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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 9,281 3,145 32.1 30.6-33.6 6,136 67.9 66.4-69.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,929 2,787 33.7 32.0-35.4 5,142 66.3 64.6-68.0
No 1,344 356 24.9 21.3-28.9 988 75.1 71.1-78.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 179 36 20.0 10.7-34.1 143 80.0 65.9-89.3
Recommended Range 3,217 752 22.4 20.1-24.8 2,465 77.6 75.2-79.9
Overweight 3,088 1,028 30.1 27.7-32.6 2,060 69.9 67.4-72.3
Obese 2,267 1,143 49.7 46.3-53.1 1,124 50.3 46.9-53.7
Current Smoker
No 7,116 2,501 33.2 31.5-35.0 4,615 66.8 65.0-68.5
Yes 2,126 633 28.4 25.3-31.7 1,493 71.6 68.3-74.7
Binge Drinker
No 8,576 2,961 32.7 31.2-34.3 5,615 67.3 65.7-68.8
Yes 619 161 25.7 20.0-32.3 458 74.3 67.7-80.0
Heavy Drinker
No 8,947 3,060 32.4 30.9-34.0 5,887 67.6 66.0-69.1
Yes 244 59 22.7 14.7-33.3 185 77.3 66.7-85.3
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,213 1,011 29.6 27.1-32.2 2,202 70.4 67.8-72.9
Some Physical Activity 3,631 1,384 36.2 33.8-38.7 2,247 63.8 61.3-66.2
Physically Inactive 2,161 659 29.1 26.1-32.3 1,502 70.9 67.7-73.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,014 889 43.2 39.6-46.8 1,125 56.8 53.2-60.4
No 7,242 2,249 29.5 27.9-31.2 4,993 70.5 68.8-72.1
Disability Status
Yes 2,996 1,225 39.8 36.9-42.7 1,771 60.2 57.3-63.1
No 6,220 1,897 29.0 27.2-30.8 4,323 71.0 69.2-72.8
Current Asthma
Yes 721 304 38.6 33.2-44.2 417 61.4 55.8-66.8
No 8,539 2,830 31.5 29.9-33.1 5,709 68.5 66.9-70.1
Diabetes
Yes 940 523 59.5 54.8-64.1 417 40.5 35.9-45.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 25 39.4 24.0-57.2 51 60.6 42.8-76.0
No 8,251 2,593 29.6 28.0-31.2 5,658 70.4 68.8-72.0
Arthritis
Yes 3,252 1,382 40.9 38.4-43.5 1,870 59.1 56.5-61.6
No 5,988 1,750 28.6 26.8-30.5 4,238 71.4 69.5-73.2
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,129 1,477 47.0 44.3-49.8 1,652 53.0 50.2-55.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 32 25.9 16.1-38.9 72 74.1 61.1-83.9
No 6,040 1,633 26.0 24.3-27.9 4,407 74.0 72.1-75.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,714 1,366 49.9 47.1-52.8 1,348 50.1 47.2-52.9
No 4,775 1,427 28.2 26.3-30.3 3,348 71.8 69.7-73.7
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 964 477 52.4 47.6-57.1 487 47.6 42.9-52.4
No 8,276 2,654 30.2 28.7-31.8 5,622 69.8 68.2-71.3

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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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