2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Moderate Drinking Guidelines*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Drinks Meets Guidelines Exceeded Guidelines
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,365 2,843 51.8 50.1-53.4 914 16.3 15.2-17.6 1,608 31.9 30.3-33.4
GENDER
Male 2,406 1,121 47.2 44.8-49.7 509 19.8 18.0-21.8 776 33.0 30.7-35.3
Female 2,959 1,722 56.0 53.7-58.2 405 13.2 11.7-14.8 832 30.9 28.8-33.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,678 2,450 50.8 49.1-52.6 838 17.4 16.1-18.7 1,390 31.8 30.2-33.5
No 670 379 56.9 52.2-61.5 75 10.4 8.0-13.4 216 32.7 28.4-37.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,416 658 46.4 43.2-49.6 249 16.2 14.1-18.6 509 37.4 34.4-40.5
Overweight 1,777 905 49.3 46.4-52.2 341 18.3 16.2-20.6 531 32.4 29.8-35.2
Obese 1,643 943 55.0 51.9-58.0 261 16.4 14.2-18.7 439 28.7 26.0-31.5
Current Smoker
Yes 813 409 49.0 44.7-53.2 92 10.2 8.0-12.8 312 40.9 36.7-45.2
No 4,524 2,423 52.4 50.6-54.2 818 17.6 16.3-19.0 1,283 30.0 28.4-31.7
History of CVD**
Yes 594 388 63.3 58.2-68.1 94 17.1 13.5-21.2 112 19.6 15.8-24.1
No 4,725 2,422 50.3 48.6-52.1 814 16.4 15.1-17.7 1,489 33.3 31.7-35.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 677 *** *** *** *** *** *** 677 100 . - .
No 4,664 2,843 60.7 59.0-62.5 910 19.1 17.7-20.5 911 20.2 18.8-21.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 301 *** *** *** *** *** *** 301 100 . - .
No 5,025 2,843 55.4 53.7-57.1 912 17.4 16.2-18.8 1,270 27.1 25.7-28.7
COPD
Yes 404 275 65.0 58.8-70.8 42 13.1 9.2-18.2 87 21.9 17.3-27.3
No 4,946 2,556 50.7 49.0-52.5 872 16.6 15.4-17.9 1,518 32.6 31.0-34.3
Current Asthma
Yes 451 268 56.5 50.8-62.1 55 12.2 8.7-16.7 128 31.3 26.4-36.7
No 4,891 2,559 51.3 49.6-53.0 858 16.8 15.5-18.1 1,474 31.9 30.3-33.6
Diabetes
Yes 723 525 71.3 66.8-75.4 100 14.2 11.2-17.8 98 14.5 11.5-18.2
No 4,632 2,312 49.0 47.2-50.8 813 16.7 15.4-18.0 1,507 34.4 32.7-36.1
Functional Disability
Yes 1,567 1,006 63.3 60.2-66.3 238 13.9 12.0-16.1 323 22.8 20.1-25.6
No 3,782 1,829 47.4 45.5-49.4 672 17.3 15.9-18.8 1,281 35.3 33.5-37.2
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,672 1,070 64.0 61.0-66.8 260 14.7 12.8-16.9 342 21.3 18.9-23.9
No 3,690 1,770 47.2 45.2-49.2 654 17.0 15.6-18.5 1,266 35.8 33.9-37.7

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*Moderate drinking guideline--MALES having a maximum of two drinks on one or more occasions within the past 30 days or FEMALES having a maximum of one drink on one or more occasions within the past 30 days.

**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 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.

^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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