88.9 79 14.3 11.1-18.1
$50,000-74,999 670 587 88.1 85.0-90.6 83 11.9 9.4-15.0
$75,000+ 1,516 1,284 82.8 80.4-85.1 232 17.2 14.9-19.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 994 892 87.6 84.7-90.0 102 12.4 10.0-15.3
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 152 131 83.5 75.0-89.5 21 16.5 10.5-25.0
50% to 100% 493 437 87.6 83.1-91.0 56 12.4 9.0-16.9
101% to 150% 560 497 88.4 85.0-91.2 63 11.6 8.8-15.0
151% to 200% 477 425 87.4 83.3-90.6 52 12.6 9.4-16.7
More than 200% 2,667 2,288 84.2 82.4-85.8 379 15.8 14.2-17.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 994 892 87.6 84.7-90.0 102 12.4 10.0-15.3
HOUSING
Own 3,575 3,211 88.7 87.4-89.9 364 11.3 10.1-12.6
Rent 1,382 1,134 78.7 75.9-81.3 248 21.3 18.7-24.1
Other arrangement 371 306 81.2 75.6-85.7 65 18.8 14.3-24.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,624 1,395 85.2 83.0-87.1 229 14.8 12.9-17.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,480 1,296 85.5 83.1-87.6 184 14.5 12.4-16.9
Rural 2,263 1,999 86.8 84.9-88.5 264 13.2 11.5-15.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,504 1,336 86.1 83.5-88.3 168 13.9 11.7-16.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,655 1,470 87.8 85.7-89.6 185 12.2 10.4-14.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,208 1,884 84.4 82.5-86.1 324 15.6 13.9-17.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,670 1,426 83.8 81.5-85.8 244 16.2 14.2-18.5
2nd Quartile 1,426 1,242 85.9 83.6-87.9 184 14.1 12.1-16.4
3rd Quartile 1,513 1,341 87.5 85.3-89.4 172 12.5 10.6-14.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 758 681 87.7 83.9-90.6 77 12.3 9.4-16.1

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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 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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