2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 2,147 890 39.1 36.5-41.8 699 32.2 29.7-34.8 293 15.0 13.1-17.1 94 4.7 3.6- 6.0 171 9.1 7.6-10.9
GENDER
Male 1,084 318 27.2 24.0-30.7 392 36.5 32.9-40.2 178 16.3 13.8-19.2 68 6.8 5.1- 9.0 128 13.2 10.7-16.2
Female 1,063 572 52.0 48.0-55.9 307 27.5 24.1-31.1 115 13.5 10.8-16.8 26 2.3 1.4- 3.7 43 4.7 3.2- 6.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,900 809 39.6 36.8-42.4 632 33.2 30.5-36.0 251 14.6 12.6-16.8 78 4.5 3.4- 5.9 130 8.2 6.6-10.1
No 239 74 35.0 27.4-43.4 66 26.0 19.6-33.6 42 18.1 12.3-25.9 *** *** *** 41 15.2 10.3-21.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 722 306 38.1 33.7-42.6 239 34.5 30.1-39.2 99 16.1 12.6-20.3 23 3.1 2.0- 5.0 55 8.1 5.9-11.1
Overweight 775 329 41.4 36.9-46.1 240 29.6 25.6-33.8 101 13.6 10.8-16.9 45 5.9 4.0- 8.5 60 9.6 6.9-13.1
Obese 551 210 34.9 30.1-40.0 193 35.2 30.2-40.5 77 15.3 11.7-19.7 23 5.1 3.1- 8.2 48 9.6 6.9-13.2
Current Smoker
Yes 388 94 22.4 17.6-28.1 128 28.4 23.2-34.3 74 23.7 18.0-30.5 30 7.4 4.8-11.1 62 18.1 13.5-23.8
No 1,754 794 43.0 40.1-46.1 569 33.1 30.3-36.0 219 13.0 11.2-15.1 64 4.0 3.0- 5.5 108 6.8 5.4- 8.6
History of CVD**
Yes 159 83 53.8 43.4-63.9 38 18.2 12.1-26.5 17 13.7 7.5-23.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,975 801 38.0 35.3-40.8 658 33.1 30.5-35.9 274 15.1 13.1-17.3 91 4.8 3.7- 6.2 151 9.0 7.4-10.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 567 45 8.2 5.8-11.4 184 33.5 28.9-38.5 137 23.4 19.5-27.8 66 11.1 8.3-14.6 135 23.8 19.6-28.6
No 1,557 841 52.7 49.4-56.0 515 32.2 29.2-35.3 146 11.1 9.0-13.6 25 1.9 1.1- 3.1 30 2.2 1.4- 3.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 244 *** *** *** 53 17.2 12.3-23.5 66 27.1 20.8-34.6 33 10.8 7.0-16.4 92 44.9 36.8-53.2
No 1,903 890 44.4 41.6-47.3 646 34.2 31.5-37.1 227 13.3 11.4-15.5 61 3.8 2.8- 5.2 79 4.2 3.2- 5.5
COPD
Yes 128 *** *** *** 28 17.7 10.5-28.1 17 15.6 9.0-25.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,003 825 38.9 36.2-41.7 664 32.8 30.2-35.5 272 15.0 13.0-17.2 84 4.2 3.2- 5.5 158 9.1 7.5-11.0
Current Asthma
Yes 182 92 51.1 41.5-60.7 42 17.4 11.9-24.8 26 17.7 11.1-26.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,952 792 37.8 35.1-40.5 652 33.6 31.0-36.4 265 14.8 12.8-17.0 86 4.7 3.6- 6.2 157 9.1 7.5-11.0
Diabetes
Yes 150 76 46.1 36.1-56.3 49 27.9 20.1-37.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,994 813 38.6 35.9-41.4 649 32.4 29.8-35.1 281 15.2 13.2-17.4 89 4.7 3.6- 6.0 162 9.1 7.5-11.0
Functional Disability
Yes 525 220 38.2 32.8-43.8 140 22.3 18.0-27.3 83 20.1 15.3-25.8 28 5.6 3.5- 9.0 54 13.8 9.9-19.0
No 1,610 667 39.4 36.4-42.5 556 35.2 32.2-38.2 209 13.6 11.6-15.8 64 4.2 3.1- 5.7 114 7.6 6.1- 9.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 504 260 50.0 44.0-56.0 138 23.5 18.9-28.7 57 16.3 11.5-22.5 21 4.5 2.6- 7.6 28 5.7 3.5- 9.2
No 1,641 630 36.4 33.5-39.4 560 34.3 31.4-37.2 235 14.7 12.7-16.9 73 4.7 3.5- 6.2 143 10.0 8.1-12.1

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*This question was 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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