2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,358 5,057 94.2 93.4-94.9 301 5.8 5.1- 6.6
-MALES 2,402 2,254 93.9 92.7-95.0 148 6.1 5.0- 7.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,560 1,449 92.7 91.0-94.1 111 7.3 5.9- 9.0
Non-Hispanic Black 390 379 96.2 92.5-98.1 11 3.8 1.9- 7.5
Other 63 58 93.8 85.0-97.6 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 540 494 92.4 89.6-94.5 46 7.6 5.5-10.4
35-44 337 313 93.3 89.3-95.9 24 6.7 4.1-10.7
45-54 399 376 93.5 89.9-95.9 23 6.5 4.1-10.1
55-64 427 409 96.1 93.4-97.7 18 3.9 2.3- 6.6
65-74 416 393 94.7 91.6-96.7 23 5.3 3.3- 8.4
75+ 248 235 96.0 92.1-98.0 13 4.0 2.0- 7.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 223 211 94.3 89.2-97.0 12 5.7 3.0-10.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 655 611 93.5 90.9-95.3 44 6.5 4.7- 9.1
Some Post-H.S. 626 590 94.4 91.9-96.2 36 5.6 3.8- 8.1
College Graduate 888 832 93.7 91.5-95.3 56 6.3 4.7- 8.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 118 110 90.8 80.9-95.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 315 300 94.2 89.8-96.8 15 5.8 3.2-10.2
$25,000- 34,999 198 187 94.1 88.4-97.1 11 5.9 2.9-11.6
$35,000- 49,999 256 240 94.4 90.2-96.8 16 5.6 3.2- 9.8
$50,000- 74,999 340 319 94.2 90.1-96.6 21 5.8 3.4- 9.9
$75,000+ 789 736 93.7 91.5-95.3 53 6.3 4.7- 8.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 660 619 93.9 91.3-95.8 41 6.1 4.2- 8.7
No 1,730 1,623 93.9 92.4-95.1 107 6.1 4.9- 7.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 619 583 94.9 92.4-96.5 36 5.1 3.5- 7.6
Non-Veteran 1,779 1,667 93.7 92.2-94.9 112 6.3 5.1- 7.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 775 728 94.2 91.9-95.8 47 5.8 4.2- 8.1
Regional City or Suburban County 637 595 92.7 89.8-94.8 42 7.3 5.2-10.2
Rural 990 931 94.7 92.8-96.1 59 5.3 3.9- 7.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,428 1,338 93.5 91.8-94.9 90 6.5 5.1- 8.2
Unemployed 135 120 89.5 81.8-94.1 15 10.5 5.9-18.2
Retired 578 545 95.4 93.2-96.9 33 4.6 3.1- 6.8
Unable to Work 171 166 96.2 89.2-98.7 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 75 70 95.2 87.7-98.2 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 198 186 92.8 86.2-96.4 12 7.2 3.6-13.8
101% to 150% 241 232 96.6 93.2-98.4 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 194 186 95.7 91.1-97.9 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,326 1,235 93.4 91.6-94.8 91 6.6 5.2- 8.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 659 616 93.5 90.8-95.5 43 6.5 4.5- 9.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 730 691 94.6 92.3-96.2 39 5.4 3.8- 7.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,013 947 93.7 91.7-95.2 66 6.3 4.8- 8.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 749 700 93.5 91.1-95.2 49 6.5 4.8- 8.9
2nd Quartile 648 606 93.3 90.5-95.3 42 6.7 4.7- 9.5
3rd Quartile 664 624 94.1 91.7-95.8 40 5.9 4.2- 8.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 341 324 96.9 94.6-98.2 17 3.1 1.8- 5.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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