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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, only one Yes, more than one No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,444 6,439 64.9 63.3-66.4 1,587 15.8 14.7-17.0 1,418 19.4 18.0-20.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,067 5,749 69.7 68.0-71.3 1,491 17.7 16.4-19.1 827 12.6 11.4-14.0
No 1,368 683 41.6 37.5-45.8 96 6.9 5.0- 9.5 589 51.5 47.2-55.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 110 53.4 40.7-65.6 39 19.6 12.2-29.9 36 27.0 15.6-42.6
Recommended Range 3,276 2,186 64.1 61.4-66.7 560 15.5 13.7-17.5 530 20.4 18.1-22.9
Overweight 3,114 2,136 66.2 63.4-68.8 528 16.1 14.2-18.2 450 17.7 15.5-20.1
Obese 2,308 1,643 68.3 64.9-71.4 384 16.3 13.9-19.0 281 15.4 13.0-18.3
Current Smoker
No 7,247 5,012 65.8 64.0-67.6 1,283 17.0 15.7-18.4 952 17.2 15.7-18.9
Yes 2,154 1,398 61.8 58.4-65.2 296 12.2 10.2-14.6 460 25.9 22.9-29.2
Binge Drinker
No 8,720 6,011 65.8 64.1-67.4 1,495 16.2 15.0-17.4 1,214 18.1 16.7-19.6
Yes 630 375 56.5 49.9-62.9 75 12.1 8.4-17.1 180 31.4 25.6-37.8
Heavy Drinker
No 9,099 6,238 65.2 63.5-66.8 1,539 16.1 14.9-17.3 1,322 18.8 17.4-20.2
Yes 246 145 55.7 44.3-66.6 30 9.4 5.8-14.9 71 34.9 24.6-46.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,238 2,244 66.4 63.6-69.1 499 15.6 13.6-17.8 495 18.0 15.9-20.4
Some Physical Activity 3,670 2,583 67.3 64.8-69.7 587 14.4 12.8-16.1 500 18.3 16.2-20.6
Physically Inactive 2,199 1,368 57.5 54.0-60.9 447 18.2 15.8-20.8 384 24.3 21.1-27.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,063 1,312 57.3 53.5-60.9 536 25.4 22.5-28.6 215 17.3 14.1-21.0
No 7,356 5,111 66.6 64.9-68.4 1,050 13.6 12.4-14.8 1,195 19.8 18.3-21.4
Disability Status
Yes 3,030 1,984 65.1 62.2-67.8 730 22.3 20.1-24.6 316 12.7 10.7-15.0
No 6,226 4,320 64.9 62.9-66.8 837 13.3 12.0-14.8 1,069 21.8 20.1-23.6
Current Asthma
Yes 732 509 63.6 57.7-69.1 158 24.1 19.6-29.3 65 12.3 8.3-17.8
No 8,690 5,912 64.9 63.3-66.6 1,426 15.1 14.0-16.3 1,352 19.9 18.5-21.5
Diabetes
Yes 959 698 72.3 67.8-76.5 209 22.5 18.7-26.9 52 5.1 3.5- 7.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 45 50.0 34.1-66.0 17 28.2 14.8-47.0 15 21.8 11.4-37.6
No 8,394 5,683 64.3 62.6-66.0 1,361 15.1 13.9-16.3 1,350 20.6 19.1-22.2
Arthritis
Yes 3,294 2,337 69.0 66.5-71.4 704 22.2 20.1-24.5 253 8.7 7.2-10.5
No 6,083 4,056 63.2 61.2-65.2 873 13.2 11.9-14.7 1,154 23.5 21.7-25.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,187 2,371 73.1 70.6-75.6 617 18.7 16.7-20.9 199 8.1 6.5-10.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 103 67 63.1 49.7-74.7 19 17.9 10.2-29.6 17 19.0 10.5-32.0
No 6,145 3,997 61.5 59.5-63.5 950 14.5 13.2-16.0 1,198 23.9 22.1-25.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,751 2,043 74.3 71.7-76.7 509 17.0 15.0-19.2 199 8.7 7.2-10.6
No 4,860 3,447 69.3 67.2-71.4 830 17.1 15.5-18.8 583 13.6 12.1-15.3
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 969 677 64.4 59.5-69.1 246 29.1 24.8-33.9 46 6.4 4.2- 9.7
No 8,289 5,629 64.9 63.2-66.6 1,312 14.6 13.5-15.9 1,348 20.4 19.0-22.0

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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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