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2009 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 5,215 4,119 71.2 68.8-73.5 398 10.4 8.9-12.0 257 6.6 5.2- 8.2 309 8.6 7.0-10.5 132 3.3 2.5- 4.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,640 3,740 73.4 70.8-75.8 337 10.3 8.7-12.1 224 6.8 5.3- 8.7 243 7.1 5.6- 8.8 96 2.5 1.9- 3.2
No 570 375 58.6 51.4-65.4 60 10.7 7.6-14.7 33 5.2 3.1- 8.4 66 17.4 11.6-25.3 36 8.1 4.9-13.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 75 53 56.9 37.0-74.8 8 16.8 4.4-47.3 4 4.8 1.7-12.6 6 16.8 6.3-37.7 4 4.7 1.4-14.1
Recommended Range 1,876 1,504 72.1 67.5-76.3 134 9.9 7.6-12.8 94 7.2 4.6-11.1 104 8.7 6.0-12.5 40 2.0 1.4- 3.0
Overweight 1,893 1,479 70.8 67.1-74.3 143 10.2 8.0-12.8 97 5.9 4.5- 7.7 125 9.6 7.1-12.8 49 3.5 2.3- 5.4
Obese 1,226 957 70.4 65.4-75.0 101 10.7 7.9-14.5 58 7.0 4.4-10.9 73 7.1 4.7-10.7 37 4.8 3.0- 7.5
Current Smoker
No 4,111 3,428 76.6 73.9-79.1 284 10.0 8.3-11.9 160 5.7 4.2- 7.7 180 5.6 4.2- 7.4 59 2.1 1.4- 3.1
Yes 1,087 678 54.9 49.5-60.2 112 11.4 8.5-15.0 97 9.3 6.5-13.0 128 17.6 13.2-22.9 72 6.8 4.8- 9.6
History of CVD**
Yes 394 347 79.4 63.5-89.5 16 3.5 1.8- 6.6 8 6.6 1.5-24.5 14 8.2 2.0-28.4 9 2.3 0.9- 5.6
No 4,787 3,747 70.8 68.4-73.2 378 10.8 9.2-12.5 248 6.5 5.1- 8.1 292 8.6 7.0-10.4 122 3.4 2.6- 4.4
Heavy Drinker
No 4,621 3,879 77.2 74.6-79.5 338 10.3 8.8-12.1 197 6.0 4.6- 7.8 178 5.8 4.4- 7.5 29 0.7 0.5- 1.1
Yes 459 150 18.8 14.8-23.6 43 9.5 6.0-14.8 49 11.3 7.0-17.6 123 34.0 25.8-43.3 94 26.4 19.8-34.2
Poor Sleep***
Yes 468 351 60.6 51.7-68.9 43 12.8 8.3-19.4 22 8.3 3.9-16.9 37 14.9 8.4-25.2 15 3.3 1.7- 6.5
No 4,683 3,716 72.4 69.9-74.8 351 10.0 8.5-11.8 232 6.3 5.0- 8.0 268 7.9 6.4- 9.7 116 3.3 2.5- 4.4
Current Asthma
Yes 337 283 80.4 72.7-86.4 22 5.3 3.2- 8.8 13 5.7 2.5-12.9 11 2.6 1.2- 5.4 8 5.9 2.7-12.6
No 4,861 3,823 70.6 68.0-73.0 374 10.6 9.1-12.4 244 6.7 5.2- 8.4 298 9.1 7.4-11.1 122 3.1 2.4- 4.0
Diabetes
Yes 319 278 82.0 73.2-88.4 15 4.6 2.5- 8.5 7 5.3 1.6-16.2 11 5.1 2.3-11.3 8 2.9 1.2- 7.0
No 4,893 3,840 70.9 68.5-73.3 383 10.7 9.2-12.4 250 6.7 5.3- 8.4 296 8.4 6.8-10.2 124 3.3 2.5- 4.3
Disability
Yes 1,297 1,059 70.0 63.8-75.6 70 6.9 4.9- 9.5 51 9.1 5.1-15.9 75 10.1 6.5-15.3 42 3.8 2.4- 6.0
No 3,658 2,853 70.7 67.9-73.3 306 11.8 9.9-13.9 193 5.8 4.7- 7.1 221 8.5 6.7-10.7 85 3.3 2.4- 4.4

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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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