2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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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
-Piedmont NC 2,612 2,458 94.0 92.9-95.0 154 6.0 5.0- 7.1
GENDER
Male 1,191 1,123 94.4 92.7-95.7 68 5.6 4.3- 7.3
Female 1,421 1,335 93.7 92.0-95.0 86 6.3 5.0- 8.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,721 1,594 92.7 91.2-94.0 127 7.3 6.0- 8.8
Non-Hispanic Black 497 478 95.3 92.1-97.2 19 4.7 2.8- 7.9
Other 394 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 584 546 93.2 90.5-95.2 38 6.8 4.8- 9.5
35-44 369 345 94.2 90.9-96.4 24 5.8 3.6- 9.1
45-54 460 430 92.8 89.5-95.1 30 7.2 4.9-10.5
55-64 443 413 94.5 91.8-96.3 30 5.5 3.7- 8.2
65-74 425 409 95.3 92.1-97.3 16 4.7 2.7- 7.9
75+ 281 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 572 540 94.4 91.9-96.2 32 5.6 3.8- 8.1
Some Post-H.S. 687 652 94.2 91.8-95.9 35 5.8 4.1- 8.2
College Graduate 1,136 1,059 93.3 91.6-94.8 77 6.7 5.2- 8.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 669 633 93.3 90.4-95.4 36 6.7 4.6- 9.6
No 1,930 1,812 94.2 92.9-95.3 118 5.8 4.7- 7.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 274 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,332 2,186 93.6 92.3-94.6 146 6.4 5.4- 7.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,449 1,354 93.6 92.1-94.9 95 6.4 5.1- 7.9
Unemployed 171 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 635 605 95.6 93.4-97.1 30 4.4 2.9- 6.6
Unable to Work 158 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 183 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 165 153 89.9 82.2-94.4 12 10.1 5.6-17.8
$15,000- 24,999 320 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 197 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 265 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 322 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 850 780 92.6 90.4-94.2 70 7.4 5.8- 9.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 214 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 239 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 211 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,376 1,280 93.5 91.9-94.8 96 6.5 5.2- 8.1
HOUSING
Own 1,671 1,576 94.7 93.3-95.7 95 5.3 4.3- 6.7
Rent 741 691 92.2 89.4-94.2 50 7.8 5.8-10.6
Other arrangement 177 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,436 1,343 93.2 91.4-94.6 93 6.8 5.4- 8.6
Regional City or Suburban County 645 617 95.5 93.3-97.0 28 4.5 3.0- 6.7
Rural 531 498 94.3 91.7-96.2 33 5.7 3.8- 8.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,083 1,037 95.5 93.8-96.8 46 4.5 3.2- 6.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,433 1,330 92.9 91.2-94.3 103 7.1 5.7- 8.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 839 779 93.3 91.2-95.0 60 6.7 5.0- 8.8
2nd Quartile 1,038 977 93.6 91.5-95.1 61 6.4 4.9- 8.5
3rd Quartile 662 630 95.3 93.2-96.8 32 4.7 3.2- 6.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.
This question was asked of all respondents.

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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