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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,429 1,788 20.2 18.9-21.5 2,788 31.1 29.6-32.7 2,786 29.7 28.3-31.2 1,373 13.4 12.3-14.6 694 5.5 4.9- 6.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,055 1,577 20.7 19.4-22.2 2,445 32.6 30.9-34.3 2,312 28.9 27.4-30.5 1,121 12.0 11.0-13.2 600 5.8 5.1- 6.5
No 1,365 208 17.4 14.3-20.9 342 24.0 20.6-27.9 472 34.0 30.1-38.2 250 20.1 16.6-24.1 93 4.5 3.3- 6.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 44 34.1 23.2-47.0 45 27.6 18.1-39.7 32 14.1 8.8-21.9 34 16.0 7.5-30.9 30 8.1 4.7-13.6
Recommended Range 3,271 909 27.7 25.4-30.2 1,046 32.3 29.7-35.0 791 24.9 22.7-27.3 353 10.7 9.1-12.7 172 4.3 3.3- 5.5
Overweight 3,110 554 19.8 17.6-22.1 995 34.2 31.6-37.0 968 30.4 27.9-33.0 407 11.5 9.8-13.3 186 4.2 3.4- 5.1
Obese 2,302 210 10.9 8.7-13.4 560 26.3 23.3-29.4 806 35.7 32.5-38.9 464 18.4 16.0-21.1 262 8.8 7.4-10.5
Current Smoker
No 7,235 1,474 21.9 20.4-23.4 2,177 32.0 30.2-33.8 2,065 28.8 27.2-30.5 1,016 12.4 11.2-13.6 503 4.9 4.4- 5.6
Yes 2,151 306 15.2 12.7-18.1 597 28.5 25.6-31.6 710 32.4 29.3-35.6 351 16.6 14.0-19.6 187 7.3 5.8- 9.2
Binge Drinker
No 8,706 1,630 20.0 18.7-21.3 2,549 31.2 29.6-32.8 2,552 29.5 28.0-31.0 1,300 13.6 12.5-14.8 675 5.8 5.2- 6.5
Yes 630 139 23.1 17.9-29.4 217 32.2 26.6-38.3 195 30.0 24.4-36.3 64 12.1 7.9-18.1 15 2.6 1.0- 6.6
Heavy Drinker
No 9,086 1,710 20.3 19.0-21.6 2,681 31.3 29.7-32.9 2,679 29.6 28.1-31.1 1,341 13.3 12.2-14.4 675 5.6 5.0- 6.3
Yes 246 57 19.2 12.1-29.1 89 34.4 24.7-45.5 66 26.2 17.4-37.3 23 16.8 8.8-29.9 11 3.4 1.1-10.4
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,236 894 28.9 26.4-31.6 1,055 33.6 30.9-36.4 872 26.2 23.8-28.7 319 9.0 7.5-10.7 96 2.4 1.7- 3.2
Some Physical Activity 3,666 627 17.6 15.8-19.5 1,209 34.8 32.3-37.3 1,156 31.2 28.9-33.6 479 12.6 10.9-14.5 195 3.9 3.1- 4.8
Physically Inactive 2,192 224 11.2 9.2-13.5 451 21.7 18.9-24.7 638 32.2 29.0-35.5 509 21.8 19.1-24.8 370 13.1 11.3-15.2
Disability Status
Yes 3,024 195 8.4 6.5-10.6 472 16.1 13.9-18.5 892 31.8 29.1-34.6 835 25.4 23.0-27.9 630 18.4 16.4-20.6
No 6,219 1,565 25.1 23.5-26.8 2,264 37.1 35.2-39.1 1,834 28.8 27.0-30.6 504 8.5 7.4- 9.8 52 0.4 0.3- 0.6
Current Asthma
Yes 728 68 8.8 6.3-12.0 141 22.1 17.2-27.9 210 34.2 29.0-39.9 156 17.5 13.7-22.1 153 17.4 13.9-21.5
No 8,679 1,719 21.1 19.8-22.5 2,639 31.9 30.3-33.5 2,567 29.3 27.8-30.8 1,214 13.1 12.0-14.3 540 4.6 4.1- 5.3
Diabetes
Yes 958 24 2.8 1.6- 4.6 127 14.5 11.3-18.4 272 32.5 28.1-37.3 302 29.4 25.4-33.9 233 20.8 17.5-24.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 17 24.2 13.3-40.1 31 42.6 27.3-59.4 16 16.4 8.5-29.3 10 15.2 7.0-29.8 4 1.6 0.5- 5.2
No 8,380 1,747 21.8 20.4-23.2 2,629 32.5 30.9-34.2 2,492 29.6 28.0-31.2 1,056 11.9 10.8-13.1 456 4.2 3.6- 4.8
Arthritis
Yes 3,285 269 8.9 7.4-10.6 705 23.2 21.0-25.5 1,046 31.9 29.6-34.4 794 22.7 20.6-25.1 471 13.3 11.7-15.1
No 6,077 1,514 24.8 23.2-26.6 2,070 34.4 32.4-36.4 1,716 28.7 26.9-30.6 565 9.7 8.5-11.0 212 2.4 1.9- 3.0
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,173 230 8.4 6.9-10.2 686 23.1 20.8-25.6 1,054 34.9 32.3-37.6 740 21.1 19.0-23.4 463 12.4 10.8-14.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 25 21.0 13.2-31.7 32 33.2 21.8-46.9 35 37.4 25.4-51.2 11 8.4 3.7-17.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7
No 6,143 1,531 25.0 23.3-26.7 2,070 34.4 32.5-36.4 1,693 27.5 25.8-29.3 621 10.3 9.1-11.7 228 2.8 2.3- 3.4
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,743 285 11.2 9.5-13.2 722 29.1 26.6-31.8 857 32.5 29.9-35.2 558 17.9 15.9-20.1 321 9.3 7.9-10.9
No 4,857 1,141 24.9 23.1-26.8 1,527 33.6 31.5-35.8 1,360 27.1 25.2-29.1 552 10.0 8.7-11.3 277 4.4 3.7- 5.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 965 44 5.2 3.4- 7.8 118 12.8 10.1-16.1 256 29.2 24.9-33.9 270 24.3 20.6-28.6 277 28.5 24.2-33.1
No 8,278 1,720 21.7 20.3-23.1 2,627 33.0 31.3-34.7 2,483 29.7 28.1-31.3 1,057 12.3 11.1-13.5 391 3.4 2.9- 4.0

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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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