2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,160 1,579 69.1 66.5-71.6 220 11.7 10.0-13.6 133 7.3 6.0- 8.9 162 8.7 7.2-10.4 66 3.2 2.4- 4.3
GENDER
Male 1,089 736 63.1 59.3-66.8 125 14.2 11.6-17.3 72 7.1 5.4- 9.3 110 11.2 8.9-13.9 46 4.4 3.1- 6.1
Female 1,071 843 75.7 72.1-78.9 95 9.0 7.1-11.4 61 7.5 5.6-10.0 52 5.9 4.2- 8.1 20 1.9 1.1- 3.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,907 1,417 69.9 67.1-72.6 202 12.4 10.5-14.5 113 7.3 5.9- 9.0 126 7.7 6.2- 9.4 49 2.7 1.9- 3.8
No 245 154 63.6 55.5-70.9 18 7.7 4.3-13.2 20 7.6 4.6-12.3 36 14.9 9.9-21.9 17 6.2 3.6-10.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 719 519 68.0 63.4-72.4 71 11.3 8.4-15.0 46 7.9 5.7-10.9 57 9.2 6.8-12.4 26 3.5 2.2- 5.6
Overweight 784 565 68.6 64.1-72.7 86 12.8 10.0-16.3 50 7.0 4.9- 9.8 62 9.0 6.7-12.1 21 2.6 1.6- 4.3
Obese 554 412 69.6 64.4-74.4 56 11.7 8.7-15.6 31 7.2 4.8-10.7 37 7.4 5.0-10.9 18 4.0 2.4- 6.8
Current Smoker
Yes 389 223 56.1 49.6-62.4 43 11.1 7.8-15.6 34 9.6 6.6-13.8 61 15.8 11.7-21.0 28 7.4 4.8-11.3
No 1,765 1,353 72.4 69.5-75.1 175 11.7 9.8-13.8 99 6.8 5.4- 8.6 100 6.9 5.4- 8.7 38 2.2 1.5- 3.3
History of CVD**
Yes 161 128 79.5 69.7-86.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,986 1,441 68.4 65.7-71.0 208 12.0 10.2-14.0 126 7.6 6.2- 9.3 150 8.7 7.2-10.5 61 3.3 2.4- 4.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 581 *** *** *** 220 37.9 33.1-43.0 133 23.7 19.7-28.2 162 28.0 23.7-32.8 66 10.4 7.8-13.7
No 1,579 1,579 100 . - . *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
Yes 234 65 20.5 15.0-27.4 22 12.1 7.1-19.8 30 13.6 8.9-20.3 64 30.5 23.3-38.8 53 23.3 17.2-30.6
No 1,889 1,492 76.2 73.6-78.6 193 11.2 9.6-13.2 100 6.4 5.1- 8.1 95 5.8 4.5- 7.3 *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 130 91 70.4 59.9-79.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,013 1,479 69.2 66.5-71.8 205 11.9 10.1-13.9 125 7.5 6.1- 9.2 145 8.3 6.9-10.1 59 3.0 2.2- 4.0
Current Asthma
Yes 187 128 66.3 57.1-74.5 25 13.7 8.6-21.2 *** *** *** 16 9.3 5.3-15.7 *** *** ***
No 1,959 1,440 69.5 66.8-72.1 193 11.4 9.7-13.5 122 7.5 6.1- 9.2 146 8.6 7.1-10.5 58 2.9 2.2- 3.9
Diabetes
Yes 150 131 85.2 76.4-91.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,007 1,445 68.1 65.3-70.7 211 12.1 10.3-14.1 130 7.6 6.2- 9.3 156 8.9 7.4-10.7 65 3.4 2.5- 4.5
Functional Disability
Yes 527 384 70.1 64.5-75.2 46 10.1 6.9-14.6 34 7.1 4.7-10.7 43 8.6 6.0-12.2 20 4.1 2.3- 7.1
No 1,621 1,190 69.1 66.1-71.9 172 12.2 10.2-14.4 98 7.4 5.9- 9.3 118 8.7 7.0-10.7 43 2.7 1.9- 3.8
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 506 400 78.3 73.1-82.6 45 9.2 6.3-13.3 *** *** *** 33 7.4 4.9-11.0 *** *** ***
No 1,652 1,177 66.8 63.8-69.7 175 12.3 10.4-14.6 117 8.4 6.8-10.3 129 9.0 7.3-11.0 54 3.5 2.5- 4.7

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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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