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2014 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 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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*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.

**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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