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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury, for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,238 6,127 67.9 66.3-69.4 801 9.6 8.6-10.7 850 9.5 8.6-10.6 656 6.4 5.7- 7.1 804 6.6 5.9- 7.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,887 5,260 68.4 66.8-70.0 685 9.6 8.5-10.7 707 8.9 8.0-10.0 551 6.5 5.7- 7.3 684 6.6 5.9- 7.4
No 1,342 861 65.8 61.6-69.9 115 9.1 6.8-12.1 143 12.6 9.7-16.2 105 6.0 4.5- 7.9 118 6.5 4.9- 8.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 181 101 58.1 45.4-69.8 12 6.6 3.3-13.0 18 14.7 6.2-31.0 15 7.6 4.0-14.0 35 13.0 7.9-20.7
Recommended Range 3,217 2,268 71.2 68.6-73.7 293 9.2 7.6-11.1 282 9.4 7.7-11.3 170 4.6 3.7- 5.8 204 5.6 4.5- 6.9
Overweight 3,060 2,093 69.9 67.3-72.4 274 10.4 8.8-12.4 266 9.2 7.7-11.0 202 5.2 4.1- 6.5 225 5.2 4.3- 6.3
Obese 2,235 1,314 61.1 57.7-64.3 183 9.3 7.4-11.7 225 9.6 7.7-11.7 224 10.3 8.5-12.4 289 9.8 8.2-11.6
Current Smoker
No 7,086 4,786 68.7 66.9-70.4 619 9.9 8.7-11.2 643 9.5 8.4-10.7 470 6.1 5.3- 6.9 568 5.9 5.2- 6.6
Yes 2,109 1,312 65.4 62.1-68.6 179 8.6 6.9-10.6 204 9.8 7.9-12.1 181 7.3 5.7- 9.2 233 8.9 7.3-10.9
Binge Drinker
No 8,525 5,625 67.6 66.0-69.1 717 9.1 8.1-10.2 790 9.8 8.8-10.9 619 6.6 5.8- 7.4 774 7.0 6.3- 7.8
Yes 621 434 70.4 63.9-76.3 78 15.7 11.1-21.7 53 7.3 4.6-11.3 33 4.6 2.6- 7.9 23 2.0 0.7- 5.3
Heavy Drinker
No 8,899 5,883 67.7 66.1-69.2 771 9.6 8.6-10.7 818 9.6 8.6-10.7 642 6.5 5.8- 7.3 785 6.7 6.0- 7.5
Yes 243 170 69.3 58.2-78.5 27 12.6 6.2-23.8 27 12.1 7.3-19.5 10 4.4 1.7-11.0 9 1.6 0.6- 4.4
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,200 2,273 72.1 69.5-74.5 296 9.3 7.8-11.1 301 9.7 8.1-11.6 174 4.9 4.0- 6.1 156 4.0 3.1- 5.1
Some Physical Activity 3,599 2,397 67.0 64.5-69.5 367 11.5 9.9-13.4 344 10.2 8.6-12.1 258 6.5 5.4- 7.8 233 4.7 3.9- 5.7
Physically Inactive 2,113 1,229 61.1 57.6-64.4 122 7.2 5.3- 9.7 184 8.6 6.8-10.9 198 8.8 7.1-10.8 380 14.4 12.4-16.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,935 624 37.2 33.6-41.0 83 4.7 3.3- 6.8 229 12.5 10.1-15.5 362 17.8 15.2-20.6 637 27.8 24.8-30.9
No 7,285 5,494 74.8 73.1-76.4 717 10.7 9.6-12.0 620 8.9 7.9-10.0 291 3.8 3.2- 4.5 163 1.8 1.4- 2.3
Disability Status
Yes 2,889 1,247 44.5 41.5-47.6 183 7.0 5.6- 8.9 344 13.2 11.3-15.3 437 14.8 12.9-17.0 678 20.4 18.3-22.7
No 6,171 4,744 76.7 74.9-78.4 609 10.6 9.3-11.9 492 8.1 7.0- 9.4 210 3.2 2.6- 3.8 116 1.4 1.1- 1.9
Current Asthma
Yes 703 296 45.3 39.5-51.2 72 11.1 7.9-15.5 92 13.5 10.0-18.0 102 12.7 9.5-16.7 141 17.4 13.8-21.8
No 8,514 5,821 69.6 68.0-71.2 724 9.4 8.4-10.5 756 9.3 8.3-10.4 552 5.9 5.2- 6.7 661 5.8 5.2- 6.5
Diabetes
Yes 900 437 51.1 46.3-56.0 54 5.8 4.0- 8.4 91 10.5 7.9-14.0 125 14.0 11.1-17.5 193 18.5 15.3-22.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 47 62.0 45.4-76.1 6 7.1 2.7-17.8 10 21.5 10.4-39.1 10 8.4 3.2-20.1 3 1.1 0.2- 5.0
No 8,251 5,638 69.3 67.7-70.9 740 10.0 8.9-11.1 748 9.3 8.3-10.5 518 5.7 5.0- 6.5 607 5.7 5.0- 6.4
Arthritis
Yes 3,165 1,670 53.3 50.7-56.0 226 7.5 6.2- 9.0 333 11.1 9.5-12.9 380 12.2 10.6-14.0 556 16.0 14.2-17.9
No 6,010 4,419 73.5 71.6-75.3 567 10.4 9.1-11.8 514 9.0 7.8-10.3 270 4.1 3.4- 4.9 240 3.0 2.5- 3.7
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,048 1,775 59.8 57.0-62.5 212 8.5 6.8-10.7 283 8.8 7.3-10.5 308 9.9 8.4-11.5 470 13.0 11.3-14.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 70 62.2 48.9-73.9 8 13.4 6.4-25.9 14 13.3 6.9-24.1 10 8.9 3.9-19.1 2 2.2 0.3-12.8
No 6,077 4,276 71.2 69.3-73.0 580 10.0 8.8-11.3 553 9.8 8.6-11.1 338 4.9 4.2- 5.8 330 4.1 3.5- 4.9
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,664 1,606 62.1 59.3-64.8 208 8.9 7.3-10.8 245 9.6 7.9-11.5 261 8.9 7.5-10.6 344 10.5 9.0-12.3
No 4,777 3,280 69.9 67.9-71.9 423 9.7 8.3-11.2 425 8.6 7.4- 9.9 294 5.9 5.0- 7.0 355 5.9 5.1- 6.9
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 910 427 45.7 40.8-50.6 39 5.7 3.7- 8.8 90 8.9 6.6-12.0 121 13.1 10.3-16.6 233 26.5 22.2-31.4
No 8,152 5,586 69.8 68.1-71.4 756 10.1 9.0-11.3 744 9.5 8.5-10.6 518 5.7 5.0- 6.5 548 4.9 4.4- 5.6

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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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