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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 2,952 29.8 28.4-31.3 6,329 70.2 68.7-71.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,928 2,613 31.5 29.9-33.1 5,315 68.5 66.9-70.1
No 1,345 337 22.4 19.0-26.3 1,008 77.6 73.7-81.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 36 25.6 15.1-40.0 144 74.4 60.0-84.9
Recommended Range 3,214 728 21.6 19.5-23.9 2,486 78.4 76.1-80.5
Overweight 3,086 938 28.2 25.9-30.7 2,148 71.8 69.3-74.1
Obese 2,272 1,075 44.5 41.1-47.8 1,197 55.5 52.2-58.9
Current Smoker
No 7,116 2,348 30.8 29.2-32.5 4,768 69.2 67.5-70.8
Yes 2,126 592 26.7 23.8-29.9 1,534 73.3 70.1-76.2
Binge Drinker
No 8,576 2,784 30.5 29.0-32.0 5,792 69.5 68.0-71.0
Yes 620 151 24.0 18.9-30.0 469 76.0 70.0-81.1
Heavy Drinker
No 8,948 2,879 30.1 28.6-31.6 6,069 69.9 68.4-71.4
Yes 244 50 23.5 15.3-34.3 194 76.5 65.7-84.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,214 941 26.6 24.3-29.1 2,273 73.4 70.9-75.7
Some Physical Activity 3,629 1,239 33.0 30.7-35.4 2,390 67.0 64.6-69.3
Physically Inactive 2,163 687 30.5 27.4-33.7 1,476 69.5 66.3-72.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,016 917 43.4 39.8-47.0 1,099 56.6 53.0-60.2
No 7,240 2,026 26.7 25.1-28.3 5,214 73.3 71.7-74.9
Disability Status
Yes 3,004 1,219 38.7 36.0-41.6 1,785 61.3 58.4-64.0
No 6,213 1,717 26.4 24.7-28.1 4,496 73.6 71.9-75.3
Current Asthma
Yes 721 299 37.9 32.6-43.5 422 62.1 56.5-67.4
No 8,539 2,645 29.1 27.6-30.7 5,894 70.9 69.3-72.4
Diabetes
Yes 940 520 53.4 48.6-58.2 420 46.6 41.8-51.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 19 33.7 18.8-52.7 57 66.3 47.3-81.2
No 8,251 2,410 27.7 26.2-29.3 5,841 72.3 70.7-73.8
Arthritis
Yes 3,254 1,324 38.1 35.6-40.7 1,930 61.9 59.3-64.4
No 5,985 1,617 26.6 24.8-28.4 4,368 73.4 71.6-75.2
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,129 1,418 43.7 41.0-46.5 1,711 56.3 53.5-59.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 30 26.9 16.7-40.1 74 73.1 59.9-83.3
No 6,039 1,502 24.2 22.5-26.0 4,537 75.8 74.0-77.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,713 1,326 48.7 45.9-51.6 1,387 51.3 48.4-54.1
No 4,776 1,274 25.2 23.3-27.1 3,502 74.8 72.9-76.7
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 966 485 51.7 46.9-56.4 481 48.3 43.6-53.1
No 8,274 2,453 27.8 26.3-29.4 5,821 72.2 70.6-73.7

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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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