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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

A drink of alcohol is 1 can or bottle of beer, 1 glass of wine, 1 can or bottle of wine cooler, 1 cocktail, or 1 shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,948 9,273 58.9 57.9-59.9 1,774 12.3 11.6-13.0 1,868 13.8 13.0-14.5 1,537 11.5 10.8-12.2 496 3.6 3.2- 4.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,712 7,797 57.8 56.7-58.8 1,530 12.7 12.0-13.5 1,632 14.1 13.3-14.9 1,319 11.7 11.0-12.4 434 3.7 3.3- 4.2
No 2,216 1,461 64.2 61.4-66.8 243 10.4 9.0-12.1 233 11.9 10.1-14.1 217 10.6 9.0-12.4 62 2.9 2.2- 3.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 242 159 60.4 51.9-68.4 20 11.0 6.2-18.9 29 14.3 9.2-21.6 25 11.2 7.1-17.2 9 3.0 1.5- 6.0
Recommended Range 5,070 2,780 52.0 50.2-53.7 626 12.8 11.6-14.0 738 15.6 14.3-16.9 703 15.1 13.9-16.5 223 4.6 3.9- 5.4
Overweight 5,162 3,126 57.0 55.2-58.7 616 11.9 10.8-13.0 684 15.0 13.7-16.4 552 12.5 11.3-13.7 184 3.7 3.1- 4.4
Obese 3,666 2,573 67.4 65.4-69.3 439 12.8 11.5-14.2 358 10.7 9.5-12.1 224 6.5 5.5- 7.6 72 2.6 2.0- 3.5
Current Smoker
No 11,612 7,504 61.6 60.5-62.7 1,323 12.0 11.2-12.7 1,367 12.8 12.0-13.6 1,082 10.5 9.8-11.3 336 3.1 2.8- 3.6
Yes 3,291 1,737 49.4 47.2-51.6 448 13.5 12.1-15.0 496 17.1 15.4-19.0 452 14.9 13.4-16.6 158 5.1 4.3- 6.2
Binge Drinker
No 13,783 9,273 64.7 63.6-65.7 1,618 12.3 11.6-13.0 1,526 12.2 11.5-13.0 1,032 8.3 7.7- 8.9 334 2.5 2.2- 2.9
Yes 1,066 0 0.0 . - . 132 11.9 9.7-14.4 316 29.3 26.0-32.8 473 44.8 41.1-48.6 145 14.1 11.6-16.9
Heavy Drinker
No 14,446 9,273 60.9 59.9-61.9 1,748 12.5 11.9-13.2 1,834 14.0 13.3-14.8 1,279 10.2 9.5-10.8 312 2.4 2.1- 2.7
Yes 423 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 12 2.6 1.2- 5.5 236 54.0 48.0-60.0 175 43.3 37.5-49.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,187 2,565 77.5 75.5-79.4 214 6.5 5.6- 7.6 179 7.5 6.2- 9.0 150 5.4 4.4- 6.6 79 3.1 2.4- 4.0
No 11,710 6,667 54.3 53.1-55.4 1,557 13.7 13.0-14.6 1,685 15.3 14.5-16.2 1,385 13.0 12.2-13.8 416 3.7 3.3- 4.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,181 817 65.5 61.9-69.0 130 11.9 9.7-14.5 130 12.4 10.1-15.2 72 6.6 4.9- 8.8 32 3.6 2.3- 5.7
No 13,683 8,403 58.3 57.3-59.4 1,634 12.3 11.6-13.0 1,728 13.9 13.1-14.7 1,458 11.9 11.2-12.6 460 3.6 3.2- 4.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,553 1,298 81.4 78.7-83.7 107 7.6 6.1- 9.5 73 5.5 4.2- 7.1 50 3.7 2.6- 5.1 25 1.9 1.2- 3.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 136 98 73.2 64.0-80.7 13 8.9 5.1-15.1 15 9.5 5.4-16.1 10 8.4 4.2-16.3 0 0.0 . - .
No 13,076 7,744 56.2 55.1-57.2 1,638 12.9 12.2-13.6 1,762 14.7 13.9-15.5 1,467 12.5 11.7-13.2 465 3.8 3.4- 4.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 177 130 72.2 62.9-80.0 15 8.4 4.7-14.5 17 12.5 7.0-21.2 9 3.2 1.5- 6.8 6 3.7 1.2-10.7

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^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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