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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,287 6,001 95.3 94.7-95.9 286 4.7 4.1- 5.3
GENDER
Male 2,671 2,512 94.2 93.1-95.2 159 5.8 4.8- 6.9
Female 3,616 3,489 96.4 95.5-97.0 127 3.6 3.0- 4.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,479 5,243 95.6 94.9-96.2 236 4.4 3.8- 5.1
No 791 742 93.9 91.6-95.6 49 6.1 4.4- 8.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,805 1,681 92.9 91.2-94.2 124 7.1 5.8- 8.8
Overweight 2,121 2,025 95.3 94.0-96.2 96 4.7 3.8- 6.0
Obese 1,733 1,681 97.1 96.0-97.9 52 2.9 2.1- 4.0
Current Smoker
Yes 1,029 926 90.3 87.9-92.2 103 9.7 7.8-12.1
No 5,224 5,041 96.5 95.8-97.0 183 3.5 3.0- 4.2
History of CVD**
Yes 725 696 95.8 93.5-97.2 29 4.2 2.8- 6.5
No 5,515 5,260 95.3 94.6-95.9 255 4.7 4.1- 5.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 730 523 73.2 69.2-76.7 207 26.8 23.3-30.8
No 5,508 5,442 98.9 98.6-99.2 66 1.1 0.8- 1.4
COPD
Yes 524 493 93.2 90.0-95.4 31 6.8 4.6-10.0
No 5,735 5,483 95.5 94.8-96.1 252 4.5 3.9- 5.2
Current Asthma
Yes 526 505 94.9 91.4-97.0 21 5.1 3.0- 8.6
No 5,733 5,468 95.4 94.7-96.0 265 4.6 4.0- 5.3
Diabetes
Yes 800 781 98.2 97.1-98.9 19 1.8 1.1- 2.9
No 5,480 5,213 95.0 94.2-95.6 267 5.0 4.4- 5.8
Disability
Yes 1,699 1,648 96.7 95.3-97.6 51 3.3 2.4- 4.7
No 4,568 4,333 94.9 94.1-95.6 235 5.1 4.4- 5.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,956 1,885 96.2 95.1-97.1 71 3.8 2.9- 4.9
No 4,331 4,116 95.0 94.2-95.7 215 5.0 4.3- 5.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

**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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