2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,421 2,843 51.3 49.6-52.9 678 13.2 12.2-14.4 751 14.4 13.3-15.6 863 16.4 15.3-17.7 286 4.7 4.1- 5.4
-Piedmont NC 2,635 1,268 48.7 46.4-51.0 345 13.5 12.0-15.1 395 15.0 13.5-16.6 490 18.2 16.6-20.0 137 4.6 3.8- 5.6
GENDER
Male 1,204 503 44.3 40.9-47.7 150 12.2 10.2-14.5 199 16.0 13.8-18.5 273 21.9 19.3-24.8 79 5.6 4.3- 7.2
Female 1,431 765 52.8 49.7-55.9 195 14.6 12.5-17.1 196 14.0 12.0-16.3 217 14.9 12.9-17.1 58 3.7 2.7- 5.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,729 757 44.9 42.2-47.7 216 12.6 10.9-14.5 253 14.8 13.0-16.8 384 21.8 19.7-24.1 119 5.9 4.8- 7.2
Non-Hispanic Black 506 282 52.6 47.2-57.9 67 14.5 11.1-18.8 85 17.0 13.5-21.3 58 12.6 9.2-17.0 *** *** ***
Other 400 229 61.3 55.4-66.8 62 16.0 12.1-21.0 57 12.1 9.0-16.1 48 10.0 7.3-13.5 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 593 242 44.0 39.5-48.7 91 16.0 12.9-19.8 117 18.9 15.7-22.6 132 19.0 15.9-22.5 *** *** ***
35-44 371 150 40.8 35.0-47.0 61 16.8 12.9-21.7 71 18.0 13.9-22.9 74 20.5 15.7-26.3 15 3.8 2.2- 6.6
45-54 461 218 47.4 42.1-52.8 62 13.3 10.2-17.1 74 15.6 12.1-19.7 93 19.7 15.9-24.1 14 4.1 2.3- 7.0
55-64 448 212 51.3 45.9-56.7 56 11.0 8.2-14.6 61 12.0 9.2-15.5 91 20.0 16.2-24.5 28 5.7 3.8- 8.5
65-74 428 241 56.7 51.1-62.2 48 11.2 8.0-15.3 47 11.0 7.8-15.1 62 14.5 11.0-18.8 30 6.7 4.5- 9.9
75+ 282 179 66.4 59.1-72.9 24 7.6 4.3-13.1 20 6.7 3.9-11.2 24 8.4 5.4-13.0 35 10.9 7.4-15.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 213 152 74.7 66.6-81.3 20 9.0 5.4-14.5 15 4.0 2.2- 6.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 581 348 59.3 54.6-63.9 70 12.5 9.7-15.9 71 12.5 9.7-16.0 69 12.2 9.5-15.6 23 3.5 2.2- 5.5
Some Post-H.S. 696 345 46.9 42.7-51.2 101 16.1 13.1-19.6 109 15.9 13.0-19.3 109 17.3 14.3-20.8 32 3.8 2.6- 5.5
College Graduate 1,139 420 34.3 31.3-37.5 153 13.1 11.0-15.5 200 19.6 17.0-22.5 291 26.7 23.9-29.8 75 6.3 4.9- 8.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 676 408 61.2 56.6-65.6 79 11.4 8.8-14.5 71 9.4 7.3-12.1 78 12.0 9.1-15.7 40 6.0 4.1- 8.7
No 1,945 855 44.5 41.9-47.1 263 14.2 12.4-16.2 322 16.8 15.0-18.9 409 20.3 18.4-22.4 96 4.1 3.3- 5.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 275 133 53.9 46.8-60.8 38 11.6 8.0-16.7 41 14.9 10.6-20.4 46 14.6 10.5-19.9 17 5.0 2.9- 8.6
Non-Veteran 2,354 1,132 48.1 45.7-50.6 305 13.6 12.1-15.4 354 15.0 13.4-16.8 443 18.7 16.9-20.6 120 4.6 3.7- 5.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,462 571 40.5 37.5-43.5 212 14.8 12.8-17.1 267 18.1 15.9-20.5 353 22.8 20.5-25.3 59 3.8 2.9- 5.0
Unemployed 173 82 46.2 36.9-55.7 29 17.6 12.0-25.2 27 13.9 9.1-20.7 20 14.0 7.8-23.8 *** *** ***
Retired 641 381 61.6 56.9-66.1 63 8.7 6.4-11.8 62 9.2 6.9-12.2 80 12.7 9.9-16.0 55 7.8 5.7-10.5
