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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 9,355 7,601 83.0 81.8-84.2 421 4.5 3.9- 5.3 458 4.6 4.0- 5.3 408 3.9 3.4- 4.5 467 3.9 3.4- 4.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,984 6,523 83.4 82.1-84.6 362 4.4 3.8- 5.2 372 4.5 3.8- 5.2 335 3.8 3.3- 4.5 392 3.8 3.3- 4.5
No 1,362 1,069 81.0 77.4-84.1 59 5.0 3.3- 7.6 86 5.1 3.6- 7.2 73 4.4 3.1- 6.1 75 4.4 3.0- 6.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 182 132 73.4 60.0-83.5 12 6.0 2.8-12.3 8 4.0 1.6- 9.9 8 2.2 0.9- 5.3 22 14.4 6.2-30.0
Recommended Range 3,256 2,728 83.6 81.5-85.5 151 4.6 3.6- 5.9 138 4.6 3.5- 5.9 122 3.6 2.7- 4.7 117 3.7 2.8- 4.8
Overweight 3,091 2,555 85.2 83.3-86.9 130 4.0 3.1- 5.2 151 4.6 3.6- 5.8 119 3.6 2.8- 4.6 136 2.6 2.0- 3.4
Obese 2,276 1,728 78.7 76.0-81.3 107 5.1 3.6- 7.1 135 4.7 3.6- 6.1 139 5.6 4.4- 7.2 167 5.8 4.6- 7.3
Current Smoker
No 7,184 5,946 84.3 83.0-85.6 323 4.6 3.8- 5.4 330 4.5 3.8- 5.2 271 3.4 2.9- 4.0 314 3.3 2.8- 3.8
Yes 2,129 1,618 78.9 76.0-81.5 98 4.5 3.2- 6.1 125 5.0 3.8- 6.7 136 5.5 4.3- 7.1 152 6.1 4.6- 7.9
Binge Drinker
No 8,638 7,010 82.9 81.7-84.1 384 4.4 3.8- 5.2 419 4.7 4.0- 5.4 378 4.0 3.5- 4.7 447 3.9 3.4- 4.5
Yes 624 510 83.6 78.3-87.7 35 6.1 3.8- 9.6 33 3.5 2.1- 5.5 29 3.1 1.8- 5.5 17 3.8 1.6- 8.7
Heavy Drinker
No 9,011 7,309 82.8 81.6-84.0 406 4.6 3.9- 5.4 439 4.6 4.0- 5.3 397 4.0 3.4- 4.6 460 4.0 3.5- 4.7
Yes 246 206 87.7 81.1-92.2 14 4.3 2.1- 8.5 13 3.9 2.0- 7.5 8 2.6 0.8- 8.7 5 1.5 0.5- 4.6
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,222 2,731 85.2 83.2-87.1 152 4.5 3.5- 5.8 164 5.3 4.2- 6.6 99 2.8 2.0- 3.7 76 2.2 1.6- 3.2
Some Physical Activity 3,649 2,989 83.6 81.7-85.3 193 5.5 4.4- 6.8 176 4.3 3.4- 5.4 156 4.1 3.3- 5.0 135 2.6 2.0- 3.4
Physically Inactive 2,154 1,606 77.7 74.8-80.3 65 3.2 2.1- 4.8 105 4.2 3.1- 5.6 140 5.9 4.6- 7.5 238 9.1 7.4-11.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,996 1,137 59.4 55.8-62.9 66 4.0 2.5- 6.2 161 7.6 6.0- 9.6 253 12.4 10.4-14.8 379 16.7 14.3-19.4
No 7,337 6,451 88.5 87.3-89.6 353 4.6 3.9- 5.4 296 3.9 3.3- 4.7 151 2.0 1.6- 2.5 86 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Disability Status
Yes 2,959 1,857 64.2 61.4-67.0 121 4.4 3.3- 5.8 224 7.4 6.0- 9.0 321 10.9 9.3-12.7 436 13.1 11.3-15.1
No 6,212 5,578 90.1 88.9-91.2 295 4.7 3.9- 5.6 230 3.5 2.9- 4.3 81 1.2 0.9- 1.6 28 0.5 0.3- 0.8
Current Asthma
Yes 718 462 67.6 62.1-72.7 26 2.8 1.6- 5.0 67 9.0 6.2-12.9 80 11.3 8.1-15.5 83 9.3 6.5-12.9
No 8,616 7,123 84.2 82.9-85.3 394 4.7 4.0- 5.5 391 4.3 3.7- 5.0 328 3.4 2.9- 3.9 380 3.5 3.0- 4.2
Diabetes
Yes 933 641 69.5 64.9-73.7 30 2.3 1.4- 3.9 64 7.5 5.2-10.6 82 10.6 7.9-14.0 116 10.1 7.8-13.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 56 77.8 62.7-88.0 11 15.7 7.2-30.8 3 1.3 0.3- 5.9 4 3.7 0.8-15.9 3 1.5 0.4- 5.5
No 8,332 6,897 84.3 83.0-85.4 378 4.6 3.9- 5.4 391 4.4 3.7- 5.1 319 3.3 2.8- 3.9 347 3.4 2.9- 4.1
Arthritis
Yes 3,236 2,341 73.1 70.7-75.4 124 3.3 2.6- 4.3 199 7.0 5.6- 8.7 244 7.5 6.3- 8.9 328 9.0 7.7-10.6
No 6,056 5,211 86.9 85.5-88.2 293 5.0 4.2- 6.0 256 3.6 3.0- 4.4 162 2.5 2.0- 3.2 134 1.9 1.4- 2.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,120 2,381 76.9 74.5-79.2 110 3.6 2.7- 4.8 169 5.1 4.0- 6.4 181 6.1 4.9- 7.4 279 8.3 6.9-10.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 88 84.9 73.5-91.9 6 6.2 2.3-15.7 4 4.5 1.4-13.7 4 3.9 1.0-13.7 2 0.4 0.1- 2.0
No 6,122 5,126 85.5 84.1-86.8 304 4.9 4.1- 5.8 285 4.4 3.7- 5.3 223 3.1 2.5- 3.7 184 2.2 1.8- 2.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,705 2,095 79.3 77.0-81.5 105 4.3 3.2- 5.7 149 5.3 4.2- 6.8 150 5.0 4.0- 6.2 206 6.1 5.0- 7.6
No 4,831 4,009 84.8 83.2-86.2 228 4.5 3.7- 5.5 220 4.1 3.3- 5.1 178 3.3 2.7- 4.1 196 3.3 2.7- 4.0
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 938 629 67.4 62.6-71.9 28 3.1 1.9- 5.0 50 4.7 3.1- 7.1 84 8.2 6.1-10.8 147 16.6 13.0-21.0
No 8,237 6,829 84.5 83.2-85.6 388 4.7 4.0- 5.5 400 4.6 3.9- 5.3 315 3.5 3.0- 4.1 305 2.7 2.3- 3.2

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* Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

^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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