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2016 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 2,833 1,183 38.6 36.5-40.7 884 31.5 29.4-33.6 381 14.0 12.5-15.7 143 5.7 4.6- 6.9 242 10.3 8.9-11.8
GENDER
Male 1,495 494 31.6 28.9-34.5 485 31.5 28.7-34.4 236 16.0 13.8-18.5 91 6.4 5.0- 8.2 189 14.5 12.4-16.8
Female 1,338 689 47.0 43.7-50.2 399 31.5 28.5-34.6 145 11.7 9.7-14.0 52 4.7 3.4- 6.5 53 5.2 3.7- 7.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,525 1,091 40.1 37.8-42.3 806 32.1 29.9-34.3 324 13.9 12.3-15.7 121 5.2 4.3- 6.4 183 8.8 7.4-10.3
No 305 92 28.7 22.9-35.4 76 26.8 20.9-33.7 56 14.0 10.4-18.7 22 9.0 5.2-15.1 59 21.5 15.9-28.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 872 397 42.3 38.4-46.2 281 32.2 28.6-36.0 92 11.7 9.3-14.6 31 4.4 2.9- 6.6 71 9.5 7.3-12.3
Overweight 1,016 373 32.9 29.6-36.4 332 34.1 30.6-37.8 157 15.2 12.6-18.3 54 5.9 4.2- 8.0 100 11.9 9.5-14.8
Obese 769 316 39.3 35.3-43.5 237 28.7 25.1-32.6 113 16.1 13.1-19.7 41 6.0 4.1- 8.6 62 9.9 7.5-13.1
Current Smoker
Yes 542 142 23.7 19.8-28.2 154 29.6 24.9-34.7 98 16.9 13.4-21.1 38 7.2 4.8-10.8 110 22.5 18.4-27.2
No 2,285 1,039 42.2 39.8-44.7 726 31.8 29.6-34.1 283 13.4 11.7-15.3 105 5.3 4.2- 6.6 132 7.3 6.0- 8.9
History of CVD**
Yes 218 118 52.2 44.1-60.2 58 26.8 19.9-35.1 20 9.4 5.6-15.3 *** *** *** 19 11.1 6.8-17.5
No 2,597 1,053 37.6 35.4-39.9 824 31.8 29.7-34.0 359 14.4 12.8-16.1 140 6.0 4.9- 7.3 221 10.2 8.7-11.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 740 93 13.1 10.4-16.3 186 24.4 20.9-28.4 176 20.8 17.6-24.4 88 12.2 9.6-15.4 197 29.4 25.5-33.7
No 2,052 1,084 49.8 47.2-52.4 688 34.5 32.1-37.1 197 11.1 9.5-13.1 50 2.8 2.0- 3.9 33 1.8 1.2- 2.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 391 *** *** *** 99 24.1 19.5-29.4 109 23.2 18.6-28.4 60 15.8 11.9-20.7 123 36.9 31.0-43.2
No 2,442 1,183 44.6 42.3-47.0 785 32.6 30.4-34.9 272 12.6 11.0-14.4 83 4.1 3.1- 5.3 119 6.1 4.9- 7.4
COPD
Yes 155 74 46.6 37.1-56.4 29 17.9 11.9-26.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 15.5 9.5-24.2
No 2,674 1,108 38.2 36.0-40.4 855 32.1 30.0-34.3 362 14.3 12.7-16.0 129 5.4 4.4- 6.6 220 10.0 8.6-11.6
Current Asthma
Yes 202 94 40.8 33.1-49.0 58 29.9 22.9-37.9 20 12.7 7.3-21.3 *** *** *** 19 10.1 6.0-16.5
No 2,618 1,085 38.5 36.3-40.7 825 31.7 29.6-33.9 359 14.2 12.6-15.9 129 5.5 4.5- 6.8 220 10.1 8.7-11.8
Diabetes
Yes 225 109 45.9 38.2-53.9 65 28.8 22.3-36.4 28 14.8 9.6-22.3 *** *** *** 14 6.6 3.7-11.7
No 2,605 1,074 38.2 36.0-40.4 819 31.7 29.5-33.9 351 14.0 12.4-15.7 134 5.8 4.7- 7.0 227 10.4 9.0-12.0
Disability1
Yes 517 231 40.4 35.3-45.8 154 33.0 27.8-38.6 69 12.5 9.3-16.5 30 7.0 4.2-11.7 33 7.1 4.7-10.5
No 1,883 801 39.9 37.3-42.6 569 29.6 27.2-32.1 256 14.5 12.6-16.7 88 5.1 4.0- 6.4 169 10.9 9.1-12.9
Functional Disability1
Yes 614 252 38.2 33.6-43.0 196 31.5 27.0-36.3 78 11.8 9.0-15.4 30 6.3 3.8-10.2 58 12.3 8.9-16.7
No 2,207 922 38.5 36.2-40.9 688 31.6 29.3-34.0 301 14.6 12.9-16.5 113 5.5 4.5- 6.8 183 9.8 8.3-11.4
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 678 345 47.8 43.2-52.4 188 28.4 24.4-32.8 68 10.3 7.7-13.6 29 4.4 2.8- 6.9 48 9.2 6.6-12.6
No 2,155 838 36.4 34.1-38.8 697 32.2 29.9-34.6 312 14.9 13.1-16.9 114 6.0 4.8- 7.4 194 10.5 8.9-12.3

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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 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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