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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Indicators--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

In the past 12 months, have you seen a doctor, nurse, or other health professional to get any kind of care for yourself?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,258 1,571 65.0 61.6-68.3 687 35.0 31.7-38.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,711 1,287 73.5 69.7-77.0 424 26.5 23.0-30.3
No 546 283 42.2 35.8-48.9 263 57.8 51.1-64.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 63 46 68.3 39.8-87.5 17 31.7 12.5-60.2
Recommended Range 857 582 62.8 57.3-67.9 275 37.2 32.1-42.7
Overweight 756 515 66.1 60.3-71.4 241 33.9 28.6-39.7
Obese 497 376 69.6 61.4-76.7 121 30.4 23.3-38.6
Current Smoker
No 189 137 70.1 58.2-79.8 52 29.9 20.2-41.8
Yes 2,069 1,434 64.5 61.0-68.0 635 35.5 32.0-39.0
Binge Drinker
No 1,914 1,373 68.0 64.5-71.3 541 32.0 28.7-35.5
Yes 304 176 51.9 42.1-61.5 128 48.1 38.5-57.9
Heavy Drinker
No 2,089 1,466 65.8 62.3-69.2 623 34.2 30.8-37.7
Yes 128 83 63.0 46.6-76.9 45 37.0 23.1-53.4
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 750 517 68.1 62.0-73.7 233 31.9 26.3-38.0
Some Physical Activity 853 603 66.9 61.8-71.7 250 33.1 28.3-38.2
Physically Inactive 582 397 57.2 50.1-64.0 185 42.8 36.0-49.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 567 463 74.5 66.8-80.9 104 25.5 19.1-33.2
No 1,686 1,106 62.2 58.4-65.9 580 37.8 34.1-41.6
Disability Status
Yes 817 669 75.4 69.2-80.8 148 24.6 19.2-30.8
No 1,424 892 59.6 55.4-63.6 532 40.4 36.4-44.6
Current Asthma
Yes 206 175 79.8 68.4-87.8 31 20.2 12.2-31.6
No 2,047 1,394 63.7 60.1-67.1 653 36.3 32.9-39.9
Diabetes
Yes 184 171 95.6 91.7-97.7 13 4.4 2.3- 8.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 20 15 72.9 41.1-91.2 5 27.1 8.8-58.9
No 2,051 1,383 63.1 59.5-66.5 668 36.9 33.5-40.5
Arthritis
Yes 750 617 78.6 73.1-83.3 133 21.4 16.7-26.9
No 1,495 944 59.3 55.0-63.4 551 40.7 36.6-45.0
High Blood Pressure
Yes 656 540 78.2 71.8-83.4 116 21.8 16.6-28.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 29 22 85.7 65.9-94.9 7 14.3 5.1-34.1
No 1,571 1,008 60.0 55.9-64.0 563 40.0 36.0-44.1
High Cholesterol
Yes 589 485 80.1 74.4-84.9 104 19.9 15.1-25.6
No 1,041 757 69.8 65.0-74.2 284 30.2 25.8-35.0
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 234 202 82.8 73.0-89.5 32 17.2 10.5-27.0
No 2,015 1,361 63.6 60.0-67.1 654 36.4 32.9-40.0

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking regularly within the past year.

^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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