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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Binge Drinking--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

During this most recent occasion, how did you get most of the alcohol?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Someone else bought it I bought it at store I bought it at Restaurant/Bar Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 609 146 24.4 19.2-30.5 332 55.7 49.1-62.2 112 18.4 14.1-23.6 19 1.5 0.7- 3.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 472 106 24.4 18.3-31.7 262 55.6 47.9-63.1 91 18.5 13.6-24.7 13 1.5 0.6- 3.6
No 137 40 24.5 15.9-35.9 70 56.0 43.2-68.1 21 18.0 10.5-29.1 6 1.4 0.6- 3.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 9 2 6.3 1.1-29.2 6 88.5 59.4-97.6 1 5.1 0.6-33.9 0 0.0 . - .
Recommended Range 248 63 28.8 19.8-39.8 133 53.1 42.8-63.1 45 16.7 11.3-24.0 7 1.4 0.5- 3.9
Overweight 216 38 17.6 11.6-25.7 122 55.2 44.2-65.6 45 24.6 16.2-35.5 11 2.6 1.0- 6.8
Obese 117 34 26.6 15.7-41.2 63 59.0 43.1-73.2 19 14.3 7.1-26.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
Current Smoker
No 322 76 23.3 16.6-31.8 166 49.2 40.7-57.8 70 25.1 18.3-33.5 10 2.3 0.9- 5.7
Yes 287 70 25.4 18.0-34.5 166 61.6 52.0-70.5 42 12.3 7.9-18.5 9 0.7 0.3- 1.5
Binge Drinker
No 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Yes 606 145 24.4 19.2-30.4 332 55.9 49.2-62.3 110 18.3 14.0-23.5 19 1.5 0.7- 3.0
Heavy Drinker
No 440 96 19.8 15.0-25.7 238 56.6 49.1-63.8 91 21.8 16.3-28.4 15 1.8 0.8- 4.0
Yes 156 45 36.4 23.6-51.6 88 52.1 37.8-66.1 20 10.8 5.9-18.8 3 0.7 0.2- 2.4
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 261 61 22.0 14.4-32.2 134 54.0 43.3-64.3 55 21.6 14.6-30.7 11 2.5 1.0- 5.7
Some Physical Activity 233 53 25.1 18.2-33.5 136 55.2 46.4-63.7 43 19.5 13.6-27.3 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
Physically Inactive 102 27 27.6 16.2-42.9 55 62.3 46.6-75.7 14 9.2 4.5-17.9 6 1.0 0.4- 2.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 75 19 30.3 14.6-52.4 46 63.3 42.2-80.3 8 6.1 2.3-15.6 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2
No 534 127 23.4 18.2-29.5 286 54.4 47.5-61.2 104 20.4 15.6-26.3 17 1.7 0.8- 3.5
Disability Status
Yes 154 41 24.8 15.1-37.9 87 62.4 48.1-74.9 17 11.0 5.4-21.1 9 1.7 0.8- 3.9
No 453 104 24.4 18.5-31.5 244 53.3 45.9-60.6 95 20.8 15.7-27.1 10 1.4 0.6- 3.6
Current Asthma
Yes 49 12 25.0 11.3-46.5 23 46.9 27.0-67.9 9 23.7 10.6-45.1 5 4.3 1.5-11.8
No 557 133 24.4 19.0-30.7 307 56.3 49.4-63.0 103 18.0 13.6-23.5 14 1.3 0.5- 3.0
Diabetes
Yes 17 3 10.4 2.3-36.7 12 85.2 60.3-95.6 1 2.4 0.3-16.3 1 2.0 0.3-14.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 4 3 87.4 40.7-98.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 12.6 1.4-59.3 0 0.0 . - .
No 587 140 24.1 18.9-30.3 319 55.6 48.8-62.2 110 18.8 14.4-24.2 18 1.5 0.7- 3.1
Arthritis
Yes 114 19 22.5 12.8-36.7 74 64.2 50.0-76.2 15 10.4 5.4-19.2 6 2.9 0.8- 9.9
No 490 126 24.7 19.0-31.6 254 54.2 46.7-61.4 97 19.9 15.0-25.9 13 1.2 0.5- 2.9
High Blood Pressure
Yes 141 29 27.9 17.1-42.1 87 59.6 45.3-72.4 18 11.1 5.6-20.7 7 1.5 0.6- 3.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 2 1 55.3 7.2-95.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 44.7 4.8-92.8 0 0.0 . - .
No 466 116 23.3 17.7-30.2 245 55.0 47.4-62.3 93 20.2 15.1-26.4 12 1.5 0.6- 3.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 117 28 26.4 16.5-39.5 66 52.2 39.5-64.6 18 18.8 10.3-31.6 5 2.6 0.7- 9.4
No 276 55 21.7 14.6-31.0 162 55.0 45.1-64.5 54 22.6 15.5-31.8 5 0.7 0.3- 1.9
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 32 4 12.7 4.3-31.7 26 73.3 45.8-89.9 2 14.0 2.8-47.8 0 0.0 . - .
No 573 141 25.5 20.0-31.9 303 53.9 47.0-60.6 110 19.0 14.6-24.4 19 1.6 0.8- 3.2

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*Asked only of respondents who reported having at least one occasion of binge drinking (past 30 days)

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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