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
-Non-Hispanic White 3,513 1,700 48.1 46.1-50.1 420 12.6 11.3-14.0 493 14.4 13.1-15.8 661 19.0 17.5-20.6 239 5.9 5.1- 6.8
GENDER
Male 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
Female 1,935 1,027 52.4 49.7-55.1 262 14.5 12.7-16.6 253 13.6 11.8-15.5 295 15.5 13.7-17.5 98 4.1 3.2- 5.1
AGE
18-34 628 216 36.4 32.2-40.8 95 15.4 12.4-19.0 127 20.4 17.2-24.1 167 24.2 20.8-28.0 23 3.6 2.3- 5.5
35-44 395 142 38.1 32.6-44.0 63 16.4 12.6-21.0 75 17.4 13.7-22.0 94 22.7 18.3-27.8 21 5.4 3.3- 8.6
45-54 537 246 45.9 41.0-50.9 82 15.8 12.6-19.7 78 14.4 11.3-18.2 112 20.2 16.7-24.2 19 3.7 2.2- 6.0
55-64 687 355 54.1 49.6-58.5 73 9.8 7.5-12.7 88 11.0 8.7-13.9 128 19.3 15.9-23.1 43 5.8 4.1- 8.1
65-74 716 396 56.7 52.2-61.1 66 10.0 7.5-13.2 78 10.5 8.2-13.5 105 13.6 10.9-16.9 71 9.1 7.0-11.7
75+ 499 317 67.1 61.8-72.0 35 5.1 3.4- 7.5 43 8.8 6.1-12.5 46 8.5 6.1-11.8 58 10.4 7.7-14.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 189 151 79.2 71.7-85.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 836 514 58.4 54.4-62.3 83 10.7 8.4-13.4 101 13.3 10.8-16.3 94 12.7 10.2-15.6 44 5.0 3.6- 6.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,004 519 47.8 44.2-51.4 136 15.9 13.3-18.9 138 14.7 12.3-17.4 148 16.7 14.1-19.6 63 5.0 3.8- 6.6
College Graduate 1,477 513 32.2 29.5-35.0 189 12.3 10.5-14.3 244 17.8 15.6-20.3 405 29.7 27.0-32.5 126 8.0 6.6- 9.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 189 132 70.1 61.3-77.6 17 8.2 4.7-13.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 382 255 64.8 58.6-70.5 33 10.3 6.9-15.0 38 8.8 6.1-12.4 43 12.7 9.1-17.4 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 257 154 58.6 50.9-65.9 33 14.6 9.8-21.4 21 8.5 5.1-13.7 40 15.9 11.3-22.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 407 207 51.5 45.7-57.2 38 8.2 5.8-11.6 62 15.9 12.2-20.5 68 16.9 13.0-21.6 32 7.5 5.0-11.0
$50,000- 74,999 483 229 47.6 42.3-53.0 66 15.3 11.6-20.0 77 16.0 12.5-20.3 78 15.1 11.8-19.2 33 5.9 4.0- 8.6
$75,000+ 1,178 382 32.5 29.4-35.8 165 14.4 12.2-17.0 209 18.3 15.8-21.1 325 28.1 25.2-31.2 97 6.7 5.3- 8.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,048 649 62.8 59.2-66.4 101 10.1 8.0-12.6 113 10.9 8.8-13.3 118 10.7 8.7-13.1 67 5.5 4.1- 7.3
No 2,455 1,047 42.3 40.0-44.6 318 13.6 12.0-15.3 378 15.8 14.1-17.5 541 22.3 20.4-24.3 171 6.0 5.1- 7.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 481 221 48.4 42.9-53.8 52 11.1 8.0-15.2 66 13.7 10.5-17.7 94 18.7 14.9-23.1 48 8.2 5.9-11.3
Non-Veteran 3,029 1,478 48.1 46.0-50.3 367 12.8 11.4-14.3 427 14.5 13.1-16.1 566 19.1 17.5-20.8 191 5.5 4.7- 6.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 973 327 33.8 30.4-37.4 130 14.0 11.6-16.9 148 15.9 13.4-18.8 285 29.2 26.1-32.6 83 7.0 5.5- 8.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,006 513 51.0 47.3-54.7 125 13.0 10.7-15.7 151 14.8 12.5-17.6 159 15.5 13.0-18.4 58 5.6 4.2- 7.5
