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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,527 2,893 79.2 76.7-81.4 241 7.5 6.1- 9.2 129 4.4 3.3- 5.7 181 5.6 4.4- 7.0 83 3.4 2.4- 4.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,057 2,564 81.3 78.7-83.7 208 7.4 5.9- 9.3 100 4.0 2.9- 5.4 129 4.4 3.3- 5.8 56 2.9 1.9- 4.5
No 468 327 67.6 60.4-74.0 33 7.9 4.8-12.8 29 6.6 3.5-12.0 52 12.0 7.8-17.8 27 5.9 3.6- 9.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 56 47 67.0 39.9-86.1 2 1.7 0.4- 6.9 2 4.8 1.0-19.8 4 24.8 7.5-57.4 1 1.7 0.2-11.4
Recommended Range 1,464 1,209 78.6 74.6-82.0 99 7.9 6.0-10.4 54 5.0 3.1- 7.9 64 3.9 2.7- 5.6 38 4.6 2.7- 7.5
Overweight 1,227 999 80.9 77.0-84.2 87 6.9 4.9- 9.6 46 4.4 2.9- 6.5 70 5.5 3.7- 8.2 25 2.4 1.2- 4.6
Obese 634 512 76.8 70.0-82.5 46 8.5 4.6-15.4 23 3.7 1.9- 7.1 35 7.1 4.3-11.3 18 3.9 2.0- 7.3
Current Smoker
No 2,515 2,178 85.2 82.8-87.3 146 5.9 4.6- 7.6 71 3.8 2.6- 5.4 92 3.4 2.6- 4.5 28 1.6 0.9- 2.9
Yes 996 699 65.8 60.4-70.8 95 11.0 7.7-15.3 58 5.7 3.7- 8.7 89 10.2 7.2-14.4 55 7.4 4.8-11.1
Binge Drinker
No 2,865 2,865 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Yes 630 0 0.0 . - . 240 36.0 29.9-42.5 128 21.1 16.2-26.9 180 26.8 21.5-32.9 82 16.2 11.6-22.1
Heavy Drinker
No 3,216 2,759 83.7 81.4-85.8 214 7.5 6.0- 9.4 102 3.6 2.7- 4.7 120 4.0 3.0- 5.2 21 1.2 0.6- 2.2
Yes 240 81 25.3 18.0-34.2 23 6.3 3.6-10.7 24 15.1 7.4-28.3 56 23.6 14.8-35.4 56 29.7 19.9-41.9
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,475 1,206 76.2 71.8-80.1 119 9.4 6.8-12.8 52 5.0 3.3- 7.6 66 5.0 3.2- 7.5 32 4.4 2.5- 7.6
Some Physical Activity 1,412 1,173 83.6 80.7-86.1 89 5.9 4.4- 7.8 49 3.3 2.3- 4.6 70 5.0 3.6- 6.9 31 2.2 1.4- 3.5
Physically Inactive 548 440 75.7 68.6-81.7 28 6.3 3.4-11.2 26 5.9 2.9-11.6 38 8.6 5.0-14.3 16 3.5 1.8- 6.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 388 309 71.9 62.1-80.0 29 7.0 3.7-13.0 15 5.3 2.0-13.3 23 8.3 4.0-16.5 12 7.4 3.1-16.4
No 3,134 2,579 80.1 77.6-82.3 212 7.6 6.1- 9.4 114 4.3 3.2- 5.6 158 5.2 4.1- 6.7 71 2.9 2.0- 4.2
Disability Status
Yes 843 689 79.2 73.2-84.2 55 8.0 4.5-13.9 37 4.2 2.4- 7.3 42 5.3 3.0- 9.1 20 3.2 1.7- 5.9
No 2,626 2,163 79.5 76.7-82.0 183 7.4 6.0- 9.1 89 4.4 3.2- 6.1 131 5.2 4.0- 6.9 60 3.4 2.2- 5.2
Current Asthma
Yes 218 167 76.4 66.7-83.9 27 7.6 4.4-12.9 9 8.1 3.4-18.0 9 4.2 1.6-10.5 6 3.8 1.5- 9.3
No 3,299 2,719 79.3 76.8-81.7 213 7.5 6.0- 9.3 120 4.1 3.1- 5.5 170 5.6 4.4- 7.2 77 3.4 2.3- 4.9
Diabetes
Yes 161 144 89.1 80.1-94.4 4 5.5 2.0-14.4 8 2.6 1.1- 6.2 3 0.5 0.2- 1.7 2 2.1 0.3-12.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 31 27 79.5 53.2-93.0 2 9.4 2.0-34.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.6 1.2-41.5 1 2.4 0.3-15.9
No 3,330 2,718 78.7 76.2-81.1 235 7.6 6.1- 9.4 121 4.5 3.4- 5.9 177 5.7 4.5- 7.3 79 3.5 2.4- 4.9
Arthritis
Yes 971 852 86.2 82.2-89.4 49 4.2 2.9- 6.1 22 3.8 1.9- 7.6 26 2.5 1.5- 4.3 22 3.2 1.8- 5.7
No 2,538 2,028 77.0 74.0-79.7 191 8.5 6.7-10.7 105 4.5 3.4- 6.1 154 6.5 5.0- 8.4 60 3.5 2.3- 5.2
High Blood Pressure
Yes 879 731 81.0 75.9-85.2 56 7.9 5.0-12.2 25 2.3 1.2- 4.3 42 5.6 3.3- 9.4 25 3.2 1.8- 5.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 42 40 94.0 78.6-98.5 1 2.7 0.4-16.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.3 0.5-20.2 0 0.0 . - .
No 2,602 2,118 78.4 75.5-81.0 184 7.5 5.9- 9.4 104 5.1 3.7- 6.8 138 5.6 4.3- 7.3 58 3.5 2.3- 5.3
High Cholesterol
Yes 894 771 85.7 82.1-88.7 45 6.3 4.3- 9.3 28 3.0 1.7- 5.1 36 3.2 2.0- 5.0 14 1.8 0.9- 3.5
No 1,919 1,628 82.3 79.2-85.1 128 6.3 5.0- 8.1 55 3.6 2.3- 5.5 77 5.2 3.6- 7.4 31 2.5 1.4- 4.6
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 224 192 79.8 68.7-87.7 13 8.9 3.7-20.0 6 4.9 1.7-13.3 7 2.2 0.9- 5.3 6 4.2 1.2-13.2
No 3,251 2,663 79.5 76.9-81.8 225 7.4 6.0- 9.2 119 4.4 3.3- 5.8 169 5.4 4.2- 6.8 75 3.4 2.3- 4.8

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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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