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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,178 3,264 50.9 49.3-52.4 711 12.4 11.4-13.5 795 13.7 12.7-14.8 1,028 17.6 16.4-18.8 380 5.4 4.8- 6.2
GENDER
Male 2,803 1,258 43.8 41.6-46.0 331 13.0 11.5-14.6 392 14.6 13.1-16.3 582 20.9 19.2-22.8 240 7.6 6.5- 8.9
Female 3,375 2,006 57.4 55.3-59.4 380 11.9 10.6-13.3 403 12.8 11.5-14.3 446 14.5 13.1-16.0 140 3.4 2.7- 4.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,476 2,898 50.6 49.0-52.3 610 12.0 11.0-13.1 689 13.4 12.3-14.5 942 18.6 17.3-19.9 337 5.4 4.7- 6.1
No 685 351 51.7 47.0-56.4 102 15.7 12.5-19.5 103 15.2 12.3-18.8 86 11.3 8.7-14.4 43 6.1 4.0- 9.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 14.2 7.9-24.1 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,747 856 46.9 44.1-49.8 176 10.4 8.8-12.3 243 14.9 13.0-17.1 339 21.1 18.8-23.6 133 6.6 5.4- 8.1
Overweight 2,057 1,017 46.2 43.6-48.9 211 11.2 9.6-13.1 272 14.6 12.8-16.7 411 21.4 19.3-23.7 146 6.5 5.3- 8.1
Obese 1,861 1,065 55.4 52.6-58.2 278 16.6 14.6-18.9 213 12.0 10.3-13.9 228 12.5 10.8-14.4 77 3.5 2.6- 4.7
Current Smoker
Yes 1,048 480 44.9 41.1-48.8 143 14.4 11.8-17.3 147 14.2 11.8-17.0 185 17.7 15.0-20.7 93 8.8 6.9-11.3
No 5,105 2,766 52.0 50.3-53.7 567 12.1 11.0-13.2 647 13.7 12.6-14.9 838 17.5 16.3-18.9 287 4.7 4.1- 5.5
History of CVD**
Yes 744 518 71.4 67.3-75.2 54 6.4 4.7- 8.6 54 8.1 6.0-10.9 74 9.7 7.3-12.7 44 4.4 3.1- 6.2
No 5,374 2,704 48.4 46.8-50.0 652 13.1 12.1-14.3 732 14.3 13.2-15.5 954 18.6 17.4-19.9 332 5.6 4.9- 6.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 770 *** *** *** 67 9.4 7.1-12.4 185 24.6 21.1-28.4 377 49.6 45.3-53.9 141 16.4 13.4-20.0
No 5,348 3,265 60.2 58.6-61.8 634 12.8 11.8-14.0 600 11.8 10.8-12.9 631 11.9 10.8-12.9 218 3.3 2.8- 3.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 391 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 224 61.8 55.6-67.6 163 37.5 31.7-43.6
No 5,707 3,265 55.3 53.7-56.9 696 13.2 12.1-14.3 772 14.4 13.3-15.6 771 14.1 13.0-15.3 203 3.0 2.5- 3.6
COPD
Yes 496 337 69.8 64.6-74.5 42 8.0 5.5-11.5 42 8.4 5.8-12.1 46 9.2 6.6-12.7 29 4.6 2.9- 7.3
No 5,665 2,913 49.3 47.7-50.9 670 12.8 11.8-13.9 753 14.2 13.1-15.3 981 18.3 17.0-19.5 348 5.4 4.8- 6.2
Current Asthma
Yes 509 302 56.8 51.3-62.1 62 12.7 9.6-16.6 61 12.6 9.4-16.7 64 13.8 10.3-18.2 20 4.1 2.4- 6.9
No 5,639 2,945 50.4 48.8-52.0 646 12.4 11.3-13.5 731 13.8 12.7-14.9 962 18.0 16.8-19.2 355 5.5 4.8- 6.3
Diabetes
Yes 861 627 74.1 70.4-77.5 76 8.2 6.3-10.7 63 7.0 5.2- 9.3 67 8.2 6.2-10.7 28 2.5 1.6- 4.0
No 5,311 2,633 47.9 46.2-49.5 636 13.0 11.9-14.2 731 14.6 13.5-15.8 960 18.8 17.5-20.1 351 5.8 5.1- 6.6
Disability1
Yes 1,546 1,014 64.6 61.4-67.6 163 11.5 9.5-13.9 129 9.0 7.3-11.0 164 10.6 8.8-12.6 76 4.3 3.1- 5.9
No 3,985 2,040 50.0 48.1-51.9 458 12.4 11.2-13.7 530 13.7 12.5-15.1 695 18.0 16.6-19.5 262 5.9 5.1- 6.9
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,807 1,167 62.9 60.0-65.7 188 11.7 9.9-13.9 150 9.1 7.5-10.9 192 10.8 9.2-12.7 110 5.5 4.2- 7.2
No 4,347 2,084 46.6 44.8-48.4 520 12.7 11.5-13.9 638 15.3 14.0-16.6 835 20.0 18.6-21.5 270 5.5 4.7- 6.3
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,942 1,248 64.5 61.8-67.1 185 9.8 8.3-11.6 189 10.4 8.9-12.3 202 10.3 8.7-12.2 118 5.0 4.0- 6.2
No 4,237 2,016 46.0 44.2-47.8 527 13.4 12.2-14.7 606 14.9 13.6-16.2 827 20.2 18.7-21.7 261 5.6 4.8- 6.5

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**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 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status phasing out next year, being replaced by Functional Disability.

^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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