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2010 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 4,629 2,326 43.1 40.9-45.4 1,403 31.9 29.7-34.1 441 10.2 8.8-11.7 185 5.3 4.2- 6.5 274 9.6 8.0-11.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,120 2,146 46.0 43.7-48.4 1,262 32.9 30.6-35.2 363 9.6 8.1-11.2 142 4.6 3.6- 5.9 207 6.9 5.6- 8.5
No 498 172 27.2 21.6-33.5 139 26.8 20.6-34.0 77 13.5 9.8-18.3 43 8.6 5.3-13.6 67 23.9 17.4-32.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 63 38 60.3 42.9-75.5 12 19.3 9.1-36.1 7 7.8 3.3-17.2 1 7.5 1.1-37.1 5 5.2 1.9-13.7
Recommended Range 1,658 914 48.6 44.6-52.7 476 31.0 27.2-35.0 136 9.5 6.9-12.9 56 4.1 2.8- 6.1 76 6.7 4.7- 9.6
Overweight 1,729 788 37.4 33.9-41.0 561 33.3 29.8-36.9 191 12.2 10.1-14.6 79 6.2 4.3- 8.8 110 11.0 8.2-14.5
Obese 1,034 494 42.0 37.4-46.7 322 32.6 28.4-37.1 102 8.5 6.7-10.9 45 5.5 3.7- 8.1 71 11.3 8.0-15.9
Current Smoker
No 3,734 2,051 49.1 46.6-51.6 1,148 33.5 31.2-35.9 292 9.0 7.5-10.7 109 3.5 2.7- 4.5 134 4.9 3.9- 6.2
Yes 873 265 22.8 18.5-27.6 247 26.5 21.6-32.0 147 14.2 11.0-18.1 76 11.4 7.9-16.0 138 25.3 19.8-31.6
History of CVD**
Yes 368 215 55.5 47.9-62.8 98 31.6 24.6-39.4 29 6.2 4.0- 9.5 11 2.8 1.4- 5.7 15 4.0 2.0- 7.8
No 4,233 2,097 42.4 40.1-44.8 1,299 32.0 29.8-34.3 409 10.3 8.9-12.0 173 5.4 4.3- 6.7 255 9.8 8.1-11.8
Binge Drinker
No 3,654 2,212 55.5 52.8-58.0 1,102 32.2 29.9-34.7 223 7.7 6.1- 9.5 65 2.7 1.9- 4.0 52 1.9 1.2- 3.1
Yes 910 103 9.2 6.9-12.3 281 32.2 27.3-37.5 205 17.4 14.4-20.7 114 12.5 9.6-16.2 207 28.7 24.1-33.7
Poor Sleep***
Yes 432 183 41.3 33.3-49.8 137 33.8 26.9-41.5 58 9.8 6.9-13.7 21 4.5 2.5- 7.8 33 10.7 5.4-20.2
No 4,148 2,115 43.1 40.8-45.4 1,257 31.9 29.6-34.2 378 10.2 8.7-11.9 160 5.4 4.2- 6.8 238 9.5 7.9-11.4
Current Asthma
Yes 325 175 48.7 40.2-57.3 88 25.9 19.5-33.5 32 15.0 8.4-25.3 15 4.3 1.8- 9.8 15 6.1 3.0-12.0
No 4,281 2,138 42.7 40.4-45.1 1,311 32.4 30.1-34.7 407 9.8 8.5-11.4 167 5.2 4.2- 6.6 258 9.9 8.2-11.9
Diabetes
Yes 288 151 46.3 38.5-54.2 80 25.2 19.1-32.5 26 10.5 6.4-16.8 13 4.3 2.1- 8.5 18 13.6 7.9-22.4
No 4,304 2,153 42.9 40.5-45.2 1,314 32.2 30.0-34.5 412 10.2 8.8-11.8 171 5.3 4.2- 6.6 254 9.4 7.7-11.4
Disability
Yes 1,250 629 41.5 37.1-46.1 346 30.0 25.9-34.4 137 10.3 8.1-13.0 60 5.4 3.8- 7.6 78 12.8 8.9-18.0
No 3,208 1,610 43.6 41.0-46.3 1,005 32.3 29.8-34.9 291 10.2 8.6-12.2 118 5.2 4.0- 6.9 184 8.6 6.9-10.6

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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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