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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Binge Drinking*

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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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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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