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2013 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 8,474 7,672 87.0 85.9-88.0 802 13.0 12.0-14.1
GENDER
Male 3,285 2,803 82.1 80.3-83.8 482 17.9 16.2-19.7
Female 5,189 4,869 91.4 90.2-92.5 320 8.6 7.5- 9.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,217 6,593 87.8 86.7-88.9 624 12.2 11.1-13.3
No 1,233 1,057 83.4 80.5-86.0 176 16.6 14.0-19.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,505 2,226 85.0 82.9-86.8 279 15.0 13.2-17.1
Overweight 2,857 2,539 84.5 82.5-86.3 318 15.5 13.7-17.5
Obese 2,456 2,289 90.9 89.1-92.5 167 9.1 7.5-10.9
Current Smoker
No 6,955 6,447 89.6 88.5-90.6 508 10.4 9.4-11.5
Yes 1,484 1,193 76.4 73.4-79.2 291 23.6 20.8-26.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,116 1,051 92.0 89.3-94.1 65 8.0 5.9-10.7
No 7,272 6,539 86.3 85.2-87.4 733 13.7 12.6-14.8
Heavy Drinker
No 8,072 7,537 90.7 89.7-91.5 535 9.3 8.5-10.3
Yes 358 109 20.8 16.1-26.6 249 79.2 73.4-83.9
COPD
Yes 799 754 91.1 87.2-93.9 45 8.9 6.1-12.8
No 7,632 6,878 86.6 85.5-87.7 754 13.4 12.3-14.5
Current Asthma
Yes 711 663 91.5 88.3-94.0 48 8.5 6.0-11.7
No 7,719 6,970 86.5 85.4-87.6 749 13.5 12.4-14.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,266 1,220 95.3 93.3-96.7 46 4.7 3.3- 6.7
No 7,200 6,445 85.9 84.7-87.0 755 14.1 13.0-15.3
Disability
Yes 2,455 2,322 92.2 90.4-93.7 133 7.8 6.3- 9.6
No 5,977 5,310 85.3 84.0-86.5 667 14.7 13.5-16.0

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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.

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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