2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Moderate Drinking Guidelines*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Drinks Meets Guidelines Exceeded Guidelines
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,365 2,843 51.8 50.1-53.4 914 16.3 15.2-17.6 1,608 31.9 30.3-33.4
-Western 813 450 56.4 52.2-60.5 134 14.0 11.4-17.0 229 29.7 26.0-33.7
GENDER
Male 350 174 49.8 43.6-56.1 71 17.2 13.3-22.1 105 32.9 27.2-39.2
Female 463 276 62.4 56.8-67.7 63 10.9 7.8-15.0 124 26.7 22.1-31.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 683 372 56.0 51.5-60.4 118 14.7 11.8-18.0 193 29.3 25.4-33.6
Non-Hispanic Black 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 148 65 45.2 36.2-54.5 19 11.6 7.1-18.4 64 43.2 34.4-52.4
35-44 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 111 *** *** *** 20 16.1 10.0-25.0 *** *** ***
55-64 152 96 67.0 57.3-75.4 *** *** *** 36 19.9 13.9-27.5
65-74 172 104 66.1 57.6-73.6 42 21.1 15.1-28.6 26 12.9 8.4-19.1
75+ 120 79 74.5 65.1-82.0 24 14.7 9.2-22.6 17 10.8 6.4-17.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 216 148 69.2 61.6-75.9 22 8.8 5.5-13.7 46 22.0 16.2-29.3
Some Post-H.S. 231 138 53.9 46.3-61.3 26 11.5 7.2-17.8 67 34.6 27.7-42.3
College Graduate 278 100 34.9 28.8-41.4 78 26.0 20.7-32.1 100 39.2 32.9-45.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 275 188 69.1 61.9-75.4 38 10.9 7.3-16.1 49 20.0 14.6-26.7
No 538 262 50.4 45.2-55.6 96 15.4 12.1-19.3 180 34.2 29.5-39.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 91 *** *** *** 27 24.4 16.0-35.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 722 408 57.7 53.3-62.0 107 12.6 10.0-15.8 207 29.7 25.8-33.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 398 169 42.8 36.9-48.8 68 15.1 11.5-19.6 161 42.1 36.3-48.1
Unemployed 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 248 159 70.2 63.1-76.4 53 16.3 12.0-21.7 36 13.5 9.1-19.7
Unable to Work 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 132 87 70.0 59.7-78.6 *** *** *** 30 22.6 14.9-32.7
$25,000- 34,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 118 57 50.2 40.0-60.3 25 17.1 11.0-25.7 36 32.7 23.7-43.2
$50,000- 74,999 102 *** *** *** 19 16.6 10.3-25.6 32 30.3 21.2-41.2
$75,000+ 177 66 34.9 27.2-43.3 39 21.1 14.8-29.2 72 44.0 35.6-52.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 96 *** *** *** 15 11.3 6.3-19.4 23 23.7 15.3-34.7
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 377 170 44.7 38.8-50.7 83 19.7 15.5-24.8 124 35.6 30.0-41.7
HOUSING
Own 575 308 54.9 49.9-59.8 110 16.3 13.0-20.1 157 28.8 24.5-33.6
Rent 183 105 55.0 46.2-63.4 19 7.7 4.6-12.7 59 37.3 29.2-46.1
Other arrangement 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 258 132 51.0 43.8-58.1 49 17.5 12.4-24.1 77 31.5 25.3-38.6
Rural 555 318 58.6 53.5-63.5 85 12.5 9.7-16.0 152 28.9 24.5-33.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 168 106 67.9 59.2-75.5 21 8.4 5.0-13.9 41 23.6 16.9-32.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 296 174 58.1 50.9-65.1 47 14.5 10.3-19.9 75 27.4 21.4-34.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 349 170 48.5 42.3-54.7 66 16.4 12.3-21.7 113 35.1 29.4-41.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 447 227 51.4 45.9-56.9 80 15.3 11.8-19.7 140 33.3 28.3-38.6
2nd Quartile 145 80 58.6 48.6-68.0 28 17.8 11.8-25.8 37 23.6 16.2-33.0
3rd Quartile 221 143 63.9 55.4-71.6 26 8.8 5.2-14.4 52 27.3 20.4-35.6

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*Moderate drinking guideline--MALES having a maximum of two drinks on one or more occasions within the past 30 days or FEMALES having a maximum of one drink on one or more occasions within the past 30 days.

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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