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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,816 2,064 69.7 67.5-71.7 282 11.3 9.9-12.8 159 6.2 5.3- 7.4 215 9.0 7.7-10.4 96 3.8 3.0- 4.8
GENDER
Male 1,447 983 64.5 61.4-67.4 132 10.4 8.6-12.5 109 8.3 6.8-10.2 152 11.5 9.7-13.7 71 5.3 4.0- 7.0
Female 1,369 1,081 76.1 73.1-78.8 150 12.4 10.4-14.8 50 3.7 2.7- 5.0 63 5.9 4.4- 7.8 25 2.0 1.3- 3.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,484 1,874 71.9 69.7-74.0 237 11.0 9.6-12.7 128 5.8 4.8- 7.0 173 8.2 6.9- 9.7 72 3.1 2.4- 4.1
No 326 186 56.6 50.1-62.9 45 13.4 9.6-18.2 31 9.3 6.2-13.6 42 13.9 10.0-19.0 22 6.8 4.1-11.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 948 701 69.2 65.4-72.7 96 11.6 9.2-14.5 41 4.5 3.2- 6.4 75 10.2 8.0-13.0 35 4.5 3.0- 6.6
Overweight 1,014 735 68.7 65.1-72.0 92 10.0 8.0-12.4 70 8.5 6.6-10.8 82 8.8 6.9-11.2 35 4.0 2.7- 5.9
Obese 682 506 71.9 67.6-75.8 72 11.6 9.1-14.8 38 6.0 4.2- 8.4 42 7.1 5.0-10.0 24 3.4 2.1- 5.5
Current Smoker
Yes 528 289 53.3 48.3-58.3 66 12.2 9.3-15.9 56 11.1 8.2-14.7 65 13.6 10.4-17.5 52 9.8 7.2-13.3
No 2,277 1,767 74.3 72.0-76.4 214 11.0 9.5-12.8 103 4.9 4.0- 6.1 150 7.8 6.5- 9.3 43 2.0 1.4- 2.9
History of CVD**
Yes 216 168 77.0 69.4-83.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,587 1,887 69.2 67.0-71.3 270 11.7 10.3-13.3 146 6.3 5.3- 7.5 201 9.1 7.8-10.6 83 3.7 2.9- 4.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 273 66 20.4 15.7-26.1 26 10.5 6.8-16.1 35 12.0 8.1-17.2 78 31.2 25.0-38.1 68 25.9 20.0-32.9
No 2,487 1,964 75.7 73.6-77.7 248 11.2 9.8-12.8 120 5.6 4.6- 6.8 130 6.3 5.2- 7.6 25 1.2 0.8- 1.8
COPD
Yes 169 117 65.0 55.7-73.3 *** *** *** 13 10.0 5.5-17.4 15 12.3 7.1-20.5 *** *** ***
No 2,635 1,939 69.9 67.7-72.0 269 11.6 10.2-13.2 144 6.0 5.0- 7.2 200 8.8 7.6-10.3 83 3.7 2.8- 4.7
Current Asthma
Yes 197 141 67.1 58.1-75.0 21 14.1 8.4-22.8 *** *** *** 18 9.4 5.6-15.2 *** *** ***
No 2,606 1,912 69.8 67.6-71.9 261 11.1 9.8-12.7 148 6.4 5.3- 7.6 197 9.0 7.7-10.5 88 3.7 2.9- 4.7
Diabetes
Yes 201 166 82.1 75.2-87.4 15 7.7 4.5-12.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,615 1,898 68.9 66.7-71.0 267 11.5 10.1-13.1 154 6.4 5.4- 7.7 210 9.3 8.0-10.8 86 3.8 3.0- 4.9
Disability
Yes 546 435 76.4 71.6-80.6 44 8.6 6.1-12.1 19 3.7 2.2- 6.3 28 6.6 4.3- 9.9 20 4.7 2.8- 7.8
No 2,262 1,623 68.4 66.0-70.6 238 11.9 10.4-13.7 140 6.8 5.7- 8.1 185 9.3 7.9-10.9 76 3.6 2.8- 4.7
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 657 518 74.7 70.2-78.7 57 10.0 7.4-13.3 28 4.5 2.9- 7.0 34 7.5 5.1-10.9 20 3.3 1.9- 5.4
No 2,159 1,546 68.5 66.0-70.8 225 11.6 10.1-13.4 131 6.6 5.5- 8.0 181 9.3 7.9-10.9 76 3.9 3.0- 5.1

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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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