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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

On the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,642 2,572 43.5 41.9-45.2 1,842 32.5 31.0-34.0 637 12.1 11.1-13.3 257 5.1 4.4- 6.0 334 6.7 5.9- 7.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,891 2,364 47.0 45.2-48.7 1,592 32.6 30.9-34.2 507 11.2 10.1-12.4 200 4.4 3.7- 5.2 228 4.9 4.2- 5.7
No 746 206 24.1 20.6-28.0 249 32.2 28.0-36.8 129 17.5 14.1-21.4 57 9.3 6.5-13.0 105 16.9 13.5-21.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 81 49 63.6 49.4-75.8 18 19.2 10.9-31.5 9 8.0 3.9-15.5 3 7.8 2.0-26.2 2 1.4 0.3- 5.5
Recommended Range 2,287 1,049 44.8 42.2-47.3 765 32.2 29.9-34.6 257 12.3 10.6-14.3 90 4.2 3.3- 5.4 126 6.5 5.2- 8.1
Overweight 2,027 890 40.7 38.0-43.4 664 33.8 31.2-36.5 243 12.6 10.9-14.5 103 5.8 4.5- 7.5 127 7.1 5.7- 8.8
Obese 1,074 491 43.8 40.2-47.4 346 32.7 29.3-36.3 112 11.8 9.5-14.6 57 5.6 4.1- 7.6 68 6.1 4.5- 8.3
Current Smoker
No 4,095 2,157 50.6 48.7-52.5 1,322 32.9 31.1-34.8 350 9.3 8.2-10.5 123 3.2 2.6- 4.0 143 4.0 3.2- 4.9
Yes 1,534 409 24.9 22.3-27.7 517 31.4 28.6-34.4 286 19.8 17.2-22.6 132 10.0 8.0-12.3 190 14.0 11.8-16.5
Binge Drinker
No 4,488 2,442 52.7 50.9-54.6 1,519 34.5 32.8-36.3 397 9.4 8.4-10.7 110 2.7 2.1- 3.5 20 0.6 0.3- 1.1
Yes 1,039 101 9.1 7.2-11.4 284 24.6 21.6-27.8 220 22.4 19.3-25.7 134 13.9 11.4-16.8 300 30.1 26.6-33.8
Heavy Drinker
No 5,173 2,555 46.9 45.2-48.6 1,713 33.4 31.8-35.0 525 10.9 9.9-12.1 195 4.4 3.7- 5.3 185 4.4 3.6- 5.2
Yes 469 17 4.2 2.4- 7.4 129 22.0 18.1-26.6 112 26.2 21.5-31.5 62 13.1 9.8-17.3 149 34.4 29.1-40.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 615 267 40.1 35.4-45.1 188 29.7 25.4-34.4 75 14.8 11.2-19.3 41 7.0 4.9-10.0 44 8.3 5.7-12.0
No 5,017 2,300 43.9 42.2-45.6 1,652 32.8 31.2-34.5 561 11.8 10.7-13.0 216 4.9 4.1- 5.8 288 6.5 5.6- 7.5
Current Asthma
Yes 360 181 49.3 42.7-56.0 109 28.9 23.5-34.9 37 12.3 7.8-18.9 17 4.2 2.4- 7.2 16 5.3 2.8- 9.6
No 5,253 2,374 43.0 41.4-44.7 1,725 32.8 31.2-34.4 597 12.2 11.1-13.4 239 5.2 4.4- 6.1 318 6.9 6.0- 7.8
Diabetes
Yes 251 150 64.1 56.7-70.8 65 25.0 19.2-31.8 21 6.6 3.9-10.9 8 2.8 1.1- 7.0 7 1.6 0.7- 3.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 38 22 60.4 42.6-75.8 9 22.3 10.9-40.1 4 9.6 3.2-25.5 2 5.4 1.3-20.1 1 2.3 0.3-14.9
No 5,304 2,380 42.5 40.9-44.2 1,751 32.9 31.3-34.5 607 12.4 11.3-13.6 246 5.2 4.5- 6.1 320 6.9 6.0- 7.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 46 19 42.8 26.0-61.4 17 31.3 18.1-48.4 5 11.7 3.6-32.0 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 4 12.6 4.1-33.0

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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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