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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,294 5,542 86.2 85.1-87.2 752 13.8 12.8-14.9
GENDER
Male 2,670 2,206 81.2 79.4-83.0 464 18.8 17.0-20.6
Female 3,624 3,336 90.7 89.4-91.8 288 9.3 8.2-10.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,488 4,878 87.1 85.9-88.1 610 12.9 11.9-14.1
No 790 650 81.3 77.8-84.4 140 18.7 15.6-22.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,810 1,563 84.0 81.7-86.0 247 16.0 14.0-18.3
Overweight 2,113 1,834 84.6 82.6-86.4 279 15.4 13.6-17.4
Obese 1,735 1,559 88.7 86.7-90.4 176 11.3 9.6-13.3
Current Smoker
Yes 1,021 782 75.0 71.6-78.1 239 25.0 21.9-28.4
No 5,238 4,728 88.8 87.6-89.8 510 11.2 10.2-12.4
History of CVD**
Yes 722 674 93.3 90.7-95.2 48 6.7 4.8- 9.3
No 5,524 4,824 85.4 84.3-86.6 700 14.6 13.4-15.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 273 66 20.4 15.7-26.1 207 79.6 73.9-84.3
No 5,965 5,442 89.7 88.7-90.7 523 10.3 9.3-11.3
COPD
Yes 523 471 88.5 84.5-91.5 52 11.5 8.5-15.5
No 5,743 5,047 86.0 84.8-87.1 696 14.0 12.9-15.2
Current Asthma
Yes 527 471 86.8 82.3-90.3 56 13.2 9.7-17.7
No 5,739 5,045 86.1 85.0-87.2 694 13.9 12.8-15.0
Diabetes
Yes 798 763 95.6 93.7-97.0 35 4.4 3.0- 6.3
No 5,489 4,772 85.1 83.9-86.2 717 14.9 13.8-16.1
Disability
Yes 1,701 1,590 92.4 90.7-93.9 111 7.6 6.1- 9.3
No 4,572 3,933 84.2 82.9-85.5 639 15.8 14.5-17.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,956 1,817 91.6 89.9-93.1 139 8.4 6.9-10.1
No 4,338 3,725 84.2 82.9-85.5 613 15.8 14.5-17.1

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*Binge drinkers--MALES having five or more drinks on one occasion and FEMALES having four or more drinks on one occasion.

**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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