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2011 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 4,520 2,164 37.2 35.1-39.4 1,396 31.3 29.2-33.4 459 13.1 11.6-14.8 184 6.7 5.5- 8.2 317 11.7 10.1-13.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,971 1,980 39.2 36.9-41.6 1,236 32.1 29.9-34.4 370 12.2 10.6-14.1 150 6.3 5.0- 7.8 235 10.1 8.5-12.0
No 548 184 28.2 22.9-34.1 160 27.3 22.3-33.0 88 16.9 12.9-21.8 34 8.7 5.3-14.0 82 18.9 14.5-24.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,638 860 41.7 38.0-45.5 483 29.8 26.4-33.4 146 11.9 9.6-14.8 52 6.5 4.4- 9.6 97 10.0 7.7-13.0
Overweight 1,669 744 34.8 31.5-38.2 540 32.5 29.2-36.0 186 13.4 11.1-16.2 76 6.4 4.7- 8.6 123 13.0 10.2-16.4
Obese 1,002 450 33.9 29.7-38.4 308 30.7 26.6-35.2 112 15.2 11.6-19.6 50 7.8 5.3-11.3 82 12.4 9.4-16.2
Current Smoker
No 3,635 1,911 42.4 40.0-44.9 1,107 32.1 29.7-34.5 321 11.0 9.4-12.8 120 5.8 4.5- 7.4 176 8.7 7.2-10.6
Yes 869 247 21.9 18.1-26.3 284 28.9 24.7-33.6 136 19.0 15.3-23.4 64 9.5 6.7-13.5 138 20.6 16.6-25.2
History of CVD**
Yes 345 182 43.1 35.5-51.1 101 32.4 24.6-41.4 37 13.9 9.0-20.9 *** *** *** 16 5.2 2.6-10.1
No 4,153 1,969 36.9 34.7-39.2 1,290 31.1 29.0-33.3 421 13.1 11.5-14.9 172 6.8 5.5- 8.3 301 12.1 10.5-14.0
Binge Drinker
No 3,476 2,048 50.3 47.6-52.9 1,093 35.2 32.6-37.8 242 10.1 8.4-11.9 49 2.7 1.8- 3.9 44 1.9 1.2- 3.0
Yes 1,007 108 9.4 7.2-12.3 295 22.9 19.7-26.5 213 19.7 16.4-23.5 128 15.2 11.9-19.1 263 32.8 28.6-37.3
COPD
Yes 257 116 34.2 26.0-43.6 78 33.3 24.7-43.1 29 15.5 9.5-24.4 *** *** *** 25 11.0 6.4-18.1
No 4,257 2,045 37.4 35.2-39.6 1,317 31.2 29.1-33.4 429 12.9 11.4-14.7 175 6.8 5.5- 8.3 291 11.7 10.1-13.6
Current Asthma
Yes 301 161 47.0 38.2-56.1 77 28.3 20.8-37.2 27 9.9 5.9-16.3 14 5.3 2.5-10.7 22 9.5 5.3-16.3
No 4,202 1,996 36.5 34.3-38.7 1,314 31.5 29.4-33.7 430 13.4 11.8-15.2 169 6.7 5.4- 8.3 293 11.9 10.2-13.8
Diabetes
Yes 362 188 44.3 36.6-52.3 113 32.3 25.2-40.2 29 7.9 4.9-12.7 14 9.0 4.2-18.3 18 6.5 3.5-11.5
No 4,150 1,974 36.9 34.7-39.1 1,282 31.1 29.0-33.3 428 13.5 11.8-15.3 170 6.6 5.3- 8.1 296 12.0 10.3-13.9
Disability
Yes 1,016 514 38.0 33.4-42.7 300 30.1 25.7-35.0 91 11.9 9.1-15.5 38 6.0 3.5- 9.9 73 14.0 10.1-19.2
No 3,487 1,644 37.0 34.7-39.5 1,090 31.5 29.2-33.9 364 13.3 11.6-15.3 146 6.9 5.5- 8.6 243 11.2 9.5-13.2

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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.

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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