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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had perhaps too much to drink?

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  Total
Respond.^
Once Two or more times None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,718 72 1.4 1.1- 1.9 42 0.8 0.5- 1.1 5,604 97.8 97.3-98.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,950 60 1.3 1.0- 1.8 31 0.5 0.4- 0.8 4,859 98.1 97.6-98.5
No 762 12 2.0 1.0- 4.0 11 1.9 0.9- 4.1 739 96.0 93.5-97.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 83 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 83 100 . - .
Recommended Range 2,305 31 1.6 1.0- 2.4 17 0.7 0.4- 1.3 2,257 97.7 96.8-98.3
Overweight 2,049 15 0.8 0.4- 1.4 20 1.0 0.6- 1.9 2,014 98.2 97.3-98.8
Obese 1,098 22 2.3 1.3- 3.9 4 0.3 0.1- 1.0 1,072 97.4 95.8-98.4
Current Smoker
No 4,133 42 1.3 0.9- 1.8 30 0.7 0.5- 1.1 4,061 98.1 97.4-98.5
Yes 1,572 30 1.9 1.2- 2.9 12 0.9 0.4- 2.0 1,530 97.2 95.9-98.1
Binge Drinker
No 4,500 22 0.5 0.3- 0.9 16 0.4 0.2- 0.9 4,462 99.0 98.5-99.3
Yes 1,062 48 4.6 3.3- 6.5 25 2.0 1.3- 3.1 989 93.4 91.3-95.0
Heavy Drinker
No 5,157 52 1.1 0.8- 1.5 30 0.6 0.4- 1.0 5,075 98.3 97.8-98.7
Yes 468 17 4.9 2.7- 8.6 12 2.6 1.3- 5.0 439 92.5 88.6-95.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 633 7 1.4 0.6- 3.3 5 0.5 0.2- 1.4 621 98.0 96.2-99.0
No 5,075 65 1.4 1.1- 1.9 37 0.8 0.5- 1.2 4,973 97.8 97.2-98.3
Current Asthma
Yes 367 5 2.0 0.6- 6.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 361 97.7 93.5-99.2
No 5,319 67 1.4 1.0- 1.8 41 0.8 0.5- 1.2 5,211 97.8 97.3-98.3
Diabetes
Yes 257 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2 254 99.3 97.5-99.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 38 0 0.0 . - . 3 8.1 2.2-25.5 35 91.9 74.5-97.8
No 5,372 71 1.5 1.1- 2.0 37 0.7 0.5- 1.1 5,264 97.8 97.2-98.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 48 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 48 100 . - .

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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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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