2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Gambling

Gambling Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Gambling Low-Risk Gambling Problem Gambling
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,485 3,436 75.7 74.1-77.2 823 18.8 17.5-20.2 226 5.5 4.6- 6.5
-MALES 1,985 1,401 70.3 67.7-72.7 459 23.1 21.0-25.4 125 6.6 5.2- 8.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,263 900 70.2 67.1-73.1 310 25.7 22.9-28.6 53 4.1 3.0- 5.6
Non-Hispanic Black 352 227 65.4 58.7-71.5 78 20.3 15.8-25.7 47 14.3 9.7-20.7
Other 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 390 275 72.1 66.8-76.8 86 21.4 17.2-26.3 29 6.5 4.3- 9.7
35-44 276 191 66.3 58.7-73.2 64 24.0 18.5-30.6 21 9.7 5.1-17.5
45-54 345 216 63.8 57.6-69.5 109 30.8 25.3-36.8 20 5.5 3.4- 8.7
55-64 366 251 68.8 62.8-74.2 88 24.3 19.4-30.0 27 6.9 4.3-10.8
65-74 362 267 74.8 69.2-79.7 74 19.3 15.0-24.4 21 5.9 3.5- 9.7
75+ 216 180 80.6 72.6-86.7 29 15.0 9.9-22.0 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 193 149 76.5 67.3-83.7 31 13.0 8.6-19.2 13 10.5 5.2-20.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 539 378 70.9 66.1-75.2 110 20.4 16.6-24.7 51 8.8 6.4-11.9
Some Post-H.S. 527 352 67.6 62.8-72.1 138 26.6 22.4-31.2 37 5.8 4.0- 8.5
College Graduate 716 513 69.0 64.8-73.0 179 27.8 24.0-31.9 24 3.2 2.0- 5.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 89 *** *** *** 12 11.5 5.5-22.4 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 261 186 72.6 65.5-78.8 48 15.3 11.0-20.9 27 12.1 7.7-18.4
$25,000- 34,999 165 113 67.9 57.9-76.5 38 23.1 15.9-32.2 14 9.0 4.2-18.2
$35,000- 49,999 215 157 68.7 60.6-75.8 39 20.8 15.0-28.2 19 10.5 6.4-16.7
$50,000- 74,999 297 206 69.5 63.0-75.3 70 24.9 19.4-31.3 21 5.6 3.4- 9.0
$75,000+ 652 436 65.6 61.1-69.8 191 30.7 26.6-35.0 25 3.8 2.4- 5.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 566 412 71.4 66.1-76.1 120 20.8 17.0-25.3 34 7.8 4.8-12.5
No 1,409 984 70.0 67.1-72.8 334 23.8 21.2-26.5 91 6.2 4.8- 7.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 481 352 71.6 66.4-76.4 115 26.0 21.4-31.2 14 2.3 1.3- 4.2
Non-Veteran 1,501 1,048 70.0 67.1-72.8 342 22.3 19.9-24.9 111 7.7 6.0- 9.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 592 416 70.5 66.0-74.7 135 22.7 19.0-26.9 41 6.7 4.6- 9.7
Regional City or Suburban County 526 372 70.4 65.5-74.8 125 24.4 20.3-29.1 29 5.2 3.5- 7.8
Rural 867 613 70.0 65.9-73.8 199 22.5 19.3-26.1 55 7.4 5.1-10.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,175 785 67.2 63.9-70.3 313 26.5 23.7-29.6 77 6.3 4.8- 8.2
Unemployed 99 *** *** *** 17 12.7 7.4-21.2 *** *** ***
Retired 499 386 75.2 69.9-79.8 86 18.6 14.6-23.4 27 6.2 3.8-10.1
Unable to Work 147 115 82.9 74.9-88.8 27 14.3 9.1-21.7 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 160 121 76.3 64.9-84.8 26 12.5 7.7-19.7 13 11.2 4.7-24.4
101% to 150% 207 140 66.9 58.2-74.5 41 17.9 12.7-24.7 26 15.2 9.5-23.5
151% to 200% 161 117 69.3 59.3-77.9 31 21.5 14.3-31.2 13 9.1 4.6-17.1
More than 200% 1,106 760 67.7 64.4-70.9 288 27.5 24.5-30.8 58 4.8 3.5- 6.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 566 395 68.2 63.1-72.8 122 22.3 18.3-26.8 49 9.5 6.7-13.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 626 444 71.0 66.3-75.2 150 23.3 19.6-27.5 32 5.7 3.4- 9.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 793 562 70.9 67.0-74.5 187 23.4 20.1-27.1 44 5.7 4.0- 8.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 603 428 69.5 64.9-73.7 138 24.5 20.6-28.9 37 6.0 4.2- 8.6
2nd Quartile 511 362 71.7 66.7-76.2 124 22.5 18.6-26.9 25 5.8 3.3-10.0
3rd Quartile 567 397 70.8 66.2-75.0 134 22.8 19.0-27.1 36 6.4 4.4- 9.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 304 214 67.3 59.7-74.0 63 22.2 16.7-28.9 27 10.5 6.3-16.9

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*Those who report no gambling in the past 12 months form the first category No Gambling.
Gamblers who answer No to Q3 and Q4 and Q5 of the Gambling module are in the Low-Risk Gambling category.
The remainder are gamblers who answer Yes to Q3 or Q4 or Q5 of the Gambling module and are in the Problem Gambling category.

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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