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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, 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 6,537 3,065 41.3 39.7-42.8 2,041 32.1 30.6-33.7 726 12.8 11.6-14.0 286 4.8 4.1- 5.6 419 9.0 8.0-10.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,684 2,787 44.6 42.9-46.2 1,801 32.5 31.0-34.1 574 11.4 10.4-12.6 230 4.4 3.7- 5.2 292 7.1 6.1- 8.2
No 843 275 26.1 22.4-30.1 236 30.2 25.7-35.0 151 18.8 14.9-23.4 56 6.9 4.9- 9.6 125 18.0 14.4-22.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 101 53 46.0 33.8-58.6 32 34.2 22.9-47.5 6 3.8 1.4- 9.8 6 7.6 2.1-24.1 4 8.5 2.7-24.0
Recommended Range 2,541 1,267 43.7 41.1-46.4 793 31.8 29.4-34.3 251 11.8 9.9-14.1 95 4.3 3.3- 5.5 135 8.4 6.7-10.3
Overweight 2,366 1,062 40.2 37.7-42.8 756 32.8 30.3-35.4 280 13.6 11.8-15.6 110 4.5 3.6- 5.8 158 8.9 7.2-10.9
Obese 1,362 602 38.6 35.5-41.8 422 32.5 29.4-35.8 164 13.5 11.3-16.0 67 5.5 4.2- 7.3 107 9.8 7.8-12.4
Current Smoker
No 4,912 2,585 46.9 45.1-48.7 1,529 32.6 30.8-34.3 435 10.1 9.0-11.3 153 3.5 2.9- 4.3 210 6.9 5.8- 8.2
Yes 1,607 469 25.6 22.9-28.5 510 31.2 28.1-34.4 288 20.1 17.2-23.3 133 8.4 6.8-10.4 207 14.7 12.4-17.4
Binge Drinker
No 5,157 2,848 51.0 49.2-52.9 1,683 34.4 32.7-36.2 429 10.0 8.8-11.4 145 3.1 2.5- 3.8 52 1.4 1.0- 2.0
Yes 1,300 207 13.4 11.3-15.7 338 25.4 22.4-28.6 278 20.8 18.0-23.9 131 9.9 7.9-12.3 346 30.5 27.1-34.2
Heavy Drinker
No 5,962 3,034 44.4 42.8-46.1 1,870 33.0 31.4-34.7 591 11.9 10.7-13.2 216 4.2 3.5- 4.9 251 6.5 5.5- 7.6
Yes 505 0 0.0 . - . 151 21.1 17.4-25.4 124 23.2 19.0-28.1 67 13.6 9.9-18.3 163 42.0 36.0-48.3
Current Asthma
Yes 399 198 49.7 43.3-56.2 120 26.4 21.4-32.0 46 14.4 10.2-19.9 13 2.3 1.3- 4.2 22 7.2 4.4-11.7
No 6,113 2,855 40.7 39.1-42.4 1,916 32.5 31.0-34.1 676 12.7 11.5-14.0 272 5.0 4.3- 5.8 394 9.1 8.0-10.3
Diabetes
Yes 357 190 51.4 45.1-57.6 92 25.3 20.2-31.1 36 11.1 7.4-16.5 14 4.1 2.3- 7.2 25 8.1 5.3-12.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 55 36 61.5 43.4-76.9 10 16.3 7.9-30.8 6 7.1 2.9-16.1 2 7.0 1.4-28.0 1 8.1 1.2-39.1
No 6,063 2,808 40.6 39.0-42.3 1,919 32.6 31.1-34.3 680 12.9 11.7-14.2 265 4.8 4.1- 5.6 391 9.1 8.0-10.3
No, Bordeline Diabetes 62 31 43.6 29.3-58.9 20 27.0 16.2-41.4 4 15.4 5.4-36.6 5 6.2 2.1-17.0 2 7.9 2.0-26.3

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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.

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