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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 9,433 734 7.1 6.3- 7.9 8,699 92.9 92.1-93.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,056 644 7.1 6.3- 8.0 7,412 92.9 92.0-93.7
No 1,368 89 7.1 5.1- 9.7 1,279 92.9 90.3-94.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 17 6.3 3.2-12.2 168 93.7 87.8-96.8
Recommended Range 3,273 198 5.4 4.4- 6.7 3,075 94.6 93.3-95.6
Overweight 3,119 202 6.1 4.9- 7.7 2,917 93.9 92.3-95.1
Obese 2,295 278 11.2 9.4-13.3 2,017 88.8 86.7-90.6
Current Smoker
No 7,238 535 6.8 6.0- 7.7 6,703 93.2 92.3-94.0
Yes 2,152 195 7.9 6.3- 9.9 1,957 92.1 90.1-93.7
Binge Drinker
No 8,711 678 7.1 6.4- 8.0 8,033 92.9 92.0-93.6
Yes 627 50 6.6 4.3-10.0 577 93.4 90.0-95.7
Heavy Drinker
No 9,089 711 7.2 6.4- 8.0 8,378 92.8 92.0-93.6
Yes 244 15 4.5 2.3- 8.8 229 95.5 91.2-97.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,234 218 6.1 5.0- 7.5 3,016 93.9 92.5-95.0
Some Physical Activity 3,669 263 6.8 5.6- 8.3 3,406 93.2 91.7-94.4
Physically Inactive 2,194 222 8.9 7.4-10.8 1,972 91.1 89.2-92.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,063 309 13.0 11.0-15.3 1,754 87.0 84.7-89.0
No 7,344 419 5.7 4.9- 6.6 6,925 94.3 93.4-95.1
Disability Status
Yes 3,021 419 12.7 11.0-14.6 2,602 87.3 85.4-89.0
No 6,226 299 4.8 4.1- 5.8 5,927 95.2 94.2-95.9
Diabetes
Yes 956 114 10.6 8.1-13.8 842 89.4 86.2-91.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 9 14.2 4.9-34.6 68 85.8 65.4-95.1
No 8,386 610 6.7 5.9- 7.6 7,776 93.3 92.4-94.1
Arthritis
Yes 3,289 385 11.3 9.8-13.1 2,904 88.7 86.9-90.2
No 6,079 344 5.4 4.6- 6.4 5,735 94.6 93.6-95.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,176 329 10.1 8.6-11.7 2,847 89.9 88.3-91.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 7 9.9 3.7-23.8 97 90.1 76.2-96.3
No 6,144 398 5.8 5.0- 6.8 5,746 94.2 93.2-95.0
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,742 270 8.8 7.4-10.4 2,472 91.2 89.6-92.6
No 4,854 350 7.0 5.9- 8.1 4,504 93.0 91.9-94.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 966 131 10.8 8.3-13.9 835 89.2 86.1-91.7
No 8,281 586 6.8 6.0- 7.7 7,695 93.2 92.3-94.0

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

^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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