2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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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
-MALES 2,409 1,993 81.9 80.0-83.7 416 18.1 16.3-20.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,558 1,282 80.8 78.3-83.0 276 19.2 17.0-21.7
Non-Hispanic Black 394 338 84.7 79.8-88.6 56 15.3 11.4-20.2
Other 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 546 390 73.8 69.5-77.7 156 26.2 22.3-30.5
35-44 337 262 78.7 73.0-83.4 75 21.3 16.6-27.0
45-54 398 320 81.6 76.7-85.6 78 18.4 14.4-23.3
55-64 427 371 86.3 82.0-89.7 56 13.7 10.3-18.0
65-74 419 383 92.7 89.5-94.9 36 7.3 5.1-10.5
75+ 248 239 96.1 92.2-98.1 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 221 189 87.1 81.3-91.4 32 12.9 8.6-18.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 654 543 83.3 79.7-86.3 111 16.7 13.7-20.3
Some Post-H.S. 634 512 79.4 75.4-82.9 122 20.6 17.1-24.6
College Graduate 889 741 81.0 77.7-84.0 148 19.0 16.0-22.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 118 96 77.3 65.6-85.8 22 22.7 14.2-34.4
$15,000- 24,999 316 263 82.1 76.4-86.7 53 17.9 13.3-23.6
$25,000- 34,999 200 160 81.0 73.8-86.6 40 19.0 13.4-26.2
$35,000- 49,999 259 217 84.4 78.5-88.9 42 15.6 11.1-21.5
$50,000- 74,999 342 295 86.3 81.3-90.1 47 13.7 9.9-18.7
$75,000+ 792 644 79.4 75.8-82.5 148 20.6 17.5-24.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 662 572 86.9 83.6-89.7 90 13.1 10.3-16.4
No 1,734 1,411 80.2 77.9-82.4 323 19.8 17.6-22.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 624 538 85.7 82.0-88.7 86 14.3 11.3-18.0
Non-Veteran 1,781 1,453 80.9 78.6-83.0 328 19.1 17.0-21.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 779 632 81.0 77.6-84.0 147 19.0 16.0-22.4
Regional City or Suburban County 639 524 79.7 75.6-83.3 115 20.3 16.7-24.4
Rural 991 837 84.5 81.6-87.0 154 15.5 13.0-18.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,434 1,128 78.4 75.8-80.8 306 21.6 19.2-24.2
Unemployed 134 97 72.7 62.9-80.7 37 27.3 19.3-37.1
Retired 582 539 93.0 90.2-95.0 43 7.0 5.0- 9.8
Unable to Work 170 157 92.0 85.1-95.9 13 8.0 4.1-14.9
Other not in Labor Force 74 58 81.9 70.6-89.5 16 18.1 10.5-29.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 197 164 82.6 74.5-88.6 33 17.4 11.4-25.5
101% to 150% 241 203 86.0 80.5-90.2 38 14.0 9.8-19.5
151% to 200% 196 166 82.9 75.7-88.3 30 17.1 11.7-24.3
More than 200% 1,334 1,098 80.9 78.2-83.3 236 19.1 16.7-21.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 658 560 83.5 79.5-86.8 98 16.5 13.2-20.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 734 622 84.8 81.6-87.6 112 15.2 12.4-18.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,017 811 79.1 76.0-81.9 206 20.9 18.1-24.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 753 600 78.0 74.2-81.3 153 22.0 18.7-25.8
2nd Quartile 651 537 82.0 78.4-85.2 114 18.0 14.8-21.6
3rd Quartile 667 563 83.8 80.2-86.9 104 16.2 13.1-19.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 338 293 88.0 82.8-91.7 45 12.0 8.3-17.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents 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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