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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Disease--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 9,259 6,336 70.0 68.5-71.5 2,923 30.0 28.5-31.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,907 5,453 70.3 68.7-71.9 2,454 29.7 28.1-31.3
No 1,345 877 68.3 64.2-72.1 468 31.7 27.9-35.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 107 57.7 44.8-69.6 73 42.3 30.4-55.2
Recommended Range 3,206 2,291 72.1 69.6-74.4 915 27.9 25.6-30.4
Overweight 3,079 2,110 72.2 69.7-74.5 969 27.8 25.5-30.3
Obese 2,268 1,502 65.5 62.1-68.7 766 34.5 31.3-37.9
Current Smoker
No 7,098 5,023 73.2 71.5-74.7 2,075 26.8 25.3-28.5
Yes 2,121 1,293 60.8 57.3-64.1 828 39.2 35.9-42.7
Binge Drinker
No 8,556 5,857 70.3 68.7-71.7 2,699 29.7 28.3-31.3
Yes 615 427 69.7 63.2-75.6 188 30.3 24.4-36.8
Heavy Drinker
No 8,927 6,124 70.4 68.9-71.9 2,803 29.6 28.1-31.1
Yes 241 163 67.9 57.3-76.9 78 32.1 23.1-42.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,208 2,692 83.8 81.5-85.8 516 16.2 14.2-18.5
Some Physical Activity 3,618 2,648 73.7 71.5-75.9 970 26.3 24.1-28.5
Physically Inactive 2,155 835 41.7 38.2-45.2 1,320 58.3 54.8-61.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,006 1,103 60.0 56.5-63.5 903 40.0 36.5-43.5
No 7,228 5,221 72.5 70.8-74.1 2,007 27.5 25.9-29.2
Disability Status
Yes 2,992 1,738 58.2 55.2-61.1 1,254 41.8 38.9-44.8
No 6,202 4,557 74.7 73.0-76.4 1,645 25.3 23.6-27.0
Current Asthma
Yes 720 450 64.3 58.6-69.6 270 35.7 30.4-41.4
No 8,518 5,877 70.6 69.0-72.1 2,641 29.4 27.9-31.0
Diabetes
Yes 939 588 65.1 60.4-69.5 351 34.9 30.5-39.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 75 48 69.3 53.5-81.5 27 30.7 18.5-46.5
No 8,232 5,693 70.5 68.9-72.1 2,539 29.5 27.9-31.1
Arthritis
Yes 3,242 2,074 66.3 63.8-68.8 1,168 33.7 31.2-36.2
No 5,975 4,234 71.5 69.6-73.3 1,741 28.5 26.7-30.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,122 2,029 67.1 64.5-69.6 1,093 32.9 30.4-35.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 78 77.7 65.6-86.4 26 22.3 13.6-34.4
No 6,024 4,226 71.1 69.3-72.9 1,798 28.9 27.1-30.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,708 1,785 67.9 65.2-70.5 923 32.1 29.5-34.8
No 4,764 3,434 73.8 71.9-75.6 1,330 26.2 24.4-28.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 963 581 61.4 56.6-66.0 382 38.6 34.0-43.4
No 8,254 5,734 70.9 69.3-72.4 2,520 29.1 27.6-30.7

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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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