2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Moderate Drinking Guidelines*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Drinks Meets Guidelines Exceeded Guidelines
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,365 2,843 51.8 50.1-53.4 914 16.3 15.2-17.6 1,608 31.9 30.3-33.4
-Piedmont NC 2,610 1,268 49.2 46.9-51.5 483 17.2 15.6-19.0 859 33.6 31.5-35.8
GENDER
Male 1,192 503 44.6 41.2-48.1 269 20.7 18.2-23.4 420 34.7 31.6-38.0
Female 1,418 765 53.3 50.1-56.4 214 14.1 12.0-16.4 439 32.7 29.8-35.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,714 757 45.3 42.5-48.1 350 18.6 16.6-20.8 607 36.1 33.6-38.8
Non-Hispanic Black 499 282 53.3 47.9-58.7 78 15.4 12.0-19.7 139 31.3 26.4-36.6
Other 397 229 61.5 55.7-67.1 55 13.3 9.7-17.9 113 25.2 20.6-30.3
AGE
18-34 588 242 44.4 39.8-49.1 73 12.6 9.8-16.1 273 43.0 38.5-47.5
35-44 370 150 40.9 35.1-47.1 72 18.0 14.1-22.8 148 41.0 35.1-47.2
45-54 453 218 48.2 42.8-53.6 90 20.7 16.7-25.4 145 31.1 26.5-36.2
55-64 446 212 51.5 46.1-56.9 90 18.0 14.5-22.2 144 30.4 25.9-35.4
65-74 423 241 57.4 51.7-62.9 87 19.5 15.4-24.4 95 23.1 18.7-28.2
75+ 280 179 67.0 59.8-73.5 64 21.2 15.8-27.8 37 11.8 8.1-16.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 212 152 74.8 66.7-81.4 17 6.6 3.7-11.4 43 18.7 12.8-26.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 572 348 60.3 55.6-64.9 75 13.0 10.1-16.4 149 26.7 22.8-31.1
Some Post-H.S. 690 345 47.2 42.9-51.5 119 17.8 14.7-21.4 226 35.0 31.0-39.2
College Graduate 1,130 420 34.6 31.6-37.8 271 23.2 20.5-26.1 439 42.2 38.9-45.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 666 408 62.1 57.4-66.6 113 14.9 12.1-18.2 145 23.0 19.1-27.4
No 1,931 855 44.7 42.1-47.4 366 18.0 16.1-20.1 710 37.2 34.8-39.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 274 133 53.9 46.8-60.9 63 19.1 14.3-25.0 78 27.0 21.3-33.5
Non-Veteran 2,331 1,132 48.6 46.2-51.0 420 17.0 15.3-18.9 779 34.4 32.1-36.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,451 571 40.8 37.8-43.8 295 19.5 17.2-21.9 585 39.8 36.9-42.7
Unemployed 170 82 46.7 37.4-56.3 26 15.0 9.8-22.1 62 38.3 29.4-48.1
Retired 634 381 62.4 57.7-66.9 130 18.5 15.2-22.4 123 19.1 15.7-23.0
Unable to Work 158 120 74.6 65.8-81.8 14 9.0 5.1-15.3 24 16.4 10.6-24.6
Other not in Labor Force 183 106 58.5 50.2-66.3 *** *** *** 61 33.0 25.9-41.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 108 62.0 51.5-71.4 *** *** *** 42 30.1 21.3-40.6
$15,000- 24,999 320 224 68.1 61.5-73.9 34 12.5 8.7-17.7 62 19.4 14.7-25.1
$25,000- 34,999 195 107 57.2 48.7-65.3 32 15.7 10.5-22.8 56 27.1 20.5-35.0
$35,000- 49,999 266 126 50.2 43.1-57.3 48 16.9 12.4-22.6 92 32.9 26.7-39.8
$50,000- 74,999 321 158 47.8 41.4-54.3 69 20.3 15.4-26.2 94 31.9 26.1-38.4
$75,000+ 850 275 33.7 30.0-37.6 199 20.3 17.5-23.5 376 46.0 42.1-49.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 209 151 71.9 62.7-79.6 *** *** *** 44 22.8 15.6-32.0
101% to 150% 239 151 64.5 57.0-71.3 37 17.4 12.4-24.0 51 18.1 13.4-24.1
151% to 200% 212 129 56.2 48.1-64.1 23 10.4 6.4-16.3 60 33.4 26.1-41.5
More than 200% 1,375 518 38.2 35.2-41.2 312 20.5 18.1-23.0 545 41.4 38.4-44.4
HOUSING
Own 1,664 784 48.9 46.0-51.8 356 19.5 17.3-21.8 524 31.7 29.1-34.4
Rent 744 362 46.2 42.0-50.4 105 13.9 11.3-17.0 277 39.9 35.8-44.1
Other arrangement 179 107 57.6 48.8-65.9 18 10.1 6.1-16.3 54 32.3 24.7-41.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,435 610 42.7 39.7-45.8 295 19.9 17.6-22.5 530 37.4 34.5-40.4
Regional City or Suburban County 643 340 53.0 48.5-57.5 115 16.1 13.3-19.5 188 30.9 26.8-35.2
Rural 532 318 62.6 57.2-67.6 73 10.8 8.2-14.0 141 26.7 22.1-31.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,077 621 58.2 54.5-61.7 163 13.8 11.6-16.4 293 28.0 24.8-31.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,436 585 41.8 38.8-44.9 311 20.2 17.9-22.7 540 38.0 35.1-41.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 839 356 44.3 40.4-48.3 167 17.8 15.1-21.0 316 37.9 34.2-41.7
2nd Quartile 1,036 521 49.6 46.0-53.3 187 17.4 14.9-20.2 328 33.0 29.7-36.5
3rd Quartile 661 343 52.7 48.1-57.3 121 16.8 13.8-20.4 197 30.4 26.4-34.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Moderate drinking guideline--MALES having a maximum of two drinks on one or more occasions within the past 30 days or FEMALES having a maximum of one drink on one or more occasions within the past 30 days.

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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