2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,421 2,843 51.3 49.6-52.9 678 13.2 12.2-14.4 751 14.4 13.3-15.6 863 16.4 15.3-17.7 286 4.7 4.1- 5.4
-Western 817 450 56.0 51.9-60.1 86 9.2 7.2-11.7 111 13.4 10.8-16.4 133 16.7 13.8-20.2 37 4.7 3.2- 6.8
GENDER
Male 353 174 49.4 43.2-55.6 34 8.3 5.6-12.3 50 13.9 10.2-18.7 74 21.4 16.7-26.9 21 7.0 4.3-11.2
Female 464 276 62.2 56.6-67.5 52 10.1 7.4-13.5 61 12.8 9.5-17.1 59 12.4 9.0-16.8 16 2.5 1.4- 4.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 686 372 55.7 51.2-60.1 65 8.6 6.5-11.2 93 13.2 10.5-16.5 119 17.3 14.1-20.9 37 5.2 3.6- 7.6
Non-Hispanic Black 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 103 *** *** *** 16 14.3 7.9-24.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 150 65 44.8 35.9-54.1 23 13.7 8.6-21.2 24 15.2 9.8-22.7 32 22.0 15.4-30.4 *** *** ***
35-44 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 20.8 12.8-32.1 *** *** ***
45-54 111 *** *** *** 15 12.0 6.8-20.1 20 16.4 10.2-25.4 20 20.0 12.2-31.0 *** *** ***
55-64 153 96 66.2 56.5-74.7 *** *** *** 20 8.8 5.3-14.1 22 16.2 9.6-26.1 *** *** ***
65-74 173 104 65.6 57.1-73.1 16 6.8 4.0-11.5 17 8.9 5.3-14.8 23 11.2 7.1-17.4 13 7.4 4.2-12.9
75+ 120 79 74.5 65.1-82.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 216 148 69.2 61.6-75.9 19 7.0 4.3-11.3 18 8.2 4.8-13.8 20 10.6 6.6-16.6 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 234 138 53.2 45.7-60.6 25 11.6 7.6-17.3 30 12.9 8.8-18.5 32 18.7 12.9-26.2 *** *** ***
College Graduate 279 100 34.7 28.7-41.2 37 12.2 8.5-17.2 55 21.5 16.4-27.7 72 26.5 21.1-32.6 15 5.2 3.0- 8.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 276 188 68.8 61.7-75.1 22 7.3 4.3-12.3 34 13.5 9.0-19.8 25 8.6 5.5-13.3 *** *** ***
No 541 262 50.1 44.9-55.2 64 10.1 7.7-13.1 77 13.3 10.3-16.9 108 20.5 16.6-25.1 30 6.1 4.0- 9.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 726 408 57.3 52.9-61.6 73 8.4 6.5-10.8 99 13.8 11.0-17.1 115 15.9 12.9-19.4 31 4.6 3.0- 7.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 400 169 42.5 36.7-48.5 51 10.6 7.9-14.2 68 16.8 12.8-21.6 91 23.9 19.2-29.3 21 6.2 3.8-10.1
Unemployed 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 249 159 69.8 62.8-76.0 22 8.2 4.6-14.1 24 8.3 5.3-12.7 30 9.3 6.1-13.8 14 4.5 2.6- 7.6
Unable to Work 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 134 87 69.0 58.7-77.6 16 8.7 5.1-14.7 *** *** *** 15 10.4 5.9-17.7 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 118 57 50.2 40.0-60.3 17 11.5 6.7-19.1 14 11.6 6.5-19.9 21 19.9 12.5-30.3 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 16.7 10.3-25.8 17 15.7 9.4-25.0 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 178 66 34.7 27.1-43.2 16 8.7 5.1-14.5 40 23.0 16.5-31.3 48 29.5 22.0-38.4 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 97 *** *** *** 14 13.1 7.3-22.4 *** *** *** 15 15.8 9.3-25.6 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 378 170 44.6 38.7-50.6 38 9.4 6.4-13.6 71 19.1 14.8-24.3 78 21.9 17.2-27.4 21 5.0 3.1- 8.0
HOUSING
Own 578 308 54.6 49.6-59.4 55 8.4 6.2-11.4 79 13.1 10.1-16.7 104 18.6 15.0-22.9 32 5.3 3.5- 8.0
Rent 183 105 55.0 46.2-63.4 24 12.0 7.6-18.5 29 17.2 11.7-24.7 21 12.4 7.6-19.5 *** *** ***
Other arrangement 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 258 132 51.0 43.8-58.1 29 9.1 6.1-13.2 38 15.3 10.8-21.3 48 20.0 14.4-27.1 *** *** ***
Rural 559 318 58.1 53.0-63.0 57 9.3 6.8-12.5 73 12.5 9.6-16.2 85 15.4 12.1-19.4 26 4.7 2.9- 7.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 169 106 67.5 58.9-75.2 *** *** *** 20 8.3 5.0-13.5 20 13.2 8.1-20.9 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 299 174 57.5 50.3-64.4 29 7.9 5.2-11.7 39 14.0 9.7-19.9 43 15.2 10.8-21.0 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 349 170 48.5 42.3-54.7 43 11.8 8.3-16.3 52 15.4 11.5-20.4 70 20.1 15.4-25.8 14 4.3 2.4- 7.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 448 227 51.2 45.7-56.6 51 10.6 7.8-14.4 63 14.5 11.1-18.8 86 19.2 15.1-24.1 21 4.5 2.8- 7.2
2nd Quartile 147 80 58.0 48.0-67.3 15 9.2 5.2-15.6 19 10.9 6.5-17.8 25 15.3 9.7-23.3 *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 222 143 63.6 55.2-71.3 20 6.7 4.0-11.0 29 12.9 8.2-19.7 22 13.1 8.1-20.5 *** *** ***

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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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