2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Gambling

Gambling Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Gambling Low-Risk Gambling Problem Gambling
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,485 3,436 75.7 74.1-77.2 823 18.8 17.5-20.2 226 5.5 4.6- 6.5
-FEMALES 2,500 2,035 80.6 78.5-82.5 364 14.9 13.3-16.7 101 4.5 3.5- 5.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,623 1,306 79.9 77.5-82.2 269 17.0 14.9-19.3 48 3.1 2.2- 4.3
Non-Hispanic Black 498 397 76.9 71.4-81.6 64 14.2 10.6-18.8 37 8.9 5.8-13.4
Other 74 66 92.2 82.0-96.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 390 324 82.0 77.0-86.1 49 12.9 9.5-17.2 17 5.1 2.9- 8.9
35-44 335 263 79.6 74.1-84.2 56 16.7 12.6-21.8 16 3.7 1.9- 7.3
45-54 393 297 72.1 66.2-77.4 76 22.3 17.5-27.9 20 5.6 3.2- 9.8
55-64 465 363 78.3 73.3-82.6 77 15.3 11.9-19.6 25 6.4 3.9-10.1
65-74 506 412 81.3 76.6-85.2 75 15.2 11.6-19.7 19 3.5 2.1- 5.8
75+ 355 328 92.9 88.7-95.6 25 6.0 3.7- 9.6 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 215 195 89.7 82.8-94.1 11 3.7 1.8- 7.3 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 613 499 81.2 77.1-84.7 79 12.7 9.9-16.3 35 6.0 4.0- 9.0
Some Post-H.S. 752 598 78.1 74.2-81.6 121 17.5 14.4-21.1 33 4.4 2.8- 6.9
College Graduate 914 737 79.3 75.9-82.4 153 18.3 15.4-21.7 24 2.4 1.5- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 232 203 85.4 76.8-91.3 14 5.9 3.1-11.1 15 8.7 4.0-17.7
$15,000- 24,999 374 309 83.3 78.4-87.3 44 11.0 7.7-15.4 21 5.7 3.6- 8.9
$25,000- 34,999 209 166 75.6 66.6-82.9 30 13.4 8.7-20.1 13 11.0 5.7-20.2
$35,000- 49,999 308 248 80.5 74.5-85.4 44 14.2 10.0-19.6 16 5.4 3.0- 9.5
$50,000- 74,999 270 213 78.7 72.0-84.2 47 18.1 13.0-24.7 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 599 455 75.2 70.8-79.1 128 22.4 18.6-26.7 16 2.4 1.3- 4.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 800 663 82.1 78.5-85.2 95 12.5 9.8-15.7 42 5.5 3.8- 7.8
No 1,694 1,366 79.9 77.4-82.2 269 16.0 14.0-18.3 59 4.1 2.9- 5.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,430 1,983 80.7 78.6-82.6 349 14.8 13.1-16.6 98 4.5 3.5- 5.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 670 539 78.4 74.2-82.1 106 16.5 13.4-20.1 25 5.2 3.2- 8.3
Regional City or Suburban County 709 568 80.7 77.0-83.9 111 15.8 12.9-19.3 30 3.5 2.3- 5.3
Rural 1,121 928 82.3 79.2-85.0 147 12.9 10.6-15.6 46 4.7 3.3- 6.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,137 864 75.2 72.0-78.2 215 19.6 17.0-22.6 58 5.1 3.7- 7.1
Unemployed 156 127 84.0 76.3-89.5 20 9.9 6.0-15.9 *** *** ***
Retired 777 670 86.8 83.7-89.5 88 10.5 8.2-13.3 19 2.7 1.5- 4.6
Unable to Work 197 170 86.0 79.0-90.9 17 8.7 5.1-14.4 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 222 193 84.9 77.5-90.2 24 11.0 7.0-17.0 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 254 219 87.5 81.8-91.6 24 9.5 5.9-15.0 11 2.9 1.4- 5.9
101% to 150% 285 233 79.6 73.0-85.0 28 10.3 6.7-15.7 24 10.0 6.3-15.5
151% to 200% 241 188 76.9 69.2-83.2 39 15.5 10.7-21.9 14 7.6 3.8-14.6
More than 200% 1,105 864 77.3 74.0-80.2 207 19.7 16.9-22.8 34 3.1 2.0- 4.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 745 603 80.7 76.8-84.0 105 14.6 11.6-18.2 37 4.7 3.2- 7.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 809 657 81.8 78.4-84.8 120 13.7 11.2-16.8 32 4.4 2.9- 6.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 946 775 79.5 76.0-82.5 139 16.1 13.4-19.2 32 4.5 2.9- 6.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 746 613 80.2 76.4-83.4 110 15.9 13.0-19.3 23 3.9 2.4- 6.3
2nd Quartile 654 517 79.4 75.4-82.9 106 15.5 12.5-18.9 31 5.1 3.3- 7.9
3rd Quartile 712 592 83.2 79.4-86.3 92 12.9 10.1-16.2 28 4.0 2.4- 6.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 388 313 78.6 72.2-83.8 56 16.0 11.4-21.9 19 5.5 3.1- 9.6

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*Those who report no gambling in the past 12 months form the first category No Gambling.
Gamblers who answer No to Q3 and Q4 and Q5 of the Gambling module are in the Low-Risk Gambling category.
The remainder are gamblers who answer Yes to Q3 or Q4 or Q5 of the Gambling module and are in the Problem Gambling category.

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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