2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,498 4,254 94.0 93.0-94.9 244 6.0 5.1- 7.0
GENDER
Male 1,984 1,864 93.6 92.0-94.9 120 6.4 5.1- 8.0
Female 2,514 2,390 94.3 93.0-95.5 124 5.7 4.5- 7.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,976 3,772 94.2 93.2-95.2 204 5.8 4.8- 6.8
No 505 465 92.3 88.7-94.8 40 7.7 5.2-11.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,293 1,195 91.7 89.5-93.5 98 8.3 6.5-10.5
Overweight 1,488 1,408 94.3 92.4-95.7 80 5.7 4.3- 7.6
Obese 1,364 1,309 95.2 93.4-96.6 55 4.8 3.4- 6.6
Current Smoker
Yes 713 625 86.2 82.3-89.3 88 13.8 10.7-17.7
No 3,770 3,614 95.6 94.6-96.4 156 4.4 3.6- 5.4
History of CVD**
Yes 513 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,949 3,725 93.8 92.7-94.7 224 6.2 5.3- 7.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 567 397 69.3 64.4-73.9 170 30.7 26.1-35.6
No 3,909 3,844 98.6 98.1-99.0 65 1.4 1.0- 1.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 244 *** *** *** 244 100 . - .
No 4,255 4,255 100 . - . *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 412 392 93.8 89.7-96.3 20 6.2 3.7-10.3
No 4,061 3,842 94.1 93.0-95.0 219 5.9 5.0- 7.0
Current Asthma
Yes 425 401 92.4 88.0-95.3 24 7.6 4.7-12.0
No 4,047 3,828 94.1 93.1-95.1 219 5.9 4.9- 6.9
Diabetes
Yes 602 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,889 3,655 93.6 92.5-94.5 234 6.4 5.5- 7.5
Functional Disability
Yes 1,437 1,368 94.5 92.4-96.1 69 5.5 3.9- 7.6
No 3,033 2,862 93.9 92.7-94.9 171 6.1 5.1- 7.3
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,454 1,396 95.6 93.9-96.8 58 4.4 3.2- 6.1
No 3,042 2,856 93.4 92.1-94.5 186 6.6 5.5- 7.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

**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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