Rural 1,534 860 57.0 53.9-60.0 165 11.1 9.3-13.2 194 12.9 11.0-15.0 217 13.8 11.9-15.9 98 5.2 4.1- 6.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,813 686 37.6 35.0-40.2 263 14.9 13.0-16.9 306 17.1 15.2-19.2 450 24.8 22.6-27.2 108 5.6 4.6- 7.0
Unemployed 174 87 50.1 41.7-58.6 20 14.8 9.3-22.6 27 13.6 9.0-20.1 26 14.3 9.4-21.1 14 7.1 4.0-12.4
Retired 1,080 632 61.2 57.5-64.8 91 8.3 6.4-10.7 110 10.0 8.0-12.4 140 12.1 10.0-14.6 107 8.4 6.7-10.5
Unable to Work 223 174 76.3 68.5-82.7 17 7.1 4.2-11.9 17 6.5 3.7-11.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 210 114 56.1 48.3-63.6 28 13.1 8.7-19.1 31 15.9 11.0-22.4 32 13.4 9.2-19.2 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 226 161 70.9 62.9-77.8 *** *** *** 19 6.9 4.0-11.7 21 10.7 6.3-17.5 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 303 182 59.1 52.2-65.6 38 15.0 10.6-20.8 34 10.6 7.3-15.2 39 13.3 9.5-18.3 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 307 194 61.4 54.6-67.8 29 9.6 6.2-14.5 33 10.1 7.0-14.5 39 15.1 10.8-20.8 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,990 777 38.4 35.9-41.0 262 13.9 12.1-15.9 331 17.4 15.5-19.5 463 23.5 21.4-25.8 157 6.7 5.6- 8.0
HOUSING
Own 2,615 1,258 48.6 46.2-50.9 304 12.2 10.7-13.8 355 13.6 12.1-15.2 497 19.2 17.4-21.0 201 6.5 5.6- 7.7
Rent 673 301 41.0 36.7-45.4 90 14.2 11.3-17.8 110 17.9 14.7-21.7 137 21.8 18.3-25.7 35 5.0 3.4- 7.4
Other arrangement 204 126 58.9 50.6-66.7 26 14.1 9.3-20.9 25 14.5 9.5-21.4 24 11.2 7.3-17.0 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 848 508 56.9 52.7-61.0 102 14.0 11.2-17.4 105 12.8 10.3-15.9 90 12.2 9.7-15.3 43 4.1 2.9- 5.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,150 621 55.9 52.4-59.3 119 10.5 8.5-12.8 157 13.6 11.5-16.1 181 14.6 12.5-17.1 72 5.4 4.1- 7.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,515 571 38.4 35.5-41.4 199 13.6 11.7-15.8 231 15.7 13.7-17.9 390 25.3 22.9-28.0 124 7.0 5.7- 8.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,259 516 41.9 38.7-45.2 151 12.0 10.0-14.4 178 14.6 12.5-17.1 312 24.4 21.7-27.3 102 7.1 5.6- 8.8
2nd Quartile 949 449 48.4 44.6-52.1 108 11.9 9.7-14.6 153 15.5 13.1-18.2 173 18.5 15.8-21.5 66 5.8 4.4- 7.7
3rd Quartile 939 496 52.8 48.9-56.6 117 13.2 10.8-16.1 121 13.4 11.0-16.3 149 15.4 12.9-18.2 56 5.2 3.8- 6.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 366 239 59.3 52.5-65.7 44 15.8 11.1-22.1 41 12.1 8.4-17.0 27 9.6 6.3-14.4 *** *** ***

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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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