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2013 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 3,333 2,531 70.3 68.2-72.3 284 10.7 9.4-12.2 179 6.1 5.1- 7.3 230 8.8 7.5-10.2 109 4.1 3.3- 5.2
GENDER
Male 1,585 1,103 64.4 61.3-67.4 155 12.3 10.4-14.6 106 7.3 5.8- 9.1 140 10.4 8.5-12.7 81 5.5 4.2- 7.2
Female 1,748 1,428 77.4 74.6-80.0 129 8.8 7.2-10.8 73 4.6 3.4- 6.1 90 6.8 5.3- 8.7 28 2.4 1.6- 3.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,862 2,238 72.6 70.4-74.8 226 10.4 8.9-12.0 140 5.6 4.6- 6.9 179 8.0 6.7- 9.5 79 3.4 2.6- 4.5
No 466 290 60.4 54.7-65.8 57 12.1 9.0-16.2 39 8.2 5.6-11.8 50 11.9 8.5-16.6 30 7.4 4.9-10.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,150 871 69.8 66.2-73.2 102 11.4 9.2-14.2 65 6.5 4.9- 8.6 73 7.7 5.9-10.0 39 4.6 3.1- 6.6
Overweight 1,218 900 67.4 63.8-70.8 109 11.0 8.9-13.6 71 7.1 5.4- 9.3 86 8.6 6.7-11.0 52 5.8 4.2- 8.0
Obese 798 631 75.9 71.7-79.7 56 8.6 6.3-11.7 36 4.5 2.9- 6.8 59 9.6 7.0-13.0 16 1.4 0.8- 2.5
Current Smoker
No 2,657 2,149 75.4 73.1-77.6 208 10.3 8.9-12.0 124 5.5 4.4- 6.8 134 6.7 5.4- 8.2 42 2.1 1.5- 3.0
Yes 665 374 53.4 48.6-58.1 75 12.1 9.3-15.7 54 8.1 5.9-11.0 95 15.6 12.4-19.4 67 10.8 8.1-14.3
History of CVD**
Yes 260 195 68.9 60.7-76.1 24 10.3 6.4-16.1 *** *** *** 23 11.0 6.7-17.4 *** *** ***
No 3,055 2,322 70.3 68.1-72.4 258 10.8 9.4-12.4 169 6.2 5.2- 7.4 206 8.7 7.3-10.2 100 4.1 3.2- 5.1
Heavy Drinker
No 2,931 2,396 76.9 74.8-78.9 260 11.4 9.9-13.0 130 5.3 4.3- 6.5 129 5.6 4.6- 6.9 *** *** ***
Yes 358 109 20.8 16.1-26.6 21 6.7 4.1-10.7 47 12.6 8.9-17.5 92 30.4 24.4-37.2 89 29.5 23.6-36.2
COPD
Yes 205 160 71.6 61.8-79.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,118 2,364 70.2 68.1-72.3 271 10.9 9.5-12.4 167 6.1 5.1- 7.3 219 8.8 7.5-10.4 97 4.0 3.1- 5.0
Current Asthma
Yes 236 188 79.2 72.0-84.9 18 8.0 4.8-13.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,081 2,332 69.5 67.3-71.7 262 10.9 9.5-12.5 167 6.3 5.2- 7.5 216 8.9 7.6-10.5 104 4.4 3.5- 5.5
Diabetes
Yes 253 207 79.2 71.6-85.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,078 2,323 69.8 67.6-71.9 270 11.0 9.6-12.6 167 6.0 5.0- 7.2 215 8.9 7.6-10.5 103 4.2 3.4- 5.3
Disability
Yes 683 550 76.3 71.5-80.5 44 8.8 6.2-12.4 31 5.5 3.4- 8.8 35 5.6 3.7- 8.3 23 3.8 2.2- 6.5
No 2,637 1,970 69.0 66.6-71.3 240 11.2 9.7-12.9 148 6.2 5.1- 7.5 195 9.5 8.0-11.2 84 4.1 3.2- 5.2

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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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