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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more times/day 1 or more times/week 1 or more times/month 1 or more times/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 934 689 72.3 67.9-76.3 120 13.5 10.7-16.9 24 2.5 1.5- 4.2 12 1.0 0.5- 2.1 89 10.7 7.9-14.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 832 612 72.8 68.1-77.0 109 13.6 10.7-17.3 22 2.6 1.5- 4.4 11 0.9 0.4- 2.2 78 10.0 7.3-13.7
No 102 77 67.6 52.0-80.1 11 12.3 5.9-23.8 2 2.0 0.4- 9.5 1 1.5 0.2-10.0 11 16.7 7.0-34.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 7 4 24.2 4.4-69.0 2 11.9 1.8-50.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 63.9 17.5-93.6
Recommended Range 151 109 71.6 59.9-81.0 21 12.6 6.5-23.0 6 5.2 2.0-13.1 1 1.3 0.2- 8.4 14 9.3 4.4-18.4
Overweight 267 186 72.7 64.6-79.6 34 11.2 7.0-17.3 4 1.1 0.2- 4.6 7 1.7 0.5- 5.0 36 13.4 8.6-20.2
Obese 454 353 74.4 67.8-80.0 53 13.5 9.7-18.4 10 2.1 1.0- 4.4 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9 34 9.4 5.5-15.6
Current Smoker
No 763 567 71.3 66.3-75.9 102 14.4 11.2-18.4 16 2.3 1.3- 4.2 7 0.8 0.3- 2.3 71 11.1 7.9-15.3
Yes 169 122 76.6 67.1-84.0 18 9.7 5.5-16.6 8 3.5 1.4- 8.5 5 1.7 0.6- 4.8 16 8.6 4.2-16.8
Binge Drinker
No 915 676 72.9 68.5-76.9 116 13.3 10.5-16.7 24 2.6 1.6- 4.3 11 0.7 0.3- 1.6 88 10.4 7.7-14.0
Yes 16 12 62.9 29.1-87.5 3 24.7 6.4-61.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 12.4 1.7-53.5 0 0.0 . - .
Heavy Drinker
No 920 682 73.2 68.8-77.2 116 13.1 10.3-16.4 23 2.4 1.4- 4.1 12 1.0 0.5- 2.2 87 10.3 7.6-13.9
Yes 8 6 61.2 17.1-92.4 1 23.5 2.9-75.7 1 15.3 1.8-64.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 243 185 74.8 66.1-81.9 30 13.5 8.6-20.5 6 2.5 0.9- 6.4 0 0.0 . - . 22 9.3 4.9-16.9
Some Physical Activity 332 256 74.4 66.8-80.7 41 12.7 8.5-18.6 8 2.3 0.8- 5.9 7 1.8 0.6- 5.0 20 8.9 4.9-15.4
Physically Inactive 319 219 68.0 60.0-75.0 46 15.2 10.3-22.0 9 3.1 1.4- 6.5 5 1.1 0.4- 2.9 40 12.7 8.1-19.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 518 388 71.1 64.7-76.7 71 14.5 10.6-19.4 12 2.1 1.0- 4.3 7 0.8 0.3- 1.9 40 11.6 7.5-17.7
No 415 300 73.5 67.2-79.0 49 12.6 8.8-17.6 12 3.0 1.5- 5.9 5 1.2 0.4- 3.7 49 9.7 6.5-14.2
Disability Status
Yes 564 436 75.0 69.2-80.1 62 11.8 8.4-16.2 12 1.9 1.0- 3.8 6 0.4 0.2- 1.0 48 10.9 7.3-16.0
No 354 242 68.5 61.2-75.1 55 16.0 11.4-21.9 12 3.5 1.7- 7.2 6 1.9 0.7- 4.9 39 10.1 6.2-15.8
Current Asthma
Yes 113 90 86.6 77.6-92.3 12 9.1 4.4-17.8 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.4 7 3.6 1.5- 8.3
No 818 596 70.4 65.5-74.8 108 14.2 11.1-17.9 22 2.8 1.7- 4.7 10 1.1 0.5- 2.4 82 11.6 8.5-15.6
Diabetes
Yes 934 689 72.3 67.9-76.3 120 13.5 10.7-16.9 24 2.5 1.5- 4.2 12 1.0 0.5- 2.1 89 10.7 7.9-14.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Arthritis
Yes 542 415 72.0 65.7-77.5 61 13.6 9.9-18.4 10 1.8 0.8- 4.0 7 0.7 0.3- 2.1 49 11.9 7.9-17.5
No 386 269 72.5 65.9-78.2 58 13.5 9.5-18.7 14 3.4 1.8- 6.5 5 1.3 0.5- 3.8 40 9.3 5.9-14.3
High Blood Pressure
Yes 656 483 70.0 64.6-75.0 83 14.5 11.0-18.8 17 2.9 1.6- 5.2 9 1.0 0.4- 2.5 64 11.7 8.3-16.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 5 4 73.2 21.9-96.4 1 26.8 3.6-78.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 273 202 77.3 69.4-83.6 36 11.3 7.3-17.1 7 1.8 0.7- 4.4 3 1.1 0.3- 3.7 25 8.6 4.4-15.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 457 347 75.0 68.7-80.3 57 14.0 10.0-19.2 10 2.3 1.0- 5.0 6 1.0 0.3- 3.2 37 7.8 4.9-12.2
No 401 302 73.2 66.4-79.2 49 12.6 8.7-17.8 10 2.6 1.2- 5.4 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2 37 11.2 7.0-17.4
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 240 176 67.9 58.4-76.1 29 15.3 9.6-23.7 7 2.5 0.9- 6.3 4 1.5 0.3- 6.4 24 12.8 7.4-21.3
No 665 490 73.5 68.4-78.2 90 13.3 10.2-17.2 16 2.5 1.3- 4.6 8 0.9 0.4- 2.0 61 9.8 6.8-14.1

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Respondents who reported having no feet excluded for this table.

^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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