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2013 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 3,319 1,561 40.8 38.7-43.0 1,005 31.2 29.2-33.3 360 12.5 11.1-14.0 126 4.7 3.7- 5.8 267 10.9 9.5-12.4
GENDER
Male 1,582 588 33.4 30.6-36.3 487 29.9 27.1-32.8 227 15.5 13.4-17.8 85 6.2 4.7- 8.1 195 15.0 12.9-17.5
Female 1,737 973 49.8 46.7-52.9 518 32.8 29.9-35.8 133 8.9 7.3-10.8 41 2.8 1.9- 4.2 72 5.8 4.4- 7.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,854 1,415 43.7 41.4-46.1 877 31.9 29.7-34.2 300 12.3 10.8-14.0 80 3.3 2.5- 4.3 182 8.7 7.4-10.3
No 460 145 28.0 23.3-33.3 127 27.9 23.2-33.1 58 12.9 9.6-17.0 46 11.1 7.7-15.6 84 20.2 16.2-24.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,147 553 42.9 39.2-46.5 363 32.1 28.7-35.6 104 11.5 9.3-14.2 38 4.2 2.8- 6.4 89 9.3 7.4-11.8
Overweight 1,214 535 36.7 33.4-40.2 369 32.4 29.0-35.9 155 13.3 11.1-15.8 50 5.1 3.6- 7.3 105 12.5 10.2-15.3
Obese 793 389 44.5 40.1-49.1 231 29.3 25.3-33.5 81 11.5 8.9-14.8 33 4.3 2.8- 6.7 59 10.3 7.7-13.8
Current Smoker
No 2,645 1,386 46.1 43.7-48.5 793 31.2 29.0-33.6 250 11.3 9.8-13.0 77 3.8 2.9- 5.1 139 7.6 6.3- 9.1
Yes 664 171 23.5 19.7-27.8 208 30.8 26.6-35.4 110 16.6 13.4-20.4 48 7.4 5.2-10.3 127 21.7 17.9-25.9
History of CVD**
Yes 260 118 39.3 32.0-47.0 74 29.6 22.8-37.4 36 14.6 10.0-20.8 *** *** *** 18 10.1 5.5-17.6
No 3,042 1,436 40.8 38.6-43.0 925 31.3 29.2-33.4 322 12.4 10.9-14.0 111 4.6 3.6- 5.8 248 11.0 9.5-12.5
Binge Drinker
No 2,505 1,467 53.6 51.1-56.2 790 34.0 31.6-36.5 176 8.4 7.0-10.0 39 2.3 1.5- 3.5 33 1.7 1.1- 2.5
Yes 784 85 10.0 7.7-12.9 208 24.8 21.2-28.7 176 21.6 18.4-25.2 84 10.4 8.1-13.4 231 33.2 29.2-37.4
COPD
Yes 204 100 43.2 34.6-52.3 57 28.2 20.6-37.2 21 11.7 7.1-18.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,104 1,458 40.8 38.6-43.0 944 31.3 29.2-33.5 337 12.5 11.0-14.1 115 4.5 3.6- 5.7 250 10.9 9.5-12.5
Current Asthma
Yes 234 131 57.8 49.7-65.5 63 22.6 17.1-29.2 18 7.6 4.5-12.6 *** *** *** 16 8.0 4.4-13.9
No 3,069 1,422 39.3 37.1-41.5 939 32.0 29.9-34.2 341 13.0 11.5-14.6 118 4.7 3.7- 5.8 249 11.1 9.7-12.7
Diabetes
Yes 252 165 62.7 54.7-70.1 50 21.3 15.5-28.7 19 7.8 4.6-13.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,065 1,395 39.5 37.3-41.7 955 31.8 29.7-34.0 340 12.7 11.3-14.4 123 4.9 3.9- 6.1 252 11.1 9.7-12.7
Disability
Yes 680 342 43.8 38.9-48.8 215 31.8 27.2-36.7 61 11.0 8.2-14.6 23 4.6 2.7- 7.7 39 8.8 6.0-12.7
No 2,627 1,211 40.1 37.8-42.5 788 31.1 28.9-33.5 299 12.8 11.3-14.6 103 4.7 3.7- 6.0 226 11.2 9.7-12.9

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*This question was 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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