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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the same occasion, about how many drinks of liquor, including cocktails, did you have?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-2 liquor drinks 3-4 liquor drinks 5-6 liquor drinks 7+ liquor drinks None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 598 91 12.7 9.1-17.4 61 10.4 7.0-15.1 53 10.0 6.9-14.2 21 3.7 2.0- 6.8 372 63.2 56.8-69.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 465 70 13.4 9.1-19.3 51 10.0 6.3-15.5 46 10.3 6.9-15.0 16 3.9 1.9- 7.9 282 62.4 54.8-69.4
No 133 21 10.6 6.0-18.1 10 11.4 5.0-23.9 7 8.9 3.5-20.7 5 3.1 1.1- 8.5 90 66.1 53.2-76.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 7 2 12.5 2.2-48.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 50.0 10.0-90.0 0 0.0 . - . 4 37.5 7.5-81.7
Recommended Range 245 37 14.0 7.9-23.7 27 12.5 6.9-21.5 20 10.8 6.2-18.0 9 3.4 1.5- 7.7 152 59.3 48.9-69.0
Overweight 213 31 11.0 6.9-17.1 21 8.3 4.4-15.1 22 9.0 5.1-15.4 5 1.1 0.3- 3.8 134 70.6 61.3-78.5
Obese 115 19 14.3 7.2-26.3 13 11.9 4.7-27.0 10 8.3 3.1-20.4 4 5.3 1.3-18.8 69 60.2 43.9-74.5
Current Smoker
No 322 50 17.4 11.4-25.7 36 9.0 5.5-14.2 26 7.4 4.2-12.7 9 3.9 1.7- 8.6 201 62.4 53.7-70.3
Yes 276 41 8.2 5.2-12.8 25 11.7 6.4-20.3 27 12.4 7.6-19.6 12 3.6 1.5- 8.5 171 64.1 54.3-72.8
Binge Drinker
No 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
Yes 595 90 12.7 9.1-17.4 60 10.3 6.9-15.1 53 10.0 6.9-14.2 21 3.7 2.0- 6.8 371 63.3 56.8-69.4
Heavy Drinker
No 434 73 13.7 10.0-18.6 46 10.5 6.9-15.7 36 10.2 6.6-15.5 12 4.1 2.0- 8.4 267 61.4 54.1-68.2
Yes 151 17 11.1 4.1-26.7 11 8.6 2.7-23.9 17 10.3 5.2-19.5 8 2.6 0.9- 7.2 98 67.3 52.3-79.5
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 258 47 14.6 8.9-23.1 28 11.0 6.1-19.0 21 10.0 5.7-17.0 7 3.1 1.3- 7.3 155 61.1 50.7-70.6
Some Physical Activity 226 29 13.6 8.7-20.7 24 10.2 5.7-17.4 20 10.7 6.1-18.3 11 4.4 1.5-11.9 142 61.1 51.9-69.5
Physically Inactive 100 12 2.8 1.4- 5.6 9 9.6 3.1-26.1 11 9.0 3.8-19.9 3 4.6 1.1-17.3 65 74.0 58.5-85.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 72 7 4.6 1.6-12.4 6 1.7 0.7- 4.2 8 7.5 2.5-20.4 3 3.0 0.6-14.4 48 83.1 69.1-91.6
No 526 84 14.0 10.0-19.4 55 11.7 7.8-17.2 45 10.3 7.0-15.0 18 3.8 2.0- 7.3 324 60.1 53.1-66.7
Disability Status
Yes 149 23 5.5 3.2- 9.3 18 13.8 6.4-27.4 17 14.7 7.4-27.1 9 2.3 1.1- 5.0 82 63.8 49.1-76.2
No 446 67 14.8 10.3-20.7 43 9.5 6.0-14.9 36 8.8 5.7-13.3 12 4.2 2.1- 8.2 288 62.8 55.4-69.5
Current Asthma
Yes 48 6 5.4 2.1-13.2 8 27.5 10.8-54.1 5 9.0 1.9-33.8 3 9.9 2.1-35.8 26 48.3 28.4-68.7
No 547 85 13.3 9.4-18.3 53 9.1 5.9-13.8 48 10.0 6.9-14.4 18 3.3 1.7- 6.3 343 64.3 57.6-70.5
Diabetes
Yes 16 1 6.7 0.9-36.7 2 4.5 1.0-18.4 3 4.0 1.1-13.9 0 0.0 . - . 10 84.8 60.8-95.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 4 1 11.9 1.3-57.8 3 88.1 42.2-98.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 577 89 12.9 9.2-17.7 56 9.7 6.4-14.6 50 10.2 7.0-14.5 21 3.9 2.1- 7.0 361 63.4 56.7-69.5
Arthritis
Yes 111 16 11.0 5.5-20.9 7 2.6 1.1- 6.0 11 8.8 3.5-20.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 76 77.2 64.8-86.2
No 482 75 13.1 9.0-18.5 54 11.8 7.8-17.4 42 10.2 6.8-14.9 20 4.3 2.3- 7.9 291 60.6 53.3-67.5
High Blood Pressure
Yes 134 19 6.0 2.9-11.7 16 12.3 6.2-23.0 8 5.8 2.0-15.8 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2 88 75.5 63.3-84.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 462 72 14.4 10.1-20.1 45 9.9 6.2-15.6 43 10.5 7.0-15.5 18 4.5 2.4- 8.3 284 60.6 53.1-67.6
High Cholesterol
Yes 118 19 8.8 4.8-15.5 11 11.6 5.0-24.8 16 16.1 8.8-27.6 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9 69 62.6 49.9-73.9
No 272 40 18.0 11.3-27.4 31 12.3 6.9-20.8 24 10.8 6.2-18.1 11 5.6 2.5-11.9 166 53.4 43.5-63.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 32 3 5.8 1.4-21.4 4 13.6 2.7-47.3 5 9.0 2.8-25.2 0 0.0 . - . 20 71.6 44.9-88.6
No 563 88 13.2 9.4-18.2 57 10.2 6.8-15.1 47 10.0 6.8-14.5 21 4.0 2.2- 7.2 350 62.6 55.8-68.9

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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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