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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,631 4,556 79.6 78.2-80.9 396 7.5 6.6- 8.4 222 4.0 3.4- 4.7 310 6.1 5.4- 7.0 147 2.9 2.4- 3.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,887 4,056 82.0 80.6-83.3 311 6.8 6.0- 7.8 180 3.7 3.1- 4.5 230 5.1 4.4- 6.0 110 2.3 1.9- 2.9
No 740 497 65.7 61.1-70.0 85 11.2 8.6-14.4 42 5.5 3.8- 7.9 80 11.9 9.2-15.4 36 5.7 3.8- 8.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 82 70 85.5 71.1-93.4 4 7.7 2.0-25.2 3 1.7 0.5- 5.3 4 4.4 1.4-12.8 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6
Recommended Range 2,280 1,851 78.9 76.6-81.1 160 7.1 5.9- 8.6 85 4.3 3.3- 5.6 123 6.4 5.2- 7.9 61 3.2 2.3- 4.3
Overweight 2,013 1,601 78.1 75.8-80.3 147 8.1 6.7- 9.8 93 4.5 3.5- 5.8 117 6.0 4.8- 7.5 55 3.2 2.4- 4.4
Obese 1,082 883 82.4 79.5-85.0 77 6.8 5.3- 8.8 35 2.6 1.7- 3.9 60 6.2 4.5- 8.4 27 2.0 1.2- 3.2
Current Smoker
No 4,080 3,508 84.8 83.3-86.2 240 6.5 5.6- 7.5 121 3.1 2.4- 3.8 151 4.4 3.6- 5.3 60 1.3 0.9- 1.7
Yes 1,538 1,038 65.9 62.8-68.8 155 10.0 8.3-12.0 99 6.2 4.8- 7.8 159 10.8 9.0-12.9 87 7.2 5.6- 9.2
Binge Drinker
No 4,510 4,510 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Yes 1,065 0 0.0 . - . 393 36.5 33.0-40.2 221 19.5 16.7-22.6 306 29.9 26.6-33.5 145 14.1 11.6-16.9
Heavy Drinker
No 5,120 4,337 83.4 82.1-84.7 358 7.5 6.6- 8.4 184 3.7 3.1- 4.4 194 4.4 3.7- 5.2 47 1.1 0.8- 1.5
Yes 447 183 35.5 30.4-41.0 32 7.3 4.8-10.9 34 6.7 4.5- 9.8 102 25.7 20.9-31.3 96 24.8 19.8-30.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 610 481 78.8 74.4-82.6 40 5.3 3.7- 7.5 29 5.2 3.3- 8.0 34 6.1 4.1- 8.9 26 4.7 2.8- 7.8
No 5,011 4,068 79.7 78.2-81.1 355 7.7 6.8- 8.7 192 3.8 3.2- 4.6 276 6.2 5.3- 7.1 120 2.7 2.1- 3.3
Current Asthma
Yes 361 307 84.8 79.2-89.1 15 3.0 1.6- 5.4 13 4.3 2.0- 9.3 21 5.7 3.3- 9.6 5 2.2 0.8- 5.6
No 5,238 4,224 79.2 77.8-80.6 380 7.8 6.9- 8.8 209 4.0 3.4- 4.7 285 6.1 5.3- 7.0 140 2.9 2.4- 3.6
Diabetes
Yes 245 219 93.2 89.2-95.9 9 2.2 1.0- 4.6 6 1.1 0.4- 2.5 7 1.6 0.7- 3.7 4 2.0 0.6- 6.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 37 30 78.7 59.4-90.3 3 8.8 2.4-27.1 3 11.0 3.3-30.8 1 1.5 0.2- 9.8 0 0.0 . - .
No 5,299 4,268 79.0 77.6-80.4 379 7.6 6.8- 8.6 212 4.1 3.5- 4.8 299 6.3 5.5- 7.2 141 2.9 2.4- 3.6
No, Bordeline Diabetes 47 38 77.0 57.7-89.1 5 14.1 5.1-33.6 1 1.7 0.2-11.1 2 6.5 1.4-25.6 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1

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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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