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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Binge Drinking*

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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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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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