2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Gambling

Gambling Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Gambling Low-Risk Gambling Problem Gambling
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,485 3,436 75.7 74.1-77.2 823 18.8 17.5-20.2 226 5.5 4.6- 6.5
GENDER
Male 1,985 1,401 70.3 67.7-72.7 459 23.1 21.0-25.4 125 6.6 5.2- 8.2
Female 2,500 2,035 80.6 78.5-82.5 364 14.9 13.3-16.7 101 4.5 3.5- 5.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,886 2,206 75.4 73.5-77.2 579 21.0 19.3-22.9 101 3.6 2.9- 4.5
Non-Hispanic Black 850 624 71.6 67.4-75.5 142 17.0 14.1-20.4 84 11.4 8.5-15.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 131 109 83.1 73.3-89.8 14 11.3 5.8-20.7 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 82 71 92.7 85.8-96.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 372 309 84.8 80.1-88.5 41 9.0 6.4-12.6 22 6.2 3.8-10.0
AGE
18-34 780 599 76.9 73.4-80.1 135 17.3 14.5-20.4 46 5.8 4.1- 8.1
35-44 611 454 73.3 68.6-77.5 120 20.2 16.7-24.2 37 6.5 4.0-10.6
45-54 738 513 68.1 63.9-72.0 185 26.4 22.7-30.4 40 5.5 3.8- 8.0
55-64 831 614 73.8 70.0-77.3 165 19.6 16.5-23.0 52 6.6 4.8- 9.2
65-74 868 679 78.4 74.9-81.6 149 17.0 14.2-20.3 40 4.6 3.2- 6.6
75+ 571 508 88.0 83.9-91.1 54 9.6 7.0-13.1 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 408 344 83.0 77.2-87.5 42 8.4 5.9-12.0 22 8.6 5.1-14.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,152 877 75.9 72.8-78.8 189 16.6 14.2-19.4 86 7.4 5.8- 9.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,279 950 73.6 70.6-76.4 259 21.4 18.8-24.2 70 5.0 3.8- 6.7
College Graduate 1,630 1,250 74.5 71.9-77.0 332 22.7 20.3-25.3 48 2.8 2.0- 3.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,366 1,075 77.3 74.2-80.1 215 16.2 13.9-18.8 76 6.5 4.8- 8.8
No 3,103 2,350 75.2 73.3-77.0 603 19.7 18.1-21.5 150 5.1 4.2- 6.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 547 400 72.0 67.2-76.4 130 25.4 21.1-30.2 17 2.6 1.5- 4.4
Non-Veteran 3,931 3,031 76.2 74.5-77.8 691 18.0 16.5-19.5 209 5.9 4.9- 7.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,312 1,649 71.0 68.7-73.1 528 23.3 21.3-25.4 135 5.8 4.7- 7.1
Unemployed 255 197 79.3 71.7-85.2 37 11.0 7.6-15.7 21 9.7 5.1-17.8
Retired 1,276 1,056 82.0 79.1-84.6 174 13.9 11.6-16.4 46 4.2 2.9- 6.0
Unable to Work 344 285 84.5 79.4-88.5 44 11.4 8.1-15.8 15 4.1 2.1- 7.6
Other not in Labor Force 281 232 79.7 73.0-85.0 40 15.2 10.8-21.0 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 321 276 83.7 75.5-89.5 26 7.8 4.8-12.5 19 8.5 3.9-17.5
$15,000- 24,999 635 495 78.8 74.6-82.4 92 12.8 10.1-16.2 48 8.4 6.1-11.6
$25,000- 34,999 374 279 72.0 65.4-77.7 68 18.0 13.6-23.4 27 10.1 6.1-16.1
$35,000- 49,999 523 405 75.2 70.3-79.5 83 17.2 13.5-21.5 35 7.7 5.2-11.1
$50,000-74,999 567 419 73.7 69.1-77.9 117 21.8 17.9-26.3 31 4.5 3.0- 6.7
$75,000+ 1,251 891 70.1 66.9-73.0 319 26.8 23.9-29.8 41 3.1 2.2- 4.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 814 671 82.3 79.0-85.2 118 14.7 12.0-17.9 25 3.0 1.9- 4.6
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 128 107 81.3 69.7-89.2 13 9.1 4.8-16.4 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 414 340 82.5 76.5-87.2 50 10.9 7.7-15.0 24 6.6 3.3-12.8
101% to 150% 492 373 74.0 68.7-78.6 69 13.7 10.5-17.7 50 12.3 8.9-16.9
151% to 200% 402 305 73.8 67.7-79.1 70 18.0 13.7-23.3 27 8.2 5.1-13.0
More than 200% 2,211 1,624 72.3 70.0-74.5 495 23.8 21.7-26.0 92 3.9 3.1- 5.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 814 671 82.3 79.0-85.2 118 14.7 12.0-17.9 25 3.0 1.9- 4.6
HOUSING
Own 3,071 2,340 75.2 73.2-77.1 600 20.0 18.4-21.8 131 4.8 3.8- 6.0
Rent 1,060 808 75.6 72.3-78.7 175 16.3 13.8-19.1 77 8.1 6.1-10.6
Other arrangement 317 254 78.5 72.4-83.6 45 15.9 11.5-21.6 18 5.6 3.2- 9.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,262 955 74.6 71.6-77.4 241 19.5 17.0-22.2 66 5.9 4.4- 8.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,235 940 76.0 73.0-78.7 236 19.8 17.2-22.6 59 4.3 3.2- 5.7
Rural 1,988 1,541 76.4 73.9-78.8 346 17.5 15.6-19.7 101 6.0 4.6- 7.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,311 998 74.7 71.5-77.6 227 18.3 15.8-21.1 86 7.0 5.4- 9.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,435 1,101 76.8 74.0-79.4 270 18.2 15.9-20.7 64 5.0 3.6- 7.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,739 1,337 75.4 72.8-77.8 326 19.6 17.5-21.9 76 5.0 3.8- 6.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,349 1,041 75.0 72.1-77.8 248 20.0 17.5-22.8 60 4.9 3.7- 6.6
2nd Quartile 1,165 879 75.8 72.7-78.7 230 18.7 16.3-21.4 56 5.4 3.8- 7.7
3rd Quartile 1,279 989 77.4 74.5-80.1 226 17.5 15.1-20.1 64 5.1 3.8- 6.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 692 527 72.9 68.0-77.3 119 19.1 15.4-23.4 46 8.0 5.4-11.6

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*Those who report no gambling in the past 12 months form the first category No Gambling.
Gamblers who answer No to Q3 and Q4 and Q5 of the Gambling module are in the Low-Risk Gambling category.
The remainder are gamblers who answer Yes to Q3 or Q4 or Q5 of the Gambling module and are in the Problem Gambling category.

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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