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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicare?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,446 8,077 82.6 81.2-83.9 1,369 17.4 16.1-18.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 147 71.7 55.7-83.6 38 28.3 16.4-44.3
Recommended Range 3,274 2,840 84.6 82.4-86.5 434 15.4 13.5-17.6
Overweight 3,119 2,706 84.3 82.0-86.4 413 15.7 13.6-18.0
Obese 2,307 1,964 83.6 80.8-86.1 343 16.4 13.9-19.2
Current Smoker
No 7,248 6,419 86.0 84.5-87.3 829 14.0 12.7-15.5
Yes 2,156 1,623 72.3 69.0-75.3 533 27.7 24.7-31.0
Binge Drinker
No 8,721 7,507 83.3 81.9-84.6 1,214 16.7 15.4-18.1
Yes 630 490 75.6 69.6-80.7 140 24.4 19.3-30.4
Heavy Drinker
No 9,100 7,797 82.7 81.3-84.1 1,303 17.3 15.9-18.7
Yes 246 198 79.4 69.2-86.8 48 20.6 13.2-30.8
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,237 2,784 83.7 81.5-85.8 453 16.3 14.2-18.5
Some Physical Activity 3,672 3,216 85.7 83.6-87.6 456 14.3 12.4-16.4
Physically Inactive 2,201 1,791 74.7 71.3-77.9 410 25.3 22.1-28.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,064 1,721 77.5 73.8-80.7 343 22.5 19.3-26.2
No 7,356 6,334 83.8 82.3-85.2 1,022 16.2 14.8-17.7
Disability Status
Yes 3,033 2,599 82.9 80.4-85.2 434 17.1 14.8-19.6
No 6,226 5,324 82.6 80.9-84.2 902 17.4 15.8-19.1
Current Asthma
Yes 733 644 82.6 76.9-87.2 89 17.4 12.8-23.1
No 8,691 7,412 82.5 81.1-83.9 1,279 17.5 16.1-18.9
Diabetes
Yes 959 854 90.8 88.0-93.0 105 9.2 7.0-12.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 57 72.7 55.8-84.9 21 27.3 15.1-44.2
No 8,395 7,156 81.9 80.5-83.3 1,239 18.1 16.7-19.5
Arthritis
Yes 3,298 2,954 87.6 85.4-89.5 344 12.4 10.5-14.6
No 6,082 5,066 80.7 78.9-82.3 1,016 19.3 17.7-21.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,183 2,874 88.6 86.4-90.4 309 11.4 9.6-13.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 81 79.8 67.6-88.3 23 20.2 11.7-32.4
No 6,150 5,115 80.2 78.5-81.9 1,035 19.8 18.1-21.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,750 2,503 90.8 88.9-92.4 247 9.2 7.6-11.1
No 4,863 4,312 87.5 85.8-89.0 551 12.5 11.0-14.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 967 887 89.2 85.2-92.3 80 10.8 7.7-14.8
No 8,293 7,028 82.0 80.6-83.4 1,265 18.0 16.6-19.4

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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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