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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 2,762 730 23.2 21.4-25.0 779 27.1 25.2-29.1 454 16.1 14.6-17.8 230 8.9 7.7-10.2 569 24.7 22.8-26.8
GENDER
Male 1,413 250 15.5 13.5-17.8 334 22.8 20.4-25.5 279 18.5 16.3-20.9 121 9.1 7.4-11.1 429 34.1 31.2-37.1
Female 1,349 480 32.5 29.6-35.6 445 32.3 29.3-35.4 175 13.3 11.2-15.6 109 8.6 7.0-10.6 140 13.3 11.1-15.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,439 673 24.1 22.2-26.1 708 28.0 25.9-30.1 400 16.3 14.7-18.2 201 8.9 7.6-10.3 457 22.7 20.7-24.8
No 316 53 16.7 12.2-22.5 70 22.0 17.1-28.0 54 15.3 11.2-20.5 29 9.0 6.0-13.5 110 36.9 30.7-43.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 930 232 21.8 18.8-25.0 277 27.4 24.2-30.9 157 16.5 14.0-19.5 84 9.3 7.4-11.8 180 24.9 21.5-28.7
Overweight 1,006 237 20.7 18.0-23.7 273 25.9 22.9-29.1 188 18.2 15.6-21.2 82 8.7 6.9-11.0 226 26.5 23.3-29.9
Obese 662 205 26.6 22.9-30.7 184 28.3 24.3-32.6 89 14.1 11.1-17.8 51 8.4 6.1-11.5 133 22.6 19.0-26.8
Current Smoker
Yes 524 76 12.0 9.3-15.3 91 16.3 12.9-20.4 99 18.6 15.0-22.8 61 12.4 9.3-16.3 197 40.8 35.9-45.9
No 2,227 653 26.4 24.3-28.6 683 30.1 27.9-32.4 353 15.4 13.7-17.3 168 7.9 6.7- 9.3 370 20.2 18.1-22.4
History of CVD**
Yes 212 68 27.7 21.3-35.1 66 31.0 24.0-38.9 27 14.4 9.6-21.1 15 9.7 5.5-16.4 36 17.3 12.0-24.2
No 2,537 659 22.9 21.0-24.8 708 26.8 24.8-28.8 427 16.3 14.7-18.1 214 8.9 7.6-10.3 529 25.2 23.1-27.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 266 *** *** *** 22 5.9 3.7- 9.2 30 9.8 6.6-14.3 37 12.4 8.6-17.5 176 71.7 65.4-77.3
No 2,456 716 25.8 23.8-27.8 748 29.7 27.5-31.9 419 17.0 15.3-18.8 192 8.6 7.3-10.1 381 19.0 17.1-21.0
COPD
Yes 170 50 24.0 17.4-32.1 45 24.7 18.1-32.7 19 13.6 8.2-21.6 16 12.1 7.1-20.1 40 25.6 18.4-34.4
No 2,580 677 23.1 21.3-25.1 731 27.2 25.2-29.3 435 16.4 14.7-18.1 210 8.6 7.4-10.0 527 24.8 22.7-26.9
Current Asthma
Yes 195 59 25.5 18.8-33.6 51 23.7 17.5-31.2 28 15.2 10.1-22.3 17 9.5 5.5-15.9 40 26.1 18.6-35.3
No 2,554 667 22.9 21.1-24.8 725 27.4 25.4-29.6 422 16.1 14.5-17.8 212 8.9 7.6-10.3 528 24.7 22.7-26.8
Diabetes
Yes 193 68 29.6 23.0-37.1 62 37.4 29.6-45.9 29 13.6 9.1-19.8 13 7.2 4.0-12.8 21 12.2 7.6-18.8
No 2,569 662 22.8 21.0-24.7 717 26.5 24.5-28.5 425 16.3 14.7-18.1 217 9.0 7.7-10.4 548 25.5 23.4-27.6
Disability
Yes 532 179 29.0 24.7-33.7 149 27.7 23.4-32.4 80 14.8 11.6-18.7 46 11.0 8.0-14.9 78 17.6 13.8-22.2
No 2,222 550 22.1 20.1-24.2 627 26.8 24.7-29.1 372 16.5 14.7-18.4 184 8.5 7.2-10.0 489 26.1 23.9-28.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 646 219 28.5 24.7-32.7 194 29.8 25.8-34.2 84 12.6 9.9-15.8 51 10.7 7.9-14.4 98 18.3 14.8-22.6
No 2,116 511 21.9 19.9-24.0 585 26.4 24.2-28.7 370 17.0 15.2-19.0 179 8.4 7.1- 9.9 471 26.3 24.0-28.7

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*This question 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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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