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2008 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 6,076 4,729 70.1 68.1-72.1 506 11.9 10.6-13.5 284 5.6 4.7- 6.7 392 9.0 7.7-10.6 165 3.3 2.6- 4.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,460 4,336 73.0 71.1-74.8 435 11.3 9.9-12.8 243 5.4 4.6- 6.3 317 7.8 6.7- 9.2 129 2.5 2.0- 3.2
No 608 387 54.0 46.8-60.9 70 15.7 11.1-21.8 41 7.1 3.8-12.8 74 15.6 10.3-23.0 36 7.6 4.6-12.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 75 60 84.4 71.6-92.1 6 4.3 1.7-10.3 1 3.5 0.5-20.9 4 2.5 0.8- 7.2 4 5.3 1.7-15.7
Recommended Range 2,125 1,657 69.8 66.3-73.1 178 12.0 9.7-14.8 103 5.9 4.2- 8.1 132 8.8 6.9-11.2 55 3.5 2.3- 5.3
Overweight 2,333 1,805 70.5 67.5-73.3 198 12.6 10.4-15.1 107 5.7 4.5- 7.3 159 8.3 6.7-10.2 64 3.0 2.1- 4.2
Obese 1,403 1,089 68.5 63.8-72.9 114 11.6 8.9-14.9 67 5.3 3.7- 7.5 94 11.2 7.7-15.9 39 3.5 2.2- 5.4
Current Smoker
No 4,792 3,948 75.9 73.7-78.0 353 11.2 9.7-12.9 195 5.1 4.2- 6.1 232 6.6 5.2- 8.3 64 1.2 0.9- 1.7
Yes 1,265 765 52.3 48.0-56.6 150 14.3 11.4-17.7 89 7.5 5.2-10.5 160 16.5 13.3-20.2 101 9.4 7.1-12.5
History of CVD**
Yes 465 405 81.8 75.2-86.9 17 6.7 3.0-13.9 10 3.1 1.6- 6.2 25 6.8 4.3-10.6 8 1.6 0.7- 3.9
No 5,575 4,292 69.4 67.3-71.4 488 12.3 10.8-13.9 274 5.8 4.8- 6.9 366 9.2 7.8-10.8 155 3.3 2.6- 4.2
Heavy Drinker
No 5,362 4,444 74.9 72.8-76.9 436 12.0 10.5-13.5 214 5.0 4.1- 6.1 238 7.2 5.9- 8.9 30 0.9 0.5- 1.5
Yes 550 171 23.8 19.4-28.9 61 13.8 8.6-21.3 58 10.5 6.8-16.1 132 25.4 19.9-31.8 128 26.5 20.8-33.1
Current Asthma
Yes 360 289 70.3 61.7-77.6 24 10.5 6.3-17.2 21 10.3 5.5-18.6 24 8.7 5.1-14.7 2 0.2 0.0- 0.9
No 5,692 4,421 70.1 68.0-72.1 479 12.0 10.6-13.6 263 5.4 4.5- 6.4 366 9.1 7.7-10.7 163 3.5 2.7- 4.4
Diabetes
Yes 373 322 85.3 79.8-89.4 15 4.5 2.4- 8.3 6 2.0 0.8- 4.9 20 5.5 3.1- 9.5 10 2.7 1.2- 5.8
No 5,703 4,407 69.4 67.3-71.4 491 12.3 10.9-13.9 278 5.8 4.9- 6.9 372 9.2 7.8-10.8 155 3.3 2.6- 4.2
Disability
Yes 1,670 1,331 71.4 67.5-75.0 116 10.5 8.3-13.2 61 5.5 3.5- 8.7 106 8.6 6.4-11.3 56 4.1 2.8- 5.8
No 4,274 3,305 69.8 67.4-72.1 376 12.5 10.8-14.4 214 5.4 4.5- 6.5 277 9.3 7.7-11.2 102 2.9 2.2- 4.0

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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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