2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,524 1,847 70.6 68.4-72.8 228 9.8 8.5-11.3 151 6.6 5.5- 8.0 203 8.7 7.4-10.1 95 4.3 3.4- 5.4
-Piedmont NC 1,341 1,002 72.0 69.1-74.8 120 9.5 7.8-11.6 76 6.7 5.2- 8.6 96 7.7 6.2- 9.5 47 4.0 2.9- 5.5
GENDER
Male 690 476 67.2 63.0-71.2 65 9.4 7.3-12.2 53 8.8 6.5-11.7 64 9.7 7.4-12.6 32 4.9 3.3- 7.1
Female 651 526 77.2 73.0-81.0 55 9.7 7.2-12.9 23 4.5 2.8- 7.1 32 5.6 3.8- 8.0 15 3.1 1.8- 5.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 960 723 71.8 68.3-75.0 85 10.1 8.0-12.6 52 6.4 4.7- 8.7 69 7.8 6.1-10.1 31 3.9 2.7- 5.6
Non-Hispanic Black 214 159 72.7 65.0-79.2 16 7.4 4.2-12.8 15 7.7 4.3-13.4 14 7.0 3.9-12.1 *** *** ***
Other 167 120 72.4 64.0-79.5 19 10.3 6.3-16.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 344 208 59.6 53.6-65.2 54 15.2 11.4-19.8 28 8.9 5.9-13.2 39 11.8 8.5-16.2 15 4.6 2.7- 7.6
35-44 219 158 71.2 63.6-77.8 19 8.5 5.0-14.2 21 10.9 6.8-17.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 237 177 74.8 68.1-80.5 21 7.8 4.9-12.2 *** *** *** 16 6.9 4.1-11.5 14 6.6 3.7-11.5
55-64 233 182 76.7 70.0-82.3 15 7.8 4.7-12.9 *** *** *** 21 8.5 5.4-13.1 *** *** ***
65-74 182 162 89.4 82.8-93.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 222 149 66.8 59.5-73.3 25 10.5 6.8-15.8 13 6.5 3.7-11.4 21 9.7 6.1-15.0 14 6.5 3.7-11.2
Some Post-H.S. 341 247 70.9 65.1-76.1 30 9.2 6.3-13.3 19 6.7 4.1-10.7 32 9.3 6.4-13.4 13 3.8 2.2- 6.7
College Graduate 716 571 77.3 73.5-80.7 57 9.4 7.0-12.4 39 6.2 4.4- 8.6 36 5.3 3.7- 7.5 13 1.9 1.0- 3.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 256 191 73.2 65.9-79.4 21 7.5 4.6-11.9 *** *** *** 20 8.2 5.1-13.2 15 6.7 3.8-11.8
No 1,076 805 71.9 68.6-75.0 97 9.9 7.9-12.2 67 7.3 5.6- 9.4 75 7.5 5.8- 9.5 32 3.4 2.4- 4.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 142 108 74.6 65.1-82.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,197 893 71.8 68.7-74.7 109 9.9 8.0-12.1 66 6.5 5.0- 8.5 86 7.6 6.1- 9.6 43 4.2 3.0- 5.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 876 641 71.4 67.8-74.8 88 10.5 8.4-13.1 49 6.5 4.8- 8.8 66 8.0 6.2-10.4 32 3.5 2.4- 5.1
Unemployed 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 256 225 87.0 81.1-91.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 5.1 2.8- 9.0 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 95 *** *** *** 13 14.1 7.7-24.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 139 109 74.1 64.3-82.0 13 11.2 6.2-19.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 164 133 83.6 76.1-89.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 572 437 72.7 68.1-76.8 47 9.7 7.1-13.3 34 7.0 4.9- 9.9 37 7.3 5.1-10.3 17 3.3 2.0- 5.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 85 61 75.1 63.6-83.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 856 660 74.6 70.9-77.9 70 8.8 6.8-11.4 43 6.1 4.4- 8.4 58 7.4 5.6- 9.7 25 3.1 2.0- 4.7
HOUSING
Own 881 713 78.6 75.2-81.7 57 7.1 5.3- 9.5 45 6.1 4.4- 8.4 50 5.9 4.3- 7.9 16 2.2 1.3- 3.7
Rent 380 240 60.2 54.4-65.7 52 13.7 10.2-18.1 24 7.4 4.8-11.4 39 11.4 8.1-15.7 25 7.3 4.7-11.2
Other arrangement 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 822 628 74.4 70.7-77.8 74 9.0 7.0-11.5 40 6.0 4.2- 8.5 59 7.9 6.0-10.3 21 2.7 1.7- 4.3
Regional City or Suburban County 305 224 68.9 62.5-74.6 25 9.7 6.4-14.5 23 9.5 6.2-14.3 18 5.8 3.5- 9.6 15 6.1 3.6-10.1
Rural 214 150 67.1 58.8-74.6 21 11.6 7.1-18.5 *** *** *** 19 10.6 6.4-16.9 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 459 346 72.4 67.1-77.1 38 9.5 6.6-13.5 26 5.8 3.7- 9.1 35 8.6 6.0-12.1 14 3.7 2.1- 6.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 847 635 72.4 68.7-75.8 78 9.4 7.4-11.9 48 7.1 5.2- 9.6 55 6.9 5.2- 9.2 31 4.1 2.8- 6.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 484 358 69.7 64.7-74.3 42 9.8 7.0-13.5 35 8.9 6.3-12.4 32 7.4 5.1-10.7 17 4.2 2.5- 7.0
2nd Quartile 516 389 72.8 68.0-77.1 43 8.2 5.9-11.2 24 5.9 3.7- 9.3 38 8.2 5.9-11.4 22 4.8 3.1- 7.5
3rd Quartile 315 238 74.6 68.4-79.9 33 12.4 8.4-18.0 15 4.8 2.7- 8.2 23 6.8 4.3-10.4 *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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