2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Binge Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,512 3,930 84.5 83.1-85.9 582 15.5 14.1-16.9
GENDER
Male 1,990 1,636 79.7 77.3-81.9 354 20.3 18.1-22.7
Female 2,522 2,294 88.9 87.1-90.5 228 11.1 9.5-12.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,983 3,493 84.9 83.3-86.4 490 15.1 13.6-16.7
No 512 420 81.9 77.2-85.7 92 18.1 14.3-22.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,290 1,090 81.9 78.9-84.5 200 18.1 15.5-21.1
Overweight 1,498 1,278 82.9 80.2-85.3 220 17.1 14.7-19.8
Obese 1,367 1,225 86.2 83.5-88.6 142 13.8 11.4-16.5
Current Smoker
Yes 715 548 75.0 70.7-78.9 167 25.0 21.1-29.3
No 3,781 3,369 86.6 85.0-88.0 412 13.4 12.0-15.0
History of CVD**
Yes 516 482 92.5 88.4-95.2 34 7.5 4.8-11.6
No 3,960 3,415 83.7 82.1-85.2 545 16.3 14.8-17.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 582 *** *** *** 582 100 . - .
No 3,931 3,931 100 . - . *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
Yes 235 65 20.3 14.9-27.1 170 79.7 72.9-85.1
No 4,241 3,844 89.0 87.7-90.2 397 11.0 9.8-12.3
COPD
Yes 414 375 90.1 85.8-93.2 39 9.9 6.8-14.2
No 4,072 3,537 84.2 82.6-85.7 535 15.8 14.3-17.4
Current Asthma
Yes 430 371 83.7 78.6-87.8 59 16.3 12.2-21.4
No 4,055 3,535 84.7 83.1-86.1 520 15.3 13.9-16.9
Diabetes
Yes 602 583 96.1 93.5-97.7 19 3.9 2.3- 6.5
No 3,903 3,340 83.0 81.4-84.6 563 17.0 15.4-18.6
Functional Disability
Yes 1,440 1,296 88.0 85.3-90.2 144 12.0 9.8-14.7
No 3,044 2,613 83.3 81.5-85.0 431 16.7 15.0-18.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,457 1,350 92.0 89.9-93.6 107 8.0 6.4-10.1
No 3,053 2,578 81.7 79.8-83.5 475 18.3 16.5-20.2

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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 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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