2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use and Drinking and Driving

During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had
perhaps too much to drink?*

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  Total
Respond.^
One or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,683 98 3.5 2.7- 4.6 2,585 96.5 95.4-97.3
-FEMALES 1,342 37 2.7 1.8- 3.9 1,305 97.3 96.1-98.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 947 *** *** *** 942 99.5 98.7-99.8
Non-Hispanic Black 224 *** *** *** 224 100 . - .
Other 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 311 *** *** *** 301 97.0 93.5-98.6
35-44 225 15 5.8 3.3- 9.9 210 94.2 90.1-96.7
45-54 233 *** *** *** 227 98.2 95.6-99.3
55-64 230 *** *** *** 229 99.2 94.8-99.9
65-74 205 *** *** *** 203 98.9 95.6-99.7
75+ 108 *** *** *** 106 99.1 95.0-99.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 221 *** *** *** 213 98.3 96.3-99.3
Some Post-H.S. 380 *** *** *** 373 98.2 95.7-99.2
College Graduate 681 *** *** *** 677 99.3 98.1-99.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 69 *** *** *** 66 98.5 94.6-99.6
$15,000- 24,999 116 *** *** *** 111 96.5 91.5-98.6
$25,000- 34,999 89 *** *** *** 85 94.4 85.5-97.9
$35,000- 49,999 175 *** *** *** 172 98.4 93.5-99.6
$50,000- 74,999 167 *** *** *** 166 99.1 93.6-99.9
$75,000+ 470 *** *** *** 468 99.6 98.2-99.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 293 *** *** *** 287 96.7 91.8-98.7
No 1,043 30 2.4 1.6- 3.7 1,013 97.6 96.3-98.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 55 *** *** *** 55 100 . - .
Non-Veteran 1,285 37 2.8 1.9- 4.1 1,248 97.2 95.9-98.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 492 12 2.3 1.2- 4.2 480 97.7 95.8-98.8
Regional City or Suburban County 354 *** *** *** 347 97.9 94.2-99.3
Rural 496 18 3.7 2.2- 6.3 478 96.3 93.7-97.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 803 23 2.4 1.5- 3.9 780 97.6 96.1-98.5
Unemployed 84 *** *** *** 83 99.7 97.8- 100
Retired 294 *** *** *** 293 99.7 98.1- 100
Unable to Work 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 103 *** *** *** 95 93.4 85.3-97.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 72 *** *** *** 68 95.2 86.1-98.4
101% to 150% 106 *** *** *** 102 95.2 87.5-98.2
151% to 200% 104 *** *** *** 104 100 . - .
More than 200% 768 *** *** *** 761 99.1 97.9-99.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 291 *** *** *** 285 98.4 95.9-99.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 383 14 3.8 2.1- 6.8 369 96.2 93.2-97.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 668 17 2.4 1.3- 4.3 651 97.6 95.7-98.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 506 11 2.1 0.9- 4.7 495 97.9 95.3-99.1
2nd Quartile 361 11 3.3 1.7- 6.2 350 96.7 93.8-98.3
3rd Quartile 349 *** *** *** 339 97.3 94.9-98.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 126 *** *** *** 121 97.7 93.9-99.2

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*This question was asked only of those who had at least one drink in the past 30 days.

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 U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. 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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