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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Health Insurance Coverage -Age Under 65*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,233 5,936 79.8 78.2-81.3 1,297 20.2 18.7-21.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,936 5,936 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 1,297 0 0.0 . - . 1,297 100 . - .
Body Mass Index
Underweight 125 89 64.6 47.1-78.9 36 35.4 21.1-52.9
Recommended Range 2,467 2,062 82.3 79.7-84.6 405 17.7 15.4-20.3
Overweight 2,320 1,935 81.6 78.9-84.1 385 18.4 15.9-21.1
Obese 1,872 1,538 81.3 78.1-84.1 334 18.7 15.9-21.9
Current Smoker
No 5,285 4,516 83.4 81.6-85.0 769 16.6 15.0-18.4
Yes 1,919 1,397 70.4 66.9-73.7 522 29.6 26.3-33.1
Binge Drinker
No 6,557 5,413 80.4 78.7-82.0 1,144 19.6 18.0-21.3
Yes 603 463 74.9 68.8-80.2 140 25.1 19.8-31.2
Heavy Drinker
No 6,951 5,717 79.9 78.3-81.5 1,234 20.1 18.5-21.7
Yes 208 162 78.1 67.1-86.3 46 21.9 13.7-32.9
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 2,659 2,217 81.9 79.3-84.2 442 18.1 15.8-20.7
Some Physical Activity 2,932 2,493 83.7 81.4-85.9 439 16.3 14.1-18.6
Physically Inactive 1,439 1,064 67.7 63.3-71.7 375 32.3 28.3-36.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,265 952 70.0 65.2-74.4 313 30.0 25.6-34.8
No 5,951 4,971 81.7 80.1-83.3 980 18.3 16.7-19.9
Disability Status
Yes 1,964 1,568 77.9 74.6-80.9 396 22.1 19.1-25.4
No 5,129 4,259 80.7 78.8-82.4 870 19.3 17.6-21.2
Current Asthma
Yes 550 468 79.1 72.2-84.6 82 20.9 15.4-27.8
No 6,669 5,455 79.8 78.2-81.4 1,214 20.2 18.6-21.8
Diabetes
Yes 531 442 86.6 82.3-90.0 89 13.4 10.0-17.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 75 55 72.9 55.7-85.3 20 27.1 14.7-44.3
No 6,619 5,435 79.5 77.8-81.1 1,184 20.5 18.9-22.2
Arthritis
Yes 2,035 1,728 83.3 80.2-85.9 307 16.7 14.1-19.8
No 5,159 4,177 78.9 77.0-80.7 982 21.1 19.3-23.0
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,912 1,639 84.1 81.0-86.7 273 15.9 13.3-19.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 102 79 79.7 67.4-88.2 23 20.3 11.8-32.6
No 5,214 4,215 78.6 76.6-80.4 999 21.4 19.6-23.4
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,825 1,600 88.0 85.5-90.1 225 12.0 9.9-14.5
No 3,793 3,275 85.8 83.8-87.6 518 14.2 12.4-16.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 441 375 80.9 73.7-86.4 66 19.1 13.6-26.3
No 6,666 5,457 79.8 78.2-81.4 1,209 20.2 18.6-21.8

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 included

^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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