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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,769 6,305 44.3 43.0-45.5 9,464 55.7 54.5-57.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,856 5,646 45.4 44.2-46.7 8,210 54.6 53.3-55.8
No 1,888 650 39.1 35.3-43.0 1,238 60.9 57.0-64.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 234 81 38.6 29.1-49.1 153 61.4 50.9-70.9
Recommended Range 4,912 2,208 48.3 46.1-50.6 2,704 51.7 49.4-53.9
Overweight 5,571 2,404 47.4 45.5-49.3 3,167 52.6 50.7-54.5
Obese 4,364 1,458 39.5 37.1-42.0 2,906 60.5 58.0-62.9
Current Smoker
No 12,847 4,940 41.4 40.1-42.8 7,907 58.6 57.2-59.9
Yes 2,865 1,344 54.5 51.7-57.3 1,521 45.5 42.7-48.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,957 493 27.6 24.9-30.5 1,464 72.4 69.5-75.1
No 13,656 5,775 45.9 44.6-47.2 7,881 54.1 52.8-55.4
Current Asthma
Yes 1,313 376 33.8 29.9-38.1 937 66.2 61.9-70.1
No 14,385 5,904 45.2 43.9-46.5 8,481 54.8 53.5-56.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,960 400 23.5 20.8-26.5 1,560 76.5 73.5-79.2
No 13,803 5,904 46.4 45.1-47.7 7,899 53.6 52.3-54.9
Disability
Yes 5,876 1,755 34.5 32.6-36.5 4,121 65.5 63.5-67.4
No 9,469 4,381 48.9 47.3-50.4 5,088 51.1 49.6-52.7

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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