2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,367 4,690 85.9 84.7-87.0 677 14.1 13.0-15.3
GENDER
Male 2,409 1,993 81.9 80.0-83.7 416 18.1 16.3-20.0
Female 2,958 2,697 89.5 88.0-90.8 261 10.5 9.2-12.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,684 4,124 86.5 85.2-87.6 560 13.5 12.4-14.8
No 666 549 81.9 78.1-85.1 117 18.1 14.9-21.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,421 1,208 83.4 80.9-85.6 213 16.6 14.4-19.1
Overweight 1,779 1,551 85.1 82.9-87.0 228 14.9 13.0-17.1
Obese 1,642 1,450 87.3 85.2-89.2 192 12.7 10.8-14.8
Current Smoker
Yes 805 629 77.0 73.3-80.4 176 23.0 19.6-26.7
No 4,536 4,041 87.6 86.4-88.8 495 12.4 11.2-13.6
History of CVD**
Yes 592 539 89.1 85.1-92.1 53 10.9 7.9-14.9
No 4,730 4,111 85.5 84.2-86.7 619 14.5 13.3-15.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 677 *** *** *** 677 100 . - .
No 4,690 4,690 100 . - . *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
Yes 291 85 25.0 19.6-31.4 206 75.0 68.6-80.4
No 5,038 4,596 89.9 88.8-90.9 442 10.1 9.1-11.2
COPD
Yes 402 366 90.9 86.9-93.7 36 9.1 6.3-13.1
No 4,950 4,312 85.5 84.2-86.7 638 14.5 13.3-15.8
Current Asthma
Yes 447 392 85.9 81.5-89.4 55 14.1 10.6-18.5
No 4,897 4,278 85.9 84.6-87.0 619 14.1 13.0-15.4
Diabetes
Yes 723 685 93.9 91.2-95.9 38 6.1 4.1- 8.8
No 4,634 3,997 84.7 83.4-86.0 637 15.3 14.0-16.6
Functional Disability
Yes 1,569 1,415 88.9 86.7-90.7 154 11.1 9.3-13.3
No 3,781 3,261 84.8 83.3-86.1 520 15.2 13.9-16.7
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,674 1,539 90.7 88.7-92.3 135 9.3 7.7-11.3
No 3,690 3,148 84.1 82.6-85.4 542 15.9 14.6-17.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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