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2008 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 15,525 14,957 96.1 95.6-96.6 568 3.9 3.4- 4.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,655 13,172 96.3 95.7-96.8 483 3.7 3.2- 4.3
No 1,848 1,763 95.3 93.5-96.7 85 4.7 3.3- 6.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 227 213 95.3 90.8-97.6 14 4.7 2.4- 9.2
Recommended Range 4,835 4,598 94.8 93.7-95.8 237 5.2 4.2- 6.3
Overweight 5,481 5,271 96.0 95.1-96.8 210 4.0 3.2- 4.9
Obese 4,315 4,218 97.3 96.3-98.0 97 2.7 2.0- 3.7
Current Smoker
No 12,687 12,337 97.4 96.9-97.8 350 2.6 2.2- 3.1
Yes 2,787 2,571 91.2 89.3-92.8 216 8.8 7.2-10.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,936 1,902 97.6 95.8-98.7 34 2.4 1.3- 4.2
No 13,436 12,905 96.0 95.4-96.5 531 4.0 3.5- 4.6
Binge Drinker
No 14,163 13,992 99.0 98.7-99.1 171 1.0 0.9- 1.3
Yes 1,297 918 77.0 73.3-80.3 379 23.0 19.7-26.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,300 1,262 96.6 93.8-98.1 38 3.4 1.9- 6.2
No 14,155 13,626 96.1 95.5-96.6 529 3.9 3.4- 4.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,944 1,916 98.8 98.1-99.2 28 1.2 0.8- 1.9
No 13,576 13,036 95.8 95.2-96.4 540 4.2 3.6- 4.8
Disability
Yes 5,794 5,629 96.8 96.0-97.5 165 3.2 2.5- 4.0
No 9,342 8,959 95.8 95.1-96.5 383 4.2 3.5- 4.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
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.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

**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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