2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,524 1,847 70.6 68.4-72.8 228 9.8 8.5-11.3 151 6.6 5.5- 8.0 203 8.7 7.4-10.1 95 4.3 3.4- 5.4
GENDER
Male 1,288 872 65.7 62.6-68.8 130 10.1 8.3-12.1 91 7.8 6.2- 9.9 125 10.5 8.7-12.8 70 5.8 4.5- 7.6
Female 1,236 975 76.0 72.9-78.9 98 9.5 7.6-11.8 60 5.3 3.9- 7.1 78 6.6 5.1- 8.5 25 2.6 1.7- 4.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,785 1,327 71.3 68.7-73.8 154 9.7 8.2-11.5 98 5.9 4.7- 7.4 145 8.9 7.4-10.6 61 4.2 3.2- 5.5
Non-Hispanic Black 373 272 69.9 63.8-75.4 33 8.5 5.6-12.5 23 7.7 4.8-12.1 25 7.9 5.1-12.2 20 6.0 3.7- 9.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 191 118 59.7 51.4-67.6 24 12.7 8.4-18.9 19 11.5 6.9-18.6 24 13.4 8.6-20.4 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 626 363 57.6 53.1-61.9 97 15.0 12.1-18.3 57 9.5 7.2-12.6 74 12.3 9.7-15.6 35 5.6 3.9- 8.0
35-44 410 281 69.5 64.0-74.5 43 10.3 7.4-14.3 35 8.8 6.0-12.8 31 6.7 4.4- 9.9 20 4.7 2.8- 7.7
45-54 430 317 74.5 69.5-79.0 40 8.6 6.0-12.1 17 3.7 2.1- 6.3 36 7.9 5.5-11.3 20 5.3 3.2- 8.6
55-64 432 337 77.3 72.2-81.6 27 6.8 4.4-10.2 19 4.4 2.5- 7.4 38 8.9 6.2-12.5 11 2.8 1.4- 5.5
65-74 386 334 87.1 82.6-90.6 13 2.4 1.3- 4.4 13 2.8 1.5- 5.3 18 4.7 2.8- 7.7 *** *** ***
75+ 202 185 90.5 84.0-94.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 118 *** *** *** 14 10.1 5.5-17.6 *** *** *** 17 13.1 7.7-21.3 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 494 323 65.7 60.7-70.3 48 9.2 6.7-12.5 36 7.1 4.9-10.1 56 11.2 8.4-14.8 31 6.9 4.6-10.1
Some Post-H.S. 678 483 69.6 65.4-73.5 58 9.3 7.1-12.2 43 6.6 4.7- 9.3 64 9.9 7.5-12.9 30 4.5 3.1- 6.6
College Graduate 1,227 967 76.4 73.4-79.1 108 10.5 8.6-12.9 62 5.8 4.3- 7.6 66 5.5 4.2- 7.2 24 1.8 1.1- 2.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 563 409 69.7 64.7-74.3 48 9.0 6.6-12.1 30 5.8 3.6- 9.3 48 9.5 6.9-13.0 28 6.0 3.9- 9.2
No 1,952 1,432 71.0 68.5-73.3 178 9.9 8.4-11.6 121 6.9 5.6- 8.4 154 8.4 7.1-10.0 67 3.9 2.9- 5.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 368 270 71.3 65.4-76.6 29 8.2 5.5-12.3 30 8.3 5.5-12.5 25 7.6 4.9-11.6 14 4.5 2.4- 8.3
Non-Veteran 2,153 1,576 70.6 68.2-72.9 198 10.0 8.5-11.6 120 6.3 5.1- 7.8 178 8.9 7.5-10.4 81 4.3 3.3- 5.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,621 1,137 69.0 66.3-71.6 171 11.0 9.3-12.9 105 6.9 5.5- 8.5 141 9.0 7.5-10.8 67 4.2 3.2- 5.5
Unemployed 145 91 63.0 52.9-72.0 15 9.5 5.5-15.9 14 11.1 5.7-20.3 14 7.4 4.1-13.1 11 9.0 4.7-16.6
Retired 535 460 85.3 81.2-88.6 23 4.1 2.6- 6.5 19 3.4 1.9- 5.8 26 5.6 3.6- 8.5 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 123 82 62.7 52.3-72.1 12 11.4 6.2-20.1 *** *** *** 18 15.9 9.6-25.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 109 *** *** *** 12 8.4 4.2-16.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 15.1 8.1-26.4
