2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,453 670 25.6 23.6-27.7 682 26.7 24.7-28.9 397 16.3 14.6-18.1 206 9.0 7.6-10.6 498 22.4 20.4-24.5
-Piedmont NC 1,310 375 27.3 24.5-30.2 341 24.8 22.2-27.6 227 17.2 15.0-19.7 106 9.1 7.2-11.3 261 21.7 19.1-24.4
GENDER
Male 671 149 22.2 18.7-26.1 128 17.2 14.3-20.6 138 20.2 17.0-23.9 61 9.6 7.0-13.1 195 30.8 26.8-35.0
Female 639 226 32.7 28.6-37.2 213 32.9 28.9-37.3 89 13.9 11.1-17.3 45 8.5 6.1-11.6 66 11.9 9.2-15.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 942 275 27.3 24.2-30.6 241 24.5 21.6-27.7 165 17.2 14.7-20.1 73 8.0 6.3-10.3 188 23.0 19.9-26.3
Non-Hispanic Black 209 59 27.0 20.3-34.8 63 27.4 21.0-35.0 34 16.7 11.5-23.7 17 11.5 6.3-19.9 36 17.4 12.3-24.0
Other 159 41 28.1 20.2-37.6 37 21.5 15.0-29.7 28 17.8 12.1-25.3 16 11.6 6.6-19.5 37 21.1 14.9-29.1
AGE
18-34 333 56 19.1 14.5-24.7 61 17.6 13.5-22.7 70 19.9 15.7-24.8 40 11.5 8.3-15.7 106 31.9 26.6-37.8
35-44 212 52 23.1 17.4-30.0 58 25.3 19.3-32.4 39 19.2 13.6-26.4 19 12.1 6.8-20.7 44 20.3 14.6-27.4
45-54 233 72 32.2 25.6-39.5 67 30.3 24.1-37.4 34 12.5 8.7-17.6 *** *** *** 50 21.0 15.7-27.6
55-64 229 65 27.3 21.3-34.2 67 29.7 23.6-36.6 40 16.0 11.5-21.9 17 8.8 5.2-14.5 40 18.2 13.2-24.6
65-74 179 71 39.7 31.5-48.5 55 29.3 22.2-37.5 27 15.4 10.2-22.7 *** *** *** 15 10.1 5.7-17.3
75+ 100 *** *** *** 25 23.1 14.6-34.4 14 17.0 9.7-28.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 211 57 25.9 19.8-33.1 45 20.8 15.4-27.6 33 14.2 9.8-20.2 24 14.9 9.9-21.7 52 24.2 18.3-31.2
Some Post-H.S. 334 107 30.8 25.4-36.7 71 20.9 16.5-26.2 55 16.8 12.7-21.9 27 7.7 5.2-11.4 74 23.8 18.9-29.4
College Graduate 706 199 25.7 22.3-29.4 213 30.0 26.4-33.9 129 19.2 16.2-22.7 51 7.3 5.3-10.0 114 17.7 14.7-21.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 248 97 35.0 28.4-42.3 50 20.2 14.7-27.0 35 14.1 9.7-19.9 *** *** *** 52 21.3 15.8-28.0
No 1,056 275 25.5 22.5-28.7 289 25.8 23.0-28.9 191 17.9 15.4-20.7 92 9.0 7.2-11.2 209 21.8 19.0-24.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 140 42 28.2 20.2-37.8 31 19.8 13.4-28.4 28 22.8 15.4-32.5 12 10.2 5.6-17.7 27 19.0 12.4-27.9
Non-Veteran 1,168 332 27.1 24.3-30.2 310 25.4 22.6-28.3 198 16.5 14.3-19.1 94 9.0 7.0-11.4 234 22.0 19.3-24.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 860 215 24.9 21.7-28.4 226 25.3 22.2-28.6 163 18.9 16.1-22.0 65 7.7 5.8-10.0 191 23.3 20.2-26.7
Unemployed 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 14.9 8.6-24.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 250 108 42.4 35.2-50.0 73 28.4 22.2-35.6 32 12.8 8.7-18.5 17 6.8 3.9-11.5 20 9.6 5.8-15.5
Unable to Work 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 76 *** *** *** 18 21.5 13.1-33.2 *** *** *** 13 17.5 10.1-28.7 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 91 *** *** *** 16 19.3 11.7-30.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 26.3 17.3-37.8
$25,000- 34,999 86 *** *** *** 17 19.3 11.2-31.1 15 16.9 9.6-28.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 137 41 29.7 21.6-39.2 36 25.9 18.4-35.1 26 14.7 9.6-22.0 *** *** *** 23 19.5 12.8-28.8
$50,000- 74,999 161 57 32.7 24.4-42.1 42 23.9 17.3-32.2 25 20.2 13.3-29.6 *** *** *** 25 13.6 8.6-20.8
$75,000+ 570 141 22.4 18.8-26.4 166 28.1 24.1-32.4 106 19.0 15.6-22.9 49 8.5 6.1-11.6 108 22.1 18.3-26.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 86 *** *** *** 17 21.5 13.2-32.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 20.1 12.4-31.0
151% to 200% 80 21 21.2 12.9-32.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 19.9 11.6-31.8
More than 200% 847 236 25.8 22.5-29.4 235 26.3 23.1-29.8 154 19.0 16.1-22.3 68 8.5 6.5-11.1 154 20.3 17.3-23.8
HOUSING
Own 870 282 30.6 27.1-34.4 246 27.1 23.9-30.5 146 16.5 13.8-19.6 66 8.7 6.5-11.7 130 17.0 14.2-20.3
Rent 365 77 20.6 16.2-25.7 80 20.8 16.4-26.0 65 17.8 13.8-22.6 33 9.8 6.7-14.0 110 31.1 25.9-36.8
Other arrangement 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 19.4 11.1-31.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 806 227 27.9 24.4-31.8 210 26.3 22.9-29.9 149 18.1 15.3-21.3 64 6.9 5.3- 9.0 156 20.7 17.6-24.2
Regional City or Suburban County 299 94 28.3 23.1-34.2 78 23.0 18.3-28.5 42 14.2 10.2-19.5 27 11.7 7.9-17.0 58 22.8 17.7-28.8
Rural 205 54 22.2 16.2-29.6 53 21.6 15.9-28.7 36 18.5 12.9-25.8 *** *** *** 47 23.8 17.4-31.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 449 127 27.1 22.5-32.2 111 21.7 17.7-26.3 81 16.8 13.2-21.2 42 12.7 8.7-18.1 88 21.7 17.4-26.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 829 242 27.9 24.5-31.6 223 26.3 23.1-29.9 140 17.3 14.6-20.5 61 7.0 5.3- 9.2 163 21.4 18.3-24.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 469 135 26.4 22.1-31.2 138 28.1 23.8-32.8 60 13.2 10.1-17.1 37 8.5 5.9-11.9 99 23.8 19.6-28.7
2nd Quartile 503 139 26.9 22.6-31.7 131 25.0 20.9-29.6 100 18.5 15.0-22.7 39 8.4 5.6-12.4 94 21.1 17.2-25.6
3rd Quartile 315 96 30.0 24.4-36.4 66 18.3 14.0-23.6 64 21.0 16.2-26.7 29 11.8 7.8-17.4 60 18.9 14.5-24.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question 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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