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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Was there a time during the last 12 months when you needed to see a doctor, but could not because of the cost?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,439 1,478 14.9 13.8-16.1 7,961 85.1 83.9-86.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,066 878 9.6 8.6-10.6 7,188 90.4 89.4-91.4
No 1,364 598 40.6 36.5-44.9 766 59.4 55.1-63.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 36 21.3 11.9-35.3 149 78.7 64.7-88.1
Recommended Range 3,269 443 13.2 11.5-15.1 2,826 86.8 84.9-88.5
Overweight 3,120 402 11.7 10.0-13.6 2,718 88.3 86.4-90.0
Obese 2,305 500 20.2 17.6-23.1 1,805 79.8 76.9-82.4
Current Smoker
No 7,244 958 12.5 11.3-13.8 6,286 87.5 86.2-88.7
Yes 2,152 512 22.3 19.5-25.4 1,640 77.7 74.6-80.5
Binge Drinker
No 8,714 1,338 14.3 13.2-15.5 7,376 85.7 84.5-86.8
Yes 630 126 20.6 15.4-27.1 504 79.4 72.9-84.6
Heavy Drinker
No 9,093 1,422 14.9 13.7-16.1 7,671 85.1 83.9-86.3
Yes 246 43 17.8 10.7-28.0 203 82.2 72.0-89.3
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,236 449 13.2 11.3-15.3 2,787 86.8 84.7-88.7
Some Physical Activity 3,672 561 14.0 12.4-15.8 3,111 86.0 84.2-87.6
Physically Inactive 2,196 423 20.0 17.3-23.1 1,773 80.0 76.9-82.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,064 543 26.3 23.2-29.7 1,521 73.7 70.3-76.8
No 7,349 923 12.2 11.0-13.5 6,426 87.8 86.5-89.0
Disability Status
Yes 3,028 715 22.8 20.4-25.5 2,313 77.2 74.5-79.6
No 6,223 734 11.8 10.6-13.2 5,489 88.2 86.8-89.4
Current Asthma
Yes 731 188 22.8 18.7-27.4 543 77.2 72.6-81.3
No 8,686 1,287 14.4 13.2-15.6 7,399 85.6 84.4-86.8
Diabetes
Yes 959 192 18.8 15.4-22.7 767 81.2 77.3-84.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 17 14.9 7.0-29.0 61 85.1 71.0-93.0
No 8,389 1,264 14.5 13.3-15.8 7,125 85.5 84.2-86.7
Arthritis
Yes 3,292 600 17.1 15.2-19.2 2,692 82.9 80.8-84.8
No 6,081 863 14.1 12.7-15.6 5,218 85.9 84.4-87.3
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,185 537 15.4 13.6-17.5 2,648 84.6 82.5-86.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 22 19.4 11.4-30.9 82 80.6 69.1-88.6
No 6,141 916 14.6 13.2-16.1 5,225 85.4 83.9-86.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,749 427 13.8 12.1-15.8 2,322 86.2 84.2-87.9
No 4,857 636 12.1 10.8-13.6 4,221 87.9 86.4-89.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 966 159 15.7 12.5-19.5 807 84.3 80.5-87.5
No 8,287 1,286 14.9 13.6-16.1 7,001 85.1 83.9-86.4

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

^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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