2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sugar Sweetened Beverages

During the past 30 days, how often did you drink sugar-sweetened fruit drinks (such as Kool-aid and lemonade)
sweet tea, and sports or energy drinks (such as Gatorade and Red Bull)?
Do not include 100% fruit juice, diet drinks, or artificially sweetened drinks.

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more times per day 1-6 times per week Less than once a week Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,866 699 20.5 18.8-22.4 1,097 30.4 28.5-32.5 412 10.2 9.0-11.5 1,658 38.8 36.8-40.9
GENDER
Male 1,685 347 22.3 19.7-25.1 510 31.9 29.1-34.9 191 10.1 8.5-11.9 637 35.7 32.8-38.7
Female 2,181 352 18.9 16.6-21.5 587 29.1 26.4-31.9 221 10.3 8.7-12.2 1,021 41.7 38.9-44.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,373 580 19.4 17.6-21.4 946 29.8 27.7-31.9 364 10.6 9.3-12.0 1,483 40.3 38.1-42.5
No 481 114 26.3 21.4-31.9 148 34.5 29.0-40.3 49 8.4 5.7-12.2 170 30.8 26.0-36.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,054 181 21.2 17.7-25.0 277 29.7 25.9-33.8 115 9.8 7.8-12.1 481 39.4 35.5-43.4
Overweight 1,287 207 18.6 15.7-21.9 370 30.1 26.8-33.5 131 9.9 8.0-12.3 579 41.4 37.8-45.1
Obese 1,217 261 22.6 19.6-25.9 357 30.6 27.2-34.2 134 11.3 9.1-14.0 465 35.5 32.1-39.0
Current Smoker
Yes 633 178 31.6 26.8-36.8 176 29.8 25.2-34.8 42 5.7 3.7- 8.6 237 33.0 28.4-37.9
No 3,219 517 18.1 16.3-20.1 917 30.5 28.4-32.8 370 11.3 9.9-12.7 1,415 40.1 37.9-42.4
History of CVD**
Yes 481 94 21.3 16.4-27.2 113 23.1 18.4-28.6 40 7.7 4.9-12.1 234 47.9 41.7-54.1
No 3,353 600 20.5 18.6-22.5 976 31.3 29.2-33.5 371 10.5 9.3-11.9 1,406 37.7 35.5-39.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 418 77 19.2 14.7-24.5 146 36.2 30.5-42.2 54 11.9 8.7-16.1 141 32.8 27.3-38.8
No 3,278 588 20.3 18.4-22.3 902 29.9 27.8-32.1 342 10.2 8.9-11.6 1,446 39.7 37.5-41.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 193 34 16.5 11.1-23.9 52 34.8 26.0-44.6 19 7.2 4.1-12.3 88 41.6 32.8-50.9
No 3,489 628 20.3 18.4-22.2 990 30.4 28.4-32.6 379 10.7 9.4-12.1 1,492 38.6 36.5-40.7
COPD
Yes 383 83 21.1 15.9-27.5 84 24.2 18.8-30.4 39 6.8 4.7-10.0 177 47.9 41.2-54.7
No 3,463 608 20.3 18.5-22.3 1,013 31.3 29.2-33.4 372 10.6 9.3-12.0 1,470 37.8 35.7-39.9
Current Asthma
Yes 365 69 15.8 11.5-21.3 100 32.8 26.5-39.7 36 9.9 6.9-14.2 160 41.5 35.0-48.2
No 3,479 625 20.9 19.0-22.9 993 30.3 28.3-32.4 374 10.3 9.0-11.6 1,487 38.5 36.4-40.7
Diabetes
Yes 575 63 10.7 7.6-14.8 108 21.0 16.8-25.9 52 8.5 6.0-12.0 352 59.8 54.3-65.1
No 3,287 634 22.0 20.0-24.0 990 31.9 29.8-34.1 360 10.4 9.2-11.9 1,303 35.7 33.5-37.8
Functional Disability
Yes 1,316 253 20.8 17.8-24.0 333 28.2 24.9-31.8 143 9.8 7.9-12.1 587 41.2 37.7-44.9
No 2,531 441 20.4 18.3-22.7 760 31.5 29.1-33.9 269 10.4 9.0-12.0 1,061 37.7 35.3-40.2
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,323 235 18.0 15.2-21.2 310 25.7 22.5-29.2 125 9.1 7.2-11.4 653 47.2 43.6-50.9
No 2,544 464 21.6 19.4-23.9 788 32.5 30.1-35.0 288 10.7 9.3-12.3 1,004 35.3 32.9-37.7

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for more 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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