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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 4,624 2,165 40.3 38.6-42.1 1,402 30.8 29.1-32.5 471 12.6 11.3-14.1 198 5.2 4.4- 6.1 388 11.0 9.8-12.3
GENDER
Male 2,220 784 30.7 28.4-33.1 712 31.6 29.2-34.0 295 15.0 13.1-17.1 137 7.1 5.9- 8.5 292 15.7 13.8-17.7
Female 2,404 1,381 52.6 50.0-55.1 690 29.8 27.5-32.2 176 9.7 8.0-11.6 61 2.8 2.1- 3.8 96 5.1 4.0- 6.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,909 1,930 43.6 41.7-45.6 1,195 31.3 29.5-33.2 367 11.7 10.3-13.2 155 4.7 4.0- 5.7 262 8.6 7.4- 9.9
No 708 230 26.1 22.5-30.1 206 28.8 24.9-33.0 104 16.6 13.2-20.6 43 7.2 5.1-10.1 125 21.3 17.7-25.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,616 782 42.2 39.2-45.3 498 29.7 27.0-32.6 153 13.3 10.8-16.2 56 4.0 3.0- 5.4 127 10.7 8.8-13.1
Overweight 1,690 757 37.6 34.8-40.5 531 33.1 30.3-36.0 174 12.1 10.2-14.3 87 6.9 5.4- 8.7 141 10.4 8.6-12.5
Obese 1,076 498 40.3 36.7-44.0 303 29.0 25.7-32.5 125 13.4 10.9-16.3 48 4.7 3.4- 6.6 102 12.6 10.1-15.7
Current Smoker
No 3,613 1,872 45.9 43.8-47.9 1,084 31.1 29.2-33.0 314 10.9 9.5-12.4 125 4.4 3.6- 5.4 218 7.8 6.7- 9.1
Yes 984 277 23.1 20.0-26.4 311 29.7 26.4-33.3 155 18.1 14.9-21.8 71 7.7 5.9-10.0 170 21.4 18.2-25.0
History of CVD**
Yes 327 178 48.3 41.3-55.3 95 29.4 23.4-36.4 22 9.8 6.0-15.5 *** *** *** 24 9.4 5.6-15.4
No 4,279 1,978 39.9 38.1-41.7 1,301 30.9 29.2-32.7 448 12.8 11.4-14.3 190 5.3 4.5- 6.3 362 11.1 9.9-12.5
Binge Drinker
No 3,505 2,049 53.7 51.5-55.8 1,085 33.6 31.6-35.6 256 9.3 7.9-10.8 55 2.0 1.5- 2.7 60 1.5 1.1- 2.1
Yes 1,049 101 8.0 6.2-10.3 301 24.1 21.2-27.2 206 21.0 18.0-24.3 131 12.9 10.6-15.5 310 34.1 30.6-37.8
COPD
Yes 262 114 36.3 29.6-43.5 75 28.5 22.3-35.7 26 9.8 6.3-14.8 16 5.9 3.4-10.2 31 19.5 13.4-27.5
No 4,349 2,045 40.4 38.6-42.3 1,321 30.9 29.2-32.7 445 12.8 11.4-14.3 181 5.2 4.4- 6.1 357 10.7 9.5-12.0
Current Asthma
Yes 272 132 41.6 33.9-49.7 82 32.2 25.2-40.1 27 15.0 8.8-24.5 *** *** *** 18 6.6 3.7-11.6
No 4,331 2,020 40.2 38.4-42.0 1,315 30.7 29.0-32.5 443 12.5 11.2-13.9 184 5.3 4.5- 6.2 369 11.3 10.1-12.7
Diabetes
Yes 322 173 46.8 39.9-53.7 95 34.3 27.9-41.2 24 7.2 4.4-11.7 *** *** *** 22 9.1 5.3-15.2
No 4,296 1,989 39.9 38.1-41.8 1,305 30.6 28.9-32.4 447 13.0 11.6-14.5 190 5.4 4.6- 6.3 365 11.1 9.9-12.5
Disability
Yes 883 451 45.9 41.7-50.2 237 29.0 25.2-33.1 80 10.8 8.4-13.7 43 5.2 3.7- 7.3 72 9.1 6.8-12.0
No 3,725 1,708 39.3 37.4-41.3 1,161 31.2 29.3-33.1 389 12.9 11.5-14.6 154 5.2 4.3- 6.2 313 11.4 10.1-12.9
Housing Stress***
Yes 499 196 33.6 28.6-39.0 136 27.7 23.1-32.9 67 14.6 11.2-18.9 34 7.4 5.0-10.8 66 16.7 12.7-21.6
No 4,125 1,969 41.2 39.4-43.1 1,266 31.2 29.5-33.0 404 12.4 11.0-13.9 164 4.9 4.1- 5.8 322 10.3 9.1-11.6

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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.

***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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