2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,358 5,057 94.2 93.4-94.9 301 5.8 5.1- 6.6
GENDER
Male 2,402 2,254 93.9 92.7-95.0 148 6.1 5.0- 7.3
Female 2,956 2,803 94.5 93.4-95.4 153 5.5 4.6- 6.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,674 4,415 94.4 93.5-95.1 259 5.6 4.9- 6.5
No 667 625 93.1 90.4-95.1 42 6.9 4.9- 9.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,416 1,301 91.8 90.0-93.4 115 8.2 6.6-10.0
Overweight 1,780 1,688 94.3 92.8-95.6 92 5.7 4.4- 7.2
Obese 1,637 1,560 95.4 94.0-96.5 77 4.6 3.5- 6.0
Current Smoker
Yes 807 717 88.6 85.6-90.9 90 11.4 9.1-14.4
No 4,524 4,314 95.3 94.5-96.0 210 4.7 4.0- 5.5
History of CVD**
Yes 592 567 94.3 90.8-96.5 25 5.7 3.5- 9.2
No 4,721 4,448 94.3 93.4-95.0 273 5.7 5.0- 6.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 648 442 69.8 65.5-73.7 206 30.2 26.3-34.5
No 4,681 4,596 98.4 97.9-98.8 85 1.6 1.2- 2.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 301 *** *** *** 301 100 . - .
No 5,057 5,057 100 . - . *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 402 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,942 4,660 94.1 93.2-94.8 282 5.9 5.2- 6.8
Current Asthma
Yes 451 432 94.8 91.5-96.9 19 5.2 3.1- 8.5
No 4,884 4,604 94.2 93.3-94.9 280 5.8 5.1- 6.7
Diabetes
Yes 719 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,629 4,345 93.8 92.9-94.6 284 6.2 5.4- 7.1
Functional Disability
Yes 1,567 1,493 94.4 92.6-95.7 74 5.6 4.3- 7.4
No 3,775 3,548 94.1 93.2-95.0 227 5.9 5.0- 6.8
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,672 1,594 94.9 93.3-96.2 78 5.1 3.8- 6.7
No 3,683 3,460 94.0 93.0-94.8 223 6.0 5.2- 7.0

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions. This question was asked of all respondents.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

**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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