2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Excessive Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,329 771 15.6 14.4-16.8 4,558 84.4 83.2-85.6
-FEMALES 2,942 304 11.9 10.5-13.5 2,638 88.1 86.5-89.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,918 224 12.9 11.2-14.9 1,694 87.1 85.1-88.8
Non-Hispanic Black 582 47 10.8 7.8-14.9 535 89.2 85.1-92.2
Other 77 *** *** *** 72 94.8 85.5-98.3
AGE
18-34 523 104 20.4 16.7-24.6 419 79.6 75.4-83.3
35-44 387 56 14.2 10.6-18.7 331 85.8 81.3-89.4
45-54 454 42 9.6 6.9-13.2 412 90.4 86.8-93.1
55-64 548 51 9.3 6.6-12.8 497 90.7 87.2-93.4
65-74 573 31 5.4 3.5- 8.2 542 94.6 91.8-96.5
75+ 395 18 4.6 2.6- 8.0 377 95.4 92.0-97.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 247 17 8.8 5.0-15.0 230 91.2 85.0-95.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 688 64 10.7 8.2-13.8 624 89.3 86.2-91.8
Some Post-H.S. 853 81 11.9 9.4-14.9 772 88.1 85.1-90.6
College Graduate 1,150 142 14.1 11.8-16.8 1,008 85.9 83.2-88.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 265 23 9.9 6.1-15.6 242 90.1 84.4-93.9
$15,000- 24,999 415 28 8.5 5.6-12.8 387 91.5 87.2-94.4
$25,000- 34,999 246 20 8.9 5.4-14.2 226 91.1 85.8-94.6
$35,000- 49,999 362 43 14.2 10.1-19.6 319 85.8 80.4-89.9
$50,000- 74,999 327 43 11.3 8.2-15.5 284 88.7 84.5-91.8
$75,000+ 723 109 16.9 13.7-20.6 614 83.1 79.4-86.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 903 71 10.2 7.8-13.2 832 89.8 86.8-92.2
No 2,035 233 12.6 10.9-14.5 1,802 87.4 85.5-89.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 93 17 17.1 10.0-27.6 76 82.9 72.4-90.0
Non-Veteran 2,847 287 11.7 10.3-13.3 2,560 88.3 86.7-89.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 842 106 13.4 10.9-16.4 736 86.6 83.6-89.1
Regional City or Suburban County 839 75 10.5 8.1-13.4 764 89.5 86.6-91.9
Rural 1,261 123 11.7 9.5-14.3 1,138 88.3 85.7-90.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,370 200 15.9 13.6-18.4 1,170 84.1 81.6-86.4
Unemployed 188 15 9.3 4.9-16.8 173 90.7 83.2-95.1
Retired 880 53 5.4 3.9- 7.4 827 94.6 92.6-96.1
Unable to Work 227 *** *** *** 218 93.5 87.4-96.8
Other not in Labor Force 264 27 12.9 8.6-18.7 237 87.1 81.3-91.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 110 *** *** *** 102 92.0 83.9-96.2
50% to 100% 294 25 9.1 5.6-14.4 269 90.9 85.6-94.4
101% to 150% 316 25 9.7 6.3-14.6 291 90.3 85.4-93.7
151% to 200% 280 24 9.9 6.3-15.3 256 90.1 84.7-93.7
More than 200% 1,331 181 14.9 12.7-17.5 1,150 85.1 82.5-87.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 839 72 11.5 8.8-14.9 767 88.5 85.1-91.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 918 85 10.5 8.3-13.3 833 89.5 86.7-91.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,185 147 13.1 10.9-15.6 1,038 86.9 84.4-89.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 913 113 12.8 10.5-15.6 800 87.2 84.4-89.5
2nd Quartile 772 86 12.5 9.8-15.7 686 87.5 84.3-90.2
3rd Quartile 843 73 10.0 7.7-12.9 770 90.0 87.1-92.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 414 32 12.4 8.2-18.3 382 87.6 81.7-91.8

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Yes refers to respondents who said they had drank in the past 30 days and had at least one binge drinking episode (5 or more drinks on one occasion for men 4 or more drinks for women)
or were heavy drinkers (2 or more drinks per day for men, more than 1 drink per day for women).
No refers to respondents who said they did not drink in the past 30 days or who were not heavy drinkers and had no binge drinking episodes.

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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