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
-Non-Hispanic White 2,886 2,206 75.4 73.5-77.2 579 21.0 19.3-22.9 101 3.6 2.9- 4.5
GENDER
Male 1,263 900 70.2 67.1-73.1 310 25.7 22.9-28.6 53 4.1 3.0- 5.6
Female 1,623 1,306 79.9 77.5-82.2 269 17.0 14.9-19.3 48 3.1 2.2- 4.3
AGE
18-34 424 310 72.7 67.7-77.1 98 24.2 19.9-29.0 16 3.2 1.9- 5.4
35-44 324 233 72.2 66.2-77.4 78 24.8 19.7-30.6 *** *** ***
45-54 459 312 67.1 61.9-71.9 127 28.6 24.0-33.8 20 4.3 2.7- 6.7
55-64 569 425 75.9 71.6-79.8 119 19.0 15.6-23.0 25 5.0 3.1- 8.0
65-74 619 489 79.2 75.2-82.7 109 17.4 14.2-21.2 21 3.4 2.1- 5.5
75+ 447 402 89.0 84.7-92.3 41 9.5 6.6-13.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 170 140 84.8 77.8-89.9 24 11.9 7.5-18.4 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 700 536 76.0 72.1-79.5 127 19.1 15.9-22.9 37 4.9 3.4- 6.9
Some Post-H.S. 842 638 74.3 70.7-77.7 172 21.7 18.6-25.2 32 3.9 2.6- 5.9
College Graduate 1,171 889 73.3 70.1-76.2 256 24.6 21.7-27.7 26 2.2 1.4- 3.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 162 142 87.9 79.9-93.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 320 244 77.1 71.2-82.1 56 16.4 12.2-21.6 20 6.5 3.9-10.5
$25,000- 34,999 217 170 76.4 68.5-82.9 40 19.8 13.9-27.4 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 321 251 77.3 71.4-82.3 54 17.7 13.2-23.3 16 5.0 3.0- 8.5
$50,000- 74,999 413 311 74.9 69.6-79.5 86 21.4 17.0-26.4 16 3.8 2.2- 6.4
$75,000+ 955 680 69.9 66.4-73.3 250 27.6 24.3-31.1 25 2.5 1.6- 4.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 907 729 80.0 76.6-83.0 145 16.1 13.4-19.2 33 3.9 2.6- 6.0
No 1,970 1,473 73.6 71.3-75.9 429 22.9 20.8-25.2 68 3.4 2.6- 4.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 362 265 72.8 67.0-77.9 92 25.7 20.7-31.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,521 1,940 75.8 73.7-77.7 485 20.4 18.5-22.3 96 3.8 3.1- 4.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 733 556 74.4 70.5-78.0 150 21.6 18.3-25.4 27 4.0 2.6- 6.0
Regional City or Suburban County 828 624 74.2 70.5-77.6 174 22.5 19.3-26.1 30 3.3 2.2- 4.9
Rural 1,325 1,026 77.0 74.1-79.6 255 19.5 17.1-22.2 44 3.5 2.5- 4.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,445 1,007 69.4 66.5-72.1 374 26.5 23.9-29.2 64 4.1 3.2- 5.4
Unemployed 136 104 79.3 71.2-85.6 27 17.9 12.1-25.8 *** *** ***
Retired 934 789 83.6 80.4-86.4 122 13.3 10.9-16.2 23 3.1 1.8- 5.1
Unable to Work 191 165 89.8 84.6-93.3 22 8.9 5.6-13.9 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 173 134 74.3 65.6-81.4 34 21.8 15.2-30.2 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 185 150 82.2 74.5-87.9 30 14.5 9.6-21.4 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 258 195 76.6 70.1-82.0 44 16.9 12.3-22.9 19 6.5 4.0-10.3
151% to 200% 251 197 77.5 70.4-83.3 47 19.6 14.1-26.6 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,630 1,202 72.5 69.8-75.0 372 24.1 21.7-26.7 56 3.5 2.6- 4.7
HOUSING
Own 2,218 1,697 75.7 73.5-77.8 459 21.5 19.5-23.6 62 2.8 2.1- 3.8
Rent 481 360 73.1 68.1-77.6 89 20.1 16.1-24.8 32 6.8 4.7- 9.8
Other arrangement 170 132 74.5 65.6-81.8 31 20.3 13.9-28.6 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 725 559 75.9 71.9-79.5 139 20.6 17.2-24.4 27 3.5 2.3- 5.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 991 749 75.7 72.4-78.8 205 20.4 17.6-23.5 37 3.9 2.7- 5.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,170 898 74.9 71.8-77.7 235 21.8 19.1-24.8 37 3.3 2.3- 4.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 994 758 73.5 70.0-76.7 201 22.6 19.5-25.9 35 3.9 2.7- 5.7
2nd Quartile 783 590 76.2 72.6-79.5 169 21.0 17.9-24.5 24 2.8 1.8- 4.3
3rd Quartile 781 609 77.3 73.6-80.6 141 18.4 15.5-21.9 31 4.2 2.8- 6.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 328 249 73.8 67.2-79.5 68 23.0 17.6-29.5 *** *** ***

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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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