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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the most recent occasion when you had 5 or more alcoholic beverages, about how many beers, including malt liquor, did you drink?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-2 beers 3-4 beers 5-6 beers 7+ beers None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 598 40 5.1 3.2- 7.9 52 6.8 4.6-10.0 239 40.5 34.0-47.4 144 31.7 25.3-39.0 123 15.9 12.3-20.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 463 35 5.6 3.3- 9.2 40 7.2 4.6-11.2 177 38.0 30.7-45.9 106 31.2 23.7-39.9 105 17.9 13.6-23.3
No 135 5 3.4 1.2- 9.2 12 5.6 2.6-11.8 62 48.0 35.0-61.3 38 33.3 22.1-46.7 18 9.6 5.0-17.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 8 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.8 0.3-22.0 4 62.8 16.7-93.4 2 31.8 4.8-81.2 1 2.6 0.3-20.4
Recommended Range 243 16 4.2 2.1- 8.3 16 4.8 2.5- 9.0 107 41.4 32.0-51.6 57 33.4 23.4-45.1 47 16.2 11.0-23.1
Overweight 213 13 5.5 2.7-10.9 22 9.6 5.3-16.7 85 45.5 34.4-57.1 47 21.9 14.8-31.2 46 17.4 11.3-25.9
Obese 117 10 7.3 2.5-19.3 11 6.4 2.2-17.3 38 28.1 17.0-42.9 33 43.2 27.1-61.0 25 15.0 8.1-25.9
Current Smoker
No 319 22 6.1 3.1-11.4 32 9.5 6.0-14.8 118 38.8 30.6-47.7 72 26.5 19.3-35.2 75 19.1 14.0-25.6
Yes 279 18 4.1 2.2- 7.5 20 4.3 2.0- 8.8 121 42.1 32.3-52.5 72 36.7 26.7-48.0 48 12.8 8.4-19.0
Binge Drinker
No 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Yes 595 38 4.9 3.1- 7.8 52 6.8 4.6-10.1 238 40.5 34.0-47.4 144 31.8 25.3-39.1 123 15.9 12.4-20.3
Heavy Drinker
No 432 25 5.8 3.3- 9.8 41 8.4 5.4-12.8 175 38.7 31.5-46.4 99 30.3 23.1-38.6 92 16.9 12.7-22.2
Yes 153 12 3.0 1.4- 6.4 11 3.5 1.6- 7.1 61 44.8 31.0-59.5 42 37.3 23.8-53.1 27 11.4 6.3-19.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 260 20 7.1 3.9-12.7 20 5.4 2.8-10.2 105 38.3 28.5-49.1 70 35.4 25.2-47.1 45 13.8 9.1-20.4
Some Physical Activity 225 15 4.0 2.0- 7.9 24 11.5 6.7-19.1 90 43.1 34.5-52.2 48 23.5 16.5-32.1 48 17.9 12.4-25.1
Physically Inactive 101 5 1.4 0.5- 3.9 8 3.2 1.2- 8.4 38 42.5 26.6-60.0 22 34.1 19.9-51.9 28 18.8 10.3-31.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 74 5 3.7 1.0-12.8 6 5.5 1.8-15.3 28 45.9 26.9-66.2 17 30.4 14.3-53.5 18 14.4 6.6-28.6
No 524 35 5.3 3.2- 8.6 46 7.1 4.6-10.7 211 39.5 32.8-46.7 127 32.0 25.2-39.6 105 16.1 12.3-20.8
Disability Status
Yes 148 9 7.0 2.6-17.7 19 9.4 4.4-19.0 50 32.6 20.5-47.6 28 32.8 18.0-52.0 42 18.2 10.7-29.3
No 447 31 4.6 2.8- 7.4 33 6.2 3.9- 9.7 188 42.3 35.0-50.0 115 31.7 24.9-39.4 80 15.2 11.4-20.1
Current Asthma
Yes 47 5 10.8 3.3-30.2 5 6.4 1.9-19.7 16 30.6 15.8-50.9 8 27.6 10.5-55.3 13 24.6 11.3-45.7
No 548 35 4.7 2.8- 7.6 45 6.8 4.4-10.2 223 41.3 34.4-48.5 135 32.0 25.3-39.6 110 15.3 11.7-19.7
Diabetes
Yes 17 1 0.7 0.1- 5.4 3 21.6 4.6-61.4 3 33.0 9.6-69.6 3 14.2 3.5-42.9 7 30.5 9.9-63.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 4 1 33.5 4.5-84.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 42.0 6.5-88.2 2 24.5 4.3-69.8 0 0.0 . - .
No 576 38 4.9 3.0- 7.8 49 6.6 4.3- 9.8 234 40.6 34.0-47.6 139 32.2 25.6-39.6 116 15.7 12.1-20.1
Arthritis
Yes 110 4 2.0 0.5- 7.2 9 6.9 2.9-15.8 49 48.3 33.9-62.9 16 14.3 6.7-27.9 32 28.5 17.7-42.4
No 483 35 5.6 3.4- 9.0 43 6.8 4.4-10.5 189 39.2 32.0-46.8 126 34.8 27.6-42.9 90 13.6 10.1-18.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 135 11 5.2 2.1-12.2 14 7.9 3.1-18.5 45 42.4 28.0-58.3 31 28.2 17.4-42.3 34 16.2 9.7-26.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 55.3 7.2-95.2 1 44.7 4.8-92.8
No 461 29 5.1 3.0- 8.5 38 6.6 4.3-10.1 194 40.2 33.0-47.8 112 32.5 25.1-40.9 88 15.7 11.7-20.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 116 10 12.5 5.5-25.9 13 9.3 4.5-18.0 41 40.0 28.3-52.9 22 16.6 9.8-26.7 30 21.7 12.8-34.2
No 275 20 3.3 1.6- 6.6 21 7.2 3.8-13.4 111 39.9 30.6-50.0 65 30.8 21.9-41.3 58 18.8 13.4-25.9
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 32 5 9.3 2.5-29.4 2 3.7 0.7-17.2 7 15.0 5.6-34.5 9 43.7 19.3-71.5 9 28.3 10.8-56.1
No 563 34 4.8 2.9- 7.9 50 7.1 4.7-10.5 231 41.2 34.6-48.3 135 31.5 24.8-39.0 113 15.3 11.8-19.7

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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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