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2008 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 15,624 14,277 87.1 86.1-88.1 1,347 12.9 11.9-13.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,737 12,613 88.0 87.0-88.9 1,124 12.0 11.1-13.0
No 1,863 1,642 83.2 79.4-86.4 221 16.8 13.6-20.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 230 215 94.4 89.4-97.1 15 5.6 2.9-10.6
Recommended Range 4,858 4,390 85.7 83.8-87.5 468 14.3 12.5-16.2
Overweight 5,532 5,004 86.3 84.7-87.7 528 13.7 12.3-15.3
Obese 4,328 4,014 88.0 85.7-89.9 314 12.0 10.1-14.3
Current Smoker
No 12,758 11,914 90.2 89.2-91.2 844 9.8 8.8-10.8
Yes 2,811 2,311 75.0 72.1-77.7 500 25.0 22.3-27.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,940 1,880 95.3 93.3-96.7 60 4.7 3.3- 6.7
No 13,528 12,245 86.3 85.2-87.3 1,283 13.7 12.7-14.8
Heavy Drinker
No 14,910 13,992 89.9 88.9-90.8 918 10.1 9.2-11.1
Yes 550 171 23.8 19.4-28.9 379 76.2 71.1-80.6
Current Asthma
Yes 1,302 1,231 90.2 86.5-92.9 71 9.8 7.1-13.5
No 14,251 12,980 86.8 85.8-87.9 1,271 13.2 12.1-14.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,951 1,900 96.8 95.5-97.7 51 3.2 2.3- 4.5
No 13,668 12,372 86.1 85.0-87.2 1,296 13.9 12.8-15.0
Disability
Yes 5,824 5,485 90.5 88.9-91.9 339 9.5 8.1-11.1
No 9,411 8,442 85.5 84.2-86.8 969 14.5 13.2-15.8

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*Binge drinkers (males having five or more drinks on one occasion, females having four or more drinks on one occasion).

**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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