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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

On the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,515 1,755 44.8 42.3-47.3 1,091 32.0 29.5-34.5 343 11.1 9.5-13.0 141 5.4 4.2- 6.9 185 6.8 5.4- 8.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,048 1,579 46.4 43.7-49.2 960 33.2 30.6-36.0 278 10.7 9.0-12.7 102 4.2 3.2- 5.5 129 5.4 4.0- 7.2
No 465 174 35.6 29.4-42.4 131 25.1 19.4-31.9 65 13.0 8.8-18.7 39 12.0 7.5-18.6 56 14.2 9.9-20.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 56 30 40.8 23.8-60.4 14 21.4 10.4-39.1 7 8.8 3.1-22.2 2 9.9 1.8-39.6 3 19.0 4.4-54.2
Recommended Range 1,468 760 46.8 42.8-50.9 441 28.6 25.1-32.4 144 12.0 9.5-15.2 54 5.4 3.7- 7.9 69 7.1 4.8-10.4
Overweight 1,221 583 43.3 39.2-47.5 424 36.8 32.6-41.1 115 10.8 8.2-14.1 38 3.9 2.4- 6.2 61 5.2 3.5- 7.7
Obese 627 299 43.0 37.0-49.1 176 30.3 24.3-37.0 64 10.1 6.9-14.5 44 8.7 5.5-13.5 44 8.0 5.2-12.2
Current Smoker
No 2,504 1,439 52.6 49.6-55.6 733 31.6 28.7-34.5 180 8.3 6.8-10.2 70 3.8 2.7- 5.3 82 3.7 2.6- 5.4
Yes 996 309 27.8 23.9-32.1 350 32.6 27.9-37.6 163 17.2 13.5-21.6 71 8.9 6.3-12.5 103 13.5 10.1-17.9
Binge Drinker
No 2,840 1,681 55.3 52.4-58.1 886 32.5 29.9-35.3 204 8.9 7.3-10.8 55 2.9 1.9- 4.3 14 0.4 0.2- 0.8
Yes 616 60 7.0 4.8-10.0 180 28.6 22.8-35.2 132 19.9 15.2-25.6 79 13.9 10.0-18.9 165 30.6 24.6-37.4
Heavy Drinker
No 3,244 1,745 48.5 45.8-51.2 1,006 33.0 30.4-35.7 282 9.8 8.3-11.6 103 4.6 3.5- 6.0 108 4.1 3.1- 5.4
Yes 246 0 0.0 . - . 73 16.3 11.3-22.9 61 27.8 18.6-39.4 37 15.7 9.3-25.4 75 40.2 29.2-52.3
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,469 717 43.8 39.9-47.9 487 32.6 28.8-36.7 147 11.7 9.1-15.0 50 4.1 2.6- 6.3 68 7.8 5.3-11.2
Some Physical Activity 1,416 728 46.8 42.9-50.8 426 32.3 28.6-36.3 130 10.4 8.2-13.1 66 5.8 4.2- 7.8 66 4.7 3.3- 6.5
Physically Inactive 538 259 41.2 35.1-47.7 156 30.5 24.6-37.1 58 10.9 7.2-16.0 22 8.3 4.3-15.3 43 9.2 5.7-14.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 383 186 40.1 32.4-48.3 107 29.2 21.6-38.2 38 8.7 5.1-14.6 21 8.1 3.9-16.1 31 13.9 7.7-23.6
No 3,128 1,567 45.3 42.7-48.0 983 32.3 29.7-35.0 304 11.4 9.6-13.4 120 5.1 3.9- 6.5 154 6.0 4.7- 7.6
Disability Status
Yes 839 415 43.2 38.0-48.5 244 31.0 25.6-36.9 81 9.7 6.9-13.6 46 8.5 5.4-13.0 53 7.6 4.9-11.6
No 2,622 1,314 45.3 42.4-48.3 827 32.1 29.4-35.0 261 11.7 9.7-13.9 93 4.5 3.3- 6.0 127 6.4 4.8- 8.5
Current Asthma
Yes 216 108 48.7 38.7-58.8 62 27.8 19.2-38.3 20 7.7 3.8-15.2 12 8.9 4.0-18.7 14 6.9 3.5-13.1
No 3,289 1,643 44.6 42.0-47.3 1,027 32.3 29.8-34.9 322 11.3 9.6-13.3 127 4.9 3.8- 6.4 170 6.8 5.3- 8.6
Diabetes
Yes 157 78 49.4 38.4-60.4 53 36.7 26.2-48.6 13 7.0 3.0-15.4 6 3.3 1.2- 8.5 7 3.7 1.1-11.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 31 16 52.3 29.4-74.3 9 30.2 12.8-56.1 2 3.7 0.8-15.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 3 13.6 3.6-39.8
No 3,322 1,658 44.5 41.9-47.2 1,028 31.8 29.3-34.4 328 11.3 9.6-13.3 134 5.5 4.3- 7.1 174 6.8 5.4- 8.7
Arthritis
Yes 967 549 55.1 50.3-59.8 272 27.5 23.5-32.0 75 7.4 5.5-10.0 38 5.6 3.3- 9.3 33 4.3 2.6- 7.2
No 2,531 1,198 41.9 39.0-44.9 813 33.2 30.3-36.3 268 12.2 10.2-14.6 101 5.1 3.8- 6.7 151 7.6 5.8- 9.7
High Blood Pressure
Yes 872 456 48.0 42.8-53.2 260 31.1 26.4-36.3 76 8.9 6.2-12.5 36 5.5 3.3- 9.0 44 6.5 3.9-10.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 42 26 68.6 50.3-82.4 6 13.1 4.9-30.4 8 11.6 4.9-25.1 1 3.5 0.5-20.9 1 3.3 0.5-20.2
No 2,597 1,269 43.4 40.5-46.4 825 32.5 29.7-35.5 259 11.7 9.8-14.0 104 5.4 4.0- 7.1 140 6.9 5.3- 9.0
High Cholesterol
Yes 893 490 48.9 44.2-53.7 272 35.0 30.5-39.8 64 7.7 5.5-10.6 36 5.3 3.3- 8.3 31 3.1 1.9- 5.1
No 1,911 1,014 49.1 45.7-52.5 591 30.3 27.2-33.5 180 11.3 9.0-14.0 58 4.3 2.9- 6.3 68 5.0 3.3- 7.5
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 224 127 52.5 42.6-62.3 59 30.8 21.9-41.3 21 8.0 4.4-13.9 6 3.2 1.1- 9.2 11 5.6 2.1-13.7
No 3,241 1,608 44.6 41.9-47.2 1,013 32.0 29.5-34.7 321 11.4 9.7-13.4 131 5.5 4.3- 7.1 168 6.5 5.1- 8.2

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last 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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