2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,453 670 25.6 23.6-27.7 682 26.7 24.7-28.9 397 16.3 14.6-18.1 206 9.0 7.6-10.6 498 22.4 20.4-24.5
-Non-Hispanic White 1,745 473 25.5 23.2-28.0 505 27.5 25.1-30.0 285 16.4 14.4-18.5 133 7.7 6.4- 9.3 349 23.0 20.6-25.5
GENDER
Male 860 171 19.5 16.6-22.8 202 20.9 18.0-24.2 166 19.1 16.2-22.2 73 8.2 6.3-10.5 248 32.3 28.7-36.1
Female 885 302 31.9 28.3-35.6 303 34.4 30.8-38.2 119 13.5 11.1-16.4 60 7.2 5.4- 9.4 101 13.0 10.5-16.1
AGE
18-34 393 60 15.9 12.2-20.5 86 21.6 17.4-26.5 70 17.6 13.9-22.1 45 10.7 7.8-14.3 132 34.2 29.2-39.6
35-44 240 45 20.2 14.9-26.7 65 25.5 19.8-32.1 43 18.1 13.2-24.3 21 8.3 5.3-12.7 66 28.0 21.8-35.2
45-54 283 69 26.4 20.8-32.9 91 32.9 27.0-39.4 44 13.2 9.7-17.8 17 5.4 3.2- 9.1 62 22.1 17.1-28.0
55-64 317 93 28.8 23.1-35.2 98 29.9 24.4-36.1 45 14.4 10.5-19.4 25 8.3 5.2-13.0 56 18.6 14.1-24.2
65-74 314 116 38.0 31.7-44.6 101 30.9 25.2-37.2 54 16.9 12.5-22.3 17 5.0 3.0- 8.4 26 9.3 5.8-14.4
75+ 177 82 45.3 36.7-54.2 54 29.7 22.2-38.6 27 19.3 12.8-27.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 304 68 19.6 15.1-24.9 82 28.5 23.0-34.8 45 14.5 10.6-19.4 29 11.4 7.8-16.5 80 26.0 20.8-31.9
Some Post-H.S. 461 133 28.9 24.3-33.9 120 24.1 20.0-28.7 73 15.7 12.3-19.9 25 5.1 3.3- 7.7 110 26.2 21.8-31.2
College Graduate 943 260 25.1 22.1-28.4 293 29.6 26.4-33.0 163 18.4 15.7-21.5 76 8.1 6.3-10.2 151 18.8 16.0-22.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 120 33 30.6 21.4-41.7 30 21.2 14.3-30.4 16 10.3 5.9-17.2 *** *** *** 35 30.2 21.5-40.7
$25,000- 34,999 102 29 22.9 14.8-33.8 *** *** *** 19 21.6 13.0-33.7 *** *** *** 20 18.3 11.4-28.0
$35,000- 49,999 191 49 24.2 17.9-31.9 58 28.6 22.0-36.3 32 15.3 10.6-21.5 14 8.3 4.6-14.5 38 23.6 17.0-31.7
$50,000- 74,999 248 74 27.4 21.2-34.5 70 27.8 21.6-35.0 36 16.2 11.4-22.5 22 8.8 5.5-13.7 46 19.9 14.6-26.5
$75,000+ 777 184 22.1 18.9-25.6 234 28.8 25.3-32.6 136 17.3 14.5-20.5 67 7.9 6.0-10.3 156 23.9 20.4-27.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 383 125 30.1 25.0-35.8 103 25.1 20.3-30.6 61 17.5 13.2-22.8 28 7.7 5.0-11.6 66 19.6 15.2-25.0
No 1,359 346 24.3 21.7-27.1 402 28.2 25.5-31.0 223 16.0 13.9-18.4 105 7.7 6.2- 9.5 283 23.9 21.2-26.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 253 58 22.7 17.0-29.6 70 25.2 19.6-31.8 51 22.5 16.7-29.7 20 7.0 4.2-11.5 54 22.6 17.1-29.2
Non-Veteran 1,490 414 25.9 23.4-28.6 435 27.9 25.3-30.6 233 15.4 13.4-17.6 113 7.8 6.4- 9.5 295 23.0 20.5-25.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 630 161 25.2 21.4-29.4 174 26.3 22.7-30.4 114 17.8 14.7-21.3 54 7.6 5.7-10.1 127 23.0 19.3-27.3
Regional City or Suburban County 476 145 29.7 25.1-34.7 133 25.1 21.0-29.9 66 13.6 10.4-17.6 40 9.3 6.7-12.9 92 22.2 18.0-27.1
Rural 639 167 22.0 18.5-25.9 198 31.1 26.9-35.6 105 17.2 13.9-21.0 39 6.2 4.3- 8.9 130 23.6 19.8-27.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,079 246 22.1 19.4-25.2 312 28.0 25.1-31.2 183 16.9 14.5-19.6 84 7.5 5.9- 9.4 254 25.5 22.5-28.7
Unemployed 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 15.5 9.1-25.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 437 170 39.3 33.8-45.1 139 29.7 24.8-35.1 66 16.5 12.5-21.4 28 6.0 3.9- 9.1 34 8.6 5.7-12.6
Unable to Work 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 95 22 19.1 12.0-29.0 26 26.1 17.7-36.8 *** *** *** 11 13.2 7.2-23.0 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 121 34 31.4 22.4-42.1 33 26.8 18.8-36.5 18 13.2 7.9-21.1 *** *** *** 27 19.1 12.7-27.8
151% to 200% 106 22 18.2 11.2-28.0 36 30.8 21.7-41.6 18 17.3 10.5-27.2 *** *** *** 23 24.6 16.4-35.2
More than 200% 1,182 308 23.9 21.2-26.9 344 28.1 25.1-31.2 198 17.1 14.7-19.7 101 8.1 6.5-10.1 231 22.8 20.0-25.9
HOUSING
Own 1,310 382 27.5 24.7-30.4 408 29.8 27.0-32.7 219 16.7 14.5-19.2 90 6.7 5.3- 8.4 211 19.4 16.9-22.2
Rent 355 70 18.1 14.0-23.2 84 22.3 17.7-27.6 53 15.6 11.7-20.4 36 11.0 7.7-15.4 112 33.0 27.5-39.1
Other arrangement 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 316 87 22.6 17.8-28.3 92 30.4 24.4-37.1 52 16.0 11.7-21.5 18 6.0 3.4-10.2 67 25.0 19.6-31.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 512 143 27.3 23.0-32.1 150 26.5 22.4-31.1 82 16.0 12.7-20.1 37 7.6 5.3-10.7 100 22.5 18.5-27.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 917 243 25.3 22.2-28.8 263 27.2 24.0-30.6 151 16.7 14.1-19.6 78 8.2 6.4-10.5 182 22.6 19.4-26.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 720 180 23.4 19.9-27.3 234 30.3 26.6-34.2 100 14.1 11.3-17.3 62 8.9 6.7-11.7 144 23.4 19.8-27.5
2nd Quartile 483 140 27.4 23.1-32.2 127 25.1 21.0-29.7 82 16.8 13.4-20.8 33 6.9 4.8- 9.8 101 23.9 19.6-28.7
3rd Quartile 430 118 26.6 22.0-31.9 118 25.6 21.0-30.7 83 19.8 15.8-24.6 30 7.2 4.8-10.7 81 20.8 16.6-25.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 112 35 24.1 16.2-34.3 *** *** *** 20 15.3 8.7-25.5 *** *** *** 23 23.6 15.2-34.8

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*This question 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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