2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,789 4,666 80.0 78.7-81.3 236 4.3 3.7- 5.0 340 6.6 5.8- 7.5 332 5.2 4.6- 6.0 215 3.8 3.2- 4.5
GENDER
Male 2,620 2,199 82.9 80.9-84.6 96 3.9 3.1- 5.0 126 5.6 4.5- 7.0 112 4.1 3.3- 5.1 87 3.5 2.7- 4.6
Female 3,169 2,467 77.4 75.5-79.2 140 4.6 3.8- 5.6 214 7.6 6.5- 8.9 220 6.3 5.4- 7.4 128 4.1 3.2- 5.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,001 4,024 79.8 78.4-81.2 208 4.4 3.8- 5.2 293 6.4 5.6- 7.4 284 5.3 4.6- 6.2 192 4.0 3.3- 4.8
No 765 623 81.0 77.1-84.3 27 3.5 2.3- 5.3 46 7.9 5.5-11.3 47 4.7 3.4- 6.4 22 2.9 1.6- 5.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,463 1,158 77.7 75.0-80.2 76 5.8 4.5- 7.5 96 7.9 6.3- 9.8 87 5.8 4.5- 7.3 46 2.8 1.9- 4.1
Overweight 1,856 1,553 84.3 82.2-86.2 65 3.5 2.6- 4.6 101 5.7 4.5- 7.2 82 3.5 2.7- 4.5 55 3.1 2.2- 4.2
Obese 1,721 1,303 74.2 71.4-76.8 73 4.6 3.4- 6.0 117 7.7 6.1- 9.6 136 7.7 6.2- 9.4 92 5.9 4.5- 7.7
Current Smoker
Yes 842 614 73.3 69.3-77.0 19 2.4 1.4- 4.1 65 8.9 6.5-12.0 83 7.9 6.1-10.0 61 7.6 5.4-10.5
No 4,697 3,827 80.6 79.1-81.9 216 4.9 4.2- 5.7 267 6.5 5.6- 7.4 239 4.9 4.2- 5.7 148 3.2 2.6- 3.9
History of CVD**
Yes 633 419 63.4 58.4-68.2 29 4.7 3.1- 7.1 37 6.9 4.7-10.2 75 10.7 8.1-13.9 73 14.2 10.7-18.6
No 5,109 4,215 81.9 80.5-83.2 204 4.2 3.6- 5.0 299 6.5 5.7- 7.5 253 4.7 4.0- 5.4 138 2.7 2.2- 3.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 671 541 80.3 76.5-83.7 31 4.9 3.2- 7.3 49 8.2 6.0-11.0 39 4.7 3.3- 6.6 *** *** ***
No 4,647 3,713 78.9 77.4-80.4 200 4.6 3.9- 5.4 274 6.8 5.8- 7.8 273 5.5 4.8- 6.4 187 4.2 3.5- 5.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 298 250 82.3 75.8-87.4 *** *** *** 18 7.7 4.4-13.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,011 3,998 79.0 77.6-80.4 218 4.7 4.0- 5.5 304 6.8 6.0- 7.8 300 5.5 4.8- 6.3 191 4.0 3.3- 4.8
COPD
Yes 422 256 58.4 52.1-64.4 *** *** *** 35 10.3 6.9-15.1 55 10.2 7.4-13.8 64 17.8 13.0-23.7
No 5,351 4,399 81.5 80.2-82.8 222 4.3 3.7- 5.1 304 6.4 5.6- 7.3 276 4.9 4.3- 5.7 150 2.8 2.3- 3.5
Current Asthma
Yes 469 304 66.0 60.6-71.0 28 5.1 3.3- 7.8 49 11.3 8.1-15.4 45 9.5 6.6-13.4 43 8.2 5.9-11.3
No 5,295 4,343 81.2 79.8-82.5 206 4.2 3.6- 5.0 288 6.2 5.4- 7.2 287 4.9 4.3- 5.6 171 3.4 2.8- 4.2
Diabetes
Yes 764 563 69.7 65.0-74.0 27 2.9 1.9- 4.6 47 7.7 5.6-10.7 63 7.6 5.5-10.4 64 12.0 8.8-16.2
No 5,014 4,094 81.4 80.1-82.7 208 4.5 3.8- 5.3 292 6.5 5.6- 7.4 269 4.9 4.3- 5.7 151 2.7 2.2- 3.3
Functional Disability
Yes 1,621 1,001 58.6 55.4-61.7 77 5.6 4.3- 7.3 142 10.7 8.7-13.0 217 12.7 10.8-14.8 184 12.5 10.4-14.9
No 3,942 3,457 87.1 85.8-88.4 158 4.1 3.4- 4.9 194 5.5 4.6- 6.4 104 2.6 2.0- 3.3 29 0.7 0.5- 1.2
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,736 1,153 63.4 60.4-66.3 71 4.0 3.1- 5.2 131 9.5 7.7-11.6 214 11.6 9.9-13.5 167 11.6 9.6-14.0
No 4,050 3,511 85.8 84.4-87.1 164 4.4 3.7- 5.2 209 5.7 4.8- 6.6 118 3.0 2.4- 3.8 48 1.1 0.7- 1.6

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

**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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