2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 2,504 1,081 39.5 37.3-41.9 781 32.4 30.3-34.7 323 13.6 11.9-15.3 118 5.5 4.5- 6.7 201 9.0 7.7-10.5
GENDER
Male 1,274 417 30.4 27.5-33.5 411 31.9 28.9-34.9 207 17.2 14.7-20.0 79 7.0 5.5- 9.0 160 13.5 11.4-15.9
Female 1,230 664 49.5 46.1-52.9 370 33.0 29.9-36.4 116 9.5 7.7-11.7 39 3.8 2.7- 5.4 41 4.1 2.9- 5.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,214 1,003 41.5 39.0-43.9 701 33.2 30.9-35.6 273 13.1 11.5-14.9 98 5.2 4.2- 6.5 139 7.0 5.8- 8.5
No 287 77 26.2 20.6-32.9 78 26.5 20.9-32.9 50 17.0 11.8-24.0 20 7.3 4.4-11.9 62 22.9 17.6-29.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 756 329 39.2 35.2-43.3 235 32.3 28.5-36.3 91 12.5 9.9-15.6 45 7.1 5.1- 9.8 56 9.0 6.7-11.9
Overweight 871 365 37.9 34.2-41.8 283 34.7 30.9-38.6 128 15.0 12.4-18.0 35 4.2 2.9- 6.0 60 8.3 6.2-10.9
Obese 691 289 39.3 34.9-43.9 211 30.5 26.5-34.8 87 13.9 10.7-17.9 33 6.1 4.1- 8.8 71 10.2 7.8-13.3
Current Smoker
Yes 395 94 22.5 17.9-27.8 122 28.9 24.0-34.5 74 21.0 16.1-26.9 28 6.3 4.1- 9.6 77 21.3 16.8-26.6
No 2,094 980 43.1 40.6-45.6 655 33.2 30.8-35.7 247 12.0 10.4-13.7 89 5.3 4.2- 6.7 123 6.5 5.3- 7.9
History of CVD**
Yes 202 106 46.8 38.4-55.3 50 26.0 18.9-34.7 17 8.2 4.8-13.8 *** *** *** 20 13.7 8.6-21.1
No 2,290 971 39.0 36.7-41.4 729 33.0 30.8-35.4 304 14.0 12.3-15.9 107 5.4 4.4- 6.7 179 8.5 7.2-10.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 646 86 12.2 9.6-15.4 170 28.2 24.2-32.6 143 20.2 16.9-23.9 81 12.9 10.1-16.2 166 26.6 22.8-30.8
No 1,829 990 51.1 48.3-53.9 604 34.2 31.7-36.9 174 10.7 8.9-12.8 34 2.4 1.6- 3.5 27 1.5 0.9- 2.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 301 *** *** *** 73 22.7 17.4-28.9 81 22.2 17.4-27.9 39 14.9 10.6-20.7 108 40.2 33.6-47.1
No 2,203 1,081 45.0 42.5-47.5 708 33.8 31.4-36.2 242 12.4 10.7-14.3 79 4.2 3.2- 5.4 93 4.7 3.8- 5.9
COPD
Yes 125 *** *** *** 38 28.9 20.3-39.3 16 13.1 7.5-21.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,377 1,026 39.2 36.9-41.6 743 32.6 30.4-35.0 307 13.6 11.9-15.4 109 5.4 4.4- 6.7 192 9.1 7.8-10.6
Current Asthma
Yes 183 78 40.9 32.6-49.7 62 31.1 23.9-39.4 25 16.1 10.6-23.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,314 1,000 39.4 37.1-41.8 716 32.5 30.2-34.9 298 13.4 11.7-15.2 109 5.5 4.4- 6.8 191 9.2 7.8-10.7
Diabetes
Yes 192 98 45.4 36.7-54.3 48 27.9 20.3-37.1 24 15.3 9.7-23.4 *** *** *** 16 8.0 4.5-13.7
No 2,308 982 39.1 36.8-41.5 733 32.8 30.6-35.2 298 13.4 11.7-15.2 112 5.6 4.6- 7.0 183 9.0 7.7-10.6
Functional Disability
Yes 556 259 40.5 35.6-45.6 151 29.5 24.9-34.5 69 12.5 9.0-17.1 27 6.3 4.1- 9.5 50 11.3 8.3-15.2
No 1,940 818 39.3 36.8-41.9 627 33.2 30.7-35.7 253 13.8 12.0-15.8 91 5.3 4.2- 6.7 151 8.4 7.0-10.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 597 298 47.3 42.4-52.3 180 30.7 26.2-35.5 57 9.7 7.2-12.8 27 5.0 3.2- 7.9 35 7.3 5.0-10.6
No 1,907 783 37.6 35.0-40.2 601 32.9 30.4-35.4 266 14.5 12.7-16.6 91 5.6 4.4- 7.0 166 9.4 8.0-11.2

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*This question was 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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