2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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
-Western 804 101 14.6 11.8-17.9 703 85.4 82.1-88.2
GENDER
Male 343 63 20.8 16.0-26.5 280 79.2 73.5-84.0
Female 461 38 9.1 6.4-12.7 423 90.9 87.3-93.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 675 82 13.6 10.8-17.0 593 86.4 83.0-89.2
Non-Hispanic Black 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 101 14 18.3 10.2-30.5 87 81.7 69.5-89.8
AGE
18-34 144 37 24.6 17.6-33.2 107 75.4 66.8-82.4
35-44 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 110 13 16.7 9.2-28.4 97 83.3 71.6-90.8
55-64 152 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 173 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 214 28 15.0 10.1-21.6 186 85.0 78.4-89.9
Some Post-H.S. 230 35 18.8 13.3-25.7 195 81.2 74.3-86.7
College Graduate 276 29 12.2 8.3-17.5 247 87.8 82.5-91.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 272 21 9.2 5.8-14.3 251 90.8 85.7-94.2
No 532 80 17.2 13.5-21.6 452 82.8 78.4-86.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 713 88 14.2 11.3-17.6 625 85.8 82.4-88.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 392 76 22.5 17.8-28.1 316 77.5 71.9-82.2
Unemployed 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 249 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 58 *** *** *** 58 100 . - .
Other not in Labor Force 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 131 14 12.3 7.0-20.8 117 87.7 79.2-93.0
$25,000- 34,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 118 18 16.3 9.7-26.1 100 83.7 73.9-90.3
$50,000- 74,999 101 14 15.3 8.8-25.3 87 84.7 74.7-91.2
$75,000+ 177 31 24.3 17.0-33.5 146 75.7 66.5-83.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 376 56 18.6 14.0-24.1 320 81.4 75.9-86.0
HOUSING
Own 571 60 13.1 9.9-17.0 511 86.9 83.0-90.1
Rent 181 33 21.3 14.9-29.6 148 78.7 70.4-85.1
Other arrangement 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 255 32 13.1 9.0-18.6 223 86.9 81.4-91.0
Rural 549 69 15.3 11.8-19.5 480 84.7 80.5-88.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 168 17 13.4 8.0-21.5 151 86.6 78.5-92.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 292 37 15.3 10.7-21.4 255 84.7 78.6-89.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 344 47 14.7 10.8-19.6 297 85.3 80.4-89.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 442 58 14.3 10.9-18.6 384 85.7 81.4-89.1
2nd Quartile 143 19 13.3 8.1-21.1 124 86.7 78.9-91.9
3rd Quartile 219 24 16.2 10.5-24.0 195 83.8 76.0-89.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.

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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