2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Gambling

Have there ever been periods for 2 weeks or more when you spent a lot of time thinking about
gambling or planning future gambling?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,056 49 5.1 3.4- 7.7 1,007 94.9 92.3-96.6
GENDER
Male 585 23 4.7 2.4- 8.9 562 95.3 91.1-97.6
Female 471 26 5.8 3.5- 9.4 445 94.2 90.6-96.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 684 24 3.0 1.9- 4.7 660 97.0 95.3-98.1
Non-Hispanic Black 228 14 8.4 3.7-18.0 214 91.6 82.0-96.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 63 *** *** *** 57 90.4 78.8-96.0
AGE
18-34 182 *** *** *** 172 95.3 90.5-97.8
35-44 158 *** *** *** 151 92.4 78.0-97.7
45-54 226 11 5.6 2.5-12.4 215 94.4 87.6-97.5
55-64 219 *** *** *** 216 99.5 98.3-99.9
65-74 191 13 8.2 4.4-14.9 178 91.8 85.1-95.6
75+ 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 275 19 6.7 3.8-11.4 256 93.3 88.6-96.2
Some Post-H.S. 333 12 2.4 1.2- 4.7 321 97.6 95.3-98.8
College Graduate 383 11 2.4 1.2- 4.6 372 97.6 95.4-98.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 293 18 9.3 4.7-17.7 275 90.7 82.3-95.3
No 758 31 3.6 2.2- 5.9 727 96.4 94.1-97.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 147 *** *** *** 145 99.5 98.2-99.9
Non-Veteran 907 47 5.8 3.8- 8.8 860 94.2 91.2-96.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 667 23 3.7 2.2- 6.3 644 96.3 93.7-97.8
Unemployed 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 221 15 7.7 4.1-13.9 206 92.3 86.1-95.9
Unable to Work 60 *** *** *** 56 93.9 82.8-98.0
Other not in Labor Force 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 140 13 8.7 4.8-15.4 127 91.3 84.6-95.2
$25,000- 34,999 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 119 *** *** *** 114 94.0 83.6-97.9
$50,000-74,999 149 *** *** *** 147 98.7 94.7-99.7
$75,000+ 362 *** *** *** 353 97.9 95.5-99.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 144 *** *** *** 138 96.4 91.3-98.6
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 119 *** *** *** 109 92.5 85.8-96.2
151% to 200% 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 591 17 2.5 1.4- 4.5 574 97.5 95.5-98.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 144 *** *** *** 138 96.4 91.3-98.6
HOUSING
Own 736 30 5.0 2.9- 8.7 706 95.0 91.3-97.1
Rent 254 17 6.9 4.0-11.6 237 93.1 88.4-96.0
Other arrangement 63 *** *** *** 61 99.1 95.7-99.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 308 14 4.5 2.5- 7.9 294 95.5 92.1-97.5
Regional City or Suburban County 297 *** *** *** 289 98.0 95.9-99.0
Rural 451 27 8.1 4.3-14.7 424 91.9 85.3-95.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 315 17 5.2 2.7- 9.7 298 94.8 90.3-97.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 336 12 6.2 2.6-14.2 324 93.8 85.8-97.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 405 20 4.3 2.6- 6.9 385 95.7 93.1-97.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 310 17 5.2 3.0- 8.9 293 94.8 91.1-97.0
2nd Quartile 287 11 5.1 2.0-12.7 276 94.9 87.3-98.0
3rd Quartile 293 *** *** *** 283 95.9 90.3-98.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 166 11 7.2 3.1-15.9 155 92.8 84.1-96.9

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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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