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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,456 1,084 42.8 39.7-46.1 1,372 57.2 53.9-60.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,124 933 42.5 39.1-45.9 1,191 57.5 54.1-60.9
No 330 150 42.9 34.4-51.9 180 57.1 48.1-65.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 37 25 75.7 54.8-88.9 12 24.3 11.1-45.2
Recommended Range 820 363 40.6 35.3-46.2 457 59.4 53.8-64.7
Overweight 814 357 45.8 40.4-51.4 457 54.2 48.6-59.6
Obese 676 293 39.9 33.9-46.2 383 60.1 53.8-66.1
Current Smoker
No 1,822 797 42.7 39.1-46.5 1,025 57.3 53.5-60.9
Yes 625 284 43.2 36.9-49.7 341 56.8 50.3-63.1
Binge Drinker
No 2,281 1,015 43.4 40.1-46.8 1,266 56.6 53.2-59.9
Yes 157 62 36.7 25.4-49.6 95 63.3 50.4-74.6
Heavy Drinker
No 2,375 1,044 42.7 39.4-46.0 1,331 57.3 54.0-60.6
Yes 57 29 51.0 34.2-67.6 28 49.0 32.4-65.8
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 963 421 43.2 38.1-48.5 542 56.8 51.5-61.9
Some Physical Activity 987 444 42.9 37.9-48.1 543 57.1 51.9-62.1
Physically Inactive 430 182 39.7 33.0-46.7 248 60.3 53.3-67.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 440 192 41.2 34.3-48.6 248 58.8 51.4-65.7
No 2,012 890 43.1 39.6-46.7 1,122 56.9 53.3-60.4
Disability Status
Yes 808 363 42.2 36.8-47.7 445 57.8 52.3-63.2
No 1,641 719 42.9 39.0-46.8 922 57.1 53.2-61.0
Current Asthma
Yes 180 83 51.4 40.1-62.6 97 48.6 37.4-59.9
No 2,272 998 42.1 38.8-45.5 1,274 57.9 54.5-61.2
Diabetes
Yes 225 110 47.3 38.1-56.7 115 52.7 43.3-61.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 16 9 61.6 27.5-87.1 7 38.4 12.9-72.5
No 2,210 962 42.3 39.0-45.8 1,248 57.7 54.2-61.0
Arthritis
Yes 945 438 46.5 41.6-51.4 507 53.5 48.6-58.4
No 1,499 642 41.1 37.1-45.3 857 58.9 54.7-62.9
High Blood Pressure
Yes 818 377 46.9 41.5-52.3 441 53.1 47.7-58.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 27 8 25.8 10.9-49.7 19 74.2 50.3-89.1
No 1,607 697 41.5 37.6-45.5 910 58.5 54.5-62.4
High Cholesterol
Yes 739 342 47.0 41.6-52.4 397 53.0 47.6-58.4
No 1,323 574 44.6 40.2-49.0 749 55.4 51.0-59.8
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 222 98 42.7 33.6-52.4 124 57.3 47.6-66.4
No 2,228 983 42.8 39.5-46.2 1,245 57.2 53.8-60.5

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*Asked only of those who provided care or assistance to family/friend age 60+ (past month)

^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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