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2005 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 17,017 16,512 97.1 96.7-97.4 505 2.9 2.6- 3.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 14,559 14,138 97.1 96.7-97.4 421 2.9 2.6- 3.3
No 2,426 2,342 97.1 96.2-97.8 84 2.9 2.2- 3.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 281 272 97.7 95.1-99.0 9 2.3 1.0- 4.9
Recommended Range 5,608 5,392 96.2 95.5-96.8 216 3.8 3.2- 4.5
Overweight 5,836 5,664 97.2 96.5-97.8 172 2.8 2.2- 3.5
Obese 4,465 4,372 97.7 97.0-98.2 93 2.3 1.8- 3.0
Current Smoker
No 13,483 13,197 97.9 97.5-98.2 286 2.1 1.8- 2.5
Yes 3,460 3,245 94.3 93.2-95.1 215 5.7 4.9- 6.8
Binge Drinker
No 15,660 15,454 99.0 98.8-99.1 206 1.0 0.9- 1.2
Yes 1,288 1,011 81.4 78.5-84.0 277 18.6 16.0-21.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,192 1,164 97.7 96.4-98.6 28 2.3 1.4- 3.6
No 15,742 15,269 97.1 96.7-97.4 473 2.9 2.6- 3.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,837 1,816 98.7 97.9-99.2 21 1.3 0.8- 2.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 141 140 99.8 98.6- 100 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
No 14,814 14,339 97.0 96.6-97.3 475 3.0 2.7- 3.4
No, Bordeline Diabetes 215 207 92.4 84.0-96.6 8 7.6 3.4-16.0

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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.

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