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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 3,241 931 25.0 23.2-27.0 945 26.3 24.4-28.2 516 15.8 14.2-17.5 255 8.3 7.1- 9.6 594 24.6 22.6-26.7
GENDER
Male 1,535 310 17.9 15.7-20.4 379 22.4 19.9-25.0 290 17.4 15.2-19.9 118 8.0 6.4-10.0 438 34.3 31.3-37.4
Female 1,706 621 33.6 30.7-36.6 566 31.0 28.2-33.9 226 13.8 11.8-16.2 137 8.6 7.0-10.6 156 13.0 10.9-15.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,793 837 26.9 24.8-29.0 835 27.1 25.1-29.3 458 16.3 14.6-18.2 217 8.0 6.8- 9.4 446 21.7 19.6-23.9
No 443 93 17.0 13.2-21.5 110 22.8 18.4-28.0 56 13.1 9.8-17.2 38 9.8 6.6-14.1 146 37.4 31.9-43.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,121 301 23.6 20.6-26.9 345 27.6 24.4-30.9 190 17.1 14.5-20.0 89 8.5 6.6-10.9 196 23.3 20.1-26.8
Overweight 1,182 308 21.4 18.7-24.4 337 25.3 22.4-28.6 186 16.1 13.6-19.1 100 8.4 6.5-10.7 251 28.8 25.4-32.4
Obese 778 263 31.9 27.8-36.3 215 26.3 22.5-30.4 119 14.2 11.4-17.6 57 7.9 5.6-11.0 124 19.7 16.1-23.9
Current Smoker
No 2,597 822 27.7 25.6-29.9 798 28.1 26.0-30.4 427 16.8 15.0-18.8 191 7.9 6.6- 9.4 359 19.5 17.4-21.8
Yes 635 106 16.0 12.7-20.0 145 20.2 16.6-24.3 88 12.5 9.8-15.8 64 9.7 7.2-13.0 232 41.7 36.9-46.7
History of CVD**
Yes 250 70 23.8 18.0-30.8 72 27.2 20.7-35.0 46 18.9 13.6-25.5 *** *** *** 42 23.8 17.0-32.2
No 2,974 853 24.9 23.0-26.9 870 26.3 24.3-28.3 468 15.6 14.0-17.4 235 8.4 7.2- 9.9 548 24.7 22.7-26.9
Heavy Drinker
No 2,875 923 28.3 26.2-30.4 889 28.3 26.3-30.5 463 16.6 14.9-18.4 208 7.9 6.7- 9.3 392 18.9 17.0-21.0
Yes 338 *** *** *** 46 7.3 4.7-11.0 49 10.1 6.9-14.6 47 12.3 8.4-17.6 194 69.9 63.4-75.6
COPD
Yes 195 67 29.9 22.3-38.9 52 22.4 16.0-30.6 29 13.8 9.0-20.7 *** *** *** 36 26.7 18.4-37.0
No 3,035 861 24.8 22.9-26.8 888 26.4 24.5-28.5 487 15.9 14.3-17.7 244 8.4 7.1- 9.8 555 24.5 22.4-26.6
Current Asthma
Yes 227 82 35.0 27.7-43.2 72 27.2 20.6-35.0 29 16.6 10.9-24.6 16 6.8 3.8-11.9 28 14.4 9.4-21.4
No 2,998 843 24.1 22.2-26.1 870 26.3 24.3-28.3 485 15.8 14.2-17.5 237 8.4 7.1- 9.8 563 25.5 23.4-27.7
Diabetes
Yes 248 124 46.9 39.0-54.9 49 22.1 16.0-29.6 32 12.7 8.5-18.5 *** *** *** 30 13.6 8.8-20.4
No 2,992 806 23.7 21.8-25.7 896 26.5 24.6-28.6 484 16.0 14.4-17.7 242 8.5 7.3- 9.9 564 25.3 23.2-27.5
Disability
Yes 661 241 32.0 27.6-36.8 192 26.7 22.5-31.4 94 14.3 11.3-18.0 37 7.0 4.5-10.8 97 20.0 15.9-24.7
No 2,567 683 23.5 21.5-25.7 752 26.2 24.1-28.4 419 16.1 14.4-18.0 218 8.6 7.3-10.1 495 25.6 23.3-27.9

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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