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2014 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 2,862 803 24.2 22.4-26.0 810 25.1 23.3-27.0 479 17.2 15.6-18.9 244 9.2 7.9-10.6 526 24.4 22.4-26.5
GENDER
Male 1,465 294 17.8 15.7-20.2 345 19.4 17.3-21.7 286 19.0 16.8-21.5 131 9.3 7.6-11.3 409 34.5 31.5-37.6
Female 1,397 509 32.3 29.5-35.3 465 32.3 29.5-35.4 193 14.9 12.8-17.4 113 9.0 7.3-11.1 117 11.4 9.4-13.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,514 713 24.2 22.3-26.2 739 26.4 24.4-28.5 426 17.5 15.8-19.4 221 9.3 8.0-10.9 415 22.5 20.4-24.7
No 344 89 24.3 19.4-29.9 69 17.1 13.2-21.9 53 15.4 11.5-20.4 23 8.2 5.2-12.5 110 35.0 29.4-41.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 975 269 22.1 19.3-25.1 293 27.0 23.8-30.4 158 16.7 14.0-19.8 87 10.0 7.8-12.9 168 24.2 20.8-28.0
Overweight 1,033 263 22.9 20.0-26.0 284 23.6 20.8-26.6 189 18.3 15.7-21.3 83 9.1 7.1-11.6 214 26.1 22.9-29.7
Obese 694 220 27.1 23.5-31.0 184 24.3 20.8-28.2 112 17.5 14.4-21.2 59 7.8 5.9-10.4 119 23.3 19.4-27.6
Current Smoker
Yes 513 82 15.9 12.5-19.9 95 14.5 11.5-18.1 88 16.1 12.8-19.9 54 10.1 7.4-13.6 194 43.5 38.5-48.7
No 2,341 716 26.3 24.3-28.4 714 27.9 25.9-30.1 390 17.5 15.7-19.5 190 8.9 7.6-10.5 331 19.3 17.2-21.5
History of CVD**
Yes 241 87 37.1 30.2-44.7 67 22.2 17.0-28.4 39 15.5 11.1-21.3 14 6.4 3.6-10.9 34 18.8 12.7-26.9
No 2,606 710 23.4 21.6-25.3 740 25.3 23.4-27.2 438 17.3 15.6-19.1 229 9.4 8.0-10.9 489 24.7 22.6-26.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 287 *** *** *** 30 6.7 4.4- 9.9 54 14.1 10.3-18.9 38 9.4 6.6-13.3 164 69.4 63.3-74.9
No 2,544 793 27.2 25.2-29.2 771 27.2 25.2-29.2 422 17.7 15.9-19.6 205 9.2 7.8-10.7 353 18.8 16.9-20.8
COPD
Yes 172 59 33.3 25.6-42.1 42 21.1 14.4-29.9 19 10.9 6.6-17.4 16 9.4 5.4-15.7 36 25.2 18.1-34.0
No 2,679 742 23.7 21.9-25.6 762 25.2 23.3-27.1 460 17.6 15.9-19.4 226 9.1 7.8-10.6 489 24.4 22.3-26.5
Current Asthma
Yes 177 58 28.1 21.2-36.2 48 22.9 16.3-31.2 29 15.5 10.3-22.7 *** *** *** 26 20.6 13.7-29.8
No 2,670 742 24.0 22.2-25.9 755 25.2 23.3-27.1 448 17.3 15.6-19.1 228 9.0 7.7-10.4 497 24.5 22.5-26.7
Diabetes
Yes 226 75 32.4 25.7-39.9 72 27.1 21.1-34.1 27 11.5 7.6-17.0 *** *** *** 37 23.7 17.0-32.0
No 2,632 727 23.6 21.8-25.5 736 24.9 23.0-26.9 452 17.6 15.9-19.5 229 9.4 8.1-10.9 488 24.4 22.3-26.6
Disability
Yes 574 199 29.5 25.4-34.0 145 23.4 19.4-27.9 103 19.1 15.4-23.4 42 8.9 6.0-13.0 85 19.1 15.2-23.7
No 2,274 597 23.0 21.1-25.1 665 25.6 23.6-27.7 375 16.9 15.1-18.8 199 9.1 7.8-10.7 438 25.4 23.1-27.7
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 722 251 32.9 29.0-37.1 217 26.5 22.9-30.5 106 14.9 12.0-18.3 52 7.7 5.3-11.1 96 18.0 14.5-22.0
No 2,139 552 22.2 20.2-24.2 592 24.7 22.7-26.8 373 17.8 15.9-19.8 192 9.5 8.1-11.1 430 25.9 23.6-28.3

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

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

#Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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