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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Drinking alcohol in the past 30 days*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,948 5,675 41.1 40.1-42.1 9,273 58.9 57.9-59.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,712 4,915 42.2 41.2-43.3 7,797 57.8 56.7-58.8
No 2,216 755 35.8 33.2-38.6 1,461 64.2 61.4-66.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 242 83 39.6 31.6-48.1 159 60.4 51.9-68.4
Recommended Range 5,070 2,290 48.0 46.3-49.8 2,780 52.0 50.2-53.7
Overweight 5,162 2,036 43.0 41.3-44.8 3,126 57.0 55.2-58.7
Obese 3,666 1,093 32.6 30.7-34.6 2,573 67.4 65.4-69.3
Current Smoker
No 11,612 4,108 38.4 37.3-39.5 7,504 61.6 60.5-62.7
Yes 3,291 1,554 50.6 48.4-52.8 1,737 49.4 47.2-51.6
Binge Drinker
No 13,783 4,510 35.3 34.3-36.4 9,273 64.7 63.6-65.7
Yes 1,066 1,066 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Heavy Drinker
No 14,446 5,173 39.1 38.1-40.1 9,273 60.9 59.9-61.9
Yes 423 423 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,187 622 22.5 20.6-24.5 2,565 77.5 75.5-79.4
No 11,710 5,043 45.7 44.6-46.9 6,667 54.3 53.1-55.4
Current Asthma
Yes 1,181 364 34.5 31.0-38.1 817 65.5 61.9-69.0
No 13,683 5,280 41.7 40.6-42.7 8,403 58.3 57.3-59.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,553 255 18.6 16.3-21.3 1,298 81.4 78.7-83.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 136 38 26.8 19.3-36.0 98 73.2 64.0-80.7
No 13,076 5,332 43.8 42.8-44.9 7,744 56.2 55.1-57.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 177 47 27.8 20.0-37.1 130 72.2 62.9-80.0

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*Data in this table were derived from the first alcohol consumption question.

^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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