2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,421 2,843 51.3 49.6-52.9 678 13.2 12.2-14.4 751 14.4 13.3-15.6 863 16.4 15.3-17.7 286 4.7 4.1- 5.4
-FEMALES 2,979 1,722 55.6 53.3-57.8 394 14.4 12.9-16.1 381 13.7 12.2-15.3 369 13.1 11.7-14.6 113 3.3 2.6- 4.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,935 1,027 52.4 49.7-55.1 262 14.5 12.7-16.6 253 13.6 11.8-15.5 295 15.5 13.7-17.5 98 4.1 3.2- 5.1
Non-Hispanic Black 597 393 57.9 52.7-63.1 75 15.2 11.7-19.6 71 14.6 11.2-18.9 44 9.4 6.8-12.9 14 2.8 1.4- 5.5
Other 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 537 234 44.8 40.0-49.6 95 18.6 14.9-22.9 105 18.4 15.0-22.3 91 15.9 12.8-19.6 12 2.4 1.2- 4.6
35-44 395 189 47.5 41.6-53.5 75 20.0 15.7-25.1 67 17.7 13.5-22.9 54 12.5 9.3-16.6 *** *** ***
45-54 460 239 51.3 45.9-56.7 80 17.1 13.5-21.5 74 17.1 13.4-21.7 60 12.9 9.8-16.7 *** *** ***
55-64 551 330 60.4 55.1-65.4 61 10.1 7.6-13.4 62 9.5 7.2-12.6 77 16.0 12.4-20.5 21 3.9 2.4- 6.4
65-74 574 389 66.7 61.6-71.3 55 10.3 7.4-14.0 44 8.1 5.5-11.6 56 10.6 7.8-14.1 30 4.4 2.9- 6.7
75+ 398 298 77.0 71.1-82.1 23 4.9 2.5- 9.7 23 6.0 3.5- 9.9 24 5.4 3.3- 8.7 30 6.7 4.3-10.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 250 209 81.6 74.5-87.1 16 7.8 4.3-13.6 11 3.5 1.8- 7.0 12 5.5 2.9-10.2 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 700 496 67.0 62.4-71.2 69 11.2 8.6-14.4 69 11.1 8.5-14.4 42 7.6 5.4-10.5 24 3.2 2.0- 5.2
Some Post-H.S. 867 505 52.4 48.4-56.4 134 18.2 15.2-21.7 111 14.5 11.8-17.6 87 12.1 9.7-15.1 30 2.7 1.8- 4.1
College Graduate 1,157 508 40.3 37.0-43.7 175 15.0 12.7-17.6 190 18.8 16.1-21.8 228 21.4 18.7-24.3 56 4.5 3.3- 6.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 201 73.5 65.4-80.2 25 10.4 6.0-17.5 20 6.6 3.9-10.9 15 8.3 4.5-14.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 421 311 71.1 65.3-76.4 39 11.1 7.8-15.6 40 9.0 6.2-13.0 26 7.9 5.1-12.0 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 247 163 64.5 56.6-71.7 32 13.5 9.0-19.7 21 10.0 6.1-15.9 22 9.9 6.1-15.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 368 199 51.0 44.7-57.2 54 15.9 11.7-21.2 48 14.9 10.8-20.3 50 14.4 10.5-19.4 17 3.9 2.2- 6.6
$50,000- 74,999 329 164 49.6 42.9-56.4 51 17.4 12.5-23.7 58 17.9 13.2-23.9 41 11.5 8.2-15.8 15 3.6 2.0- 6.4
$75,000+ 729 272 36.1 32.0-40.4 130 18.6 15.4-22.3 132 19.7 16.3-23.5 159 21.0 17.8-24.7 36 4.5 3.1- 6.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 914 648 69.0 65.0-72.7 92 11.1 8.7-14.0 77 8.4 6.5-10.8 68 8.5 6.4-11.2 29 3.0 1.8- 5.1
