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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,915 14,446 96.8 96.4-97.1 469 3.2 2.9- 3.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,688 12,313 97.1 96.7-97.4 375 2.9 2.6- 3.3
No 2,207 2,114 95.3 94.0-96.4 93 4.7 3.6- 6.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 240 233 97.1 93.6-98.7 7 2.9 1.3- 6.4
Recommended Range 5,067 4,856 95.8 95.0-96.4 211 4.2 3.6- 5.0
Overweight 5,153 4,995 96.9 96.3-97.5 158 3.1 2.5- 3.7
Obese 3,647 3,570 97.7 96.9-98.3 77 2.3 1.7- 3.1
Current Smoker
No 11,599 11,351 97.9 97.5-98.2 248 2.1 1.8- 2.5
Yes 3,271 3,051 92.9 91.7-93.9 220 7.1 6.1- 8.3
Binge Drinker
No 13,761 13,610 99.1 98.9-99.2 151 0.9 0.8- 1.1
Yes 1,039 784 76.6 73.2-79.6 255 23.4 20.4-26.8
Heavy Drinker
No 14,446 14,446 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Yes 469 0 0.0 . - . 469 100 . - .
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,180 3,116 97.6 96.7-98.2 64 2.4 1.8- 3.3
No 11,684 11,280 96.6 96.1-97.0 404 3.4 3.0- 3.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,177 1,150 97.7 96.2-98.6 27 2.3 1.4- 3.8
No 13,656 13,215 96.7 96.3-97.1 441 3.3 2.9- 3.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,549 1,533 98.9 97.9-99.4 16 1.1 0.6- 2.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 136 134 98.9 95.7-99.7 2 1.1 0.3- 4.3
No 13,048 12,606 96.5 96.1-96.9 442 3.5 3.1- 3.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 176 168 95.7 89.3-98.4 8 4.3 1.6-10.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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