2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,524 1,847 70.6 68.4-72.8 228 9.8 8.5-11.3 151 6.6 5.5- 8.0 203 8.7 7.4-10.1 95 4.3 3.4- 5.4
GENDER
Male 1,288 872 65.7 62.6-68.8 130 10.1 8.3-12.1 91 7.8 6.2- 9.9 125 10.5 8.7-12.8 70 5.8 4.5- 7.6
Female 1,236 975 76.0 72.9-78.9 98 9.5 7.6-11.8 60 5.3 3.9- 7.1 78 6.6 5.1- 8.5 25 2.6 1.7- 4.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,234 1,674 72.4 70.1-74.6 190 9.3 8.0-10.9 129 6.5 5.3- 7.9 168 8.2 6.9- 9.7 73 3.6 2.8- 4.7
No 287 170 57.4 50.3-64.1 38 13.2 9.2-18.6 22 7.8 4.7-12.6 35 12.5 8.7-17.6 22 9.2 5.8-14.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 763 550 69.0 64.9-72.8 74 10.3 8.0-13.2 41 6.0 4.2- 8.4 68 9.7 7.4-12.6 30 5.0 3.3- 7.4
Overweight 874 646 70.5 66.7-74.0 77 10.1 7.9-12.8 57 7.0 5.2- 9.4 68 8.3 6.4-10.7 26 4.0 2.7- 6.1
Obese 699 507 71.8 67.5-75.7 64 9.4 7.1-12.4 44 7.1 5.0-10.0 51 7.6 5.6-10.4 33 4.0 2.7- 6.1
Current Smoker
Yes 396 220 54.4 48.4-60.3 40 10.7 7.5-15.1 32 8.0 5.3-11.9 50 11.6 8.6-15.5 54 15.3 11.4-20.1
No 2,113 1,618 74.0 71.7-76.3 186 9.6 8.2-11.2 118 6.3 5.1- 7.8 151 8.0 6.7- 9.6 40 2.0 1.4- 2.9
History of CVD**
Yes 204 151 69.7 60.8-77.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 14.3 9.1-21.7 *** *** ***
No 2,308 1,689 70.9 68.5-73.1 216 10.2 8.8-11.8 141 6.7 5.5- 8.1 177 8.2 6.9- 9.6 85 4.1 3.2- 5.2
Binge Drinker
Yes 677 *** *** *** 228 33.3 29.3-37.6 151 22.5 18.9-26.5 203 29.6 25.7-33.8 95 14.6 11.7-18.0
No 1,847 1,847 100 . - . *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
Yes 291 85 25.0 19.6-31.4 23 6.9 4.3-10.9 35 12.2 8.2-18.0 74 25.2 19.8-31.5 74 30.6 24.5-37.6
No 2,195 1,753 77.4 75.2-79.5 202 10.3 8.8-11.9 111 5.6 4.5- 7.0 114 6.1 4.9- 7.5 *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 127 91 73.6 63.8-81.5 14 11.1 6.2-18.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,394 1,756 70.6 68.3-72.7 212 9.6 8.3-11.2 147 6.8 5.7- 8.2 191 8.6 7.4-10.1 88 4.3 3.4- 5.5
Current Asthma
Yes 179 124 66.9 58.2-74.5 18 11.0 6.8-17.3 16 10.0 5.7-17.0 17 10.0 5.8-16.7 *** *** ***
No 2,338 1,719 71.0 68.7-73.2 208 9.6 8.3-11.2 135 6.4 5.2- 7.8 185 8.6 7.3-10.1 91 4.5 3.5- 5.6
Diabetes
Yes 198 160 78.8 70.5-85.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 6.7 3.8-11.8 *** *** ***
No 2,322 1,685 70.0 67.7-72.2 217 10.1 8.7-11.7 143 6.6 5.5- 8.0 188 8.8 7.5-10.3 89 4.5 3.5- 5.7
Functional Disability
Yes 563 409 69.7 64.7-74.3 48 9.0 6.6-12.1 30 5.8 3.6- 9.3 48 9.5 6.9-13.0 28 6.0 3.9- 9.2
No 1,952 1,432 71.0 68.5-73.3 178 9.9 8.4-11.6 121 6.9 5.6- 8.4 154 8.4 7.1-10.0 67 3.9 2.9- 5.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 604 469 74.1 69.4-78.3 44 8.6 6.2-11.8 31 6.7 4.3-10.3 41 7.5 5.3-10.5 19 3.1 1.8- 5.3
No 1,920 1,378 69.7 67.2-72.2 184 10.1 8.6-11.8 120 6.6 5.4- 8.1 162 9.0 7.6-10.7 76 4.6 3.6- 5.9

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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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