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2009 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 5,188 2,488 40.8 38.6-43.0 1,623 30.6 28.6-32.7 535 12.1 10.7-13.7 203 4.9 3.8- 6.3 339 11.6 9.7-13.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,616 2,308 43.2 40.9-45.5 1,461 31.5 29.3-33.7 440 11.4 10.0-13.0 157 4.7 3.5- 6.2 250 9.2 7.4-11.4
No 567 178 26.9 21.8-32.7 160 25.5 20.2-31.7 94 16.0 11.9-21.2 46 6.5 4.3- 9.8 89 25.0 18.5-32.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 76 36 32.9 19.7-49.5 25 38.1 22.3-56.8 6 7.3 2.7-18.3 3 13.7 2.7-48.1 6 8.0 2.7-21.1
Recommended Range 1,873 985 44.4 40.5-48.4 564 29.7 26.2-33.5 162 11.0 8.7-13.7 53 4.9 3.0- 8.0 109 10.0 6.9-14.4
Overweight 1,874 853 38.2 35.0-41.6 594 31.1 27.9-34.4 212 12.8 10.7-15.3 90 4.8 3.5- 6.5 125 13.1 10.0-16.9
Obese 1,224 522 37.7 33.5-42.1 402 31.4 27.4-35.7 149 13.5 10.5-17.0 54 4.9 2.9- 8.1 97 12.5 9.2-16.8
Current Smoker
No 4,092 2,172 46.7 44.2-49.2 1,286 31.4 29.2-33.7 339 10.6 9.1-12.3 125 3.5 2.7- 4.5 170 7.8 5.9-10.3
Yes 1,079 306 23.0 19.2-27.3 333 28.1 23.6-33.1 196 16.9 13.7-20.8 77 9.2 5.9-14.1 167 22.8 18.3-27.9
History of CVD**
Yes 387 237 54.1 43.2-64.6 99 27.7 18.3-39.5 22 6.0 3.1-11.4 14 7.9 2.2-24.2 15 4.4 1.9- 9.6
No 4,769 2,232 39.9 37.7-42.1 1,517 30.8 28.7-32.9 511 12.5 11.1-14.2 188 4.7 3.7- 6.0 321 12.0 10.0-14.4
Binge Drinker
No 4,073 2,387 53.8 51.3-56.2 1,296 33.3 31.0-35.6 282 8.9 7.5-10.6 61 2.3 1.4- 3.7 47 1.7 1.0- 2.7
Yes 1,062 84 8.2 5.7-11.6 315 24.7 20.6-29.3 245 20.0 16.6-23.8 136 11.6 8.7-15.3 282 35.6 30.2-41.4
Heavy Drinker
No 4,655 2,454 45.2 42.8-47.5 1,463 31.9 29.7-34.1 411 11.0 9.6-12.6 138 4.1 3.0- 5.6 189 7.8 6.1-10.0
Yes 473 0 0.0 . - . 145 18.5 14.3-23.6 119 22.3 16.6-29.1 62 12.7 8.6-18.4 147 46.5 38.3-55.0
Poor Sleep***
Yes 459 211 37.2 30.5-44.4 126 25.6 19.9-32.3 53 9.5 6.6-13.6 20 7.1 2.8-16.6 49 20.5 13.4-30.2
No 4,665 2,242 40.8 38.6-43.1 1,481 31.5 29.4-33.8 479 12.5 11.0-14.2 178 4.5 3.5- 5.8 285 10.6 8.7-12.9
Current Asthma
Yes 334 183 44.9 37.0-53.0 93 32.8 25.2-41.3 24 8.6 5.2-13.9 12 3.4 1.3- 8.5 22 10.4 5.8-17.8
No 4,837 2,293 40.3 38.0-42.5 1,529 30.6 28.5-32.7 510 12.4 11.0-14.1 189 5.0 3.9- 6.5 316 11.7 9.7-14.1
Diabetes
Yes 316 184 54.7 46.7-62.5 78 23.5 17.6-30.7 25 10.8 6.8-16.7 15 5.6 2.8-10.9 14 5.4 2.6-11.0
No 4,869 2,303 40.2 38.0-42.5 1,545 31.1 29.0-33.3 509 12.2 10.7-13.8 188 4.9 3.8- 6.4 324 11.6 9.7-13.8
Disability
Yes 1,278 655 42.3 37.5-47.3 357 24.8 21.1-28.9 121 9.0 6.9-11.7 53 7.2 4.4-11.5 92 16.6 11.4-23.5
No 3,656 1,706 39.7 37.2-42.2 1,190 32.7 30.3-35.3 389 13.3 11.5-15.3 139 3.9 3.0- 4.9 232 10.4 8.6-12.7

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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.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

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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