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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, mild Yes, moderate Yes, severe No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,212 539 4.9 4.3- 5.5 604 5.5 4.8- 6.2 619 5.5 4.9- 6.2 7,450 84.2 83.0-85.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,872 461 4.8 4.2- 5.6 503 5.2 4.5- 5.9 535 5.7 5.0- 6.5 6,373 84.3 83.1-85.4
No 1,332 77 5.0 3.5- 7.1 101 7.1 5.1- 9.9 84 4.4 3.3- 5.9 1,070 83.4 80.1-86.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 176 13 3.0 1.4- 6.1 13 9.5 2.7-28.6 18 7.6 3.9-14.2 132 79.9 65.8-89.2
Recommended Range 3,201 152 3.7 3.0- 4.7 161 3.9 3.0- 4.9 149 4.3 3.3- 5.5 2,739 88.1 86.4-89.6
Overweight 3,064 166 4.7 3.7- 5.9 195 5.3 4.2- 6.7 160 3.7 2.9- 4.6 2,543 86.3 84.4-88.0
Obese 2,252 175 7.3 5.8- 9.2 201 8.0 6.5- 9.9 258 9.9 8.3-11.8 1,618 74.7 71.9-77.4
Current Smoker
No 7,060 399 4.5 3.9- 5.2 445 5.0 4.3- 5.8 401 4.5 3.9- 5.2 5,815 86.0 84.8-87.1
Yes 2,112 134 5.9 4.6- 7.6 159 7.1 5.4- 9.1 215 8.5 6.9-10.4 1,604 78.5 75.7-81.1
Binge Drinker
No 8,510 499 4.9 4.3- 5.6 576 5.6 4.9- 6.3 587 5.7 5.0- 6.4 6,848 83.8 82.6-84.9
Yes 616 35 4.7 2.8- 7.6 23 4.1 1.9- 8.8 27 3.1 1.5- 6.2 531 88.1 83.1-91.8
Heavy Drinker
No 8,880 517 4.8 4.2- 5.5 590 5.6 4.9- 6.3 601 5.5 4.9- 6.3 7,172 84.1 82.9-85.2
Yes 244 15 6.4 2.8-14.0 10 3.1 1.4- 6.7 11 3.3 1.5- 6.9 208 87.1 79.5-92.2
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,191 135 3.8 2.9- 5.0 150 4.4 3.4- 5.6 105 2.3 1.7- 3.1 2,801 89.5 87.8-91.0
Some Physical Activity 3,614 212 5.1 4.2- 6.3 198 4.1 3.3- 5.0 188 4.5 3.7- 5.6 3,016 86.3 84.6-87.8
Physically Inactive 2,136 174 6.3 5.1- 7.8 232 9.7 7.8-12.0 302 12.3 10.4-14.5 1,428 71.7 68.6-74.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,969 263 12.1 10.1-14.5 347 15.3 13.0-18.1 471 21.8 19.1-24.8 888 50.7 47.0-54.4
No 7,219 275 3.2 2.7- 3.9 254 3.2 2.7- 3.9 147 1.8 1.4- 2.2 6,543 91.8 90.8-92.7
Disability Status
Yes 2,960 539 17.4 15.4-19.6 604 19.7 17.4-22.1 619 19.6 17.5-21.9 1,198 43.3 40.4-46.4
No 6,233 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6,233 100 . - .
Current Asthma
Yes 709 65 7.2 4.9-10.5 84 9.6 6.7-13.5 128 15.4 12.1-19.4 432 67.8 62.4-72.7
No 8,483 470 4.7 4.1- 5.4 518 5.2 4.5- 6.0 488 4.7 4.1- 5.4 7,007 85.4 84.3-86.5
Diabetes
Yes 919 110 12.6 9.6-16.4 125 13.5 10.7-17.0 157 16.7 13.4-20.6 527 57.2 52.3-61.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 5 8.8 2.7-24.8 7 1.6 0.6- 3.8 5 5.7 2.0-15.7 59 83.9 69.3-92.3
No 8,203 424 4.2 3.6- 4.8 467 4.8 4.1- 5.5 456 4.5 3.9- 5.2 6,856 86.6 85.5-87.6
Arthritis
Yes 3,221 305 9.0 7.6-10.6 378 11.2 9.6-13.0 448 13.2 11.6-15.0 2,090 66.6 64.1-69.0
No 5,950 231 3.1 2.5- 3.7 222 3.2 2.6- 4.0 162 2.3 1.8- 3.0 5,335 91.4 90.3-92.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,088 277 7.9 6.6- 9.4 307 9.5 7.9-11.3 372 11.5 9.9-13.3 2,132 71.1 68.6-73.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 5 3.7 0.9-14.3 2 2.5 0.4-14.6 4 5.2 1.6-15.9 93 88.6 76.3-94.9
No 6,011 257 3.7 3.0- 4.4 294 3.9 3.3- 4.7 241 3.0 2.5- 3.7 5,219 89.4 88.2-90.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,688 221 7.5 6.1- 9.1 245 8.5 6.9-10.3 262 8.7 7.3-10.3 1,960 75.3 72.8-77.7
No 4,735 235 4.4 3.6- 5.3 264 4.5 3.7- 5.4 261 4.4 3.6- 5.2 3,975 86.8 85.3-88.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 941 121 12.4 9.6-15.8 142 13.8 10.7-17.7 189 21.4 17.5-25.8 489 52.5 47.6-57.3
No 8,230 414 4.2 3.6- 4.9 454 4.6 4.0- 5.3 420 4.0 3.5- 4.6 6,942 87.1 86.1-88.1

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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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