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2005 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 6,536 5,206 74.9 73.3-76.4 582 10.3 9.4-11.4 297 5.8 5.0- 6.7 312 6.2 5.4- 7.2 139 2.8 2.2- 3.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,688 4,636 77.8 76.2-79.2 488 9.7 8.7-10.8 230 5.1 4.3- 5.9 235 5.1 4.4- 6.0 99 2.3 1.7- 3.1
No 836 563 61.4 56.4-66.1 91 12.7 9.8-16.3 67 9.5 6.9-12.9 75 11.3 8.3-15.2 40 5.2 3.3- 7.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 101 86 76.6 60.7-87.3 3 7.7 2.1-24.0 5 7.1 2.4-18.9 7 8.7 2.7-24.5 0 0.0 . - .
Recommended Range 2,545 2,059 74.9 72.2-77.4 221 10.7 9.0-12.6 105 5.7 4.5- 7.2 109 6.1 4.7- 7.9 51 2.7 1.8- 4.0
Overweight 2,364 1,865 75.2 72.7-77.6 202 8.8 7.5-10.4 116 6.3 4.9- 7.9 123 6.3 5.1- 7.8 58 3.4 2.3- 5.0
Obese 1,363 1,073 75.4 72.2-78.2 136 12.1 9.9-14.7 66 5.5 4.1- 7.3 59 4.7 3.5- 6.3 29 2.3 1.5- 3.6
Current Smoker
No 4,930 4,145 79.3 77.6-81.0 380 9.2 8.2-10.4 176 4.7 3.9- 5.6 171 4.9 4.0- 6.0 58 1.8 1.2- 2.7
Yes 1,588 1,046 62.4 59.0-65.7 200 13.5 11.2-16.1 121 9.0 7.2-11.2 140 9.7 7.8-12.1 81 5.4 4.0- 7.1
Binge Drinker
No 5,206 5,206 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Yes 1,330 0 0.0 . - . 582 41.2 37.7-44.7 297 23.1 20.2-26.3 312 24.7 21.6-28.0 139 11.0 8.7-13.8
Heavy Drinker
No 5,915 4,904 78.4 76.8-79.9 521 10.4 9.3-11.6 236 5.2 4.4- 6.1 218 5.3 4.4- 6.3 36 0.8 0.5- 1.2
Yes 482 206 32.1 27.3-37.4 49 9.6 6.9-13.2 48 12.3 8.7-17.2 83 18.1 14.2-22.9 96 27.8 21.8-34.8
Current Asthma
Yes 403 336 79.8 73.8-84.7 28 9.4 5.8-14.8 15 4.6 2.6- 8.2 18 3.8 2.3- 6.4 6 2.4 1.0- 5.8
No 6,108 4,852 74.6 73.0-76.1 551 10.4 9.4-11.5 280 5.9 5.0- 6.8 292 6.4 5.5- 7.4 133 2.8 2.2- 3.6
Diabetes
Yes 356 301 83.8 78.8-87.8 27 6.9 4.5-10.4 9 2.6 1.2- 5.5 13 4.3 2.4- 7.6 6 2.4 1.0- 5.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 54 49 89.7 76.1-96.0 5 10.3 4.0-23.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 6,064 4,804 74.3 72.7-75.9 546 10.5 9.5-11.7 286 6.0 5.1- 6.9 297 6.4 5.5- 7.4 131 2.8 2.1- 3.6
No, Bordeline Diabetes 62 52 74.4 55.1-87.3 4 9.5 2.5-30.7 2 8.7 2.2-28.8 2 0.9 0.2- 4.2 2 6.4 1.5-23.5

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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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