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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Binge Drinking*

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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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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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