2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,453 670 25.6 23.6-27.7 682 26.7 24.7-28.9 397 16.3 14.6-18.1 206 9.0 7.6-10.6 498 22.4 20.4-24.5
-FEMALES 1,210 424 32.2 29.1-35.5 399 33.2 30.1-36.5 160 13.2 11.1-15.7 94 8.8 7.0-11.0 133 12.6 10.4-15.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 885 302 31.9 28.3-35.6 303 34.4 30.8-38.2 119 13.5 11.1-16.4 60 7.2 5.4- 9.4 101 13.0 10.5-16.1
Non-Hispanic Black 190 67 30.7 23.3-39.2 62 33.2 25.5-42.0 20 10.7 6.2-17.9 22 14.0 8.8-21.5 19 11.5 7.0-18.1
Other 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 290 61 21.3 16.2-27.6 78 27.9 22.3-34.4 50 15.2 11.3-20.2 39 13.1 9.4-18.0 62 22.4 17.4-28.4
35-44 197 59 30.7 23.8-38.6 68 33.5 26.3-41.6 27 14.8 9.4-22.4 18 10.0 5.7-16.9 25 11.0 7.2-16.6
45-54 209 79 38.0 30.6-45.9 75 38.2 30.8-46.1 26 10.8 7.1-16.2 *** *** *** 19 8.8 5.4-13.9
55-64 215 80 35.5 28.2-43.6 72 35.8 28.4-44.0 28 13.2 8.7-19.6 13 7.0 3.6-13.0 22 8.5 5.3-13.2
65-74 181 83 44.9 36.0-54.1 66 38.2 29.9-47.3 21 9.9 6.1-15.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 191 67 30.6 23.7-38.6 51 29.6 22.4-38.0 20 10.3 6.3-16.4 23 15.1 9.8-22.4 30 14.4 9.7-20.8
Some Post-H.S. 348 123 33.4 27.8-39.5 114 31.5 26.1-37.5 46 14.0 10.2-19.0 24 7.6 5.0-11.6 41 13.4 9.6-18.5
College Graduate 635 221 31.5 27.4-35.8 225 36.3 32.1-40.8 91 14.5 11.6-17.9 44 7.4 5.2-10.5 54 10.3 7.8-13.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 104 *** *** *** 29 25.7 17.1-36.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 20.2 12.3-31.3
$25,000- 34,999 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 14.0 7.0-26.2 12 16.7 9.0-28.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 159 54 29.2 21.6-38.1 54 34.9 26.6-44.3 22 11.0 6.9-17.1 11 9.9 5.1-18.6 18 14.9 9.0-23.7
$50,000- 74,999 163 56 32.5 24.0-42.3 54 33.5 25.1-43.1 19 13.7 7.9-22.5 15 8.7 4.7-15.4 19 11.7 7.2-18.3
$75,000+ 451 150 30.3 25.6-35.4 166 37.9 32.7-43.4 64 14.6 11.1-18.9 31 6.7 4.4-10.3 40 10.4 7.4-14.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 248 98 33.0 26.4-40.3 69 29.4 22.6-37.2 27 10.2 6.5-15.6 27 13.3 8.8-19.7 27 14.1 9.3-20.9
No 960 324 31.9 28.4-35.6 330 34.2 30.7-37.9 133 13.9 11.5-16.8 67 7.7 5.9-10.1 106 12.2 9.9-15.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,158 406 32.2 29.0-35.5 382 33.5 30.3-36.9 155 13.2 11.0-15.7 85 8.3 6.5-10.6 130 12.9 10.7-15.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 445 152 32.7 27.7-38.2 156 35.9 30.8-41.4 62 13.9 10.6-17.9 30 5.9 4.0- 8.6 45 11.6 8.4-15.7
Regional City or Suburban County 326 129 38.4 32.3-44.8 97 28.3 23.0-34.4 41 12.2 8.4-17.3 30 12.3 8.3-17.9 29 8.7 5.7-13.1
Rural 439 143 25.2 20.9-30.2 146 34.1 28.7-39.9 57 13.2 9.8-17.7 34 9.6 6.5-14.1 59 17.8 13.5-23.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 735 226 29.4 25.7-33.5 252 34.6 30.6-38.8 106 13.9 11.2-17.1 60 8.6 6.4-11.5 91 13.4 10.8-16.6
Unemployed 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 15.9 8.8-27.1 *** *** *** 12 13.3 6.7-24.7
Retired 260 122 44.6 37.1-52.3 87 35.3 28.3-43.0 22 7.0 4.3-11.3 18 7.8 4.7-12.8 11 5.3 2.5-10.9
Unable to Work 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 15.7 8.8-26.4 *** *** *** 14 17.0 9.6-28.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 100 *** *** *** 26 24.6 16.1-35.5 11 11.2 5.9-20.5 11 12.5 6.7-22.1 15 15.4 8.6-26.0
151% to 200% 96 24 21.6 13.5-32.7 *** *** *** 13 11.8 6.2-21.2 *** *** *** 13 15.4 8.5-26.2
More than 200% 732 260 32.5 28.6-36.8 254 35.5 31.4-39.9 96 13.4 10.7-16.8 55 7.9 5.7-10.8 67 10.6 8.1-13.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 256 99 31.9 25.6-38.9 69 28.6 21.9-36.3 33 12.8 8.4-19.0 21 11.2 7.0-17.4 34 15.5 10.7-22.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 340 109 29.5 24.1-35.7 117 32.2 26.6-38.4 42 11.0 7.8-15.2 30 11.5 7.6-17.0 42 15.8 11.5-21.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 614 216 33.7 29.3-38.4 213 35.3 30.9-39.9 85 14.5 11.5-18.2 43 6.6 4.7- 9.2 57 9.9 7.4-13.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 468 158 32.9 27.9-38.3 182 38.5 33.5-43.7 49 9.7 7.1-13.2 36 8.9 6.2-12.6 43 10.1 7.2-13.8
2nd Quartile 321 103 30.5 24.8-36.7 108 34.0 28.1-40.5 50 15.8 11.6-21.0 20 6.0 3.6- 9.7 40 13.8 9.8-19.1
3rd Quartile 318 125 35.5 29.4-42.1 88 27.6 21.9-34.1 45 14.1 10.1-19.2 25 10.4 6.6-16.1 35 12.4 8.7-17.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 103 38 25.7 17.5-36.0 *** *** *** 16 15.0 7.8-26.7 13 16.2 8.9-27.8 15 19.3 11.0-31.5

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*This question 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 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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