2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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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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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and who did have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past month.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days or did NOT have five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on one or more occasions in the past 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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