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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more times/day 1 or more times/week 1 or more times/month 1 or more times/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 946 545 60.3 55.6-64.8 236 23.5 19.8-27.7 57 5.8 3.9- 8.4 18 1.2 0.6- 2.2 90 9.2 6.7-12.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 842 489 60.9 55.9-65.7 213 24.0 20.1-28.5 51 5.7 3.8- 8.5 14 1.0 0.5- 2.1 75 8.3 5.8-11.8
No 104 56 54.3 40.5-67.6 23 18.7 11.0-30.1 6 6.4 2.2-16.9 4 2.6 0.8- 8.5 15 17.9 8.6-33.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 7 5 87.7 48.8-98.2 1 6.6 0.6-43.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.7 0.6-39.8
Recommended Range 155 89 56.6 44.8-67.8 30 24.0 15.2-35.8 11 7.7 3.3-16.9 3 1.6 0.3- 7.3 22 10.0 5.2-18.4
Overweight 271 150 65.3 56.5-73.1 70 19.2 13.5-26.6 21 6.0 3.0-11.5 6 1.2 0.4- 3.4 24 8.4 4.5-15.1
Obese 456 271 59.5 52.6-66.0 118 25.3 20.0-31.6 21 4.3 2.2- 8.1 8 0.9 0.4- 2.0 38 10.1 6.3-15.9
Current Smoker
No 777 452 59.7 54.4-64.7 195 23.9 19.8-28.6 42 5.5 3.6- 8.4 13 0.9 0.4- 2.0 75 9.9 7.0-14.0
Yes 167 92 63.1 52.2-72.8 41 22.0 14.4-31.9 14 6.5 2.7-15.2 5 2.3 0.9- 6.0 15 6.1 3.2-11.3
Binge Drinker
No 925 534 60.5 55.8-65.1 233 23.8 20.1-28.0 55 5.4 3.6- 7.8 16 1.2 0.6- 2.2 87 9.1 6.6-12.6
Yes 17 11 66.9 32.6-89.4 2 15.7 2.4-58.1 1 2.0 0.3-14.1 1 1.1 0.1- 8.5 2 14.2 2.5-51.4
Heavy Drinker
No 931 539 60.9 56.1-65.4 231 23.2 19.5-27.4 56 5.4 3.7- 7.8 16 1.2 0.6- 2.2 89 9.4 6.8-12.8
Yes 8 3 50.7 11.3-89.3 4 46.5 10.0-87.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.8 0.3-21.0 0 0.0 . - .
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 244 140 63.8 54.9-71.8 66 21.0 15.3-28.3 11 4.7 2.2- 9.4 4 0.9 0.3- 3.3 23 9.6 5.2-17.1
Some Physical Activity 335 199 61.7 53.7-69.1 75 23.3 17.0-31.0 19 4.1 2.2- 7.8 8 1.4 0.5- 3.4 34 9.5 5.7-15.4
Physically Inactive 327 182 55.8 47.6-63.7 87 26.4 20.0-33.9 24 7.3 4.0-12.9 4 1.2 0.3- 3.8 30 9.4 5.2-16.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 528 329 64.0 57.7-69.9 118 19.0 14.9-24.0 27 6.1 3.4-10.8 6 1.2 0.5- 3.1 48 9.6 6.1-14.8
No 417 215 56.5 49.4-63.4 118 28.0 22.2-34.8 30 5.4 3.3- 8.7 12 1.2 0.5- 2.5 42 8.9 5.6-13.8
Disability Status
Yes 575 361 63.2 56.9-69.1 123 21.0 16.4-26.5 35 5.6 3.4- 9.0 6 0.5 0.2- 1.7 50 9.7 6.1-15.0
No 355 174 55.8 48.2-63.2 110 27.1 21.2-34.0 22 6.2 3.3-11.3 12 2.2 1.1- 4.5 37 8.6 5.7-12.9
Current Asthma
Yes 111 83 77.6 62.5-87.8 14 15.8 6.8-32.7 3 1.5 0.4- 4.9 0 0.0 . - . 11 5.2 2.6-10.2
No 832 460 58.0 53.0-62.9 221 24.6 20.7-29.0 54 6.3 4.3- 9.2 18 1.3 0.7- 2.5 79 9.8 7.0-13.5
Diabetes
Yes 946 545 60.3 55.6-64.8 236 23.5 19.8-27.7 57 5.8 3.9- 8.4 18 1.2 0.6- 2.2 90 9.2 6.7-12.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Arthritis
Yes 551 336 64.0 57.6-69.9 127 20.7 16.4-25.9 26 3.6 1.9- 6.9 8 1.1 0.4- 2.9 54 10.6 6.7-16.3
No 389 205 55.8 48.6-62.8 108 26.9 21.0-33.8 30 8.3 5.1-13.1 10 1.3 0.6- 2.7 36 7.7 5.1-11.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 666 394 60.4 54.8-65.7 168 23.1 18.9-28.0 39 6.7 4.2-10.4 9 0.9 0.4- 2.0 56 8.9 6.0-13.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 5 3 45.7 10.6-85.7 1 36.9 5.9-84.6 1 17.3 2.1-66.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 275 148 60.3 51.3-68.6 67 24.3 17.4-32.7 17 3.6 2.0- 6.7 9 1.8 0.7- 4.6 34 10.0 5.6-17.1
High Cholesterol
Yes 464 277 60.8 53.9-67.3 112 24.5 19.1-30.8 31 5.1 3.2- 8.1 4 0.3 0.1- 0.8 40 9.2 5.7-14.7
No 402 233 62.9 55.9-69.4 103 21.6 16.6-27.6 18 4.8 2.4- 9.3 9 1.4 0.6- 3.3 39 9.3 5.8-14.7
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 248 153 61.3 52.3-69.6 58 24.2 17.5-32.5 12 5.1 2.3-10.7 2 0.7 0.1- 3.0 23 8.7 4.5-16.2
No 668 376 60.0 54.2-65.4 173 23.1 18.8-28.1 43 6.0 3.8- 9.4 14 1.4 0.7- 2.7 62 9.5 6.5-13.7

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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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