Unable to Work 159 120 74.2 65.4-81.4 14 8.1 4.6-13.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 183 106 58.5 50.2-66.3 25 15.2 9.8-22.7 24 13.2 8.7-19.6 26 12.2 8.1-18.1 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 167 108 61.1 50.7-70.5 *** *** *** 15 9.2 5.3-15.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 324 224 67.7 61.2-73.5 28 10.8 7.2-15.8 30 8.0 5.2-12.0 33 11.0 7.5-15.8 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 197 107 56.7 48.2-64.8 30 14.4 9.5-21.2 21 9.7 5.9-15.5 33 17.1 11.8-24.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 269 126 49.5 42.4-56.6 40 15.2 10.8-20.9 51 19.1 14.2-25.1 43 13.2 9.4-18.3 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 323 158 47.5 41.1-53.9 52 16.3 12.0-21.8 49 16.7 12.2-22.3 46 14.9 10.6-20.5 18 4.7 2.8- 7.7
$75,000+ 853 275 33.6 29.9-37.4 119 14.5 11.9-17.5 158 19.1 16.2-22.4 241 27.4 24.2-30.8 60 5.5 4.1- 7.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 217 151 70.1 61.2-77.8 18 6.4 3.6-11.0 19 7.2 4.2-12.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 239 151 64.5 57.0-71.3 32 14.2 9.7-20.4 28 10.6 7.0-15.9 25 9.3 6.1-14.0 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 212 129 56.2 48.1-64.1 25 13.2 8.6-19.9 21 11.7 7.2-18.5 30 16.5 11.4-23.4 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,384 518 37.9 34.9-40.9 203 15.1 13.0-17.4 246 18.7 16.4-21.2 329 23.2 20.7-25.8 88 5.2 4.1- 6.6
HOUSING
Own 1,679 784 48.4 45.5-51.3 216 12.9 11.1-14.9 247 14.4 12.6-16.5 325 19.1 16.9-21.4 107 5.2 4.2- 6.5
Rent 754 362 45.7 41.6-50.0 108 15.6 12.7-19.1 116 16.0 13.2-19.3 144 19.4 16.4-22.8 24 3.2 2.0- 5.1
Other arrangement 179 107 57.6 48.8-65.9 21 12.8 8.0-19.8 27 16.1 10.8-23.5 18 9.2 5.6-14.7 *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,449 610 42.3 39.3-45.3 204 14.9 12.8-17.3 228 15.7 13.7-18.0 329 22.4 20.1-25.0 78 4.7 3.6- 6.1
Regional City or Suburban County 650 340 52.6 48.0-57.0 81 12.5 9.9-15.7 100 16.0 13.0-19.6 94 13.6 10.9-16.8 35 5.3 3.7- 7.6
Rural 536 318 62.2 56.9-67.3 60 10.7 7.9-14.3 67 11.1 8.4-14.6 67 12.8 9.3-17.2 24 3.2 2.0- 5.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 14.1 7.7-24.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,087 621 57.6 54.0-61.2 121 11.5 9.4-14.1 148 13.3 11.1-15.9 149 13.6 11.2-16.3 48 4.0 2.9- 5.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,450 585 41.4 38.4-44.5 213 15.1 13.1-17.5 235 16.2 14.1-18.5 332 22.1 19.7-24.6 85 5.2 4.1- 6.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 850 356 43.8 39.9-47.8 125 14.1 11.7-17.1 121 13.8 11.3-16.6 195 22.7 19.6-26.0 53 5.6 4.1- 7.5
2nd Quartile 1,045 521 49.2 45.6-52.8 120 13.2 10.8-15.9 164 15.2 12.9-17.9 190 18.0 15.4-20.9 50 4.4 3.2- 6.1
3rd Quartile 665 343 52.4 47.8-57.0 91 13.6 10.8-17.0 99 16.2 13.0-20.0 101 13.9 11.3-17.1 31 3.9 2.6- 5.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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