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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 9,264 6,969 73.6 72.1-75.0 2,295 26.4 25.0-27.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,914 6,028 74.5 72.9-76.0 1,886 25.5 24.0-27.1
No 1,342 936 69.6 65.5-73.4 406 30.4 26.6-34.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 117 64.7 52.9-75.0 63 35.3 25.0-47.1
Recommended Range 3,208 2,411 72.6 69.9-75.0 797 27.4 25.0-30.1
Overweight 3,074 2,322 74.6 72.1-77.0 752 25.4 23.0-27.9
Obese 2,273 1,739 74.6 71.4-77.7 534 25.4 22.3-28.6
Current Smoker
No 7,103 5,539 76.9 75.3-78.5 1,564 23.1 21.5-24.7
Yes 2,121 1,402 63.5 60.0-66.8 719 36.5 33.2-40.0
Binge Drinker
No 8,561 6,524 74.6 73.1-76.1 2,037 25.4 23.9-26.9
Yes 615 396 65.2 58.5-71.3 219 34.8 28.7-41.5
Heavy Drinker
No 8,930 6,762 74.2 72.6-75.6 2,168 25.8 24.4-27.4
Yes 243 155 64.0 52.2-74.3 88 36.0 25.7-47.8
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,214 2,577 75.7 72.9-78.3 637 24.3 21.7-27.1
Some Physical Activity 3,618 2,785 76.9 74.7-78.9 833 23.1 21.1-25.3
Physically Inactive 2,155 1,410 64.6 61.3-67.9 745 35.4 32.1-38.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,007 1,503 74.0 70.6-77.1 504 26.0 22.9-29.4
No 7,232 5,451 73.5 71.8-75.2 1,781 26.5 24.8-28.2
Disability Status
Yes 2,989 2,241 72.6 69.7-75.3 748 27.4 24.7-30.3
No 6,208 4,678 73.9 72.1-75.6 1,530 26.1 24.4-27.9
Current Asthma
Yes 720 563 77.1 72.0-81.5 157 22.9 18.5-28.0
No 8,523 6,397 73.3 71.8-74.9 2,126 26.7 25.1-28.2
Diabetes
Yes 938 747 77.2 72.7-81.2 191 22.8 18.8-27.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 60 81.7 66.9-90.8 16 18.3 9.2-33.1
No 8,236 6,155 73.2 71.6-74.7 2,081 26.8 25.3-28.4
Arthritis
Yes 3,247 2,532 75.3 72.8-77.6 715 24.7 22.4-27.2
No 5,976 4,413 73.0 71.1-74.8 1,563 27.0 25.2-28.9
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,118 2,411 75.8 73.3-78.1 707 24.2 21.9-26.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 83 76.2 62.7-85.9 21 23.8 14.1-37.3
No 6,033 4,468 72.7 70.8-74.5 1,565 27.3 25.5-29.2
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,708 2,160 78.9 76.4-81.2 548 21.1 18.8-23.6
No 4,771 3,670 75.5 73.6-77.4 1,101 24.5 22.6-26.4
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 965 767 77.7 73.2-81.6 198 22.3 18.4-26.8
No 8,254 6,168 73.2 71.5-74.7 2,086 26.8 25.3-28.5

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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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