2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Gambling

Have you ever tried to cut down or control your gambling?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,053 190 19.1 16.1-22.5 863 80.9 77.5-83.9
GENDER
Male 587 107 19.2 15.2-24.0 480 80.8 76.0-84.8
Female 466 83 18.9 14.7-24.0 383 81.1 76.0-85.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 684 81 11.5 9.1-14.5 603 88.5 85.5-90.9
Non-Hispanic Black 226 78 38.3 29.9-47.5 148 61.7 52.5-70.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 181 43 24.3 17.6-32.4 138 75.7 67.6-82.4
35-44 157 30 20.4 12.1-32.4 127 79.6 67.6-87.9
45-54 225 35 13.7 9.6-19.1 190 86.3 80.9-90.4
55-64 220 48 23.0 16.8-30.7 172 77.0 69.3-83.2
65-74 190 29 14.4 9.5-21.3 161 85.6 78.7-90.5
75+ 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 276 76 27.5 21.6-34.3 200 72.5 65.7-78.4
Some Post-H.S. 331 59 16.2 11.9-21.6 272 83.8 78.4-88.1
College Graduate 381 37 8.4 5.8-11.9 344 91.6 88.1-94.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 294 63 23.6 17.2-31.5 231 76.4 68.5-82.8
No 754 127 17.6 14.4-21.4 627 82.4 78.6-85.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 148 14 7.9 4.4-13.8 134 92.1 86.2-95.6
Non-Veteran 902 176 20.8 17.4-24.6 726 79.2 75.4-82.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 664 119 16.9 13.7-20.6 545 83.1 79.4-86.3
Unemployed 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 220 31 15.8 10.2-23.7 189 84.2 76.3-89.8
Unable to Work 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 140 41 35.1 25.9-45.6 99 64.9 54.4-74.1
$25,000- 34,999 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 119 30 26.5 18.1-37.1 89 73.5 62.9-81.9
$50,000-74,999 148 29 15.7 10.4-23.1 119 84.3 76.9-89.6
$75,000+ 361 31 7.5 5.0-11.1 330 92.5 88.9-95.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 145 21 14.9 9.4-22.8 124 85.1 77.2-90.6
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 589 75 11.1 8.6-14.2 514 88.9 85.8-91.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 145 21 14.9 9.4-22.8 124 85.1 77.2-90.6
HOUSING
Own 735 104 15.3 11.9-19.3 631 84.7 80.7-88.1
Rent 252 69 30.0 23.2-37.8 183 70.0 62.2-76.8
Other arrangement 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 308 54 19.2 14.0-25.8 254 80.8 74.2-86.0
Regional City or Suburban County 296 52 15.8 11.6-21.1 244 84.2 78.9-88.4
Rural 449 84 21.6 16.5-27.7 365 78.4 72.3-83.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 314 75 25.0 19.3-31.8 239 75.0 68.2-80.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 336 55 17.9 12.8-24.5 281 82.1 75.5-87.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 403 60 16.8 12.5-22.1 343 83.2 77.9-87.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 309 48 16.1 11.9-21.4 261 83.9 78.6-88.1
2nd Quartile 287 46 19.2 13.3-26.9 241 80.8 73.1-86.7
3rd Quartile 291 55 18.4 13.6-24.4 236 81.6 75.6-86.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 166 41 27.7 19.2-38.2 125 72.3 61.8-80.8

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*Asked of respondents who reported they gambled or played any games for money.

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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