2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

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 2,115 556 24.3 22.0-26.7 579 24.6 22.3-27.0 359 18.4 16.3-20.7 195 9.2 7.8-10.9 426 23.5 21.2-26.0
GENDER
Male 1,057 188 16.6 14.0-19.5 248 20.9 17.9-24.1 205 19.1 16.3-22.3 102 9.5 7.6-12.0 314 33.9 30.3-37.7
Female 1,058 368 32.5 28.9-36.3 331 28.6 25.2-32.2 154 17.5 14.5-21.1 93 8.9 7.0-11.3 112 12.5 10.1-15.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,870 499 24.4 22.0-27.0 517 24.9 22.5-27.5 326 19.1 16.8-21.5 176 9.7 8.1-11.5 352 21.9 19.6-24.5
No 237 51 22.1 16.1-29.7 62 23.3 17.1-30.9 32 14.0 8.7-21.8 18 6.5 3.7-11.1 74 34.0 26.6-42.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 706 169 20.2 16.8-24.0 206 26.9 22.9-31.3 118 19.0 15.2-23.5 70 9.9 7.5-13.0 143 24.0 20.1-28.5
Overweight 766 201 24.7 20.9-28.9 195 23.3 19.6-27.4 137 18.8 15.6-22.5 63 7.5 5.5-10.1 170 25.7 21.8-30.1
Obese 544 149 25.5 21.2-30.3 150 23.9 19.7-28.7 88 17.5 13.5-22.3 56 11.5 8.5-15.3 101 21.6 17.5-26.4
Current Smoker
Yes 378 63 15.1 11.1-20.2 87 19.2 14.7-24.6 66 20.3 14.8-27.2 42 10.4 7.1-14.9 120 35.0 29.0-41.6
No 1,733 492 26.5 23.9-29.2 490 25.8 23.2-28.5 293 18.0 15.8-20.4 153 9.0 7.5-10.8 305 20.8 18.3-23.4
History of CVD**
Yes 156 57 39.1 29.5-49.7 44 20.5 14.1-28.9 23 17.8 10.7-28.0 *** *** *** 24 16.5 9.6-26.8
No 1,946 496 23.3 21.0-25.8 530 24.7 22.3-27.3 335 18.5 16.3-20.9 185 9.5 8.0-11.2 400 24.0 21.6-26.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 540 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 3.3 1.9- 5.8 92 14.7 11.5-18.4 406 77.1 72.4-81.1
No 1,553 545 34.2 31.2-37.3 562 33.7 30.7-36.8 340 24.7 21.9-27.8 99 6.9 5.5- 8.8 *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
Yes 231 *** *** *** 26 4.1 2.5- 6.8 34 14.8 9.8-21.7 35 15.1 10.3-21.6 132 64.5 56.4-71.8
No 1,857 546 27.4 24.9-30.1 547 27.5 24.9-30.2 320 19.0 16.7-21.5 159 8.6 7.1-10.4 285 17.5 15.4-19.9
COPD
Yes 129 41 27.1 18.9-37.2 35 26.3 17.6-37.2 17 17.6 10.0-29.3 *** *** *** 25 19.3 12.2-29.2
No 1,969 513 24.2 21.9-26.7 539 24.4 22.0-26.9 342 18.6 16.4-21.0 180 9.1 7.7-10.8 395 23.7 21.3-26.2
Current Asthma
Yes 183 61 32.4 24.4-41.6 48 23.7 16.9-32.0 21 13.3 7.4-22.6 15 7.1 3.9-12.4 38 23.6 16.6-32.5
No 1,918 491 23.5 21.1-26.0 527 24.7 22.3-27.3 337 19.0 16.7-21.4 179 9.5 8.0-11.3 384 23.4 21.0-26.0
Diabetes
Yes 148 58 35.7 26.8-45.7 52 29.4 21.5-38.7 16 16.3 9.3-27.0 *** *** *** 15 14.6 8.3-24.4
No 1,964 497 23.5 21.2-26.0 526 24.2 21.9-26.7 343 18.5 16.3-20.9 187 9.6 8.1-11.3 411 24.1 21.7-26.7
Functional Disability
Yes 509 143 26.5 21.8-31.9 141 23.8 19.3-28.9 79 19.4 14.6-25.3 47 8.6 5.9-12.3 99 21.8 17.2-27.1
No 1,596 412 23.7 21.2-26.4 435 24.8 22.2-27.6 279 18.1 15.8-20.7 147 9.4 7.8-11.4 323 23.9 21.3-26.8
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 499 177 34.4 29.0-40.2 149 26.6 21.8-32.1 67 17.9 12.9-24.3 34 6.4 4.1- 9.7 72 14.8 11.2-19.3
No 1,614 379 21.8 19.3-24.4 429 24.0 21.5-26.7 292 18.5 16.3-21.0 160 10.0 8.3-11.9 354 25.8 23.1-28.7

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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 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 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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