2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,421 2,843 51.3 49.6-52.9 678 13.2 12.2-14.4 751 14.4 13.3-15.6 863 16.4 15.3-17.7 286 4.7 4.1- 5.4
GENDER
Male 2,442 1,121 46.6 44.2-49.1 284 12.0 10.5-13.6 370 15.1 13.5-16.9 494 20.1 18.2-22.1 173 6.2 5.2- 7.4
Female 2,979 1,722 55.6 53.3-57.8 394 14.4 12.9-16.1 381 13.7 12.2-15.3 369 13.1 11.7-14.6 113 3.3 2.6- 4.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,513 1,700 48.1 46.1-50.1 420 12.6 11.3-14.0 493 14.4 13.1-15.8 661 19.0 17.5-20.6 239 5.9 5.1- 6.8
Non-Hispanic Black 996 608 55.8 51.7-59.7 125 13.9 11.3-16.9 140 15.3 12.7-18.3 94 12.1 9.5-15.2 29 3.0 1.9- 4.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 143 98 70.8 61.1-78.8 18 13.3 7.7-21.9 13 8.0 4.3-14.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 11.1 5.8-20.3 13 14.0 7.4-24.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 105 *** *** *** 12 12.4 6.6-22.1 17 14.6 8.1-24.7 12 8.3 4.5-14.9 *** *** ***
Hispanic 465 267 59.1 53.7-64.4 73 16.0 12.4-20.4 68 14.2 10.9-18.2 55 10.3 7.7-13.8 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,091 450 44.1 40.7-47.6 177 16.4 14.0-19.2 207 18.1 15.7-20.8 228 18.6 16.2-21.2 29 2.7 1.8- 4.1
35-44 739 317 42.0 37.7-46.4 120 16.5 13.6-19.8 136 18.4 15.3-22.0 137 19.1 15.7-22.9 29 4.1 2.7- 6.2
45-54 863 424 48.3 44.4-52.4 127 14.8 12.3-17.8 131 15.2 12.6-18.2 151 17.7 14.9-20.9 30 3.9 2.6- 5.9
55-64 986 545 56.0 52.1-59.8 113 10.6 8.5-13.1 119 11.2 9.2-13.7 156 17.2 14.5-20.4 53 5.0 3.7- 6.8
65-74 997 606 61.0 57.2-64.7 91 9.6 7.5-12.2 102 9.9 7.9-12.5 120 11.9 9.7-14.6 78 7.5 5.8- 9.6
75+ 646 442 71.1 66.4-75.3 42 6.0 3.9- 9.2 47 7.1 5.0-10.0 53 7.4 5.4-10.2 62 8.4 6.2-11.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 477 351 73.6 68.2-78.3 41 8.8 6.2-12.4 37 6.1 4.2- 8.8 36 7.8 5.1-11.9 12 3.7 1.9- 7.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,367 855 59.7 56.5-62.9 145 11.6 9.6-13.8 165 13.1 11.1-15.4 140 11.5 9.6-13.8 62 4.1 3.1- 5.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,510 814 49.3 46.3-52.3 211 16.2 14.0-18.6 204 14.5 12.5-16.8 203 15.8 13.6-18.2 78 4.2 3.3- 5.5
College Graduate 2,051 815 36.4 34.0-38.9 278 13.2 11.6-15.1 345 19.0 17.0-21.2 480 25.2 23.1-27.5 133 6.1 5.0- 7.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,586 1,006 62.5 59.4-65.5 163 11.1 9.3-13.3 164 10.5 8.8-12.4 163 10.6 8.7-12.8 90 5.3 4.1- 6.9
No 3,818 1,829 47.0 45.1-49.0 512 14.1 12.7-15.5 585 15.9 14.5-17.3 697 18.6 17.2-20.2 195 4.4 3.8- 5.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 718 349 50.4 45.9-55.0 88 11.6 9.0-14.7 97 14.3 11.4-17.7 125 17.2 14.1-20.9 59 6.5 4.8- 8.7
Non-Veteran 4,696 2,491 51.4 49.6-53.2 588 13.5 12.3-14.7 654 14.4 13.2-15.7 736 16.3 15.1-17.6 227 4.4 3.8- 5.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,848 1,191 41.3 39.1-43.5 429 15.3 13.8-17.0 493 17.7 16.1-19.5 604 21.2 19.5-23.0 131 4.4 3.6- 5.4
Unemployed 329 179 51.8 44.9-58.6 45 15.4 11.2-20.7 48 14.1 10.2-19.2 38 12.4 8.1-18.7 19 6.2 3.6-10.7
Retired 1,470 930 65.0 61.8-68.0 121 8.3 6.5-10.4 139 9.0 7.4-10.9 161 10.7 8.9-12.8 119 7.0 5.7- 8.7
Unable to Work 403 309 76.1 70.4-81.1 36 8.0 5.5-11.5 28 6.6 4.3-10.1 18 6.0 3.3-10.6 12 3.3 1.6- 6.7
Other not in Labor Force 341 216 62.7 56.4-68.6 43 14.1 10.0-19.4 38 11.5 8.1-15.9 39 10.9 7.6-15.2 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 387 275 67.0 60.0-73.4 34 9.6 6.1-14.9 31 7.5 5.0-11.2 31 11.0 6.6-17.7 16 4.9 2.7- 8.7
