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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 2,809 1,223 39.1 37.0-41.2 894 32.5 30.5-34.7 336 13.5 12.0-15.1 125 5.0 4.1- 6.2 231 9.8 8.5-11.3
GENDER
Male 1,448 458 28.9 26.3-31.7 483 33.1 30.3-36.0 222 16.2 14.1-18.6 96 7.2 5.7- 9.0 189 14.6 12.5-17.0
Female 1,361 765 51.7 48.5-55.0 411 31.9 28.9-35.0 114 10.1 8.2-12.4 29 2.3 1.5- 3.6 42 3.9 2.8- 5.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,475 1,127 41.1 38.9-43.5 800 33.3 31.1-35.6 274 12.5 11.0-14.2 105 4.9 4.0- 6.2 169 8.1 6.9- 9.6
No 327 91 26.3 20.9-32.4 93 28.4 23.0-34.6 62 20.0 15.2-25.8 20 5.7 3.5- 9.2 61 19.6 14.9-25.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 943 418 38.4 34.8-42.1 301 32.9 29.4-36.6 122 14.7 12.2-17.7 37 5.0 3.5- 7.2 65 8.9 6.8-11.6
Overweight 1,022 427 37.4 34.0-40.8 343 34.4 31.1-37.9 117 12.6 10.4-15.3 50 5.6 4.1- 7.6 85 10.0 8.0-12.6
Obese 680 293 40.4 36.1-44.9 210 30.8 26.8-35.1 77 12.6 9.7-16.2 34 5.1 3.4- 7.6 66 11.1 8.5-14.4
Current Smoker
Yes 536 137 22.8 19.0-27.1 154 28.5 24.3-33.2 111 21.6 17.7-26.0 43 8.4 6.0-11.7 91 18.7 15.0-23.1
No 2,263 1,083 43.8 41.3-46.2 734 33.5 31.2-35.9 224 11.2 9.7-13.0 82 4.1 3.2- 5.3 140 7.4 6.1- 8.8
History of CVD**
Yes 219 102 44.8 37.1-52.8 64 28.0 21.7-35.4 22 11.5 7.3-17.7 *** *** *** 21 10.8 6.6-17.4
No 2,578 1,116 38.7 36.5-40.9 826 32.8 30.7-35.0 313 13.7 12.1-15.4 114 5.1 4.1- 6.2 209 9.8 8.4-11.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 730 91 10.5 8.4-13.2 211 27.9 24.3-31.8 159 22.4 19.1-26.1 77 10.5 8.2-13.5 192 28.6 24.9-32.7
No 2,030 1,119 51.6 49.0-54.2 668 34.6 32.1-37.1 171 9.8 8.3-11.6 43 2.6 1.8- 3.6 29 1.5 1.0- 2.2
COPD
Yes 170 72 35.7 27.8-44.4 47 27.6 20.4-36.1 21 15.6 9.8-23.7 *** *** *** 22 15.8 9.9-24.2
No 2,627 1,147 39.3 37.1-41.5 843 32.8 30.7-35.0 314 13.4 11.9-15.1 116 5.0 4.1- 6.2 207 9.5 8.2-11.0
Current Asthma
Yes 196 84 36.8 29.2-45.3 66 36.4 28.6-45.0 21 13.7 8.4-21.6 *** *** *** 14 6.8 3.8-12.0
No 2,600 1,131 39.2 37.0-41.4 824 32.2 30.1-34.4 314 13.5 11.9-15.2 114 5.0 4.0- 6.1 217 10.1 8.8-11.7
Diabetes
Yes 203 100 48.0 40.1-56.0 68 35.3 28.1-43.4 15 8.3 4.9-13.9 *** *** *** 14 6.6 3.7-11.5
No 2,606 1,123 38.5 36.4-40.8 826 32.4 30.2-34.6 321 13.8 12.2-15.5 119 5.2 4.3- 6.4 217 10.0 8.7-11.6
Disability
Yes 544 263 43.7 38.8-48.7 162 31.0 26.5-36.0 53 10.5 7.8-14.1 23 5.2 3.3- 8.2 43 9.5 6.8-13.2
No 2,258 956 38.0 35.7-40.4 730 32.9 30.6-35.3 283 14.2 12.5-16.0 102 5.0 4.0- 6.3 187 9.9 8.4-11.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 657 332 46.9 42.3-51.5 195 30.3 26.2-34.7 61 11.4 8.7-14.9 26 3.7 2.4- 5.7 43 7.7 5.5-10.8
No 2,152 891 37.2 34.9-39.6 699 33.1 30.7-35.5 275 14.0 12.3-15.9 99 5.4 4.3- 6.7 188 10.4 8.8-12.1

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*This question was 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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