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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,360 8,730 91.4 90.3-92.5 630 8.6 7.5- 9.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,997 7,507 92.1 90.9-93.2 490 7.9 6.8- 9.1
No 1,354 1,214 87.9 84.7-90.6 140 12.1 9.4-15.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 183 174 86.2 67.9-94.8 9 13.8 5.2-32.1
Recommended Range 3,231 2,979 90.1 88.1-91.9 252 9.9 8.1-11.9
Overweight 3,097 2,869 91.5 89.5-93.0 228 8.5 7.0-10.5
Obese 2,291 2,170 92.5 89.8-94.5 121 7.5 5.5-10.2
Current Smoker
No 7,202 6,866 94.5 93.5-95.3 336 5.5 4.7- 6.5
Yes 2,117 1,823 82.0 78.6-85.0 294 18.0 15.0-21.4
Heavy Drinker
No 9,081 8,624 93.7 92.7-94.5 457 6.3 5.5- 7.3
Yes 240 81 25.3 18.0-34.2 159 74.7 65.8-82.0
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,210 2,943 88.5 86.1-90.6 267 11.5 9.4-13.9
Some Physical Activity 3,650 3,411 93.1 91.8-94.2 239 6.9 5.8- 8.2
Physically Inactive 2,182 2,074 92.8 90.2-94.7 108 7.2 5.3- 9.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,054 1,975 93.4 90.3-95.5 79 6.6 4.5- 9.7
No 7,282 6,731 91.0 89.7-92.1 551 9.0 7.9-10.3
Disability Status
Yes 3,005 2,851 93.1 90.8-94.9 154 6.9 5.1- 9.2
No 6,177 5,716 90.8 89.4-92.0 461 9.2 8.0-10.6
Current Asthma
Yes 728 678 92.0 88.1-94.8 50 8.0 5.2-11.9
No 8,610 8,033 91.4 90.2-92.4 577 8.6 7.6- 9.8
Diabetes
Yes 955 938 97.8 95.6-98.9 17 2.2 1.1- 4.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 74 91.4 76.9-97.1 4 8.6 2.9-23.1
No 8,313 7,705 90.9 89.6-92.0 608 9.1 8.0-10.4
Arthritis
Yes 3,270 3,151 95.4 93.9-96.5 119 4.6 3.5- 6.1
No 6,026 5,520 89.8 88.3-91.1 506 10.2 8.9-11.7
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,159 3,012 93.8 91.9-95.3 147 6.2 4.7- 8.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 102 97.2 89.2-99.3 2 2.8 0.7-10.8
No 6,088 5,607 90.4 89.0-91.7 481 9.6 8.3-11.0
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,729 2,606 94.7 93.2-95.8 123 5.3 4.2- 6.8
No 4,816 4,528 92.4 90.9-93.7 288 7.6 6.3- 9.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 962 930 94.2 90.3-96.6 32 5.8 3.4- 9.7
No 8,218 7,633 91.3 90.1-92.3 585 8.7 7.7- 9.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days and who did not have five or more drinks on an occasion.
Yes = Respondents who report they did drink in t he past 30 days and had five or more drinks on one or more occasions in the past month.

^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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