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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sugar Drinks--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

During the past 30 days, how often did you drink sugar-sweetened fruit drinks (such as Kool-aid and lemonade)
sweet tea, and sports or energy drinks (such as Gatorade and Red Bull)?

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  Total
Respond.^
1+ times a day 1+ times a week 1+ times a month Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,651 998 20.1 18.8-21.4 1,540 29.7 28.2-31.3 587 10.5 9.6-11.6 2,526 39.7 38.1-41.2
GENDER
Male 2,386 491 23.6 21.5-25.9 696 31.3 29.1-33.7 234 9.3 8.0-10.7 965 35.7 33.5-38.1
Female 3,265 507 16.9 15.3-18.5 844 28.3 26.3-30.3 353 11.7 10.3-13.1 1,561 43.2 41.1-45.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,915 808 18.6 17.3-20.1 1,290 28.5 26.9-30.1 526 11.1 10.1-12.3 2,291 41.7 40.1-43.4
No 723 189 28.4 24.6-32.5 245 36.3 32.1-40.7 59 7.2 5.3- 9.7 230 28.2 24.3-32.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,596 276 19.3 17.0-22.0 409 29.9 27.0-32.9 161 10.9 9.1-12.9 750 39.9 37.0-42.9
Overweight 1,894 313 19.2 17.0-21.5 527 30.7 28.1-33.3 197 10.0 8.6-11.7 857 40.1 37.5-42.7
Obese 1,592 300 21.7 19.2-24.4 453 29.3 26.6-32.2 176 10.9 9.1-13.0 663 38.1 35.2-41.1
Current Smoker
Yes 931 281 32.4 28.8-36.2 247 28.7 25.2-32.6 91 9.2 7.2-11.7 312 29.7 26.3-33.4
No 4,691 712 17.3 15.9-18.7 1,288 30.0 28.3-31.7 489 10.8 9.7-11.9 2,202 42.0 40.3-43.7
History of CVD**
Yes 672 112 19.4 15.8-23.6 130 18.7 15.3-22.6 76 11.0 8.3-14.4 354 50.9 46.2-55.6
No 4,933 881 20.2 18.8-21.6 1,399 30.9 29.3-32.6 503 10.5 9.5-11.5 2,150 38.4 36.8-40.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 598 127 22.6 18.9-26.9 183 34.3 30.0-39.0 69 10.5 8.1-13.6 219 32.5 28.4-36.9
No 4,866 824 19.5 18.1-21.0 1,304 29.0 27.4-30.7 503 10.6 9.6-11.7 2,235 40.9 39.2-42.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 246 45 18.7 13.6-25.2 70 34.2 27.4-41.7 13 5.1 2.9- 8.9 118 42.0 34.9-49.3
No 5,209 907 19.9 18.5-21.3 1,411 29.4 27.9-31.0 558 10.9 9.9-11.9 2,333 39.9 38.3-41.5
COPD
Yes 489 113 24.6 20.1-29.8 111 24.1 19.6-29.2 52 8.8 6.5-12.0 213 42.5 37.0-48.1
No 5,135 883 19.7 18.4-21.2 1,421 30.2 28.6-31.8 533 10.7 9.7-11.8 2,298 39.3 37.8-41.0
Current Asthma
Yes 482 92 20.9 16.5-26.1 116 27.8 22.5-33.7 62 11.5 8.6-15.2 212 39.8 34.4-45.4
No 5,140 902 20.0 18.7-21.4 1,415 29.9 28.4-31.5 517 10.3 9.3-11.4 2,306 39.8 38.2-41.4
Diabetes
Yes 755 90 13.1 10.4-16.3 128 17.4 14.4-20.8 76 9.9 7.5-13.0 461 59.6 55.3-63.8
No 4,889 907 21.0 19.6-22.5 1,412 31.3 29.7-33.0 508 10.6 9.6-11.7 2,062 37.1 35.5-38.7
Disability
Yes 1,561 265 18.4 16.2-21.0 363 25.3 22.7-28.2 169 10.9 9.1-12.9 764 45.4 42.3-48.4
No 4,070 730 20.6 19.1-22.3 1,171 31.1 29.4-33.0 416 10.4 9.4-11.6 1,753 37.8 36.0-39.6
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,805 310 18.9 16.7-21.3 375 22.0 19.6-24.5 189 10.9 9.2-13.0 931 48.2 45.4-51.1
No 3,846 688 20.5 19.0-22.2 1,165 32.7 30.9-34.6 398 10.4 9.3-11.6 1,595 36.4 34.6-38.2

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**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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