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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,335 10,823 95.1 94.6-95.6 512 4.9 4.4- 5.4
GENDER
Male 4,380 4,149 94.6 93.7-95.4 231 5.4 4.6- 6.3
Female 6,955 6,674 95.5 94.8-96.2 281 4.5 3.8- 5.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,506 9,097 95.3 94.7-95.9 409 4.7 4.1- 5.3
No 1,795 1,693 94.2 92.8-95.4 102 5.8 4.6- 7.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,373 3,155 93.2 92.0-94.3 218 6.8 5.7- 8.0
Overweight 3,822 3,647 95.3 94.4-96.1 175 4.7 3.9- 5.6
Obese 3,237 3,145 96.4 95.3-97.2 92 3.6 2.8- 4.7
Current Smoker
No 9,230 8,901 96.2 95.6-96.7 329 3.8 3.3- 4.4
Yes 2,035 1,852 90.9 89.2-92.3 183 9.1 7.7-10.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,386 1,353 96.7 95.0-97.9 33 3.3 2.1- 5.0
No 9,859 9,382 94.9 94.3-95.4 477 5.1 4.6- 5.7
Binge Drinker
No 10,217 10,062 98.8 98.5-99.0 155 1.2 1.0- 1.5
Yes 1,049 714 71.0 67.6-74.2 335 29.0 25.8-32.4
COPD
Yes 986 937 94.0 91.7-95.7 49 6.0 4.3- 8.3
No 10,289 9,826 95.2 94.6-95.7 463 4.8 4.3- 5.4
Current Asthma
Yes 886 850 94.9 92.4-96.7 36 5.1 3.3- 7.6
No 10,379 9,904 95.1 94.5-95.6 475 4.9 4.4- 5.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,504 1,483 98.9 98.1-99.4 21 1.1 0.6- 1.9
No 9,814 9,323 94.6 94.0-95.2 491 5.4 4.8- 6.0
Disability
Yes 3,069 2,960 95.9 94.8-96.8 109 4.1 3.2- 5.2
No 8,209 7,808 94.9 94.2-95.4 401 5.1 4.6- 5.8
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,439 1,366 94.1 92.3-95.5 73 5.9 4.5- 7.7
No 9,896 9,457 95.3 94.7-95.8 439 4.7 4.2- 5.3

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*Heavy drinkers--MALES having more than two drinks per day and FEMALES having more than one drink per day.

**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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