$15,000- 24,999 234 153 62.1 54.3-69.2 27 12.9 8.5-19.0 15 9.0 5.0-15.6 29 11.3 7.6-16.5 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 190 133 69.2 60.8-76.5 23 11.8 7.5-18.2 *** *** *** 17 9.3 5.5-15.4 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 295 216 69.8 63.0-75.9 26 10.9 7.1-16.2 17 5.5 3.2- 9.4 26 9.8 6.3-15.0 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 335 252 76.4 70.7-81.3 32 8.6 5.9-12.4 22 6.4 3.8-10.7 16 5.4 3.2- 9.1 13 3.1 1.7- 5.8
$75,000+ 973 741 73.4 69.9-76.7 74 8.9 6.9-11.4 55 6.2 4.6- 8.3 73 8.3 6.4-10.7 30 3.2 2.1- 4.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 388 286 69.6 63.7-74.9 34 9.8 6.8-14.0 24 7.7 4.8-12.1 32 8.9 6.0-12.9 12 4.0 2.2- 7.2
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 140 *** *** *** 14 9.7 5.2-17.3 14 12.7 6.6-23.0 17 11.0 5.7-20.0 11 9.1 4.5-17.6
101% to 150% 208 145 68.8 61.1-75.6 23 13.1 8.5-19.7 14 6.9 3.8-12.2 19 8.2 5.0-13.1 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 182 130 69.5 61.1-76.8 20 11.2 6.8-17.7 *** *** *** 15 10.5 6.2-17.4 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,545 1,166 73.3 70.5-75.9 128 8.9 7.4-10.8 85 5.9 4.6- 7.6 116 8.3 6.8-10.1 50 3.5 2.6- 4.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 388 286 69.6 63.7-74.9 34 9.8 6.8-14.0 24 7.7 4.8-12.1 32 8.9 6.0-12.9 12 4.0 2.2- 7.2
HOUSING
Own 1,706 1,342 76.6 74.0-78.9 118 7.7 6.3- 9.4 90 5.9 4.6- 7.4 120 7.3 6.0- 8.9 36 2.5 1.7- 3.6
Rent 664 416 59.1 54.5-63.5 85 13.3 10.6-16.6 50 8.3 6.0-11.4 72 12.4 9.5-15.9 41 6.9 4.9- 9.7
Other arrangement 143 78 52.7 42.8-62.3 25 17.8 11.5-26.5 11 8.1 3.7-16.8 11 8.9 4.6-16.8 18 12.5 7.2-20.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 935 706 73.9 70.4-77.1 86 9.3 7.3-11.6 45 5.8 4.1- 8.0 73 8.4 6.5-10.7 25 2.7 1.8- 4.3
Regional City or Suburban County 676 492 69.2 64.8-73.2 60 9.8 7.4-12.8 46 7.9 5.7-10.8 47 7.0 5.0- 9.8 31 6.2 4.2- 9.0
Rural 913 649 67.6 63.7-71.3 82 10.5 8.2-13.3 60 6.5 4.8- 8.8 83 10.7 8.4-13.5 39 4.6 3.2- 6.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 559 391 65.5 60.3-70.4 48 10.1 7.3-13.8 40 7.9 5.5-11.2 53 11.2 8.2-15.3 27 5.3 3.3- 8.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 702 517 71.0 66.8-75.0 58 9.5 7.1-12.6 42 5.9 4.1- 8.5 62 9.8 7.5-12.7 23 3.8 2.5- 5.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,263 939 72.2 69.1-75.0 122 9.8 8.1-11.9 69 6.6 5.0- 8.5 88 7.2 5.7- 9.1 45 4.2 3.0- 5.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 921 677 69.7 66.0-73.2 84 10.0 7.9-12.6 60 7.8 5.9-10.3 69 8.2 6.3-10.7 31 4.2 2.9- 6.2
2nd Quartile 698 514 71.6 67.5-75.4 61 8.8 6.7-11.4 37 6.0 4.1- 8.8 55 8.3 6.3-11.0 31 5.2 3.6- 7.7
3rd Quartile 661 489 71.7 67.4-75.7 59 10.7 8.0-14.1 38 5.6 3.9- 7.9 58 9.3 6.9-12.3 17 2.7 1.6- 4.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 244 167 66.7 58.5-74.0 24 10.3 6.4-16.4 16 7.2 3.8-13.2 21 10.6 6.2-17.4 16 5.2 2.9- 9.3

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*This question was 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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