2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,367 4,690 85.9 84.7-87.0 677 14.1 13.0-15.3
-Non-Hispanic White 3,485 3,027 85.2 83.8-86.6 458 14.8 13.4-16.2
GENDER
Male 1,558 1,282 80.8 78.3-83.0 276 19.2 17.0-21.7
Female 1,927 1,745 89.3 87.5-90.9 182 10.7 9.1-12.5
AGE
18-34 621 452 73.5 69.5-77.1 169 26.5 22.9-30.5
35-44 391 304 78.7 73.7-83.1 87 21.3 16.9-26.3
45-54 535 461 86.2 82.5-89.2 74 13.8 10.8-17.5
55-64 679 604 89.2 86.2-91.6 75 10.8 8.4-13.8
65-74 712 675 95.1 92.8-96.7 37 4.9 3.3- 7.2
75+ 497 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 186 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 828 727 86.3 83.3-88.9 101 13.7 11.1-16.7
Some Post-H.S. 991 857 84.0 81.0-86.6 134 16.0 13.4-19.0
College Graduate 1,474 1,261 83.3 80.9-85.5 213 16.7 14.5-19.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 187 168 87.9 80.7-92.7 19 12.1 7.3-19.3
$15,000- 24,999 379 337 86.8 82.1-90.5 42 13.2 9.5-17.9
$25,000- 34,999 257 229 89.8 85.0-93.1 28 10.2 6.9-15.0
$35,000- 49,999 402 349 85.4 80.6-89.2 53 14.6 10.8-19.4
$50,000- 74,999 483 421 87.4 83.5-90.4 62 12.6 9.6-16.5
$75,000+ 1,171 972 80.7 77.8-83.3 199 19.3 16.7-22.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,040 944 90.0 87.6-92.0 96 10.0 8.0-12.4
No 2,435 2,076 83.5 81.6-85.2 359 16.5 14.8-18.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 480 413 86.2 82.3-89.4 67 13.8 10.6-17.7
Non-Veteran 3,002 2,612 85.1 83.5-86.6 390 14.9 13.4-16.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 969 807 81.5 78.4-84.3 162 18.5 15.7-21.6
Regional City or Suburban County 998 876 86.3 83.5-88.7 122 13.7 11.3-16.5
Rural 1,518 1,344 87.3 85.2-89.2 174 12.7 10.8-14.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,797 1,470 80.7 78.4-82.7 327 19.3 17.3-21.6
Unemployed 171 137 79.9 72.2-86.0 34 20.1 14.0-27.8
Retired 1,075 1,017 94.8 92.9-96.2 58 5.2 3.8- 7.1
Unable to Work 221 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 208 177 83.6 76.9-88.6 31 16.4 11.4-23.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 223 198 86.7 80.0-91.4 25 13.3 8.6-20.0
101% to 150% 303 269 88.8 84.2-92.2 34 11.2 7.8-15.8
151% to 200% 305 273 87.9 82.9-91.6 32 12.1 8.4-17.1
More than 200% 1,980 1,676 82.9 80.8-84.8 304 17.1 15.2-19.2
HOUSING
Own 2,595 2,307 87.4 85.8-88.9 288 12.6 11.1-14.2
Rent 668 530 76.5 72.3-80.2 138 23.5 19.8-27.7
Other arrangement 202 170 82.0 74.7-87.5 32 18.0 12.5-25.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 836 748 86.5 83.2-89.2 88 13.5 10.8-16.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,142 1,016 88.3 85.9-90.3 126 11.7 9.7-14.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,507 1,263 82.4 80.0-84.6 244 17.6 15.4-20.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,252 1,058 82.7 80.0-85.1 194 17.3 14.9-20.0
2nd Quartile 942 817 85.5 82.7-88.0 125 14.5 12.0-17.3
3rd Quartile 931 826 87.9 85.1-90.1 105 12.1 9.9-14.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 360 326 86.9 81.3-91.1 34 13.1 8.9-18.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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