2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Excessive Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,329 771 15.6 14.4-16.8 4,558 84.4 83.2-85.6
-Piedmont NC 2,580 387 15.7 14.1-17.5 2,193 84.3 82.5-85.9
GENDER
Male 1,170 233 19.6 17.1-22.4 937 80.4 77.6-82.9
Female 1,410 154 12.3 10.3-14.5 1,256 87.7 85.5-89.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,697 284 17.8 15.8-20.1 1,413 82.2 79.9-84.2
Non-Hispanic Black 491 56 13.0 9.7-17.2 435 87.0 82.8-90.3
Other 392 47 9.9 7.2-13.5 345 90.1 86.5-92.8
AGE
18-34 579 133 22.0 18.5-26.0 446 78.0 74.0-81.5
35-44 368 67 18.5 14.2-23.7 301 81.5 76.3-85.8
45-54 455 68 14.9 11.6-19.0 387 85.1 81.0-88.4
55-64 440 58 12.7 9.7-16.6 382 87.3 83.4-90.3
65-74 422 32 7.1 4.8-10.6 390 92.9 89.4-95.2
75+ 280 27 9.4 6.0-14.4 253 90.6 85.6-94.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 210 27 11.2 7.1-17.2 183 88.8 82.8-92.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 565 78 13.9 11.0-17.4 487 86.1 82.6-89.0
Some Post-H.S. 674 99 16.5 13.5-20.1 575 83.5 79.9-86.5
College Graduate 1,125 182 17.8 15.3-20.6 943 82.2 79.4-84.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 658 77 11.9 9.2-15.2 581 88.1 84.8-90.8
No 1,909 308 17.0 15.1-19.1 1,601 83.0 80.9-84.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 271 43 14.7 10.5-20.2 228 85.3 79.8-89.5
Non-Veteran 2,304 343 15.8 14.1-17.7 1,961 84.2 82.3-85.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,426 255 18.3 16.1-20.7 1,171 81.7 79.3-83.9
Unemployed 168 29 17.1 11.2-25.2 139 82.9 74.8-88.8
Retired 632 57 8.7 6.4-11.7 575 91.3 88.3-93.6
Unable to Work 156 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 183 32 18.1 12.7-25.2 151 81.9 74.8-87.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 25 18.4 12.1-26.9 139 81.6 73.1-87.9
$15,000- 24,999 317 36 11.0 7.6-15.9 281 89.0 84.1-92.4
$25,000- 34,999 196 28 13.7 9.1-20.1 168 86.3 79.9-90.9
$35,000- 49,999 263 32 13.0 8.8-18.6 231 87.0 81.4-91.2
$50,000- 74,999 319 38 11.7 8.1-16.7 281 88.3 83.3-91.9
$75,000+ 841 167 21.2 18.1-24.6 674 78.8 75.4-81.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 213 27 13.2 8.4-19.9 186 86.8 80.1-91.6
101% to 150% 236 27 9.2 6.0-14.0 209 90.8 86.0-94.0
151% to 200% 209 20 11.6 7.3-18.0 189 88.4 82.0-92.7
More than 200% 1,363 238 18.5 16.2-21.1 1,125 81.5 78.9-83.8
HOUSING
Own 1,651 215 13.2 11.4-15.2 1,436 86.8 84.8-88.6
Rent 731 143 22.0 18.6-25.8 588 78.0 74.2-81.4
Other arrangement 177 29 18.8 12.7-26.9 148 81.2 73.1-87.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,416 229 16.8 14.6-19.3 1,187 83.2 80.7-85.4
Regional City or Suburban County 639 84 15.0 12.0-18.6 555 85.0 81.4-88.0
Rural 525 74 13.6 10.5-17.5 451 86.4 82.5-89.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 95 14 15.9 9.0-26.6 81 84.1 73.4-91.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,075 129 12.8 10.6-15.4 946 87.2 84.6-89.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,410 244 17.8 15.6-20.2 1,166 82.2 79.8-84.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 829 142 17.9 15.1-21.2 687 82.1 78.8-84.9
2nd Quartile 1,025 149 15.6 13.1-18.4 876 84.4 81.6-86.9
3rd Quartile 654 88 13.7 10.8-17.2 566 86.3 82.8-89.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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Yes refers to respondents who said they had drank in the past 30 days and had at least one binge drinking episode (5 or more drinks on one occasion for men 4 or more drinks for women)
or were heavy drinkers (2 or more drinks per day for men, more than 1 drink per day for women).
No refers to respondents who said they did not drink in the past 30 days or who were not heavy drinkers and had no binge drinking episodes.

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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