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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Drinking alcohol in the past 30 days*

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  Total
Respond.^
YES NO
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,407 3,542 41.4 39.8-43.1 5,865 58.6 56.9-60.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,035 3,066 42.3 40.6-44.1 4,969 57.7 55.9-59.4
No 1,363 474 37.8 33.7-42.1 889 62.2 57.9-66.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 184 57 42.1 30.1-55.1 127 57.9 44.9-69.9
Recommended Range 3,256 1,474 46.8 44.1-49.6 1,782 53.2 50.4-55.9
Overweight 3,110 1,231 44.7 42.0-47.5 1,879 55.3 52.5-58.0
Obese 2,297 632 32.3 29.1-35.7 1,665 67.7 64.3-70.9
Current Smoker
No 7,226 2,517 37.5 35.8-39.4 4,709 62.5 60.6-64.2
Yes 2,140 1,009 53.3 49.9-56.7 1,131 46.7 43.3-50.1
Binge Drinker
No 8,730 2,865 35.5 34.0-37.2 5,865 64.5 62.8-66.0
Yes 630 630 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Heavy Drinker
No 9,109 3,244 39.1 37.5-40.7 5,865 60.9 59.3-62.5
Yes 246 246 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,226 1,477 48.3 45.5-51.2 1,749 51.7 48.8-54.5
Some Physical Activity 3,664 1,421 42.4 39.9-44.9 2,243 57.6 55.1-60.1
Physically Inactive 2,193 553 29.9 26.7-33.3 1,640 70.1 66.7-73.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,062 392 23.9 20.6-27.5 1,670 76.1 72.5-79.4
No 7,320 3,144 45.6 43.8-47.4 4,176 54.4 52.6-56.2
Disability Status
Yes 3,018 846 33.1 30.3-36.1 2,172 66.9 63.9-69.7
No 6,209 2,640 45.0 43.0-47.0 3,569 55.0 53.0-57.0
Current Asthma
Yes 731 219 35.0 29.6-40.8 512 65.0 59.2-70.4
No 8,654 3,313 41.9 40.2-43.6 5,341 58.1 56.4-59.8
Diabetes
Yes 957 161 21.1 17.3-25.5 796 78.9 74.5-82.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 31 42.0 27.4-58.2 47 58.0 41.8-72.6
No 8,358 3,345 43.3 41.6-45.0 5,013 56.7 55.0-58.4
Arthritis
Yes 3,286 977 33.5 31.0-36.0 2,309 66.5 64.0-69.0
No 6,056 2,546 44.6 42.6-46.7 3,510 55.4 53.3-57.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,175 884 33.1 30.5-35.9 2,291 66.9 64.1-69.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 42 47.2 34.5-60.3 62 52.8 39.7-65.5
No 6,119 2,612 44.7 42.7-46.8 3,507 55.3 53.2-57.3
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,740 897 37.2 34.4-40.0 1,843 62.8 60.0-65.6
No 4,841 1,924 43.5 41.3-45.7 2,917 56.5 54.3-58.7
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 965 224 28.5 24.1-33.3 741 71.5 66.7-75.9
No 8,261 3,267 42.7 41.0-44.5 4,994 57.3 55.5-59.0

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*Data in this table were derived from the first alcohol consumption question.

^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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