2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,421 2,843 51.3 49.6-52.9 678 13.2 12.2-14.4 751 14.4 13.3-15.6 863 16.4 15.3-17.7 286 4.7 4.1- 5.4
-MALES 2,442 1,121 46.6 44.2-49.1 284 12.0 10.5-13.6 370 15.1 13.5-16.9 494 20.1 18.2-22.1 173 6.2 5.2- 7.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,578 673 43.5 40.6-46.4 158 10.5 8.8-12.5 240 15.3 13.3-17.5 366 22.9 20.6-25.4 141 7.8 6.5- 9.5
Non-Hispanic Black 399 215 53.1 46.9-59.2 50 12.2 8.8-16.6 69 16.1 12.4-20.6 50 15.3 10.8-21.2 15 3.3 1.8- 6.1
Other 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 554 216 43.5 38.7-48.5 82 14.3 11.3-18.0 102 17.9 14.6-21.7 137 21.2 17.7-25.1 17 3.1 1.8- 5.1
35-44 344 128 36.2 30.2-42.7 45 12.8 9.3-17.4 69 19.1 14.8-24.3 83 25.9 20.3-32.5 19 5.9 3.6- 9.8
45-54 403 185 45.3 39.6-51.2 47 12.5 9.2-16.8 57 13.2 10.0-17.4 91 22.6 18.1-27.9 23 6.3 4.0- 9.9
55-64 435 215 51.1 45.5-56.7 52 11.1 8.0-15.2 57 13.1 9.9-17.2 79 18.5 14.6-23.2 32 6.2 4.1- 9.2
65-74 423 217 54.3 48.4-60.1 36 8.8 6.0-12.7 58 12.2 9.0-16.2 64 13.6 10.2-17.8 48 11.1 8.1-15.1
75+ 248 144 62.2 54.7-69.2 19 7.6 4.3-12.9 24 8.8 5.5-13.8 29 10.5 6.8-15.7 32 10.9 7.2-16.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 227 142 65.7 57.6-73.0 25 9.8 6.3-15.0 26 8.6 5.5-13.2 24 10.1 5.7-17.3 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 667 359 53.4 48.9-57.9 76 11.9 9.3-15.2 96 14.9 11.9-18.3 98 15.0 12.1-18.4 38 4.9 3.4- 6.9
Some Post-H.S. 643 309 45.4 40.8-50.0 77 13.6 10.6-17.2 93 14.6 11.7-18.0 116 20.3 16.8-24.4 48 6.1 4.5- 8.4
College Graduate 894 307 31.9 28.5-35.5 103 11.1 9.0-13.8 155 19.3 16.3-22.6 252 29.7 26.3-33.3 77 8.0 6.2-10.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 9.1 4.7-16.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 320 189 58.9 52.1-65.4 35 11.8 7.9-17.1 39 11.4 8.1-15.9 40 12.8 9.0-17.8 17 5.1 2.8- 9.1
$25,000- 34,999 201 94 48.1 39.4-56.9 30 15.7 10.1-23.6 31 12.4 8.1-18.6 41 21.3 15.2-28.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 261 128 52.7 45.3-59.9 23 8.7 5.4-13.8 51 18.6 13.8-24.5 42 14.0 9.9-19.3 17 6.0 3.5-10.3
$50,000- 74,999 344 171 48.7 42.5-55.0 41 11.6 8.4-15.9 50 15.1 11.1-20.2 57 18.6 13.8-24.7 25 5.9 3.8- 9.0
$75,000+ 797 271 34.2 30.4-38.3 95 12.6 10.1-15.6 139 18.1 15.2-21.5 225 28.5 25.0-32.3 67 6.6 5.0- 8.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 672 358 54.8 49.9-59.6 71 11.2 8.5-14.7 87 12.9 10.2-16.3 95 13.0 10.0-16.9 61 8.0 5.9-10.7
No 1,757 757 43.7 40.9-46.5 211 12.3 10.5-14.2 281 15.9 14.0-18.0 396 22.6 20.3-25.0 112 5.6 4.5- 7.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 625 309 50.9 46.0-55.8 68 10.1 7.6-13.3 85 15.1 11.9-19.0 109 17.2 13.9-21.1 54 6.7 4.8- 9.1
