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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Aging--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

People may provide regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a family member or friend who is 60 years of age or older?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,275 2,473 25.0 23.6-26.4 6,802 75.0 73.6-76.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,920 2,136 25.5 24.0-27.0 5,784 74.5 73.0-76.0
No 1,347 335 22.2 18.9-26.0 1,012 77.8 74.0-81.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 37 18.6 12.0-27.6 143 81.4 72.4-88.0
Recommended Range 3,218 826 23.8 21.5-26.3 2,392 76.2 73.7-78.5
Overweight 3,077 820 25.2 22.8-27.6 2,257 74.8 72.4-77.2
Obese 2,269 681 29.8 26.7-33.1 1,588 70.2 66.9-73.3
Current Smoker
No 7,111 1,833 24.2 22.7-25.8 5,278 75.8 74.2-77.3
Yes 2,124 631 27.3 24.3-30.4 1,493 72.7 69.6-75.7
Binge Drinker
No 8,571 2,297 25.2 23.8-26.7 6,274 74.8 73.3-76.2
Yes 616 158 22.9 17.8-29.0 458 77.1 71.0-82.2
Heavy Drinker
No 8,941 2,392 25.3 23.9-26.8 6,549 74.7 73.2-76.1
Yes 243 57 14.8 10.1-21.2 186 85.2 78.8-89.9
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,204 969 28.7 26.2-31.3 2,235 71.3 68.7-73.8
Some Physical Activity 3,628 992 24.8 22.7-27.1 2,636 75.2 72.9-77.3
Physically Inactive 2,164 434 18.0 15.6-20.5 1,730 82.0 79.5-84.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,014 445 19.7 17.1-22.5 1,569 80.3 77.5-82.9
No 7,237 2,024 26.2 24.6-27.9 5,213 73.8 72.1-75.4
Disability Status
Yes 3,002 816 26.8 24.3-29.5 2,186 73.2 70.5-75.7
No 6,229 1,650 24.3 22.7-26.0 4,579 75.7 74.0-77.3
Current Asthma
Yes 719 181 26.3 21.5-31.8 538 73.7 68.2-78.5
No 8,535 2,288 24.9 23.5-26.4 6,247 75.1 73.6-76.5
Diabetes
Yes 935 226 23.1 19.4-27.2 709 76.9 72.8-80.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 16 18.9 9.5-34.0 60 81.1 66.0-90.5
No 8,250 2,226 25.2 23.7-26.8 6,024 74.8 73.2-76.3
Arthritis
Yes 3,253 950 28.0 25.7-30.4 2,303 72.0 69.6-74.3
No 5,980 1,511 23.9 22.1-25.7 4,469 76.1 74.3-77.9
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,126 827 25.1 22.9-27.6 2,299 74.9 72.4-77.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 27 30.9 19.6-45.0 77 69.1 55.0-80.4
No 6,036 1,615 24.8 23.1-26.6 4,421 75.2 73.4-76.9
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,707 746 26.3 24.0-28.9 1,961 73.7 71.1-76.0
No 4,765 1,327 26.4 24.5-28.4 3,438 73.6 71.6-75.5
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 962 225 23.1 19.4-27.3 737 76.9 72.7-80.6
No 8,270 2,242 25.3 23.8-26.8 6,028 74.7 73.2-76.2

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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