2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,358 5,057 94.2 93.4-94.9 301 5.8 5.1- 6.6
-FEMALES 2,956 2,803 94.5 93.4-95.4 153 5.5 4.6- 6.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,923 1,798 93.3 91.8-94.5 125 6.7 5.5- 8.2
Non-Hispanic Black 589 568 95.4 92.3-97.3 21 4.6 2.7- 7.7
Other 77 76 99.1 93.9-99.9 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 528 493 93.1 90.1-95.3 35 6.9 4.7- 9.9
35-44 390 366 94.6 91.5-96.6 24 5.4 3.4- 8.5
45-54 457 435 95.0 92.1-96.9 22 5.0 3.1- 7.9
55-64 549 514 93.4 90.2-95.6 35 6.6 4.4- 9.8
65-74 574 550 95.5 92.8-97.2 24 4.5 2.8- 7.2
75+ 396 385 97.2 94.3-98.6 11 2.8 1.4- 5.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 248 241 95.4 89.3-98.1 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 691 658 94.6 92.2-96.3 33 5.4 3.7- 7.8
Some Post-H.S. 860 824 94.9 92.8-96.5 36 5.1 3.5- 7.2
College Graduate 1,153 1,076 93.5 91.7-94.9 77 6.5 5.1- 8.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 265 254 94.4 89.3-97.2 11 5.6 2.8-10.7
$15,000- 24,999 418 408 96.6 92.9-98.4 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 246 235 96.0 92.2-98.0 11 4.0 2.0- 7.8
$35,000- 49,999 365 347 95.5 92.0-97.5 18 4.5 2.5- 8.0
$50,000- 74,999 328 304 94.2 91.1-96.3 24 5.8 3.7- 8.9
$75,000+ 727 665 91.6 88.9-93.7 62 8.4 6.3-11.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 907 874 94.7 92.1-96.5 33 5.3 3.5- 7.9
No 2,045 1,925 94.4 93.1-95.4 120 5.6 4.6- 6.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 93 84 94.6 89.0-97.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,860 2,716 94.5 93.3-95.4 144 5.5 4.6- 6.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 849 786 92.0 89.5-94.0 63 8.0 6.0-10.5
Regional City or Suburban County 843 816 96.7 94.8-98.0 27 3.3 2.0- 5.2
Rural 1,264 1,201 95.0 93.3-96.2 63 5.0 3.8- 6.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,379 1,284 93.0 91.3-94.5 95 7.0 5.5- 8.7
Unemployed 191 185 94.9 86.8-98.2 *** *** ***
Retired 881 843 96.0 94.1-97.2 38 4.0 2.8- 5.9
Unable to Work 227 225 98.3 93.1-99.6 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 264 252 95.1 91.0-97.4 12 4.9 2.6- 9.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 110 107 96.3 88.6-98.8 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 294 280 94.2 89.1-96.9 14 5.8 3.1-10.9
101% to 150% 318 311 98.3 96.1-99.3 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 283 273 94.7 89.9-97.3 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,337 1,236 92.9 91.1-94.4 101 7.1 5.6- 8.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 843 815 96.6 94.9-97.8 28 3.4 2.2- 5.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 922 880 95.2 93.2-96.7 42 4.8 3.3- 6.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,191 1,108 92.9 90.9-94.5 83 7.1 5.5- 9.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 916 853 93.6 91.6-95.2 63 6.4 4.8- 8.4
2nd Quartile 778 729 92.9 90.2-94.9 49 7.1 5.1- 9.8
3rd Quartile 847 819 96.6 94.9-97.8 28 3.4 2.2- 5.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 415 402 96.7 93.8-98.2 13 3.3 1.8- 6.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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