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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, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?

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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 5,972 1,813 25.5 24.0-27.2 1,661 24.7 23.2-26.3 965 15.3 14.1-16.6 504 9.2 8.1-10.4 1,029 25.2 23.3-27.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,373 1,652 26.2 24.6-27.9 1,539 26.0 24.4-27.6 886 16.1 14.8-17.5 447 9.1 8.0-10.4 849 22.6 20.8-24.5
No 591 158 21.7 16.6-27.8 121 17.5 13.2-22.7 77 10.6 7.8-14.3 56 9.6 6.6-13.7 179 40.7 33.6-48.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 75 24 31.2 18.2-48.0 24 39.4 22.9-58.7 9 7.7 3.3-16.6 7 9.6 3.1-26.0 11 12.2 5.5-24.7
Recommended Range 2,084 633 25.9 23.2-28.9 609 24.7 22.2-27.3 326 15.0 12.9-17.4 198 10.6 8.6-13.0 318 23.8 20.6-27.3
Overweight 2,293 662 25.0 22.6-27.5 593 22.8 20.6-25.2 410 16.9 14.9-19.1 195 9.1 7.5-11.0 433 26.2 23.4-29.1
Obese 1,378 427 24.7 21.4-28.4 401 26.4 23.1-30.1 201 13.7 11.4-16.3 97 7.6 5.7-10.0 252 27.6 23.2-32.4
Current Smoker
No 4,718 1,562 28.8 27.0-30.7 1,394 27.0 25.3-28.8 781 16.3 14.9-17.9 357 8.3 7.1- 9.6 624 19.6 17.6-21.7
Yes 1,236 243 15.9 13.0-19.2 262 17.3 14.6-20.3 182 12.2 10.0-14.8 145 12.0 9.6-14.9 404 42.6 38.2-47.2
History of CVD**
Yes 459 179 37.3 31.6-43.4 125 23.8 19.5-28.6 75 14.7 11.2-19.1 26 6.2 4.0- 9.7 54 18.0 12.5-25.2
No 5,478 1,624 24.9 23.3-26.7 1,525 24.7 23.1-26.3 885 15.3 14.1-16.7 474 9.4 8.2-10.7 970 25.7 23.7-27.8
Binge Drinker
No 4,666 1,792 35.6 33.6-37.6 1,651 35.0 33.1-37.0 945 21.5 19.8-23.3 249 7.2 6.1- 8.4 29 0.7 0.4- 1.0
Yes 1,256 16 1.7 0.6- 4.7 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4 14 0.6 0.3- 1.1 248 14.3 11.8-17.4 975 83.2 79.8-86.2
Heavy Drinker
No 5,316 1,769 28.1 26.3-29.9 1,573 26.3 24.7-28.0 863 15.7 14.4-17.1 408 8.6 7.6- 9.9 703 21.3 19.3-23.4
Yes 528 10 1.2 0.6- 2.6 53 7.0 4.9-10.1 85 11.6 8.6-15.5 87 15.5 10.6-22.2 293 64.6 57.8-70.8
Current Asthma
Yes 356 122 28.7 22.1-36.2 108 29.8 23.5-36.9 48 10.0 7.1-13.9 25 4.1 2.6- 6.4 53 27.4 20.2-36.2
No 5,594 1,685 25.4 23.8-27.1 1,547 24.3 22.8-25.9 912 15.6 14.3-17.0 475 9.5 8.4-10.8 975 25.2 23.2-27.3
Diabetes
Yes 361 147 33.2 27.1-40.0 93 29.2 22.7-36.6 63 18.1 12.5-25.6 18 6.2 3.6-10.5 40 13.3 9.1-18.9
No 5,611 1,666 25.2 23.5-26.9 1,568 24.5 22.9-26.1 902 15.2 13.9-16.5 486 9.4 8.2-10.6 989 25.8 23.9-27.9
Disability
Yes 1,635 570 28.2 25.3-31.2 425 23.8 21.0-26.8 258 14.4 12.2-16.9 124 8.6 6.8-10.9 258 25.0 21.2-29.3
No 4,212 1,211 24.8 22.9-26.8 1,200 24.9 23.2-26.8 698 15.8 14.3-17.4 365 9.3 8.0-10.8 738 25.1 22.9-27.5

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

**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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