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2008 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 6,056 2,935 41.7 39.8-43.5 1,852 29.6 28.0-31.4 648 12.5 11.2-13.9 234 5.4 4.5- 6.4 387 10.9 9.3-12.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,447 2,706 43.6 41.7-45.5 1,697 31.3 29.6-33.1 564 12.2 10.9-13.5 199 4.9 4.0- 5.9 281 8.0 6.8- 9.4
No 601 224 30.4 24.6-36.8 153 19.7 15.7-24.4 83 14.3 9.9-20.3 35 8.2 5.4-12.3 106 27.4 20.5-35.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 74 38 49.6 32.4-66.9 20 31.6 17.7-49.8 7 6.1 2.6-13.6 0 0.0 . - . 9 12.7 5.4-26.9
Recommended Range 2,131 1,099 43.9 40.7-47.1 633 28.4 25.6-31.5 212 12.5 10.2-15.2 72 5.0 3.6- 6.9 115 10.1 7.9-12.9
Overweight 2,309 1,079 40.5 37.8-43.4 736 31.4 28.9-34.1 254 12.9 10.9-15.3 97 6.2 4.7- 8.0 143 8.9 7.0-11.2
Obese 1,404 636 38.9 34.8-43.1 431 28.7 25.4-32.3 165 12.6 10.2-15.3 62 5.0 3.5- 7.0 110 14.9 10.8-20.1
Current Smoker
No 4,775 2,558 47.5 45.4-49.6 1,468 30.8 28.9-32.7 412 10.4 9.2-11.9 137 3.8 3.0- 4.8 200 7.4 5.8- 9.5
Yes 1,262 369 24.4 20.8-28.3 376 25.9 22.6-29.6 233 18.6 15.3-22.4 97 10.0 7.7-12.8 187 21.1 17.5-25.3
History of CVD**
Yes 468 267 52.2 46.0-58.4 135 28.5 23.5-34.1 37 8.5 5.8-12.3 9 3.8 1.4- 9.4 20 7.0 3.5-13.6
No 5,553 2,650 41.0 39.1-43.0 1,706 29.7 28.0-31.5 608 12.7 11.4-14.2 224 5.5 4.6- 6.5 365 11.1 9.4-13.0
Binge Drinker
No 4,672 2,795 56.1 54.1-58.2 1,432 31.6 29.7-33.5 329 8.5 7.3- 9.8 76 2.6 1.9- 3.5 40 1.2 0.7- 1.9
Yes 1,310 126 8.3 6.3-10.9 400 26.0 22.7-29.6 307 22.2 18.9-25.9 145 10.9 8.7-13.6 332 32.6 28.3-37.2
Heavy Drinker
No 5,409 2,891 45.7 43.7-47.7 1,642 30.2 28.5-32.0 499 11.6 10.3-13.1 168 4.7 3.9- 5.8 209 7.7 6.2- 9.5
Yes 568 0 0.0 . - . 188 24.9 19.5-31.2 141 21.3 17.1-26.2 64 11.0 7.7-15.4 175 42.8 36.0-49.9
Current Asthma
Yes 361 187 45.6 38.0-53.4 99 26.6 20.8-33.3 29 6.7 4.1-10.8 20 7.4 4.1-13.1 26 13.7 8.0-22.5
No 5,672 2,735 41.3 39.4-43.3 1,746 29.9 28.1-31.6 617 12.9 11.5-14.4 214 5.2 4.4- 6.3 360 10.7 9.1-12.5
Diabetes
Yes 372 198 47.8 40.7-55.0 96 30.1 23.7-37.3 42 12.2 7.3-19.6 12 3.4 1.6- 7.1 24 6.6 3.9-10.8
No 5,684 2,737 41.4 39.4-43.3 1,756 29.6 27.9-31.4 606 12.5 11.2-13.9 222 5.5 4.6- 6.5 363 11.1 9.4-12.9
Disability
Yes 1,666 834 41.7 38.2-45.3 484 30.2 27.0-33.6 159 10.9 8.4-14.1 67 5.6 4.0- 7.7 122 11.6 9.2-14.6
No 4,252 2,045 41.8 39.6-44.1 1,332 29.7 27.7-31.7 467 12.8 11.3-14.4 157 5.1 4.2- 6.4 251 10.6 8.7-12.9

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*This question was 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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