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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,549 3,517 68.0 65.7-70.2 394 11.5 10.1-13.1 212 6.4 5.3- 7.8 282 8.9 7.6-10.4 144 5.1 4.1- 6.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,991 3,148 69.9 67.5-72.3 331 11.4 9.8-13.2 168 5.3 4.3- 6.6 233 8.3 7.0- 9.9 111 5.1 3.9- 6.6
No 556 368 59.4 53.2-65.3 63 12.2 8.9-16.5 44 11.4 7.6-16.7 48 11.3 7.9-15.9 33 5.6 3.5- 8.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,651 1,306 68.3 64.3-72.0 128 9.9 7.8-12.4 70 7.1 4.9-10.0 102 9.8 7.6-12.4 45 5.0 3.3- 7.6
Overweight 1,681 1,282 67.4 63.7-70.9 158 12.9 10.5-15.7 75 5.4 4.0- 7.2 103 8.8 6.7-11.3 63 5.6 3.9- 7.9
Obese 1,006 760 66.3 61.3-71.0 98 13.6 10.3-17.7 56 7.3 5.1-10.5 63 7.9 5.5-11.3 29 4.8 2.9- 8.1
Current Smoker
No 3,652 2,952 72.5 70.0-74.9 289 10.8 9.2-12.6 150 5.8 4.5- 7.3 189 7.8 6.4- 9.5 72 3.1 2.2- 4.3
Yes 880 552 54.9 49.8-59.9 102 13.3 10.4-16.9 61 8.4 5.8-12.0 93 12.2 9.3-15.7 72 11.2 8.1-15.4
History of CVD**
Yes 349 293 81.2 74.2-86.7 18 5.2 2.8- 9.5 13 3.9 1.7- 8.5 15 5.1 2.6- 9.7 *** *** ***
No 4,178 3,203 67.1 64.7-69.4 376 11.9 10.4-13.6 199 6.6 5.4- 8.1 266 9.2 7.8-10.7 134 5.2 4.1- 6.6
Heavy Drinker
No 4,012 3,313 75.0 72.7-77.2 349 12.0 10.5-13.8 153 5.3 4.2- 6.7 172 6.6 5.4- 8.1 25 1.0 0.5- 1.9
Yes 471 163 20.4 16.0-25.7 41 8.2 4.8-13.8 54 14.3 9.7-20.6 102 24.5 19.1-30.8 111 32.5 26.0-39.9
COPD
Yes 257 195 69.1 59.0-77.6 22 13.3 7.3-23.0 14 4.0 1.7- 8.9 13 6.0 2.9-11.9 13 7.7 3.7-15.4
No 4,285 3,317 68.0 65.6-70.2 372 11.5 10.0-13.1 197 6.5 5.3- 8.0 269 9.1 7.7-10.6 130 5.0 3.9- 6.4
Current Asthma
Yes 302 240 73.3 64.2-80.8 24 10.0 5.6-17.2 15 5.9 2.9-11.4 13 4.3 2.0- 9.0 *** *** ***
No 4,228 3,263 67.5 65.1-69.8 369 11.7 10.2-13.3 193 6.5 5.2- 7.9 269 9.3 7.9-10.9 134 5.1 4.0- 6.4
Diabetes
Yes 366 308 74.0 65.3-81.1 24 12.4 7.7-19.4 11 3.4 1.7- 6.7 20 8.3 3.8-16.9 *** *** ***
No 4,175 3,205 67.6 65.2-69.9 370 11.5 10.0-13.2 199 6.6 5.4- 8.1 261 8.9 7.6-10.5 140 5.3 4.2- 6.8
Disability
Yes 1,024 819 68.6 63.1-73.7 74 11.3 7.9-16.0 39 7.1 4.1-11.8 50 6.3 4.3- 9.3 42 6.7 4.4- 9.9
No 3,508 2,686 67.8 65.3-70.3 318 11.6 10.0-13.3 171 6.3 5.1- 7.7 231 9.5 8.0-11.2 102 4.8 3.6- 6.4

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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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