2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seatbelt Use and Drinking and Driving

During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had
perhaps too much to drink?*

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  Total
Respond.^
One or more times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,683 98 3.5 2.7- 4.6 2,585 96.5 95.4-97.3
-MALES 1,341 61 4.3 3.0- 6.2 1,280 95.7 93.8-97.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 932 11 1.2 0.6- 2.3 921 98.8 97.7-99.4
Non-Hispanic Black 190 *** *** *** 185 94.6 82.3-98.5
Other 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 339 23 5.1 3.2- 8.1 316 94.9 91.9-96.8
35-44 207 16 8.2 3.6-17.4 191 91.8 82.6-96.4
45-54 221 13 4.3 2.0- 8.7 208 95.7 91.3-98.0
55-64 229 *** *** *** 223 97.8 94.6-99.1
65-74 217 *** *** *** 216 99.7 97.8- 100
75+ 108 *** *** *** 106 98.1 90.3-99.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 316 24 5.8 3.6- 9.3 292 94.2 90.7-96.4
Some Post-H.S. 341 *** *** *** 335 98.8 96.9-99.5
College Graduate 603 12 1.7 0.9- 3.4 591 98.3 96.6-99.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 117 12 5.7 3.0-10.6 105 94.3 89.4-97.0
$25,000- 34,999 108 *** *** *** 99 89.7 79.9-95.1
$35,000- 49,999 133 *** *** *** 130 99.0 96.6-99.7
$50,000- 74,999 176 *** *** *** 172 97.2 92.6-99.0
$75,000+ 528 *** *** *** 522 98.6 96.6-99.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 330 19 6.6 2.9-14.2 311 93.4 85.8-97.1
No 1,003 42 3.7 2.6- 5.2 961 96.3 94.8-97.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 322 *** *** *** 316 98.2 94.8-99.4
Non-Veteran 1,015 55 4.9 3.4- 7.2 960 95.1 92.8-96.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 494 26 4.6 2.9- 7.1 468 95.4 92.9-97.1
Regional City or Suburban County 358 17 3.5 2.0- 6.0 341 96.5 94.0-98.0
Rural 489 18 4.6 2.0-10.4 471 95.4 89.6-98.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 886 48 4.3 3.1- 6.0 838 95.7 94.0-96.9
Unemployed 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 289 *** *** *** 286 99.0 96.3-99.7
Unable to Work 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 103 *** *** *** 97 95.0 88.2-97.9
151% to 200% 82 *** *** *** 79 96.0 84.9-99.0
More than 200% 823 12 1.5 0.8- 3.0 811 98.5 97.0-99.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 310 *** *** *** 300 97.7 95.0-99.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 368 14 4.1 1.5-10.6 354 95.9 89.4-98.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 663 37 5.2 3.6- 7.4 626 94.8 92.6-96.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 468 24 4.7 3.0- 7.4 444 95.3 92.6-97.0
2nd Quartile 381 13 4.7 2.1-10.1 368 95.3 89.9-97.9
3rd Quartile 342 16 3.3 1.9- 5.7 326 96.7 94.3-98.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 150 *** *** *** 142 96.4 91.2-98.6

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*This question was asked only of those who had at least one drink in the past 30 days.

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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