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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

A drink of alcohol is 1 can or bottle of beer, 1 glass of wine, 1 can or bottle of wine cooler, 1 cocktail, or 1 shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,407 5,865 58.6 56.9-60.2 1,053 12.3 11.3-13.4 1,092 13.8 12.6-15.0 1,057 12.3 11.3-13.5 340 3.0 2.6- 3.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,035 4,969 57.7 55.9-59.4 912 12.8 11.6-14.1 937 13.4 12.2-14.6 914 13.1 11.9-14.4 303 3.1 2.6- 3.6
No 1,363 889 62.2 57.9-66.3 141 10.3 8.1-12.9 155 16.0 12.8-19.8 142 8.9 6.8-11.5 36 2.6 1.7- 4.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 184 127 57.9 44.9-69.9 13 5.8 2.8-11.8 23 26.2 15.3-41.1 11 7.0 3.3-14.2 10 3.0 1.0- 8.5
Recommended Range 3,256 1,782 53.2 50.4-55.9 376 11.7 9.9-13.7 438 15.2 13.3-17.4 492 16.0 14.0-18.1 168 3.9 3.2- 4.9
Overweight 3,110 1,879 55.3 52.5-58.0 356 13.5 11.7-15.5 388 15.1 13.1-17.4 378 13.1 11.3-15.1 109 3.1 2.3- 4.0
Obese 2,297 1,665 67.7 64.3-70.9 260 12.6 10.6-15.0 191 9.5 7.7-11.7 138 8.1 6.1-10.8 43 2.0 1.3- 3.2
Current Smoker
No 7,226 4,709 62.5 60.6-64.2 784 12.1 10.9-13.4 760 12.4 11.2-13.7 732 10.3 9.3-11.5 241 2.8 2.3- 3.3
Yes 2,140 1,131 46.7 43.3-50.1 265 13.1 11.0-15.6 326 18.0 15.4-21.0 319 18.4 15.5-21.7 99 3.8 2.8- 5.0
Binge Drinker
No 8,730 5,865 64.5 62.8-66.0 978 12.6 11.5-13.8 902 12.0 10.9-13.2 738 8.8 7.9- 9.7 247 2.2 1.8- 2.6
Yes 630 0 0.0 . - . 69 9.3 6.6-13.0 175 30.3 24.6-36.7 300 49.1 42.5-55.7 86 11.3 8.3-15.2
Heavy Drinker
No 9,109 5,865 60.9 59.3-62.5 1,039 12.6 11.5-13.7 1,071 13.8 12.7-15.0 890 10.5 9.5-11.6 244 2.2 1.9- 2.7
Yes 246 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 4.4 0.8-21.9 151 68.6 57.8-77.8 91 26.9 19.4-36.1
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,226 1,749 51.7 48.8-54.5 382 13.1 11.4-15.1 468 17.0 14.9-19.3 487 14.7 12.7-17.0 140 3.5 2.8- 4.5
Some Physical Activity 3,664 2,243 57.6 55.1-60.1 456 13.2 11.5-15.1 439 13.5 11.8-15.4 409 13.0 11.4-14.8 117 2.6 2.0- 3.4
Physically Inactive 2,193 1,640 70.1 66.7-73.3 185 9.7 7.8-12.0 156 9.2 7.2-11.6 140 8.1 6.3-10.4 72 2.9 2.1- 4.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,062 1,670 76.1 72.5-79.4 126 6.4 4.9- 8.2 122 8.6 6.4-11.5 87 5.8 4.0- 8.5 57 3.0 2.0- 4.5
No 7,320 4,176 54.4 52.6-56.2 927 13.7 12.5-15.1 966 15.0 13.7-16.4 968 13.9 12.6-15.2 283 3.0 2.5- 3.6
Disability Status
Yes 3,018 2,172 66.9 63.9-69.7 276 10.5 8.8-12.5 244 10.6 8.8-12.9 222 8.8 7.0-11.0 104 3.2 2.4- 4.3
No 6,209 3,569 55.0 53.0-57.0 760 13.1 11.8-14.5 832 15.1 13.7-16.6 822 13.9 12.6-15.4 226 2.9 2.4- 3.5
Current Asthma
Yes 731 512 65.0 59.2-70.4 84 11.3 8.5-15.0 68 13.3 9.4-18.5 49 8.5 5.6-12.6 18 1.8 1.0- 3.4
No 8,654 5,341 58.1 56.4-59.8 967 12.3 11.2-13.5 1,021 13.8 12.7-15.1 1,005 12.6 11.5-13.9 320 3.1 2.6- 3.6
Diabetes
Yes 957 796 78.9 74.5-82.7 61 7.4 5.3-10.4 49 7.3 4.9-10.8 44 6.1 4.2- 8.9 7 0.2 0.1- 0.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 47 58.0 41.8-72.6 16 21.6 11.2-37.6 8 12.8 5.4-27.3 5 6.6 2.0-19.3 2 1.1 0.2- 6.7
No 8,358 5,013 56.7 55.0-58.4 973 12.7 11.6-13.9 1,035 14.4 13.2-15.7 1,007 13.0 11.8-14.2 330 3.3 2.8- 3.8
Arthritis
Yes 3,286 2,309 66.5 64.0-69.0 315 11.1 9.5-12.9 293 10.2 8.7-12.0 253 9.1 7.7-10.9 116 3.0 2.3- 4.0
No 6,056 3,510 55.4 53.3-57.4 731 12.8 11.5-14.2 795 15.2 13.8-16.8 799 13.6 12.3-15.2 221 3.0 2.5- 3.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,175 2,291 66.9 64.1-69.5 271 9.9 8.3-11.8 247 11.0 9.1-13.2 238 8.3 6.9-10.0 128 3.9 3.0- 4.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 62 52.8 39.7-65.5 17 18.3 10.3-30.2 15 19.7 10.8-33.1 8 6.9 2.9-15.2 2 2.4 0.5- 9.9
No 6,119 3,507 55.3 53.2-57.3 763 13.2 11.9-14.6 829 14.8 13.5-16.3 811 14.1 12.7-15.6 209 2.7 2.2- 3.2
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,740 1,843 62.8 60.0-65.6 267 11.0 9.3-13.0 262 11.7 9.9-13.7 265 11.2 9.5-13.2 103 3.2 2.5- 4.2
No 4,841 2,917 56.5 54.3-58.7 575 12.8 11.4-14.3 604 14.6 13.0-16.4 566 12.8 11.4-14.4 179 3.2 2.6- 4.0
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 965 741 71.5 66.7-75.9 65 7.8 5.4-10.9 55 6.4 4.5- 9.0 55 8.2 5.5-12.1 49 6.1 4.1- 9.2
No 8,261 4,994 57.3 55.5-59.0 969 12.7 11.6-13.9 1,020 14.4 13.2-15.7 992 12.8 11.7-14.1 286 2.8 2.3- 3.3

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^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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