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2006 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 5,795 4,554 73.0 71.2-74.7 502 11.0 9.8-12.3 265 5.7 4.8- 6.7 332 7.3 6.3- 8.3 142 3.1 2.5- 3.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,149 4,117 75.2 73.3-76.9 428 10.6 9.4-12.0 220 5.0 4.2- 6.0 281 7.0 6.0- 8.1 103 2.2 1.7- 2.9
No 642 433 61.4 55.8-66.7 74 13.0 9.8-17.0 45 9.0 6.1-13.1 51 8.8 6.0-12.6 39 7.8 5.1-11.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 82 68 78.4 63.7-88.2 5 7.4 2.8-18.3 2 2.7 0.6-10.9 4 6.3 1.8-19.5 3 5.2 1.2-19.7
Recommended Range 2,242 1,805 73.8 70.7-76.7 185 10.7 8.8-13.0 90 5.0 3.7- 6.7 118 7.2 5.5- 9.3 44 3.2 2.1- 5.0
Overweight 2,060 1,563 69.9 67.0-72.7 188 12.0 10.0-14.4 118 7.3 5.7- 9.3 130 7.4 6.0- 9.0 61 3.4 2.5- 4.6
Obese 1,251 983 74.8 71.3-78.0 114 10.6 8.4-13.2 50 4.7 3.3- 6.6 72 7.3 5.5- 9.7 32 2.6 1.6- 4.2
Current Smoker
No 4,374 3,652 79.3 77.4-81.0 334 9.8 8.5-11.3 161 4.1 3.4- 5.0 170 5.1 4.2- 6.3 57 1.7 1.1- 2.5
Yes 1,400 885 56.4 52.6-60.1 165 14.1 11.5-17.1 103 9.4 7.2-12.1 162 13.1 10.8-15.8 85 7.0 5.3- 9.3
Binge Drinker
No 4,485 4,485 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Yes 1,226 0 0.0 . - . 498 40.7 36.9-44.6 262 21.0 18.0-24.4 325 26.8 23.5-30.3 141 11.6 9.2-14.4
Heavy Drinker
No 5,184 4,293 77.7 75.9-79.4 443 11.2 9.9-12.6 212 5.2 4.4- 6.2 213 5.4 4.5- 6.4 23 0.5 0.3- 0.9
Yes 460 160 25.1 20.8-29.9 49 8.9 5.9-13.2 44 7.7 5.4-11.0 102 28.3 22.6-34.8 105 30.0 23.8-37.1
Current Asthma
Yes 320 262 78.3 71.1-84.2 28 9.4 6.0-14.4 11 4.4 2.2- 8.7 10 3.1 1.3- 7.0 9 4.9 1.9-11.8
No 5,460 4,282 72.7 70.9-74.5 471 11.1 9.8-12.5 254 5.7 4.8- 6.8 321 7.5 6.5- 8.6 132 3.0 2.3- 3.8
Diabetes
Yes 312 261 79.9 73.0-85.3 22 8.2 4.6-14.2 8 4.2 1.9- 8.9 13 5.5 3.0-10.0 8 2.2 1.0- 4.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 39 31 75.1 51.7-89.4 5 12.5 4.4-31.0 1 1.8 0.2-11.8 2 10.7 1.9-42.7 0 0.0 . - .
No 5,377 4,215 72.7 70.9-74.5 469 11.1 9.9-12.5 252 5.7 4.8- 6.8 311 7.3 6.3- 8.4 130 3.1 2.4- 4.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 63 43 60.2 43.4-74.9 6 12.3 5.1-26.9 4 6.9 2.3-18.7 6 9.5 3.9-21.2 4 11.2 2.7-36.6
Disability
Yes 1,570 1,217 69.7 66.0-73.2 138 11.4 9.1-14.2 67 5.3 3.7- 7.4 100 9.1 7.0-11.8 48 4.5 3.0- 6.7
No 4,081 3,230 74.5 72.5-76.5 345 10.5 9.1-12.0 194 5.9 4.9- 7.1 222 6.5 5.4- 7.7 90 2.7 2.0- 3.6

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

*These risk tables are stand-alone tables, not broken down further by geographic strata.

^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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