$15,000- 24,999 741 500 65.7 61.3-69.8 74 11.4 8.8-14.7 79 10.1 7.9-12.9 66 10.1 7.7-13.2 22 2.7 1.6- 4.6
$25,000- 34,999 448 257 56.5 50.6-62.3 62 14.6 10.8-19.4 52 11.2 8.1-15.2 63 15.4 11.7-20.1 14 2.3 1.2- 4.4
$35,000- 49,999 629 327 51.7 46.9-56.5 77 12.6 9.8-16.2 99 16.6 13.4-20.4 92 14.2 11.3-17.7 34 4.9 3.3- 7.1
$50,000-74,999 673 335 49.2 44.6-53.8 92 14.4 11.3-18.0 108 16.4 13.3-20.2 98 15.2 12.1-19.0 40 4.8 3.4- 6.8
$75,000+ 1,526 543 35.1 32.3-38.0 225 15.4 13.3-17.7 271 18.8 16.6-21.3 384 25.0 22.6-27.7 103 5.7 4.5- 7.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,017 606 58.1 54.3-61.9 114 11.8 9.6-14.5 111 12.1 9.9-14.8 129 12.6 10.4-15.2 57 5.3 3.8- 7.2
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 155 105 65.4 55.5-74.1 18 13.9 7.8-23.6 14 8.1 4.5-14.1 13 7.7 4.3-13.5 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 497 353 69.7 63.8-75.1 36 7.2 4.7-11.0 47 8.5 6.0-11.9 42 10.7 6.9-16.2 19 3.8 2.2- 6.7
101% to 150% 563 352 62.5 57.4-67.2 77 14.6 11.3-18.6 64 10.7 8.1-14.1 57 10.3 7.8-13.6 13 1.9 1.0- 3.6
151% to 200% 480 295 58.1 52.5-63.5 55 12.2 8.9-16.5 56 12.2 9.0-16.3 58 14.7 11.2-19.1 16 2.8 1.7- 4.7
More than 200% 2,685 1,122 40.4 38.1-42.6 374 14.8 13.2-16.5 455 18.1 16.4-19.9 559 21.3 19.5-23.2 175 5.5 4.6- 6.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,017 606 58.1 54.3-61.9 114 11.8 9.6-14.5 111 12.1 9.9-14.8 129 12.6 10.4-15.2 57 5.3 3.8- 7.2
HOUSING
Own 3,604 1,869 51.4 49.3-53.4 429 12.6 11.3-14.0 487 13.8 12.5-15.3 594 17.0 15.5-18.5 225 5.3 4.5- 6.1
Rent 1,402 718 47.3 44.1-50.5 197 15.4 13.1-18.0 213 16.4 14.2-18.9 226 17.6 15.2-20.1 48 3.4 2.4- 4.7
Other arrangement 375 228 59.8 53.5-65.9 49 13.7 10.0-18.4 46 13.3 9.6-18.2 39 9.4 6.5-13.4 13 3.7 1.8- 7.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,641 689 42.7 39.8-45.6 223 14.5 12.5-16.7 251 15.4 13.5-17.6 382 22.5 20.2-24.9 96 5.0 3.9- 6.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,491 804 52.6 49.5-55.7 194 13.1 11.2-15.2 214 15.3 13.2-17.7 210 14.4 12.3-16.7 69 4.7 3.6- 6.2
Rural 2,289 1,350 58.5 55.9-61.1 261 12.2 10.6-14.1 286 12.7 11.1-14.4 271 12.3 10.6-14.2 121 4.3 3.5- 5.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,525 945 58.8 55.6-61.9 186 13.5 11.4-16.0 183 13.0 11.0-15.4 148 11.4 9.4-13.7 63 3.2 2.4- 4.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,667 953 57.2 54.3-60.2 178 11.0 9.3-13.1 225 13.7 11.8-15.8 227 13.4 11.5-15.5 84 4.6 3.6- 5.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,229 945 43.3 40.9-45.9 314 14.7 13.0-16.6 343 15.5 13.8-17.4 488 21.0 19.1-23.1 139 5.4 4.4- 6.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,684 749 46.0 43.1-48.9 218 12.8 11.0-14.8 234 13.9 12.0-15.9 369 21.4 19.2-23.8 114 6.0 4.8- 7.4
2nd Quartile 1,439 728 49.9 46.8-53.0 172 13.3 11.3-15.6 221 15.0 13.0-17.2 242 17.1 14.9-19.6 76 4.7 3.6- 6.2
3rd Quartile 1,527 852 54.9 51.9-58.0 200 13.1 11.2-15.3 210 15.2 13.1-17.6 198 12.9 11.0-15.0 67 3.9 2.9- 5.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 771 514 62.0 57.2-66.7 88 14.5 11.2-18.7 86 11.9 9.2-15.2 54 8.9 6.4-12.1 29 2.7 1.7- 4.2

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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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