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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,804 6,493 94.9 94.2-95.6 311 5.1 4.4- 5.8
GENDER
Male 2,867 2,708 93.6 92.3-94.7 159 6.4 5.3- 7.7
Female 3,937 3,785 96.1 95.3-96.8 152 3.9 3.2- 4.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,926 5,667 95.3 94.5-95.9 259 4.7 4.1- 5.5
No 858 808 93.3 90.9-95.1 50 6.7 4.9- 9.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,048 1,909 93.0 91.5-94.3 139 7.0 5.7- 8.5
Overweight 2,289 2,199 95.5 94.2-96.5 90 4.5 3.5- 5.8
Obese 1,878 1,814 95.8 94.4-96.8 64 4.2 3.2- 5.6
Current Smoker
Yes 1,119 1,012 89.5 87.0-91.5 107 10.5 8.5-13.0
No 5,648 5,444 96.2 95.5-96.8 204 3.8 3.2- 4.5
History of CVD**
Yes 907 881 97.4 96.0-98.3 26 2.6 1.7- 4.0
No 5,825 5,542 94.7 93.9-95.4 283 5.3 4.6- 6.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 685 482 72.6 68.5-76.4 203 27.4 23.6-31.5
No 6,066 5,970 98.7 98.3-99.0 96 1.3 1.0- 1.7
COPD
Yes 616 588 94.9 92.3-96.7 28 5.1 3.3- 7.7
No 6,150 5,869 94.9 94.2-95.6 281 5.1 4.4- 5.8
Current Asthma
Yes 526 506 94.8 91.3-96.9 20 5.2 3.1- 8.7
No 6,238 5,950 95.0 94.3-95.7 288 5.0 4.3- 5.7
Diabetes
Yes 926 905 97.5 95.8-98.5 21 2.5 1.5- 4.2
No 5,861 5,571 94.6 93.8-95.3 290 5.4 4.7- 6.2
Disability
Yes 1,886 1,812 95.8 94.5-96.8 74 4.2 3.2- 5.5
No 4,874 4,639 94.7 93.8-95.4 235 5.3 4.6- 6.2
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,283 2,205 96.5 95.5-97.3 78 3.5 2.7- 4.5
No 4,517 4,284 94.4 93.4-95.2 233 5.6 4.8- 6.6

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

**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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