2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any
alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,546 2,351 49.6 47.6-51.5 571 13.1 11.8-14.4 655 15.5 14.1-16.9 739 17.4 16.0-18.9 230 4.5 3.8- 5.3
GENDER
Male 2,014 900 44.5 41.7-47.3 225 11.5 9.8-13.4 322 16.1 14.1-18.2 425 21.7 19.5-24.1 142 6.2 5.0- 7.8
Female 2,532 1,451 54.2 51.5-56.8 346 14.5 12.7-16.5 333 15.0 13.1-17.0 314 13.5 11.8-15.4 88 2.9 2.2- 3.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,008 2,076 49.4 47.4-51.4 495 13.0 11.6-14.4 572 15.4 14.0-17.0 663 17.8 16.2-19.4 202 4.5 3.7- 5.4
No 521 266 50.1 44.5-55.7 73 13.5 10.1-17.9 79 15.9 12.0-20.8 75 15.7 12.0-20.3 28 4.7 3.0- 7.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,303 571 42.6 39.0-46.1 157 11.9 9.9-14.3 199 16.3 13.8-19.1 287 23.8 20.8-27.0 89 5.5 4.0- 7.4
Overweight 1,512 713 45.4 42.1-48.8 203 14.4 12.0-17.1 230 16.1 13.8-18.7 277 18.6 16.2-21.3 89 5.4 4.2- 7.1
Obese 1,372 813 54.6 51.1-58.0 175 13.4 11.2-16.0 192 16.4 13.9-19.3 146 12.2 10.1-14.8 46 3.4 2.3- 4.9
Current Smoker
Yes 730 325 42.1 37.4-46.9 90 12.9 10.1-16.4 127 18.3 14.7-22.4 125 18.8 15.2-23.1 63 7.9 5.7-10.9
No 3,799 2,016 51.0 48.9-53.1 479 13.1 11.7-14.6 526 14.9 13.4-16.4 611 17.2 15.7-18.8 167 3.8 3.1- 4.7
History of CVD**
Yes 517 354 65.5 59.6-71.0 40 9.6 6.5-14.0 46 11.5 8.1-16.1 49 8.8 6.0-12.8 28 4.5 2.8- 7.1
No 3,993 1,974 47.8 45.8-49.9 525 13.4 12.1-14.9 606 16.0 14.5-17.5 688 18.4 16.8-20.0 200 4.4 3.7- 5.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 582 *** *** *** 44 5.4 3.7- 7.8 135 24.2 20.1-28.8 315 56.3 51.3-61.2 88 14.1 11.1-17.8
No 3,931 2,352 59.3 57.2-61.3 525 14.5 13.1-16.1 510 13.9 12.5-15.4 412 10.0 8.9-11.3 132 2.3 1.8- 3.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 244 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 139 60.7 52.6-68.3 98 34.1 27.0-41.9
No 4,255 2,352 53.5 51.5-55.5 560 13.7 12.4-15.1 635 15.9 14.5-17.4 580 14.4 13.0-15.8 128 2.5 1.9- 3.2
COPD
Yes 418 284 65.8 59.5-71.6 37 7.7 5.1-11.4 39 12.2 8.4-17.4 33 7.7 4.9-12.0 25 6.5 4.1-10.2
No 4,102 2,058 48.3 46.3-50.3 527 13.4 12.0-14.8 613 15.8 14.3-17.3 704 18.4 16.9-20.0 200 4.2 3.4- 5.0
Current Asthma
Yes 431 243 51.4 45.1-57.7 55 16.4 11.8-22.4 60 15.1 11.0-20.2 51 13.0 9.3-18.0 22 4.1 2.4- 6.8
No 4,088 2,095 49.4 47.4-51.4 511 12.7 11.4-14.1 595 15.6 14.2-17.2 683 17.9 16.4-19.5 204 4.4 3.6- 5.3
Diabetes
Yes 606 452 72.3 67.3-76.8 48 8.7 6.1-12.3 54 10.1 7.4-13.6 32 4.3 2.8- 6.6 20 4.6 2.6- 8.1
No 3,933 1,895 46.6 44.6-48.7 520 13.6 12.2-15.1 601 16.2 14.7-17.8 707 19.1 17.6-20.8 210 4.5 3.7- 5.4
Functional Disability
Yes 1,451 912 59.4 55.9-62.9 137 10.4 8.4-12.8 160 13.0 10.7-15.7 150 11.1 8.9-13.7 92 6.1 4.6- 7.9
No 3,067 1,423 45.6 43.3-47.9 432 14.2 12.6-15.9 492 16.5 14.9-18.3 584 19.9 18.1-21.8 136 3.8 3.0- 4.8
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,462 950 63.6 60.1-66.9 147 10.2 8.3-12.5 151 12.4 10.1-15.1 137 8.9 7.0-11.2 77 4.9 3.7- 6.5
No 3,082 1,401 44.3 42.1-46.6 422 14.1 12.5-15.8 504 16.7 15.0-18.4 602 20.6 18.9-22.5 153 4.3 3.5- 5.4

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**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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