2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,367 4,690 85.9 84.7-87.0 677 14.1 13.0-15.3
-FEMALES 2,958 2,697 89.5 88.0-90.8 261 10.5 9.2-12.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,927 1,745 89.3 87.5-90.9 182 10.7 9.1-12.5
Non-Hispanic Black 587 542 88.9 84.8-92.0 45 11.1 8.0-15.2
Other 78 72 93.5 84.0-97.5 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 530 423 79.4 75.2-83.1 107 20.6 16.9-24.8
35-44 390 336 86.3 81.7-89.8 54 13.7 10.2-18.3
45-54 456 421 92.2 89.0-94.6 35 7.8 5.4-11.0
55-64 550 511 93.5 90.6-95.5 39 6.5 4.5- 9.4
65-74 573 557 97.1 94.5-98.4 16 2.9 1.6- 5.5
75+ 396 388 98.1 95.4-99.2 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 248 232 92.2 86.5-95.6 16 7.8 4.4-13.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 695 635 90.0 87.0-92.5 60 10.0 7.5-13.0
Some Post-H.S. 858 785 89.1 86.2-91.5 73 10.9 8.5-13.8
College Graduate 1,153 1,041 88.4 85.8-90.5 112 11.6 9.5-14.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 266 245 90.8 85.1-94.4 21 9.2 5.6-14.9
$15,000- 24,999 418 390 91.5 87.3-94.5 28 8.5 5.5-12.7
$25,000- 34,999 247 230 92.0 86.7-95.3 17 8.0 4.7-13.3
$35,000- 49,999 363 326 86.9 81.5-90.9 37 13.1 9.1-18.5
$50,000- 74,999 328 292 90.1 86.1-93.0 36 9.9 7.0-13.9
$75,000+ 724 640 86.9 83.5-89.7 84 13.1 10.3-16.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 907 843 90.5 87.5-92.8 64 9.5 7.2-12.5
No 2,047 1,850 89.1 87.2-90.6 197 10.9 9.4-12.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 93 81 86.5 76.0-92.8 12 13.5 7.2-24.0
Non-Veteran 2,863 2,614 89.6 88.0-90.9 249 10.4 9.1-12.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 845 763 89.2 86.3-91.5 82 10.8 8.5-13.7
Regional City or Suburban County 841 772 90.4 87.6-92.7 69 9.6 7.3-12.4
Rural 1,272 1,162 88.9 86.4-91.1 110 11.1 8.9-13.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,378 1,200 86.1 83.7-88.1 178 13.9 11.9-16.3
Unemployed 190 173 89.5 81.9-94.2 17 10.5 5.8-18.1
Retired 883 851 96.3 94.4-97.6 32 3.7 2.4- 5.6
Unable to Work 229 220 93.6 87.5-96.8 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 265 240 88.1 82.3-92.1 25 11.9 7.9-17.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 110 102 92.0 83.9-96.2 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 296 273 91.5 86.2-94.9 23 8.5 5.1-13.8
101% to 150% 319 294 90.5 85.6-93.8 25 9.5 6.2-14.4
151% to 200% 281 259 90.8 85.6-94.3 22 9.2 5.7-14.4
More than 200% 1,333 1,190 87.8 85.4-89.9 143 12.2 10.1-14.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 846 776 88.5 85.2-91.2 70 11.5 8.8-14.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 921 848 90.4 87.7-92.6 73 9.6 7.4-12.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,191 1,073 89.2 86.9-91.2 118 10.8 8.8-13.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 917 826 89.1 86.4-91.3 91 10.9 8.7-13.6
2nd Quartile 775 705 89.5 86.5-91.9 70 10.5 8.1-13.5
3rd Quartile 846 778 90.6 87.8-92.8 68 9.4 7.2-12.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 420 388 87.4 81.5-91.6 32 12.6 8.4-18.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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