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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Disease--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

To lower your risk of developing heart disease or stroke, are you...
Eating fewer high fat or high cholesterol foods?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,161 6,667 71.4 69.8-72.9 2,494 28.6 27.1-30.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,832 5,803 73.1 71.4-74.6 2,029 26.9 25.4-28.6
No 1,321 859 63.8 59.6-67.9 462 36.2 32.1-40.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 175 99 57.1 45.4-68.1 76 42.9 31.9-54.6
Recommended Range 3,170 2,280 68.1 65.3-70.8 890 31.9 29.2-34.7
Overweight 3,050 2,226 72.8 70.3-75.2 824 27.2 24.8-29.7
Obese 2,245 1,705 76.5 73.5-79.3 540 23.5 20.7-26.5
Current Smoker
No 7,032 5,306 75.0 73.3-76.6 1,726 25.0 23.4-26.7
Yes 2,091 1,333 60.4 56.9-63.9 758 39.6 36.1-43.1
Binge Drinker
No 8,465 6,237 72.6 71.0-74.1 2,228 27.4 25.9-29.0
Yes 610 381 59.5 52.7-65.9 229 40.5 34.1-47.3
Heavy Drinker
No 8,833 6,450 71.8 70.3-73.4 2,383 28.2 26.6-29.7
Yes 240 169 64.4 52.3-75.0 71 35.6 25.0-47.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,183 2,445 74.4 71.7-76.9 738 25.6 23.1-28.3
Some Physical Activity 3,596 2,678 73.3 71.0-75.6 918 26.7 24.4-29.0
Physically Inactive 2,111 1,355 63.4 60.0-66.7 756 36.6 33.3-40.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,982 1,420 68.7 65.1-72.1 562 31.3 27.9-34.9
No 7,154 5,232 72.1 70.3-73.7 1,922 27.9 26.3-29.7
Disability Status
Yes 2,950 2,113 68.9 65.9-71.7 837 31.1 28.3-34.1
No 6,143 4,510 72.3 70.5-74.1 1,633 27.7 25.9-29.5
Current Asthma
Yes 716 520 71.2 65.6-76.2 196 28.8 23.8-34.4
No 8,424 6,133 71.4 69.8-73.0 2,291 28.6 27.0-30.2
Diabetes
Yes 921 710 75.6 71.1-79.6 211 24.4 20.4-28.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 75 59 77.1 60.5-88.1 16 22.9 11.9-39.5
No 8,152 5,890 71.0 69.4-72.6 2,262 29.0 27.4-30.6
Arthritis
Yes 3,208 2,478 75.8 73.4-78.0 730 24.2 22.0-26.6
No 5,912 4,161 69.7 67.7-71.5 1,751 30.3 28.5-32.3
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,084 2,398 78.1 75.6-80.3 686 21.9 19.7-24.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 103 84 82.6 70.5-90.4 19 17.4 9.6-29.5
No 5,966 4,179 68.5 66.6-70.4 1,787 31.5 29.6-33.4
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,695 2,140 78.3 75.8-80.6 555 21.7 19.4-24.2
No 4,724 3,519 74.1 72.0-76.0 1,205 25.9 24.0-28.0
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 959 760 79.5 75.2-83.1 199 20.5 16.9-24.8
No 8,157 5,877 70.7 69.0-72.3 2,280 29.3 27.7-31.0

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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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