2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Excessive Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,311 765 15.5 14.3-16.7 4,546 84.5 83.3-85.7
GENDER
Male 2,369 461 19.4 17.6-21.4 1,908 80.6 78.6-82.4
Female 2,942 304 11.9 10.5-13.5 2,638 88.1 86.5-89.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,637 649 15.2 13.9-16.5 3,988 84.8 83.5-86.1
No 657 116 17.8 14.6-21.6 541 82.2 78.4-85.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,406 247 18.5 16.2-21.1 1,159 81.5 78.9-83.8
Overweight 1,765 273 17.2 15.1-19.5 1,492 82.8 80.5-84.9
Obese 1,627 200 13.1 11.2-15.2 1,427 86.9 84.8-88.8
Current Smoker
Yes 795 185 23.8 20.5-27.6 610 76.2 72.4-79.5
No 4,493 576 13.8 12.6-15.1 3,917 86.2 84.9-87.4
History of CVD**
Yes 587 65 12.8 9.6-16.9 522 87.2 83.1-90.4
No 4,680 695 15.8 14.6-17.1 3,985 84.2 82.9-85.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 642 642 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 4,669 123 2.2 1.8- 2.8 4,546 97.8 97.2-98.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 290 290 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 5,021 475 10.6 9.6-11.7 4,546 89.4 88.3-90.4
COPD
Yes 397 46 11.2 8.0-15.5 351 88.8 84.5-92.0
No 4,900 717 15.8 14.6-17.1 4,183 84.2 82.9-85.4
Current Asthma
Yes 445 60 14.9 11.3-19.5 385 85.1 80.5-88.7
No 4,843 701 15.5 14.3-16.8 4,142 84.5 83.2-85.7
Diabetes
Yes 717 41 6.8 4.7- 9.7 676 93.2 90.3-95.3
No 4,584 721 16.7 15.4-18.1 3,863 83.3 81.9-84.6
Functional Disability
Yes 1,554 181 12.4 10.5-14.6 1,373 87.6 85.4-89.5
No 3,741 582 16.6 15.2-18.1 3,159 83.4 81.9-84.8
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,661 175 11.3 9.5-13.4 1,486 88.7 86.6-90.5
No 3,647 590 17.0 15.6-18.6 3,057 83.0 81.4-84.4

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Yes refers to respondents who said they had drank in the past 30 days and had at least one binge drinking episode (5 or more drinks on one occasion for men 4 or more drinks for women)
or were heavy drinkers (2 or more drinks per day for men, more than 1 drink per day for women).
No refers to respondents who said they did not drink in the past 30 days or who were not heavy drinkers and had no binge drinking episodes.

**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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