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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Asthma--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 9,446 1,081 11.3 10.3-12.4 8,365 88.7 87.6-89.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,068 941 11.5 10.4-12.7 7,127 88.5 87.3-89.6
No 1,369 138 10.6 8.3-13.6 1,231 89.4 86.4-91.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 19 8.0 4.1-14.9 166 92.0 85.1-95.9
Recommended Range 3,275 327 10.4 8.7-12.3 2,948 89.6 87.7-91.3
Overweight 3,121 303 9.6 8.1-11.4 2,818 90.4 88.6-91.9
Obese 2,304 370 15.9 13.7-18.3 1,934 84.1 81.7-86.3
Current Smoker
No 7,249 791 10.9 9.8-12.1 6,458 89.1 87.9-90.2
Yes 2,154 283 12.5 10.4-14.9 1,871 87.5 85.1-89.6
Binge Drinker
No 8,723 996 11.2 10.2-12.3 7,727 88.8 87.7-89.8
Yes 628 76 12.7 8.9-17.9 552 87.3 82.1-91.1
Heavy Drinker
No 9,102 1,046 11.4 10.4-12.4 8,056 88.6 87.6-89.6
Yes 244 24 11.3 5.3-22.5 220 88.7 77.5-94.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,238 353 11.8 10.1-13.8 2,885 88.2 86.2-89.9
Some Physical Activity 3,675 394 10.3 8.9-12.0 3,281 89.7 88.0-91.1
Physically Inactive 2,197 286 11.9 10.0-14.2 1,911 88.1 85.8-90.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,065 378 17.1 14.7-19.9 1,687 82.9 80.1-85.3
No 7,355 696 9.9 8.8-11.1 6,659 90.1 88.9-91.2
Disability Status
Yes 3,029 553 17.9 15.8-20.2 2,476 82.1 79.8-84.2
No 6,231 506 8.7 7.6- 9.9 5,725 91.3 90.1-92.4
Current Asthma
Yes 734 734 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 8,699 334 4.5 3.8- 5.3 8,365 95.5 94.7-96.2
Diabetes
Yes 956 151 14.4 11.4-17.9 805 85.6 82.1-88.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 13 19.4 8.5-38.5 65 80.6 61.5-91.5
No 8,398 915 11.0 9.9-12.1 7,483 89.0 87.9-90.1
Arthritis
Yes 3,296 494 14.7 12.9-16.7 2,802 85.3 83.3-87.1
No 6,084 578 10.0 8.8-11.3 5,506 90.0 88.7-91.2
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,182 430 13.4 11.7-15.3 2,752 86.6 84.7-88.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 15 16.9 8.8-29.9 89 83.1 70.1-91.2
No 6,151 636 10.4 9.2-11.7 5,515 89.6 88.3-90.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,749 357 11.8 10.1-13.7 2,392 88.2 86.3-89.9
No 4,860 537 11.9 10.5-13.5 4,323 88.1 86.5-89.5
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 968 169 13.9 11.1-17.3 799 86.1 82.7-88.9
No 8,292 891 11.2 10.1-12.3 7,401 88.8 87.7-89.9

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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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