Non-Veteran 1,813 811 45.5 42.7-48.3 215 12.5 10.7-14.4 285 15.1 13.3-17.1 383 20.9 18.7-23.2 119 6.1 4.9- 7.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 786 295 40.8 36.7-45.0 98 12.4 10.0-15.4 126 16.4 13.6-19.6 209 25.0 21.7-28.7 58 5.4 4.0- 7.2
Regional City or Suburban County 646 296 45.9 41.3-50.6 74 11.4 8.8-14.6 109 16.5 13.4-20.1 119 18.6 15.2-22.4 48 7.7 5.6-10.5
Rural 1,010 530 52.9 48.9-56.8 112 12.0 9.6-14.8 135 12.8 10.6-15.5 166 16.5 13.7-19.7 67 5.9 4.4- 7.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,457 566 39.3 36.3-42.4 195 13.5 11.6-15.8 247 16.8 14.7-19.1 364 24.8 22.3-27.4 85 5.6 4.4- 7.1
Unemployed 136 *** *** *** 15 11.7 6.6-19.8 22 17.7 11.0-27.3 19 15.9 8.2-28.7 13 9.4 5.1-16.9
Retired 585 312 56.6 51.5-61.5 50 9.2 6.5-13.0 71 11.0 8.3-14.3 85 13.5 10.6-17.1 67 9.7 7.3-12.7
Unable to Work 173 123 73.4 64.8-80.6 16 7.8 4.4-13.4 15 7.6 4.3-13.1 11 5.6 2.6-11.4 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 15.2 8.5-25.7 14 13.5 7.2-23.8 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 201 126 61.3 51.6-70.3 16 9.2 4.8-16.8 20 7.9 4.8-12.8 27 14.8 8.3-25.1 12 6.8 3.4-13.0
101% to 150% 242 133 57.5 49.8-65.0 33 13.2 8.9-19.2 35 13.2 9.1-18.9 32 12.8 8.8-18.4 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 196 111 55.8 47.1-64.1 21 9.9 5.7-16.7 26 12.8 8.3-19.2 28 17.2 11.8-24.6 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,343 527 38.9 35.9-42.1 157 12.3 10.4-14.6 231 17.7 15.5-20.3 322 24.5 21.8-27.3 106 6.5 5.2- 8.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 672 365 53.6 48.7-58.3 79 12.9 9.8-16.7 92 13.2 10.4-16.6 98 15.8 12.5-19.7 38 4.6 3.2- 6.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 741 378 51.8 47.3-56.2 76 10.4 8.1-13.3 109 14.4 11.7-17.6 130 17.1 13.9-20.7 48 6.3 4.6- 8.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,029 378 39.6 36.0-43.3 129 12.6 10.5-15.2 169 16.5 14.1-19.3 266 24.3 21.4-27.5 87 6.9 5.4- 8.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 762 309 42.5 38.3-46.8 84 10.5 8.3-13.3 111 14.4 11.8-17.6 190 24.5 21.1-28.3 68 8.0 6.1-10.5
2nd Quartile 656 279 44.2 39.6-48.8 79 12.5 9.9-15.8 112 16.5 13.5-19.9 140 20.7 17.2-24.7 46 6.1 4.3- 8.5
3rd Quartile 676 331 49.6 45.1-54.1 76 11.0 8.5-14.0 100 15.7 12.7-19.3 127 18.3 15.1-22.0 42 5.4 3.9- 7.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 348 202 58.6 51.5-65.4 45 16.5 11.4-23.3 47 11.4 8.1-15.7 37 10.2 6.8-15.0 17 3.3 1.8- 6.1

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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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