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2009 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 12,921 12,448 95.6 94.9-96.3 473 4.4 3.7- 5.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,304 10,908 96.2 95.6-96.8 396 3.8 3.2- 4.4
No 1,590 1,513 92.7 89.3-95.1 77 7.3 4.9-10.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 210 199 96.7 93.5-98.4 11 3.3 1.6- 6.5
Recommended Range 4,090 3,894 94.6 93.0-95.8 196 5.4 4.2- 7.0
Overweight 4,436 4,265 95.2 93.7-96.3 171 4.8 3.7- 6.3
Obese 3,594 3,507 96.8 95.5-97.7 87 3.2 2.3- 4.5
Current Smoker
No 10,557 10,250 96.9 96.3-97.5 307 3.1 2.5- 3.7
Yes 2,310 2,145 90.4 87.7-92.6 165 9.6 7.4-12.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,560 1,537 98.8 97.9-99.3 23 1.2 0.7- 2.1
No 11,231 10,783 95.3 94.4-96.0 448 4.7 4.0- 5.6
Binge Drinker
No 11,822 11,672 99.1 98.9-99.3 150 0.9 0.7- 1.1
Yes 1,051 742 72.6 67.7-77.1 309 27.4 22.9-32.3
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,471 1,429 95.4 91.8-97.5 42 4.6 2.5- 8.2
No 11,175 10,748 95.6 94.8-96.3 427 4.4 3.7- 5.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,075 1,054 96.6 93.6-98.2 21 3.4 1.8- 6.4
No 11,788 11,338 95.5 94.7-96.2 450 4.5 3.8- 5.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,691 1,672 98.5 97.3-99.1 19 1.5 0.9- 2.7
No 11,214 10,761 95.5 94.7-96.1 453 4.5 3.9- 5.3
Disability
Yes 4,513 4,392 96.0 94.0-97.3 121 4.0 2.7- 6.0
No 7,757 7,420 95.2 94.3-95.9 337 4.8 4.1- 5.7

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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.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

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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