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2012 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 11,351 10,263 86.9 86.0-87.7 1,088 13.1 12.3-14.0
GENDER
Male 4,382 3,712 81.5 79.9-83.0 670 18.5 17.0-20.1
Female 6,969 6,551 91.8 90.8-92.7 418 8.2 7.3- 9.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,508 8,695 88.2 87.3-89.1 813 11.8 10.9-12.7
No 1,809 1,535 81.7 79.2-83.9 274 18.3 16.1-20.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 179 163 90.8 84.0-94.9 16 9.2 5.1-16.0
Recommended Range 3,374 3,012 85.2 83.4-86.9 362 14.8 13.1-16.6
Overweight 3,834 3,415 85.2 83.6-86.7 419 14.8 13.3-16.4
Obese 3,247 2,990 89.2 87.6-90.6 257 10.8 9.4-12.4
Current Smoker
No 9,242 8,583 90.2 89.3-91.0 659 9.8 9.0-10.7
Yes 2,040 1,618 74.4 71.8-76.9 422 25.6 23.1-28.2
History of CVD**
Yes 1,388 1,345 95.5 93.5-96.9 43 4.5 3.1- 6.5
No 9,872 8,830 86.0 85.0-86.9 1,042 14.0 13.1-15.0
Heavy Drinker
No 10,776 10,062 90.5 89.7-91.3 714 9.5 8.7-10.3
Yes 490 155 22.2 18.4-26.5 335 77.8 73.5-81.6
COPD
Yes 984 912 89.8 86.7-92.2 72 10.2 7.8-13.3
No 10,306 9,293 86.6 85.7-87.5 1,013 13.4 12.5-14.3
Current Asthma
Yes 889 821 89.3 85.5-92.2 68 10.7 7.8-14.5
No 10,389 9,373 86.6 85.7-87.5 1,016 13.4 12.5-14.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,509 1,458 95.5 93.7-96.8 51 4.5 3.2- 6.3
No 9,825 8,789 85.9 84.9-86.8 1,036 14.1 13.2-15.1
Disability
Yes 3,072 2,885 92.0 90.6-93.3 187 8.0 6.7- 9.4
No 8,223 7,327 85.4 84.3-86.5 896 14.6 13.5-15.7
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,449 1,280 84.1 81.2-86.7 169 15.9 13.3-18.8
No 9,902 8,983 87.3 86.4-88.2 919 12.7 11.8-13.6

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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.

***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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