2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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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
-Western 811 718 85.8 82.5-88.6 93 14.2 11.4-17.5
GENDER
Male 347 288 79.7 73.9-84.4 59 20.3 15.6-26.1
Female 464 430 91.4 87.8-94.0 34 8.6 6.0-12.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 680 606 86.8 83.4-89.6 74 13.2 10.4-16.6
Non-Hispanic Black 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 103 89 82.3 70.3-90.1 14 17.7 9.9-29.7
AGE
18-34 146 107 74.6 66.1-81.6 39 25.4 18.4-33.9
35-44 95 75 77.9 66.3-86.4 20 22.1 13.6-33.7
45-54 111 98 83.4 71.8-90.9 13 16.6 9.1-28.2
55-64 152 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 173 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 216 189 85.7 79.1-90.4 27 14.3 9.6-20.9
Some Post-H.S. 232 198 81.7 74.7-87.0 34 18.3 13.0-25.3
College Graduate 277 254 89.5 84.2-93.2 23 10.5 6.8-15.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 275 253 89.5 83.9-93.3 22 10.5 6.7-16.1
No 536 465 84.1 79.8-87.7 71 15.9 12.3-20.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 720 638 86.2 82.8-89.0 82 13.8 11.0-17.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 395 321 77.6 72.0-82.3 74 22.4 17.7-28.0
Unemployed 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 249 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 60 60 100 . - . *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 132 117 87.3 78.9-92.7 15 12.7 7.3-21.1
$25,000- 34,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 118 103 85.2 75.3-91.6 15 14.8 8.4-24.7
$50,000- 74,999 102 87 83.5 73.4-90.2 15 16.5 9.8-26.6
$75,000+ 177 151 77.9 68.7-85.0 26 22.1 15.0-31.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 377 327 82.4 76.8-86.8 50 17.6 13.2-23.2
HOUSING
Own 574 523 87.7 83.7-90.8 51 12.3 9.2-16.3
Rent 183 150 78.4 70.1-84.8 33 21.6 15.2-29.9
Other arrangement 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 256 226 86.5 80.5-90.8 30 13.5 9.2-19.5
Rural 555 492 85.6 81.4-88.9 63 14.4 11.1-18.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 168 152 86.9 78.8-92.2 16 13.1 7.8-21.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 296 261 85.1 79.0-89.6 35 14.9 10.4-21.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 347 305 86.0 80.9-89.9 42 14.0 10.1-19.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 445 394 86.4 82.0-89.9 51 13.6 10.1-18.0
2nd Quartile 145 127 86.9 79.1-92.1 18 13.1 7.9-20.9
3rd Quartile 221 197 84.0 76.2-89.6 24 16.0 10.4-23.8

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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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