2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,421 2,843 51.3 49.6-52.9 678 13.2 12.2-14.4 751 14.4 13.3-15.6 863 16.4 15.3-17.7 286 4.7 4.1- 5.4
GENDER
Male 2,442 1,121 46.6 44.2-49.1 284 12.0 10.5-13.6 370 15.1 13.5-16.9 494 20.1 18.2-22.1 173 6.2 5.2- 7.4
Female 2,979 1,722 55.6 53.3-57.8 394 14.4 12.9-16.1 381 13.7 12.2-15.3 369 13.1 11.7-14.6 113 3.3 2.6- 4.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,720 2,450 50.4 48.6-52.1 591 13.4 12.2-14.7 641 14.4 13.2-15.6 778 17.2 15.9-18.5 260 4.7 4.0- 5.4
No 684 379 56.1 51.5-60.6 86 12.3 9.7-15.5 109 14.7 11.9-18.1 84 12.1 9.2-15.7 26 4.8 3.1- 7.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,428 658 46.0 42.9-49.2 183 13.6 11.6-16.0 211 15.1 13.1-17.5 272 19.1 16.8-21.6 104 6.1 4.9- 7.6
Overweight 1,793 905 48.8 45.9-51.7 229 12.5 10.8-14.5 255 14.9 13.0-17.1 299 18.6 16.4-21.0 105 5.2 4.1- 6.5
Obese 1,663 943 54.4 51.3-57.4 216 15.0 12.9-17.4 222 13.9 11.9-16.1 233 14.1 12.1-16.3 49 2.7 1.9- 3.7
Current Smoker
Yes 827 409 48.3 44.1-52.5 105 13.0 10.5-16.0 124 15.8 12.9-19.1 119 14.8 11.9-18.2 70 8.1 6.2-10.6
No 4,566 2,423 51.9 50.1-53.7 569 13.3 12.1-14.6 622 14.1 12.9-15.3 737 16.7 15.5-18.1 215 4.0 3.4- 4.7
History of CVD**
Yes 595 388 63.3 58.2-68.1 52 8.9 6.3-12.4 64 12.2 9.3-15.9 50 8.2 5.9-11.3 41 7.4 4.9-10.9
No 4,780 2,422 49.8 48.0-51.5 623 13.8 12.6-15.1 685 14.7 13.6-16.0 810 17.4 16.1-18.7 240 4.3 3.7- 5.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 677 *** *** *** 58 8.8 6.6-11.7 179 27.4 23.6-31.5 334 49.9 45.5-54.4 106 13.9 11.1-17.1
No 4,690 2,843 60.4 58.7-62.1 610 13.9 12.7-15.2 562 12.3 11.2-13.5 509 10.5 9.5-11.7 166 2.8 2.4- 3.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 301 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 184 64.4 57.7-70.6 108 32.5 26.5-39.2
No 5,057 2,843 55.1 53.4-56.8 668 14.0 12.9-15.3 729 15.1 13.9-16.3 652 13.1 12.0-14.2 165 2.8 2.3- 3.3
COPD
Yes 409 275 64.4 58.3-70.1 34 11.1 7.6-15.9 34 9.1 6.2-13.1 34 8.9 5.9-13.1 32 6.6 4.3- 9.9
No 4,997 2,556 50.2 48.5-51.9 643 13.4 12.3-14.6 716 14.8 13.6-16.0 828 17.0 15.8-18.3 254 4.5 3.9- 5.3
Current Asthma
Yes 454 268 56.2 50.6-61.7 55 12.5 9.0-17.1 48 11.3 8.2-15.4 63 15.6 12.0-20.2 20 4.3 2.6- 7.0
No 4,944 2,559 50.8 49.0-52.5 622 13.3 12.2-14.6 701 14.7 13.5-15.9 797 16.5 15.3-17.8 265 4.7 4.1- 5.4
Diabetes
Yes 727 525 71.0 66.6-75.1 78 11.0 8.4-14.3 53 7.6 5.4-10.5 52 7.4 5.4-10.0 *** *** ***
No 4,684 2,312 48.4 46.7-50.2 599 13.6 12.4-14.8 697 15.4 14.2-16.7 809 17.7 16.4-19.1 267 4.9 4.3- 5.6
Functional Disability
Yes 1,586 1,006 62.5 59.4-65.5 163 11.1 9.3-13.3 164 10.5 8.8-12.4 163 10.6 8.7-12.8 90 5.3 4.1- 6.9
No 3,818 1,829 47.0 45.1-49.0 512 14.1 12.7-15.5 585 15.9 14.5-17.3 697 18.6 17.2-20.2 195 4.4 3.8- 5.2
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,686 1,070 63.5 60.5-66.3 173 10.2 8.5-12.2 164 10.0 8.4-11.9 174 10.5 8.8-12.5 105 5.8 4.5- 7.3
No 3,732 1,770 46.7 44.8-48.7 505 14.4 13.0-15.8 587 16.0 14.7-17.5 689 18.6 17.2-20.2 181 4.3 3.6- 5.0

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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 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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