2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,524 1,847 70.6 68.4-72.8 228 9.8 8.5-11.3 151 6.6 5.5- 8.0 203 8.7 7.4-10.1 95 4.3 3.4- 5.4
-MALES 1,288 872 65.7 62.6-68.8 130 10.1 8.3-12.1 91 7.8 6.2- 9.9 125 10.5 8.7-12.8 70 5.8 4.5- 7.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 885 609 65.7 61.9-69.3 90 10.6 8.5-13.2 58 7.1 5.2- 9.5 82 10.6 8.4-13.3 46 6.1 4.4- 8.3
Non-Hispanic Black 179 123 67.0 58.1-74.9 17 8.1 4.6-13.8 12 8.8 4.7-15.7 17 9.5 5.4-16.3 *** *** ***
Other 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 330 174 53.1 47.0-59.1 51 14.0 10.5-18.5 34 10.6 7.4-15.1 47 14.8 10.9-19.8 24 7.4 4.7-11.4
35-44 209 134 66.1 58.1-73.3 25 10.5 6.7-16.1 20 10.5 6.2-17.1 17 8.0 4.6-13.3 13 5.0 2.6- 9.3
45-54 213 135 66.0 58.3-72.9 24 9.7 6.1-15.1 11 4.4 2.1- 8.8 24 10.6 6.7-16.2 19 9.4 5.6-15.2
55-64 212 156 71.6 63.9-78.2 18 8.5 5.1-13.8 *** *** *** 22 10.7 6.8-16.3 *** *** ***
65-74 202 166 83.5 77.0-88.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 5.8 3.1-10.7 *** *** ***
75+ 104 95 89.7 80.2-95.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 14.9 8.1-25.7 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 295 184 63.5 57.0-69.6 25 7.1 4.6-11.0 26 8.4 5.4-12.7 36 12.8 9.0-17.9 24 8.2 5.2-12.7
Some Post-H.S. 325 203 61.8 55.6-67.8 36 10.6 7.5-14.9 23 7.9 4.9-12.5 42 13.5 9.7-18.4 21 6.1 3.8- 9.7
College Graduate 582 434 72.1 67.5-76.2 63 12.8 9.8-16.5 34 6.8 4.6- 9.8 34 5.6 3.8- 8.1 17 2.8 1.6- 4.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 127 *** *** *** 16 11.7 6.9-19.2 11 11.8 6.0-22.0 16 12.3 7.3-20.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 106 *** *** *** 16 14.4 8.3-23.8 *** *** *** 11 9.3 4.9-17.0 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 131 89 66.6 56.5-75.4 *** *** *** 11 7.7 3.7-15.2 14 11.4 6.4-19.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 171 124 73.0 64.3-80.2 17 8.4 5.0-13.8 13 8.2 4.1-15.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 521 373 68.5 63.5-73.0 44 9.5 6.9-13.1 30 6.9 4.7-10.2 51 10.9 8.0-14.5 23 4.2 2.6- 6.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 304 214 70.5 63.9-76.4 26 8.0 5.2-12.0 14 4.1 2.1- 8.0 29 9.6 6.4-14.2 21 7.8 4.7-12.8
No 977 654 64.6 60.9-68.0 102 10.4 8.4-12.9 77 8.9 6.9-11.4 95 10.7 8.6-13.3 49 5.3 3.9- 7.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 315 229 70.8 64.3-76.6 26 8.2 5.3-12.6 23 8.2 5.1-12.8 23 7.5 4.7-11.8 14 5.3 2.8- 9.7
Non-Veteran 970 642 64.5 60.8-68.0 103 10.5 8.5-12.8 67 7.7 5.8-10.1 102 11.4 9.2-14.0 56 6.0 4.4- 8.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 484 337 67.8 62.7-72.4 53 11.1 8.3-14.7 31 8.0 5.4-11.5 47 10.1 7.3-13.7 16 3.1 1.7- 5.4
Regional City or Suburban County 343 228 62.1 55.8-68.1 29 7.9 5.3-11.5 27 9.3 6.0-14.0 34 11.0 7.5-15.8 25 9.8 6.4-14.7
Rural 461 307 66.4 61.0-71.5 48 10.7 7.8-14.5 33 6.3 4.1- 9.6 44 10.8 7.8-14.7 29 5.8 3.8- 8.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 868 562 64.0 60.2-67.7 97 10.8 8.7-13.3 66 8.5 6.4-11.1 94 11.4 9.1-14.1 49 5.4 3.9- 7.3
Unemployed 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 12.5 6.2-23.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 270 227 83.7 77.7-88.3 15 5.4 3.0- 9.4 *** *** *** 14 5.4 3.0- 9.5 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 108 70 66.8 56.2-76.0 13 11.7 6.5-20.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 807 571 68.6 64.6-72.3 72 9.2 7.1-11.8 50 7.1 5.1- 9.7 77 10.5 8.2-13.3 37 4.7 3.2- 6.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 293 195 63.6 56.3-70.3 26 8.9 5.8-13.5 18 6.5 3.6-11.4 33 13.4 9.0-19.4 21 7.6 4.4-12.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 356 244 68.2 62.2-73.6 29 8.2 5.5-12.2 28 7.3 4.6-11.3 39 11.8 8.4-16.2 16 4.5 2.7- 7.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 639 433 65.2 60.7-69.4 75 11.5 9.0-14.6 45 8.6 6.3-11.8 53 8.8 6.5-11.8 33 5.9 4.0- 8.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 444 291 61.3 55.8-66.5 53 12.2 9.1-16.3 39 10.3 7.3-14.3 37 9.6 6.7-13.7 24 6.6 4.2-10.0
2nd Quartile 372 258 67.6 61.9-72.9 34 8.8 6.2-12.4 25 7.6 4.8-11.8 35 10.0 7.1-14.0 20 6.0 3.7- 9.6
3rd Quartile 336 232 67.5 61.3-73.1 31 10.0 6.8-14.5 18 5.2 3.1- 8.7 41 13.0 9.2-18.0 14 4.3 2.4- 7.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 136 91 69.9 59.1-78.8 12 7.3 3.9-13.5 *** *** *** 12 9.3 4.6-18.1 12 6.7 3.3-13.1

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*This question was 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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