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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,639 3,551 70.9 69.1-72.6 368 9.6 8.5-10.9 243 6.2 5.4- 7.2 317 8.9 7.9-10.1 160 4.4 3.6- 5.2
GENDER
Male 2,221 1,551 64.8 62.3-67.3 192 10.2 8.6-12.0 148 7.1 5.9- 8.5 210 11.9 10.2-13.7 120 6.0 4.9- 7.4
Female 2,418 2,000 78.4 76.0-80.6 176 8.9 7.3-10.8 95 5.2 4.0- 6.5 107 5.3 4.2- 6.6 40 2.2 1.5- 3.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,910 3,097 74.2 72.3-76.0 282 8.9 7.7-10.3 180 5.4 4.5- 6.4 231 7.6 6.5- 8.8 120 3.9 3.2- 4.9
No 722 448 57.0 52.5-61.5 86 12.7 10.0-16.0 63 9.7 7.3-12.8 85 14.4 11.4-18.1 40 6.2 4.3- 8.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,617 1,255 71.2 68.1-74.2 127 9.7 7.6-12.2 69 4.8 3.7- 6.3 112 9.8 8.0-12.0 54 4.4 3.3- 6.0
Overweight 1,701 1,282 69.6 66.7-72.4 138 10.6 8.7-12.7 108 7.6 6.2- 9.4 111 8.1 6.5-10.0 62 4.1 3.1- 5.5
Obese 1,086 829 71.6 68.0-75.0 86 8.6 6.7-11.0 56 6.1 4.3- 8.4 76 8.7 6.8-11.1 39 5.0 3.4- 7.3
Current Smoker
No 3,625 2,966 77.0 75.1-78.8 245 8.4 7.2- 9.8 149 4.9 4.0- 5.9 184 6.8 5.8- 8.0 81 2.9 2.2- 3.8
Yes 988 566 52.0 48.0-55.9 119 13.0 10.4-16.1 92 10.3 8.1-12.9 132 15.7 13.0-18.9 79 9.0 7.0-11.6
History of CVD**
Yes 328 285 83.7 77.4-88.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,292 3,250 70.1 68.3-71.9 354 9.9 8.7-11.2 236 6.5 5.6- 7.5 302 9.1 8.0-10.3 150 4.4 3.7- 5.4
Heavy Drinker
No 4,064 3,350 77.3 75.5-79.0 306 9.3 8.1-10.6 192 5.9 5.0- 6.9 183 6.4 5.5- 7.5 33 1.1 0.8- 1.7
Yes 490 155 22.2 18.4-26.5 52 11.6 8.2-16.2 42 8.5 6.0-11.8 124 28.4 23.6-33.7 117 29.4 24.3-35.0
COPD
Yes 260 188 65.8 57.9-73.0 *** *** *** 19 9.5 5.8-15.2 27 15.4 9.9-23.0 *** *** ***
No 4,365 3,352 71.1 69.2-72.8 353 9.9 8.7-11.2 222 6.0 5.2- 7.0 290 8.7 7.6- 9.8 148 4.4 3.6- 5.3
Current Asthma
Yes 274 206 71.6 63.3-78.6 24 12.3 7.0-20.6 *** *** *** 21 6.6 4.0-10.6 *** *** ***
No 4,341 3,325 70.7 68.9-72.5 343 9.5 8.3-10.7 229 6.3 5.4- 7.3 294 9.1 8.0-10.3 150 4.3 3.6- 5.3
Diabetes
Yes 326 275 81.4 75.0-86.5 *** *** *** 15 5.6 3.2- 9.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,307 3,271 70.2 68.4-72.0 352 9.9 8.7-11.3 228 6.3 5.4- 7.3 302 9.1 8.0-10.3 154 4.5 3.7- 5.4
Disability
Yes 885 698 75.4 71.4-79.0 57 7.0 5.1- 9.5 44 6.4 4.5- 9.1 46 6.6 4.7- 9.3 40 4.6 3.1- 6.8
No 3,739 2,843 70.1 68.1-72.0 310 10.1 8.8-11.6 199 6.2 5.3- 7.3 268 9.3 8.1-10.6 119 4.3 3.5- 5.3
Housing Stress***
Yes 509 340 61.1 55.5-66.5 54 11.9 8.5-16.5 35 7.3 4.9-10.5 49 11.4 8.3-15.5 31 8.3 5.5-12.4
No 4,130 3,211 72.2 70.4-74.0 314 9.3 8.1-10.6 208 6.1 5.2- 7.1 268 8.6 7.5- 9.8 129 3.8 3.1- 4.7

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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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