2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,367 4,690 85.9 84.7-87.0 677 14.1 13.0-15.3
-Piedmont NC 2,609 2,270 85.8 84.1-87.3 339 14.2 12.7-15.9
GENDER
Male 1,193 979 81.9 79.2-84.2 214 18.1 15.8-20.8
Female 1,416 1,291 89.4 87.2-91.3 125 10.6 8.7-12.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,717 1,480 84.6 82.4-86.5 237 15.4 13.5-17.6
Non-Hispanic Black 496 441 87.3 83.3-90.5 55 12.7 9.5-16.7
Other 396 349 89.4 85.6-92.3 47 10.6 7.7-14.4
AGE
18-34 586 450 77.6 73.7-81.1 136 22.4 18.9-26.3
35-44 369 308 83.0 78.0-87.1 61 17.0 12.9-22.0
45-54 455 395 86.9 83.0-90.0 60 13.1 10.0-17.0
55-64 445 394 88.7 85.0-91.6 51 11.3 8.4-15.0
65-74 423 403 95.5 92.5-97.3 20 4.5 2.7- 7.5
75+ 280 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 185 88.9 82.9-93.0 26 11.1 7.0-17.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 570 497 86.8 83.3-89.7 73 13.2 10.3-16.7
Some Post-H.S. 686 592 84.8 81.4-87.7 94 15.2 12.3-18.6
College Graduate 1,136 991 85.1 82.4-87.5 145 14.9 12.5-17.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 664 599 89.9 86.7-92.4 65 10.1 7.6-13.3
No 1,931 1,660 84.5 82.5-86.3 271 15.5 13.7-17.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 275 241 88.3 83.2-92.0 34 11.7 8.0-16.8
Non-Veteran 2,329 2,025 85.5 83.7-87.2 304 14.5 12.8-16.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,447 1,212 83.1 80.8-85.3 235 16.9 14.7-19.2
Unemployed 170 141 82.0 73.7-88.1 29 18.0 11.9-26.3
Retired 637 606 95.1 92.7-96.7 31 4.9 3.3- 7.3
Unable to Work 157 143 90.3 83.3-94.6 14 9.7 5.4-16.7
Other not in Labor Force 183 154 83.3 76.3-88.5 29 16.7 11.5-23.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 165 141 81.6 73.1-87.9 24 18.4 12.1-26.9
$15,000- 24,999 319 285 89.3 84.5-92.7 34 10.7 7.3-15.5
$25,000- 34,999 196 172 88.0 81.9-92.3 24 12.0 7.7-18.1
$35,000- 49,999 265 235 87.2 81.5-91.3 30 12.8 8.7-18.5
$50,000- 74,999 322 291 91.4 87.2-94.3 31 8.6 5.7-12.8
$75,000+ 847 712 81.9 78.7-84.8 135 18.1 15.2-21.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 214 190 87.7 80.9-92.3 24 12.3 7.7-19.1
101% to 150% 236 212 91.3 86.6-94.5 24 8.7 5.5-13.4
151% to 200% 210 191 89.1 82.8-93.3 19 10.9 6.7-17.2
More than 200% 1,374 1,178 84.3 81.9-86.5 196 15.7 13.5-18.1
HOUSING
Own 1,665 1,497 89.1 87.2-90.7 168 10.9 9.3-12.8
Rent 742 602 78.7 75.0-82.0 140 21.3 18.0-25.0
Other arrangement 179 148 80.1 71.9-86.3 31 19.9 13.7-28.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,432 1,238 85.4 83.1-87.4 194 14.6 12.6-16.9
Regional City or Suburban County 645 564 85.4 81.8-88.4 81 14.6 11.6-18.2
Rural 532 468 87.7 84.0-90.7 64 12.3 9.3-16.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 97 83 85.3 75.1-91.8 14 14.7 8.2-24.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,080 967 88.4 85.9-90.6 113 11.6 9.4-14.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,432 1,220 84.0 81.6-86.1 212 16.0 13.9-18.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 840 714 83.1 79.9-85.9 126 16.9 14.1-20.1
2nd Quartile 1,037 910 86.3 83.6-88.6 127 13.7 11.4-16.4
3rd Quartile 658 581 88.1 84.8-90.7 77 11.9 9.3-15.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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