2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 2,504 1,081 39.5 37.3-41.9 781 32.4 30.3-34.7 323 13.6 11.9-15.3 118 5.5 4.5- 6.7 201 9.0 7.7-10.5
-Piedmont NC 1,336 586 40.7 37.6-43.8 426 32.6 29.8-35.7 157 12.8 10.7-15.2 64 5.4 4.1- 7.0 103 8.5 6.9-10.5
GENDER
Male 683 236 31.9 28.1-36.0 217 31.7 27.8-35.8 110 17.2 13.9-21.1 40 6.4 4.6- 9.0 80 12.8 10.1-16.1
Female 653 350 49.9 45.4-54.4 209 33.7 29.5-38.1 47 8.1 5.9-11.0 24 4.3 2.7- 6.6 23 4.0 2.5- 6.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 958 428 40.9 37.4-44.4 315 33.7 30.4-37.2 109 12.2 10.0-14.9 46 5.8 4.2- 7.8 60 7.4 5.6- 9.7
Non-Hispanic Black 213 95 40.7 33.1-48.8 68 31.8 24.8-39.7 26 14.5 9.0-22.5 *** *** *** 16 9.7 5.8-15.7
Other 165 63 39.1 30.6-48.3 43 26.3 19.2-34.9 22 13.1 8.3-20.0 *** *** *** 27 14.6 9.6-21.7
AGE
18-34 342 102 30.2 24.9-36.0 116 32.3 27.0-38.0 64 18.3 14.2-23.3 22 7.2 4.6-11.0 38 12.0 8.6-16.5
35-44 218 87 36.7 29.7-44.3 75 38.0 30.6-46.0 24 12.9 7.7-21.0 *** *** *** 22 8.6 5.2-14.0
45-54 241 99 43.0 36.0-50.2 81 32.5 26.3-39.5 26 9.0 5.9-13.6 14 6.5 3.7-11.2 21 8.9 5.5-14.1
55-64 231 110 45.6 38.6-52.8 70 30.5 24.3-37.6 26 12.3 8.1-18.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 179 106 54.2 45.4-62.7 52 30.5 23.2-39.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 223 80 36.1 29.3-43.5 65 27.8 21.7-34.8 36 16.6 11.7-22.8 14 7.5 4.3-12.8 28 12.1 8.1-17.6
Some Post-H.S. 338 138 36.3 30.7-42.2 104 33.8 28.3-39.8 39 12.2 8.8-16.8 25 7.4 4.9-11.0 32 10.3 7.1-14.8
College Graduate 713 349 47.0 42.9-51.2 244 35.2 31.4-39.3 72 10.9 8.6-13.9 20 2.8 1.8- 4.6 28 4.0 2.6- 6.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 258 124 42.6 35.6-50.0 65 27.0 20.8-34.2 28 11.7 6.8-19.5 15 6.9 3.9-11.8 26 11.8 7.7-17.7
No 1,070 458 40.2 36.9-43.6 358 34.0 30.7-37.3 128 13.0 10.8-15.5 49 5.1 3.7- 6.8 77 7.8 6.1-10.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 139 56 36.4 27.5-46.3 46 36.8 27.8-46.9 22 16.0 10.0-24.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,194 528 41.0 37.8-44.3 379 32.2 29.2-35.4 135 12.5 10.3-15.0 58 5.5 4.1- 7.2 94 8.8 7.0-10.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 875 356 38.9 35.2-42.6 304 35.5 32.0-39.3 107 12.7 10.3-15.4 41 5.2 3.7- 7.2 67 7.8 6.0-10.1
Unemployed 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 17.1 9.5-28.7
Retired 249 154 59.8 52.2-66.9 63 25.3 19.4-32.2 17 8.2 4.8-13.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 96 *** *** *** 21 23.2 15.0-34.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 13.2 7.3-22.7
$25,000- 34,999 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 17.2 9.7-28.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 138 61 40.6 31.7-50.2 47 35.7 27.0-45.5 20 13.8 8.7-21.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 162 77 41.5 32.8-50.7 47 33.1 24.8-42.6 18 12.9 7.7-20.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 572 244 39.0 34.6-43.6 219 39.0 34.5-43.6 59 12.0 9.1-15.7 20 3.9 2.4- 6.1 30 6.1 4.2- 8.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 88 *** *** *** 20 21.8 13.8-32.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 10.6 5.8-18.4
151% to 200% 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 852 375 39.9 36.2-43.7 302 36.6 32.9-40.5 98 13.4 10.8-16.4 31 3.9 2.7- 5.6 46 6.3 4.6- 8.6
HOUSING
Own 880 428 44.9 41.1-48.8 287 33.5 30.0-37.2 86 11.2 8.7-14.2 37 4.5 3.2- 6.4 42 5.9 4.2- 8.2
Rent 378 132 34.0 28.7-39.6 114 30.1 25.0-35.7 64 17.0 13.2-21.7 19 5.4 3.3- 8.9 49 13.5 10.0-18.1
Other arrangement 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 820 366 42.5 38.6-46.5 271 33.6 29.9-37.4 86 11.1 8.8-13.9 32 4.3 2.9- 6.2 65 8.5 6.5-11.1
Regional City or Suburban County 303 141 42.0 36.0-48.3 85 29.5 23.9-35.7 36 11.5 8.1-16.2 21 8.5 5.5-13.1 20 8.4 5.4-13.0
Rural 213 79 29.7 23.0-37.3 70 34.5 27.0-42.8 35 22.7 15.1-32.7 *** *** *** 18 8.8 5.0-14.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 458 192 39.9 34.7-45.4 148 31.6 26.9-36.8 54 12.7 8.9-17.6 24 6.1 3.9- 9.3 40 9.7 6.8-13.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 844 385 41.7 38.0-45.6 265 32.9 29.3-36.7 97 12.5 10.1-15.3 37 4.9 3.5- 7.0 60 7.9 6.0-10.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 479 226 43.8 38.9-48.9 145 31.2 26.7-36.2 50 11.1 8.2-14.9 30 7.6 5.2-11.0 28 6.2 4.1- 9.3
2nd Quartile 514 209 37.8 33.1-42.8 169 33.6 29.0-38.5 68 13.4 10.1-17.6 20 4.3 2.6- 6.8 48 11.0 8.1-14.7
3rd Quartile 318 144 42.9 36.6-49.4 102 31.9 26.2-38.3 37 14.4 10.2-20.0 *** *** *** 24 7.2 4.6-10.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question was 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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