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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,633 9,601 84.8 83.5-85.9 1,032 15.2 14.1-16.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,235 8,392 85.4 84.0-86.6 843 14.6 13.4-16.0
No 1,366 1,178 82.2 78.8-85.2 188 17.8 14.8-21.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 161 151 91.2 78.4-96.7 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,404 3,059 82.9 80.4-85.1 345 17.1 14.9-19.6
Overweight 3,651 3,252 83.6 81.4-85.5 399 16.4 14.5-18.6
Obese 2,765 2,519 86.2 83.7-88.4 246 13.8 11.6-16.3
Current Smoker
No 8,753 8,053 87.6 86.3-88.8 700 12.4 11.2-13.7
Yes 1,834 1,506 74.2 70.7-77.4 328 25.8 22.6-29.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,349 1,293 94.8 92.6-96.4 56 5.2 3.6- 7.4
No 9,172 8,197 83.6 82.2-84.9 975 16.4 15.1-17.8
Heavy Drinker
No 10,096 9,397 89.0 87.9-90.1 699 11.0 9.9-12.1
Yes 471 163 20.4 16.0-25.7 308 79.6 74.3-84.0
COPD
Yes 941 879 89.2 84.8-92.4 62 10.8 7.6-15.2
No 9,649 8,681 84.5 83.1-85.7 968 15.5 14.3-16.9
Current Asthma
Yes 901 839 89.2 84.8-92.4 62 10.8 7.6-15.2
No 9,668 8,703 84.3 83.0-85.5 965 15.7 14.5-17.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,489 1,431 92.8 89.8-95.0 58 7.2 5.0-10.2
No 9,121 8,151 83.8 82.4-85.1 970 16.2 14.9-17.6
Disability
Yes 3,289 3,084 89.0 86.5-91.0 205 11.0 9.0-13.5
No 7,298 6,476 83.4 81.9-84.8 822 16.6 15.2-18.1

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*Binge drinkers--MALES having five or more drinks on one occasion,
and FEMALES having four or more drinks on one occasion.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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