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2007 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 5,614 2,744 41.0 39.1-42.9 1,721 32.1 30.2-33.9 568 12.0 10.8-13.4 230 5.3 4.4- 6.4 351 9.6 8.3-11.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,961 2,531 44.1 42.1-46.1 1,538 32.8 30.8-34.7 460 11.3 10.0-12.8 183 4.9 4.0- 6.1 249 6.8 5.7- 8.2
No 648 212 25.8 21.3-30.9 182 28.9 23.9-34.5 108 15.5 11.9-19.9 46 6.9 4.5-10.5 100 22.8 17.8-28.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 84 47 49.6 31.4-68.0 19 26.0 13.9-43.4 8 14.3 6.0-30.4 5 3.5 1.3- 9.3 5 6.5 2.1-18.8
Recommended Range 2,055 1,053 42.5 39.4-45.7 650 33.6 30.6-36.9 172 10.6 8.5-13.2 72 5.0 3.5- 7.0 108 8.3 6.2-10.9
Overweight 2,101 984 39.5 36.6-42.5 658 33.0 30.1-36.0 230 12.1 10.2-14.2 91 5.1 3.8- 6.9 138 10.3 8.2-12.8
Obese 1,252 590 40.6 36.8-44.6 365 29.2 25.6-33.0 147 14.4 11.8-17.5 59 6.0 4.2- 8.5 91 9.8 7.0-13.5
Current Smoker
No 4,270 2,358 48.4 46.2-50.6 1,286 31.9 29.9-34.0 348 10.7 9.3-12.3 129 3.8 3.0- 5.0 149 5.2 4.0- 6.6
Yes 1,329 379 21.5 18.8-24.6 430 32.5 28.7-36.6 220 15.7 13.0-18.7 100 9.0 6.9-11.8 200 21.3 17.7-25.3
COPD
Yes 307 161 50.3 41.8-58.8 79 19.5 14.8-25.2 31 9.1 5.7-14.1 17 4.5 2.5- 8.1 19 16.6 9.2-28.1
No 5,119 2,504 40.9 39.0-42.9 1,594 33.0 31.0-34.9 511 11.9 10.5-13.3 198 5.1 4.1- 6.2 312 9.2 7.8-10.8
Binge Drinker
No 4,394 2,604 53.2 51.0-55.4 1,387 35.0 32.9-37.2 303 9.0 7.8-10.5 57 1.8 1.2- 2.7 43 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Yes 1,149 122 9.5 7.4-12.2 312 24.4 21.0-28.1 256 20.3 17.2-23.8 166 14.2 11.5-17.5 293 31.5 27.3-36.1
Heavy Drinker
No 5,017 2,712 45.0 43.0-47.0 1,531 33.0 31.0-35.0 436 11.0 9.7-12.5 159 4.2 3.4- 5.2 179 6.8 5.5- 8.4
Yes 527 0 0.0 . - . 170 23.8 19.5-28.7 127 22.9 17.6-29.1 69 16.6 11.3-23.5 161 36.8 30.6-43.5
Current Asthma
Yes 344 162 38.3 31.0-46.2 96 32.9 24.6-42.4 40 11.7 7.8-17.1 17 4.0 2.2- 7.2 29 13.1 8.0-20.7
No 5,247 2,573 41.2 39.3-43.2 1,615 32.0 30.1-33.9 527 12.1 10.8-13.6 211 5.4 4.4- 6.5 321 9.4 8.0-11.0
Diabetes
Yes 367 212 53.5 46.9-59.9 96 26.6 21.1-33.0 37 12.7 8.7-18.1 7 1.5 0.7- 3.6 15 5.6 3.2- 9.6
No 5,172 2,490 40.3 38.3-42.2 1,605 32.4 30.5-34.4 523 12.0 10.6-13.4 222 5.5 4.6- 6.7 332 9.9 8.4-11.5
Disability
Yes 1,525 771 43.5 39.8-47.3 434 29.1 25.8-32.6 149 11.0 8.6-14.0 54 4.6 3.2- 6.6 117 11.8 9.2-15.0
No 3,900 1,901 40.6 38.4-42.8 1,231 33.3 31.1-35.6 391 11.9 10.5-13.6 164 5.3 4.2- 6.6 213 8.9 7.2-10.8
Hypertension
Yes 1,712 900 47.8 44.6-51.1 493 29.4 26.5-32.4 165 11.6 9.5-14.2 67 5.1 3.6- 7.1 87 6.1 4.7- 7.8
No 3,890 1,839 38.9 36.8-41.2 1,225 32.9 30.7-35.2 401 12.1 10.6-13.8 163 5.4 4.3- 6.7 262 10.6 8.9-12.6

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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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