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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Because of any impairment or health problem, do you have any trouble learning, remembering, or concentrating?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,255 1,237 12.0 11.0-13.1 8,018 88.0 86.9-89.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,908 1,041 11.7 10.6-12.9 6,867 88.3 87.1-89.4
No 1,339 195 13.3 10.7-16.5 1,144 86.7 83.5-89.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 179 20 9.0 5.1-15.6 159 91.0 84.4-94.9
Recommended Range 3,213 374 10.8 9.2-12.6 2,839 89.2 87.4-90.8
Overweight 3,073 349 9.5 8.0-11.2 2,724 90.5 88.8-92.0
Obese 2,263 415 17.7 15.1-20.6 1,848 82.3 79.4-84.9
Current Smoker
No 7,095 907 10.7 9.7-11.7 6,188 89.3 88.3-90.3
Yes 2,120 324 16.0 13.4-18.9 1,796 84.0 81.1-86.6
Binge Drinker
No 8,555 1,160 12.1 11.1-13.2 7,395 87.9 86.8-88.9
Yes 613 63 9.6 5.6-15.9 550 90.4 84.1-94.4
Heavy Drinker
No 8,924 1,194 12.0 10.9-13.1 7,730 88.0 86.9-89.1
Yes 242 22 7.7 4.1-13.8 220 92.3 86.2-95.9
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,197 292 9.0 7.4-10.9 2,905 91.0 89.1-92.6
Some Physical Activity 3,621 477 10.7 9.4-12.2 3,144 89.3 87.8-90.6
Physically Inactive 2,161 423 18.7 16.1-21.6 1,738 81.3 78.4-83.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,000 636 29.0 26.0-32.3 1,364 71.0 67.7-74.0
No 7,230 596 8.0 7.0- 9.1 6,634 92.0 90.9-93.0
Disability Status
Yes 2,993 1,237 42.6 39.7-45.6 1,756 57.4 54.4-60.3
No 6,233 0 0.0 . - . 6,233 100 . - .
Current Asthma
Yes 719 176 20.8 16.8-25.4 543 79.2 74.6-83.2
No 8,515 1,055 11.2 10.2-12.3 7,460 88.8 87.7-89.8
Diabetes
Yes 932 245 23.9 20.2-28.1 687 76.1 71.9-79.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 9 7.2 2.4-20.0 67 92.8 80.0-97.6
No 8,233 976 10.9 9.8-12.0 7,257 89.1 88.0-90.2
Arthritis
Yes 3,244 719 21.5 19.4-23.8 2,525 78.5 76.2-80.6
No 5,971 507 7.9 6.9- 9.2 5,464 92.1 90.8-93.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,116 610 18.5 16.5-20.7 2,506 81.5 79.3-83.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 13 10.4 4.9-20.6 91 89.6 79.4-95.1
No 6,027 611 9.3 8.2-10.6 5,416 90.7 89.4-91.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,703 495 17.2 15.1-19.4 2,208 82.8 80.6-84.9
No 4,754 508 9.4 8.2-10.7 4,246 90.6 89.3-91.8
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 959 271 29.5 25.1-34.3 688 70.5 65.7-74.9
No 8,255 947 10.3 9.3-11.4 7,308 89.7 88.6-90.7

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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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