2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,453 670 25.6 23.6-27.7 682 26.7 24.7-28.9 397 16.3 14.6-18.1 206 9.0 7.6-10.6 498 22.4 20.4-24.5
-MALES 1,243 246 19.5 17.0-22.3 283 20.7 18.3-23.4 237 19.1 16.7-21.8 112 9.2 7.3-11.6 365 31.4 28.4-34.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 860 171 19.5 16.6-22.8 202 20.9 18.0-24.2 166 19.1 16.2-22.2 73 8.2 6.3-10.5 248 32.3 28.7-36.1
Non-Hispanic Black 167 39 22.3 15.5-31.0 37 19.2 13.4-26.9 37 22.9 16.0-31.6 12 9.7 4.1-21.1 42 25.8 18.7-34.6
Other 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 314 39 12.7 9.0-17.6 46 13.9 10.2-18.7 58 20.1 15.5-25.6 34 10.1 6.9-14.5 137 43.2 37.1-49.5
35-44 201 27 14.5 9.7-21.3 41 19.9 14.3-27.1 44 21.0 15.2-28.2 20 12.0 6.5-21.2 69 32.5 25.3-40.7
45-54 210 40 23.3 16.9-31.2 49 24.0 18.0-31.2 35 14.0 9.8-19.7 15 6.5 3.7-11.2 71 32.2 25.3-39.9
55-64 205 44 19.8 14.0-27.3 61 28.6 22.1-36.3 34 16.2 11.1-22.9 21 10.8 6.5-17.5 45 24.6 18.2-32.4
65-74 196 55 31.3 24.0-39.6 54 23.1 17.2-30.3 43 23.9 17.4-31.8 12 5.0 2.6- 9.4 32 16.7 11.4-23.8
75+ 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 22.5 14.2-33.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 78 *** *** *** 18 20.0 11.9-31.7 14 16.8 9.2-28.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 280 46 15.9 11.5-21.6 62 21.9 16.9-28.0 51 17.2 12.8-22.6 26 11.8 7.7-17.6 95 33.3 27.2-39.9
Some Post-H.S. 307 63 22.3 17.2-28.3 55 16.7 12.5-21.9 54 17.8 13.3-23.4 27 6.9 4.5-10.4 108 36.4 30.4-42.8
College Graduate 572 124 20.5 17.0-24.5 148 23.8 20.0-28.0 117 22.0 18.3-26.2 53 8.7 6.5-11.6 130 25.0 21.0-29.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 122 18 14.8 8.2-25.3 28 21.2 14.1-30.6 21 17.1 10.4-26.8 *** *** *** 47 39.1 29.6-49.6
$25,000- 34,999 103 19 15.2 8.2-26.5 *** *** *** 20 19.9 12.1-31.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 126 26 25.2 17.1-35.5 27 19.6 13.0-28.3 26 19.0 12.5-27.7 13 8.0 4.4-14.3 34 28.2 19.9-38.4
$50,000- 74,999 165 40 23.2 16.3-32.1 39 19.5 13.8-26.8 28 20.8 13.9-30.0 17 11.7 6.9-19.0 41 24.8 17.8-33.5
$75,000+ 509 92 17.2 13.8-21.3 123 22.5 18.6-26.9 105 20.7 16.9-25.0 51 9.3 6.8-12.6 138 30.3 25.7-35.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 291 81 27.2 21.3-33.9 67 19.9 15.1-25.8 52 18.9 13.8-25.2 15 7.7 3.4-16.6 76 26.3 20.7-32.9
No 948 164 17.4 14.7-20.4 214 20.9 18.1-24.0 184 19.1 16.4-22.2 97 9.6 7.7-12.0 289 33.0 29.5-36.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 303 67 20.7 15.7-26.6 82 24.8 19.6-30.9 56 19.9 14.9-26.2 26 8.5 5.2-13.8 72 26.1 20.4-32.6
Non-Veteran 937 178 19.2 16.4-22.4 201 19.7 17.0-22.8 180 18.8 16.1-21.9 86 9.4 7.2-12.2 292 32.9 29.4-36.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 470 96 22.2 18.0-27.1 92 17.4 13.9-21.5 102 21.9 18.0-26.5 49 9.2 6.7-12.4 131 29.3 24.7-34.4
Regional City or Suburban County 330 59 16.4 12.4-21.5 86 21.7 17.2-27.1 53 15.7 11.7-20.8 33 10.9 7.4-15.8 99 35.2 29.3-41.6
Rural 443 91 19.0 15.0-23.8 105 24.1 19.6-29.3 82 18.5 14.5-23.4 30 7.7 4.2-13.4 135 30.7 25.7-36.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 844 144 17.5 14.6-20.7 185 21.1 18.2-24.5 163 19.7 16.8-23.0 74 7.9 6.2-10.1 278 33.8 30.2-37.6
Unemployed 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 13.7 7.1-24.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 258 79 34.4 27.4-42.2 76 24.4 18.9-30.9 51 22.7 16.8-29.9 19 5.4 3.0- 9.6 33 13.1 8.8-19.0
Unable to Work 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 64 *** *** *** 12 14.0 6.9-26.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 107 *** *** *** 26 24.4 16.3-34.9 15 11.2 6.5-18.6 *** *** *** 37 31.8 22.8-42.5
151% to 200% 78 11 11.8 5.9-22.3 *** *** *** 15 17.9 10.3-29.4 12 16.3 8.8-28.3 *** *** ***
More than 200% 786 154 18.7 15.7-22.1 183 21.2 18.1-24.7 159 21.3 18.1-24.9 75 9.0 7.0-11.6 215 29.8 26.1-33.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 278 53 15.8 11.5-21.5 72 27.4 21.2-34.5 47 16.3 11.6-22.3 23 7.4 4.1-12.9 83 33.2 26.6-40.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 341 71 21.2 16.5-26.8 73 19.2 15.0-24.4 68 19.5 15.0-24.8 29 10.3 6.2-16.6 100 29.8 24.4-35.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 624 122 19.9 16.4-23.9 138 19.2 16.0-22.9 122 19.9 16.5-23.8 60 9.2 6.9-12.1 182 31.8 27.6-36.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 430 75 16.0 12.5-20.4 97 19.1 15.4-23.6 77 19.1 15.1-23.9 45 10.0 7.1-13.8 136 35.7 30.5-41.3
2nd Quartile 359 82 23.0 18.3-28.5 77 19.6 15.4-24.5 71 18.1 14.1-23.1 31 10.0 6.3-15.3 98 29.3 24.1-35.1
3rd Quartile 327 57 18.0 13.6-23.5 79 20.7 16.3-26.0 71 22.8 18.0-28.4 29 9.1 5.9-14.0 91 29.4 24.0-35.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 127 32 22.7 14.8-33.2 *** *** *** 18 12.1 6.2-22.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last 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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