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
-Non-Hispanic White 1,785 1,327 71.3 68.7-73.8 154 9.7 8.2-11.5 98 5.9 4.7- 7.4 145 8.9 7.4-10.6 61 4.2 3.2- 5.5
GENDER
Male 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
Female 900 718 77.4 73.9-80.5 64 8.7 6.6-11.4 40 4.7 3.3- 6.7 63 7.0 5.3- 9.2 15 2.2 1.2- 3.8
AGE
18-34 405 236 58.1 52.7-63.3 64 15.7 12.1-20.0 32 7.8 5.3-11.2 49 12.1 9.0-16.1 24 6.4 4.2- 9.6
35-44 249 162 65.3 58.1-71.8 29 10.7 7.1-15.7 25 11.3 7.2-17.4 21 8.4 5.2-13.3 *** *** ***
45-54 289 215 74.3 68.3-79.6 27 8.9 5.9-13.2 *** *** *** 26 9.5 6.2-14.1 *** *** ***
55-64 324 249 76.2 70.3-81.3 20 7.3 4.5-11.7 17 4.8 2.7- 8.4 31 9.0 6.1-13.1 *** *** ***
65-74 316 279 88.4 83.5-92.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 4.5 2.5- 8.0 *** *** ***
75+ 180 165 90.1 82.9-94.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 314 213 66.7 60.6-72.4 23 8.4 5.4-12.9 23 6.4 4.0-10.1 37 12.1 8.6-16.8 18 6.3 3.9-10.2
Some Post-H.S. 472 338 68.9 63.8-73.6 41 9.4 6.8-13.0 28 6.8 4.4-10.2 46 10.2 7.4-13.7 19 4.7 2.9- 7.6
College Graduate 961 748 75.4 72.0-78.5 86 10.5 8.3-13.1 46 5.3 3.8- 7.2 61 6.8 5.2- 9.0 20 2.0 1.2- 3.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 124 82 61.8 51.3-71.3 15 12.9 7.4-21.5 *** *** *** 16 13.3 8.0-21.4 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 103 75 75.3 65.0-83.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 195 142 69.3 60.9-76.5 18 11.4 6.9-18.4 *** *** *** 18 10.2 6.1-16.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 254 192 75.9 69.2-81.5 20 7.6 4.7-12.2 18 7.1 3.9-12.4 15 6.3 3.7-10.6 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 789 590 71.3 67.4-74.9 66 9.6 7.3-12.4 42 5.9 4.2- 8.3 66 9.6 7.4-12.5 25 3.6 2.3- 5.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 391 295 72.6 66.9-77.7 33 9.7 6.7-13.9 18 4.2 2.3- 7.3 32 9.0 6.1-13.0 *** *** ***
No 1,388 1,029 71.2 68.2-73.9 119 9.6 7.8-11.6 80 6.4 5.0- 8.2 112 8.7 7.1-10.7 48 4.1 3.0- 5.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 259 192 73.3 66.5-79.1 20 8.6 5.4-13.4 22 7.9 4.8-12.6 16 6.8 3.9-11.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,524 1,134 71.0 68.2-73.7 133 9.8 8.1-11.8 76 5.6 4.3- 7.3 129 9.2 7.6-11.1 52 4.3 3.2- 5.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 642 480 72.0 67.7-76.0 61 10.2 7.7-13.4 33 6.5 4.5- 9.5 53 8.9 6.6-11.8 15 2.4 1.3- 4.2
Regional City or Suburban County 485 363 71.7 66.6-76.2 39 8.8 6.4-12.2 28 6.1 3.9- 9.4 33 7.1 4.8-10.3 22 6.3 4.0- 9.8
Rural 658 484 70.1 65.7-74.2 54 9.9 7.3-13.2 37 5.0 3.5- 7.2 59 10.5 8.0-13.7 24 4.5 2.9- 6.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,111 784 68.8 65.6-71.9 117 11.2 9.2-13.6 68 6.3 4.8- 8.3 97 9.2 7.4-11.4 45 4.5 3.3- 6.1
Unemployed 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 443 385 86.3 81.9-89.8 18 4.2 2.5- 7.0 *** *** *** 22 5.6 3.5- 8.8 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 14.9 8.5-24.9 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 121 87 72.7 63.1-80.6 15 11.9 6.9-19.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 111 79 68.2 57.5-77.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,203 899 72.1 68.9-75.0 102 9.4 7.6-11.7 65 5.8 4.3- 7.7 99 9.1 7.3-11.2 38 3.6 2.5- 5.2
HOUSING
Own 1,337 1,049 75.3 72.4-78.0 94 8.0 6.4-10.0 65 5.5 4.1- 7.3 98 8.2 6.6-10.2 31 2.9 2.0- 4.3
Rent 367 229 59.9 53.9-65.6 47 13.4 9.9-18.0 25 6.7 4.2-10.6 40 11.0 7.8-15.3 26 8.9 5.8-13.5
Other arrangement 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 328 240 68.1 61.6-74.0 27 11.2 7.4-16.7 21 6.1 3.8- 9.7 30 10.9 7.3-15.9 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 521 395 73.1 68.3-77.4 34 7.1 4.9-10.2 27 4.9 3.1- 7.6 49 10.9 8.1-14.5 16 4.1 2.4- 6.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 936 692 71.3 67.7-74.6 93 10.7 8.5-13.2 50 6.4 4.7- 8.8 66 7.2 5.4- 9.4 35 4.4 3.1- 6.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 736 542 70.0 65.8-73.9 67 10.3 7.9-13.3 46 7.1 5.2- 9.8 54 8.0 5.9-10.7 27 4.6 3.0- 7.0
2nd Quartile 493 368 71.7 66.8-76.2 38 8.5 6.1-11.7 24 5.8 3.6- 9.2 43 9.2 6.7-12.5 20 4.8 3.0- 7.8
3rd Quartile 435 330 74.0 68.8-78.5 35 9.3 6.5-13.4 21 4.2 2.7- 6.7 40 9.8 7.0-13.5 *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 121 *** *** *** 14 14.3 7.9-24.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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