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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 4,507 1,304 24.1 22.6-25.6 1,309 26.5 25.0-28.1 689 16.2 14.8-17.7 373 8.6 7.5- 9.7 832 24.7 23.0-26.4
GENDER
Male 2,145 431 16.8 15.1-18.8 524 21.7 19.7-23.9 381 18.7 16.7-21.0 190 8.5 7.2-10.1 619 34.2 31.7-36.8
Female 2,362 873 33.1 30.8-35.5 785 32.5 30.1-34.9 308 13.1 11.4-14.9 183 8.6 7.0-10.4 213 12.8 11.0-14.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,817 1,158 26.0 24.4-27.8 1,150 27.6 25.9-29.4 585 16.6 15.1-18.2 301 7.9 6.9- 9.1 623 21.9 20.1-23.8
No 683 144 15.8 13.0-19.1 158 22.0 18.5-25.9 101 14.1 11.3-17.6 72 11.5 8.4-15.4 208 36.6 32.2-41.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,584 466 24.7 22.2-27.3 470 26.8 24.2-29.6 250 16.5 14.1-19.1 124 8.3 6.4-10.8 274 23.7 20.9-26.7
Overweight 1,642 442 21.6 19.4-23.9 458 25.7 23.2-28.4 264 16.8 14.6-19.3 146 9.3 7.7-11.2 332 26.6 23.8-29.6
Obese 1,057 311 24.9 21.9-28.3 308 26.4 23.4-29.7 153 16.4 13.7-19.5 87 7.9 6.2-10.1 198 24.3 21.0-28.0
Current Smoker
No 3,525 1,112 26.8 25.0-28.6 1,106 29.2 27.4-31.1 541 16.8 15.2-18.5 260 7.5 6.5- 8.7 506 19.8 18.0-21.7
Yes 955 184 15.9 13.2-18.9 196 18.0 15.3-21.0 143 14.4 11.9-17.4 111 11.8 9.1-15.2 321 39.9 36.0-43.9
History of CVD**
Yes 324 125 32.5 26.5-39.2 105 33.8 27.4-40.9 45 15.8 11.1-22.0 *** *** *** 34 14.2 9.5-20.7
No 4,164 1,169 23.5 22.0-25.1 1,200 26.0 24.4-27.7 641 16.2 14.8-17.8 357 8.9 7.8-10.1 797 25.3 23.6-27.2
Heavy Drinker
No 3,968 1,281 27.0 25.3-28.7 1,242 29.0 27.3-30.7 602 16.7 15.2-18.3 294 8.0 6.9- 9.3 549 19.3 17.6-21.1
Yes 465 *** *** *** 53 7.2 5.1-10.1 76 12.5 9.5-16.1 69 12.3 9.3-16.1 256 66.2 61.1-71.0
COPD
Yes 251 75 25.9 19.9-32.9 70 23.9 18.4-30.6 30 13.6 9.0-20.1 20 7.8 4.5-13.4 56 28.7 21.9-36.7
No 4,243 1,225 23.9 22.4-25.5 1,235 26.6 25.0-28.3 656 16.3 14.9-17.8 351 8.6 7.5- 9.8 776 24.5 22.8-26.3
Current Asthma
Yes 259 81 27.1 20.8-34.4 69 22.6 17.1-29.3 35 16.6 10.0-26.3 34 12.6 8.5-18.3 40 21.0 14.4-29.7
No 4,225 1,214 23.8 22.3-25.4 1,232 26.7 25.1-28.4 653 16.2 14.8-17.7 338 8.3 7.2- 9.5 788 24.9 23.2-26.7
Diabetes
Yes 317 116 33.4 27.1-40.4 97 28.2 22.8-34.4 48 18.5 13.3-25.2 *** *** *** 41 16.1 11.3-22.5
No 4,185 1,186 23.5 22.0-25.1 1,210 26.4 24.8-28.1 641 16.1 14.7-17.6 358 8.9 7.7-10.1 790 25.2 23.4-27.0
Disability
Yes 862 308 32.9 28.9-37.2 239 25.2 21.8-28.9 118 14.9 12.0-18.4 71 8.9 6.8-11.8 126 18.0 14.8-21.7
No 3,631 991 22.4 20.9-24.1 1,069 26.8 25.1-28.6 568 16.5 14.9-18.1 301 8.5 7.3- 9.8 702 25.8 24.0-27.8
Housing Stress***
Yes 484 132 22.6 18.5-27.4 116 22.3 18.1-27.1 70 13.4 10.0-17.6 46 10.3 7.5-14.1 120 31.4 26.1-37.3
No 4,023 1,172 24.3 22.7-25.9 1,193 27.1 25.4-28.8 619 16.6 15.1-18.2 327 8.3 7.2- 9.6 712 23.7 22.0-25.6

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*This question 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.

***Housing stress includes those who report always or usually worried about rent or mortgage payment.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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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