2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,358 5,057 94.2 93.4-94.9 301 5.8 5.1- 6.6
-Western 809 774 94.7 92.3-96.4 35 5.3 3.6- 7.7
GENDER
Male 348 331 93.8 89.7-96.4 17 6.2 3.6-10.3
Female 461 443 95.5 92.4-97.3 18 4.5 2.7- 7.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 680 647 94.2 91.5-96.1 33 5.8 3.9- 8.5
Non-Hispanic Black 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 152 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 173 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 214 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 230 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 278 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 273 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 536 505 93.2 89.9-95.5 31 6.8 4.5-10.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 718 688 94.8 92.2-96.6 30 5.2 3.4- 7.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 396 372 92.5 88.3-95.2 24 7.5 4.8-11.7
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- 24,999 132 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 177 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 376 356 94.2 90.6-96.4 20 5.8 3.6- 9.4
HOUSING
Own 574 549 94.5 91.4-96.5 25 5.5 3.5- 8.6
Rent 181 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 258 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 551 526 94.4 91.3-96.4 25 5.6 3.6- 8.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 168 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 293 278 93.4 88.3-96.4 15 6.6 3.6-11.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 348 *** *** *** *** *** ***
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 446 428 95.6 92.7-97.4 18 4.4 2.6- 7.3
2nd Quartile 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 219 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.
This question was asked of all respondents.

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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