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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,355 9,109 97.0 96.2-97.6 246 3.0 2.4- 3.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,995 7,797 97.1 96.2-97.7 198 2.9 2.3- 3.8
No 1,351 1,303 96.4 94.3-97.7 48 3.6 2.3- 5.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 182 179 99.4 97.7-99.8 3 0.6 0.2- 2.3
Recommended Range 3,237 3,111 95.4 93.7-96.7 126 4.6 3.3- 6.3
Overweight 3,093 3,019 97.3 96.0-98.2 74 2.7 1.8- 4.0
Obese 2,288 2,253 98.0 96.7-98.8 35 2.0 1.2- 3.3
Current Smoker
No 7,198 7,075 98.3 97.7-98.7 123 1.7 1.3- 2.3
Yes 2,117 1,995 92.8 90.2-94.8 122 7.2 5.2- 9.8
Binge Drinker
No 8,705 8,624 99.2 98.9-99.4 81 0.8 0.6- 1.1
Yes 616 457 73.2 66.3-79.1 159 26.8 20.9-33.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,209 3,108 96.3 94.5-97.5 101 3.7 2.5- 5.5
Some Physical Activity 3,652 3,562 97.3 96.4-97.9 90 2.7 2.1- 3.6
Physically Inactive 2,175 2,124 97.2 95.4-98.3 51 2.8 1.7- 4.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,050 2,016 96.7 94.1-98.2 34 3.3 1.8- 5.9
No 7,282 7,070 97.0 96.2-97.6 212 3.0 2.4- 3.8
Disability Status
Yes 3,004 2,933 97.1 95.9-97.9 71 2.9 2.1- 4.1
No 6,177 6,004 96.8 95.8-97.6 173 3.2 2.4- 4.2
Current Asthma
Yes 726 711 98.1 96.3-99.0 15 1.9 1.0- 3.7
No 8,607 8,378 96.9 96.1-97.5 229 3.1 2.5- 3.9
Diabetes
Yes 952 944 99.1 97.3-99.7 8 0.9 0.3- 2.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 74 93.3 80.4-98.0 4 6.7 2.0-19.6
No 8,311 8,077 96.8 96.0-97.5 234 3.2 2.5- 4.0
Arthritis
Yes 3,270 3,202 97.2 95.9-98.1 68 2.8 1.9- 4.1
No 6,022 5,847 96.9 95.9-97.6 175 3.1 2.4- 4.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,156 3,088 98.0 97.0-98.6 68 2.0 1.4- 3.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 100 95.5 87.7-98.5 4 4.5 1.5-12.3
No 6,086 5,912 96.6 95.5-97.4 174 3.4 2.6- 4.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,728 2,667 97.8 96.9-98.4 61 2.2 1.6- 3.1
No 4,815 4,706 97.2 96.0-98.0 109 2.8 2.0- 4.0
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 962 947 97.8 95.4-99.0 15 2.2 1.0- 4.6
No 8,215 7,987 96.8 96.0-97.5 228 3.2 2.5- 4.0

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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