2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,453 670 25.6 23.6-27.7 682 26.7 24.7-28.9 397 16.3 14.6-18.1 206 9.0 7.6-10.6 498 22.4 20.4-24.5
GENDER
Male 1,243 246 19.5 17.0-22.3 283 20.7 18.3-23.4 237 19.1 16.7-21.8 112 9.2 7.3-11.6 365 31.4 28.4-34.6
Female 1,210 424 32.2 29.1-35.5 399 33.2 30.1-36.5 160 13.2 11.1-15.7 94 8.8 7.0-11.0 133 12.6 10.4-15.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,175 623 27.2 25.0-29.5 613 26.9 24.8-29.2 351 16.5 14.7-18.4 180 8.7 7.4-10.3 408 20.7 18.7-22.8
No 275 47 14.5 10.4-19.7 68 25.2 19.5-31.9 45 14.5 10.4-19.8 25 10.8 6.1-18.3 90 35.1 28.6-42.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 741 196 24.5 21.0-28.3 204 25.7 22.2-29.5 114 15.3 12.6-18.5 64 9.7 7.4-12.6 163 24.9 21.3-28.8
Overweight 856 227 24.0 20.7-27.5 230 27.3 23.8-31.1 155 18.0 15.1-21.2 72 7.3 5.5- 9.5 172 23.5 20.2-27.2
Obese 674 191 28.5 24.4-33.0 183 23.9 20.4-27.9 105 16.2 13.0-20.0 56 10.5 7.5-14.6 139 20.8 17.4-24.8
Current Smoker
Yes 375 57 14.4 10.7-19.1 84 20.2 15.9-25.2 62 16.6 12.6-21.4 37 12.6 8.2-18.9 135 36.3 30.7-42.3
No 2,062 609 27.9 25.6-30.3 594 28.1 25.8-30.5 333 16.2 14.4-18.2 167 8.2 6.9- 9.8 359 19.6 17.5-21.8
History of CVD**
Yes 201 64 32.5 24.9-41.2 60 26.6 19.8-34.9 25 11.2 7.0-17.4 17 8.7 4.8-15.3 35 20.9 14.7-29.0
No 2,240 602 25.1 23.0-27.3 619 26.8 24.7-29.0 371 16.7 15.0-18.6 189 9.1 7.6-10.7 459 22.3 20.3-24.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 613 29 3.5 2.3- 5.2 *** *** *** 17 3.4 1.9- 5.9 93 14.2 11.3-17.6 464 77.0 72.8-80.7
No 1,820 638 34.2 31.6-36.9 669 36.2 33.6-38.9 378 21.2 19.0-23.5 113 7.2 5.7- 9.0 22 1.3 0.7- 2.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 282 *** *** *** 26 9.6 5.7-15.7 43 14.8 10.5-20.5 41 10.5 7.3-15.0 165 62.5 55.5-69.1
No 2,149 662 28.8 26.6-31.2 652 29.0 26.8-31.3 353 16.6 14.8-18.5 160 8.7 7.2-10.4 322 16.9 15.0-18.9
COPD
Yes 123 *** *** *** 33 24.0 16.4-33.8 25 19.2 12.2-28.8 *** *** *** 26 21.7 14.3-31.5
No 2,327 641 25.4 23.4-27.6 649 26.9 24.8-29.1 372 16.1 14.4-18.0 196 9.2 7.8-10.9 469 22.3 20.3-24.5
Current Asthma
Yes 178 46 25.3 17.9-34.4 52 28.4 21.3-36.8 22 11.3 7.0-17.8 15 8.8 5.0-15.1 43 26.1 19.1-34.5
No 2,269 623 25.7 23.6-27.9 629 26.6 24.5-28.9 373 16.6 14.9-18.5 190 9.0 7.6-10.7 454 22.1 20.1-24.2
Diabetes
Yes 193 70 34.8 26.7-43.9 62 31.7 24.0-40.5 20 13.0 7.7-21.2 *** *** *** 32 16.7 11.4-23.8
No 2,256 599 24.9 22.8-27.0 620 26.4 24.3-28.6 376 16.5 14.8-18.4 197 9.5 8.0-11.2 464 22.8 20.7-25.0
Functional Disability
Yes 539 179 29.8 25.3-34.6 136 24.1 19.9-28.9 79 15.0 11.6-19.1 42 10.2 6.7-15.2 103 20.9 17.0-25.4
No 1,908 488 24.5 22.2-26.9 544 27.4 25.1-29.8 317 16.6 14.7-18.6 164 8.7 7.3-10.4 395 22.8 20.6-25.2
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 587 197 32.5 28.0-37.4 170 27.7 23.5-32.4 86 14.5 11.4-18.2 42 7.7 5.3-11.1 92 17.6 14.0-21.8
No 1,866 473 23.8 21.6-26.2 512 26.5 24.2-28.9 311 16.7 14.8-18.8 164 9.3 7.8-11.2 406 23.6 21.4-26.0

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

**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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