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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,797 6,096 86.4 85.2-87.4 701 13.6 12.6-14.8
GENDER
Male 2,864 2,420 80.4 78.5-82.2 444 19.6 17.8-21.5
Female 3,933 3,676 91.7 90.5-92.8 257 8.3 7.2- 9.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,924 5,343 86.7 85.5-87.9 581 13.3 12.1-14.5
No 852 734 84.5 81.4-87.2 118 15.5 12.8-18.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,040 1,797 83.6 81.3-85.7 243 16.4 14.3-18.7
Overweight 2,289 2,026 85.8 83.8-87.6 263 14.2 12.4-16.2
Obese 1,879 1,723 88.5 86.4-90.3 156 11.5 9.7-13.6
Current Smoker
Yes 1,108 884 74.9 71.5-78.0 224 25.1 22.0-28.5
No 5,651 5,174 88.9 87.8-90.0 477 11.1 10.0-12.2
History of CVD**
Yes 906 856 93.3 90.6-95.2 50 6.7 4.8- 9.4
No 5,819 5,173 85.5 84.3-86.7 646 14.5 13.3-15.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 299 96 23.7 18.9-29.4 203 76.3 70.6-81.1
No 6,452 5,970 89.7 88.7-90.7 482 10.3 9.3-11.3
COPD
Yes 616 570 90.7 87.3-93.2 46 9.3 6.8-12.7
No 6,143 5,491 86.0 84.8-87.1 652 14.0 12.9-15.2
Current Asthma
Yes 525 482 88.0 83.2-91.6 43 12.0 8.4-16.8
No 6,233 5,578 86.2 85.0-87.3 655 13.8 12.7-15.0
Diabetes
Yes 925 876 92.9 90.2-94.8 49 7.1 5.2- 9.8
No 5,855 5,204 85.5 84.3-86.7 651 14.5 13.3-15.7
Disability
Yes 1,881 1,751 90.8 88.7-92.4 130 9.2 7.6-11.3
No 4,873 4,307 85.1 83.7-86.3 566 14.9 13.7-16.3
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,285 2,141 91.8 90.1-93.3 144 8.2 6.7- 9.9
No 4,508 3,951 84.4 83.0-85.7 557 15.6 14.3-17.0

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*Binge drinkers--MALES having five or more drinks on one occasion and FEMALES having four or more drinks on one occasion.

**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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