2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,358 5,057 94.2 93.4-94.9 301 5.8 5.1- 6.6
-Non-Hispanic White 3,483 3,247 93.0 91.9-94.0 236 7.0 6.0- 8.1
GENDER
Male 1,560 1,449 92.7 91.0-94.1 111 7.3 5.9- 9.0
Female 1,923 1,798 93.3 91.8-94.5 125 6.7 5.5- 8.2
AGE
18-34 618 559 90.6 87.8-92.9 59 9.4 7.1-12.2
35-44 391 359 92.5 89.0-94.9 32 7.5 5.1-11.0
45-54 533 500 93.4 90.4-95.5 33 6.6 4.5- 9.6
55-64 681 633 93.3 90.7-95.2 48 6.7 4.8- 9.3
65-74 712 669 94.0 91.5-95.8 43 6.0 4.2- 8.5
75+ 497 478 96.3 93.6-97.9 19 3.7 2.1- 6.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 188 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 831 774 92.6 90.2-94.4 57 7.4 5.6- 9.8
Some Post-H.S. 990 934 93.9 91.9-95.5 56 6.1 4.5- 8.1
College Graduate 1,468 1,352 92.0 90.3-93.5 116 8.0 6.5- 9.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 187 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 379 364 93.7 89.2-96.4 15 6.3 3.6-10.8
$25,000- 34,999 255 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 404 375 92.8 89.0-95.3 29 7.2 4.7-11.0
$50,000- 74,999 481 446 93.9 91.3-95.8 35 6.1 4.2- 8.7
$75,000+ 1,169 1,064 91.1 89.0-92.8 105 8.9 7.2-11.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,040 987 94.3 92.2-95.8 53 5.7 4.2- 7.8
No 2,434 2,251 92.5 91.1-93.6 183 7.5 6.4- 8.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 478 446 94.5 91.9-96.3 32 5.5 3.7- 8.1
Non-Veteran 3,002 2,798 92.8 91.6-93.8 204 7.2 6.2- 8.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 967 883 91.2 88.9-93.0 84 8.8 7.0-11.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,000 945 93.9 91.7-95.5 55 6.1 4.5- 8.3
Rural 1,516 1,419 93.8 92.2-95.1 97 6.2 4.9- 7.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,796 1,653 91.7 90.1-93.1 143 8.3 6.9- 9.9
Unemployed 173 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,073 1,012 94.9 93.2-96.2 61 5.1 3.8- 6.8
Unable to Work 220 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 208 192 92.9 88.1-95.9 16 7.1 4.1-11.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 223 206 89.9 83.1-94.1 17 10.1 5.9-16.9
101% to 150% 301 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 307 293 94.0 89.8-96.5 14 6.0 3.5-10.2
More than 200% 1,976 1,811 92.0 90.4-93.2 165 8.0 6.8- 9.6
HOUSING
Own 2,599 2,427 93.3 92.1-94.4 172 6.7 5.6- 7.9
Rent 661 606 90.2 86.9-92.7 55 9.8 7.3-13.1
Other arrangement 202 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 837 791 94.3 92.1-95.9 46 5.7 4.1- 7.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,143 1,073 93.4 91.5-95.0 70 6.6 5.0- 8.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,503 1,383 92.1 90.4-93.6 120 7.9 6.4- 9.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,249 1,151 92.3 90.4-93.8 98 7.7 6.2- 9.6
2nd Quartile 942 871 92.2 89.8-94.0 71 7.8 6.0-10.2
3rd Quartile 931 879 94.0 92.0-95.6 52 6.0 4.4- 8.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 361 346 96.5 93.9-98.1 15 3.5 1.9- 6.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

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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