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2007 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 5,614 4,424 71.6 69.5-73.5 467 10.9 9.7-12.4 236 5.7 4.7- 6.8 337 8.6 7.3-10.2 150 3.2 2.5- 4.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,956 4,006 75.5 73.5-77.4 379 9.9 8.6-11.4 204 5.6 4.6- 6.8 257 6.7 5.6- 8.0 110 2.3 1.8- 2.9
No 653 415 53.4 47.2-59.5 87 15.3 11.6-20.0 32 6.1 3.7- 9.9 80 17.8 12.8-24.3 39 7.4 4.6-11.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 83 69 84.1 70.7-92.1 3 3.5 1.1-10.9 2 3.2 0.7-13.6 7 7.8 2.8-20.2 2 1.4 0.3- 5.8
Recommended Range 2,047 1,618 72.6 69.1-75.8 168 10.9 8.8-13.4 74 4.3 3.2- 5.8 132 9.5 7.1-12.5 55 2.8 1.9- 3.9
Overweight 2,107 1,643 69.7 66.4-72.8 195 12.4 10.3-15.0 91 7.0 5.2- 9.3 123 7.4 5.8- 9.3 55 3.5 2.3- 5.2
Obese 1,255 991 72.3 67.9-76.4 97 9.7 7.5-12.4 66 6.0 4.1- 8.6 67 9.0 6.1-13.2 34 3.0 1.7- 5.0
Current Smoker
No 4,273 3,590 78.7 76.5-80.7 303 9.2 7.9-10.7 141 4.6 3.6- 5.8 186 6.2 4.9- 7.8 53 1.4 0.9- 2.2
Yes 1,326 823 52.9 48.6-57.1 162 15.4 12.4-18.9 95 8.7 6.6-11.3 150 15.2 11.9-19.2 96 7.9 6.0-10.3
COPD
Yes 308 251 73.1 63.0-81.2 15 7.6 3.2-17.2 10 3.1 1.5- 6.7 23 11.3 5.8-21.1 9 4.8 2.2-10.3
No 5,119 4,048 72.0 69.9-74.1 436 11.1 9.8-12.6 211 5.7 4.7- 6.9 292 8.2 6.8- 9.8 132 3.0 2.3- 3.9
Heavy Drinker
No 4,968 4,186 77.5 75.4-79.4 388 10.7 9.4-12.2 174 5.2 4.2- 6.4 189 5.8 4.6- 7.2 31 0.9 0.5- 1.5
Yes 509 155 22.8 18.3-28.1 64 13.8 9.1-20.4 49 7.8 5.3-11.3 130 29.7 23.7-36.4 111 25.9 20.3-32.5
Current Asthma
Yes 344 262 69.0 60.9-76.0 28 9.3 5.9-14.4 13 6.6 3.6-12.0 32 12.6 7.8-19.9 9 2.4 1.2- 5.1
No 5,247 4,147 71.9 69.7-73.9 435 10.9 9.6-12.4 221 5.6 4.6- 6.8 303 8.4 7.0-10.0 141 3.2 2.5- 4.1
Diabetes
Yes 365 318 80.8 74.1-86.1 21 8.4 4.9-13.9 10 2.6 1.2- 5.7 12 6.7 3.5-12.4 4 1.4 0.5- 4.0
No 5,175 4,045 71.0 68.9-73.1 444 11.1 9.8-12.6 221 5.8 4.8- 7.0 319 8.7 7.3-10.4 146 3.3 2.6- 4.2
Disability
Yes 1,529 1,226 71.1 67.1-74.9 99 10.8 8.1-14.3 66 5.2 3.7- 7.2 92 9.1 6.8-12.1 46 3.8 2.5- 5.7
No 3,903 3,074 72.1 69.6-74.4 352 11.0 9.6-12.6 159 5.8 4.7- 7.3 224 8.1 6.5-10.1 94 2.9 2.2- 4.0
Hypertension
Yes 1,702 1,402 79.2 76.0-82.1 107 7.3 5.7- 9.4 64 4.2 3.0- 5.9 85 6.5 4.6- 9.1 44 2.8 1.9- 4.0
No 3,900 3,014 69.4 66.9-71.7 358 12.0 10.4-13.7 172 6.1 5.0- 7.6 251 9.2 7.6-11.2 105 3.3 2.5- 4.3

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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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