No 2,061 1,072 50.2 47.5-52.9 301 15.8 13.8-17.9 304 15.8 14.0-17.9 301 14.9 13.2-16.8 83 3.3 2.6- 4.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 93 *** *** *** 20 20.7 12.4-32.7 12 9.0 4.7-16.6 16 17.4 9.8-29.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,883 1,680 55.8 53.5-58.1 373 14.2 12.6-15.9 369 13.9 12.4-15.6 353 12.9 11.5-14.5 108 3.2 2.5- 4.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 855 394 44.6 40.6-48.6 125 16.4 13.4-19.9 125 14.5 11.9-17.5 173 20.0 17.1-23.2 38 4.5 3.1- 6.6
Regional City or Suburban County 845 508 58.3 54.1-62.3 120 14.5 11.9-17.5 105 14.3 11.5-17.5 91 10.8 8.5-13.6 21 2.2 1.4- 3.5
Rural 1,279 820 63.8 60.3-67.1 149 12.5 10.3-15.0 151 12.5 10.3-15.0 105 8.4 6.7-10.4 54 2.9 2.1- 4.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,391 625 43.6 40.4-46.7 234 17.4 15.1-19.9 246 18.8 16.4-21.5 240 17.2 15.0-19.6 46 3.1 2.2- 4.3
Unemployed 193 112 56.6 47.8-65.0 30 18.0 12.3-25.7 26 11.5 7.5-17.4 19 9.9 5.9-16.1 *** *** ***
Retired 885 618 71.1 67.2-74.8 71 7.6 5.5-10.2 68 7.6 5.7-10.0 76 8.7 6.6-11.3 52 5.1 3.6- 7.0
Unable to Work 230 186 78.7 70.7-85.0 20 8.2 5.0-13.2 13 5.7 2.9-10.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 265 171 62.6 55.3-69.3 38 16.6 11.5-23.3 26 9.8 6.4-14.7 25 9.7 6.3-14.5 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 296 227 76.6 69.7-82.4 20 5.7 3.3- 9.5 27 9.0 5.7-14.1 15 7.3 3.8-13.5 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 321 219 66.6 60.0-72.7 44 15.8 11.3-21.5 29 8.6 5.6-13.0 25 8.2 5.4-12.4 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 284 184 59.7 52.3-66.8 34 13.9 9.5-19.9 30 11.8 7.7-17.5 30 12.8 8.7-18.6 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,342 595 41.9 38.7-45.2 217 17.4 15.0-20.2 224 18.4 16.0-21.2 237 17.7 15.4-20.3 69 4.5 3.4- 5.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 853 580 63.8 59.5-67.9 107 14.2 11.4-17.5 91 12.9 10.1-16.3 50 7.2 5.2-10.0 25 1.9 1.2- 2.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 926 575 62.1 58.2-65.9 102 11.6 9.2-14.5 116 13.1 10.6-16.0 97 10.1 8.1-12.7 36 3.1 2.1- 4.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,200 567 46.8 43.4-50.3 185 16.6 14.1-19.4 174 14.6 12.3-17.1 222 18.0 15.6-20.7 52 4.0 2.9- 5.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 922 440 49.2 45.2-53.1 134 14.9 12.3-18.0 123 13.3 11.0-16.1 179 18.5 15.7-21.6 46 4.1 2.9- 5.7
2nd Quartile 783 449 55.2 50.9-59.3 93 14.1 11.2-17.5 109 13.6 11.0-16.6 102 13.7 11.1-16.9 30 3.5 2.2- 5.4
3rd Quartile 851 521 59.6 55.4-63.7 124 15.0 12.2-18.2 110 14.8 11.9-18.2 71 8.1 6.3-10.5 25 2.5 1.5- 4.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 423 312 65.7 58.9-71.8 43 12.5 8.7-17.6 39 12.4 8.4-17.9 17 7.4 4.3-12.6 12 2.0 1.1- 3.7

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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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