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2014 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 2,922 1,340 39.3 37.3-41.4 883 30.7 28.7-32.7 330 13.6 12.1-15.3 139 5.5 4.5- 6.6 230 10.9 9.5-12.6
GENDER
Male 1,502 509 29.0 26.5-31.7 486 30.7 28.0-33.5 231 17.7 15.4-20.3 97 6.9 5.4- 8.7 179 15.7 13.4-18.3
Female 1,420 831 52.5 49.4-55.7 397 30.7 27.8-33.7 99 8.3 6.7-10.3 42 3.7 2.6- 5.2 51 4.8 3.5- 6.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,561 1,215 40.7 38.5-43.0 803 32.2 30.0-34.4 262 12.4 10.8-14.1 117 5.3 4.3- 6.6 164 9.3 7.9-11.0
No 357 123 31.2 26.0-36.9 79 22.0 17.6-27.2 67 20.4 15.9-25.9 22 6.3 3.9-10.0 66 20.1 15.6-25.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,001 486 39.2 35.7-42.8 283 29.6 26.2-33.2 113 14.4 11.7-17.7 41 5.4 3.8- 7.6 78 11.4 8.9-14.5
Overweight 1,053 455 38.6 35.2-42.1 339 31.1 27.9-34.6 133 14.9 12.4-17.7 45 4.9 3.5- 6.9 81 10.5 8.2-13.3
Obese 701 314 38.4 34.3-42.6 216 32.0 28.0-36.3 74 12.9 10.0-16.4 42 6.0 4.2- 8.6 55 10.7 8.0-14.1
Current Smoker
Yes 533 129 21.8 18.1-26.0 156 26.0 22.1-30.5 90 18.1 14.5-22.3 50 9.8 7.1-13.3 108 24.2 20.0-29.0
No 2,381 1,205 44.0 41.7-46.4 726 32.0 29.7-34.3 239 12.4 10.7-14.2 89 4.3 3.4- 5.5 122 7.3 6.0- 8.9
History of CVD**
Yes 247 135 53.4 45.9-60.8 71 26.7 21.0-33.4 19 8.5 5.3-13.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,658 1,195 38.4 36.3-40.6 809 31.0 28.9-33.1 310 14.0 12.4-15.7 133 5.6 4.6- 6.8 211 11.1 9.6-12.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 685 91 10.7 8.5-13.4 179 24.8 21.3-28.8 140 20.8 17.4-24.6 82 12.0 9.3-15.2 193 31.7 27.6-36.1
No 2,184 1,236 52.1 49.5-54.6 687 33.2 30.8-35.6 184 10.6 9.0-12.4 50 2.5 1.8- 3.4 27 1.7 1.0- 2.7
COPD
Yes 175 94 50.0 41.2-58.9 43 23.0 16.1-31.7 14 8.8 5.0-15.1 *** *** *** 15 11.2 6.4-18.8
No 2,736 1,241 38.8 36.7-40.9 836 31.1 29.0-33.2 315 13.8 12.3-15.6 130 5.4 4.4- 6.6 214 10.9 9.4-12.6
Current Asthma
Yes 181 95 44.6 36.0-53.5 52 27.5 20.3-36.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 10.9 6.2-18.5
No 2,726 1,237 39.0 36.9-41.1 827 30.9 28.9-33.0 315 13.9 12.3-15.6 131 5.4 4.4- 6.5 216 10.9 9.4-12.6
Diabetes
Yes 229 122 51.5 43.7-59.1 58 24.5 18.6-31.5 14 6.9 4.0-11.5 *** *** *** 24 13.9 8.7-21.5
No 2,689 1,215 38.5 36.3-40.6 825 31.1 29.1-33.3 315 14.1 12.4-15.8 128 5.6 4.6- 6.9 206 10.7 9.2-12.4
Disability
Yes 593 307 44.0 39.2-48.8 150 27.1 22.8-31.8 59 14.3 10.7-18.9 31 6.1 4.1- 9.1 46 8.5 6.0-12.0
No 2,315 1,025 38.3 36.1-40.7 731 31.5 29.3-33.8 270 13.5 11.9-15.3 106 5.2 4.2- 6.5 183 11.4 9.8-13.3
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 734 407 51.8 47.4-56.2 199 26.6 23.0-30.7 50 8.3 5.7-11.7 25 3.5 2.2- 5.6 53 9.8 7.2-13.2
No 2,187 932 36.4 34.1-38.7 684 31.6 29.4-34.0 280 14.9 13.1-16.8 114 5.9 4.8- 7.3 177 11.2 9.5-13.1

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*This question was 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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