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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, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,173 84 1.1 0.8- 1.6 1,703 28.9 27.2-30.7 1,900 32.5 30.7-34.4 1,856 30.0 28.3-31.8 630 7.4 6.7- 8.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,530 67 0.8 0.6- 1.1 1,477 27.9 26.2-29.6 1,712 32.0 30.2-33.8 1,708 31.5 29.7-33.3 566 7.9 7.0- 8.8
No 637 17 2.8 1.3- 5.7 223 34.2 28.3-40.7 186 35.6 28.8-43.0 148 22.2 17.5-27.6 63 5.2 3.8- 7.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 79 2 2.9 0.6-13.1 23 38.5 22.4-57.5 23 31.8 19.2-47.7 16 17.0 9.1-29.5 15 9.8 4.8-19.0
Recommended Range 2,159 29 1.3 0.7- 2.5 481 25.7 22.8-28.8 658 31.2 28.2-34.3 724 32.6 29.6-35.7 267 9.2 7.8-10.9
Overweight 2,365 32 1.1 0.7- 1.7 662 29.2 26.6-31.9 691 31.0 28.4-33.8 728 31.2 28.6-34.0 252 7.5 6.4- 8.7
Obese 1,431 19 0.9 0.6- 1.5 485 31.8 28.1-35.7 486 36.5 32.1-41.0 357 26.0 22.6-29.7 84 4.8 3.6- 6.4
Current Smoker
No 4,846 59 1.0 0.7- 1.3 1,356 29.8 27.8-31.8 1,498 32.3 30.3-34.5 1,465 30.0 28.1-31.9 468 7.0 6.2- 7.8
Yes 1,312 25 1.6 0.8- 3.3 345 26.5 23.1-30.3 397 32.9 28.9-37.2 383 30.0 26.2-34.2 162 8.9 7.0-11.1
History of CVD**
Yes 482 11 2.1 0.9- 4.9 121 25.9 21.1-31.5 151 28.3 23.5-33.7 126 28.0 22.6-34.2 73 15.6 12.0-20.1
No 5,656 72 1.1 0.8- 1.5 1,572 29.1 27.3-30.9 1,738 32.7 30.7-34.7 1,722 30.2 28.4-32.0 552 7.0 6.2- 7.8
Current Asthma
Yes 370 5 0.5 0.2- 1.2 115 27.6 21.8-34.4 118 36.0 28.8-43.9 94 28.7 21.9-36.6 38 7.2 4.7-10.8
No 5,778 78 1.2 0.8- 1.6 1,585 29.0 27.2-30.8 1,769 32.3 30.3-34.2 1,755 30.1 28.4-31.9 591 7.5 6.7- 8.3
Diabetes
Yes 389 18 4.8 2.6- 8.8 123 34.7 27.9-42.3 125 32.9 26.7-39.8 95 20.8 16.3-26.2 28 6.7 4.3-10.5
No 5,784 66 0.9 0.6- 1.4 1,580 28.6 26.8-30.4 1,775 32.5 30.6-34.5 1,761 30.5 28.7-32.3 602 7.5 6.7- 8.3
Disability
Yes 1,717 33 1.3 0.8- 2.0 506 31.9 28.6-35.4 527 31.6 28.2-35.1 435 25.5 22.4-28.9 216 9.7 7.9-11.8
No 4,309 49 1.1 0.7- 1.7 1,156 28.0 25.9-30.1 1,333 32.8 30.6-35.1 1,377 31.5 29.4-33.6 394 6.6 5.9- 7.5

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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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