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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are you limited in any way in any activities because of physical, mental, or emotional problems?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,398 1,979 17.9 16.8-19.1 7,419 82.1 80.9-83.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,028 1,694 17.8 16.6-19.1 6,334 82.2 80.9-83.4
No 1,362 285 18.5 15.5-21.9 1,077 81.5 78.1-84.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 184 56 24.5 14.8-37.8 128 75.5 62.2-85.2
Recommended Range 3,260 525 13.7 12.0-15.5 2,735 86.3 84.5-88.0
Overweight 3,110 607 16.9 14.9-19.1 2,503 83.1 80.9-85.1
Obese 2,298 694 26.8 24.2-29.7 1,604 73.2 70.3-75.8
Current Smoker
No 7,210 1,432 16.3 15.0-17.5 5,778 83.7 82.5-85.0
Yes 2,148 539 22.9 20.1-25.8 1,609 77.1 74.2-79.9
Binge Drinker
No 8,677 1,875 18.3 17.2-19.6 6,802 81.7 80.4-82.8
Yes 629 89 12.6 8.9-17.6 540 87.4 82.4-91.1
Heavy Drinker
No 9,056 1,922 18.0 16.8-19.2 7,134 82.0 80.8-83.2
Yes 246 42 16.4 10.4-25.0 204 83.6 75.0-89.6
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,236 494 13.2 11.5-15.2 2,742 86.8 84.8-88.5
Some Physical Activity 3,668 685 16.0 14.4-17.8 2,983 84.0 82.2-85.6
Physically Inactive 2,193 731 29.1 26.2-32.1 1,462 70.9 67.9-73.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,038 1,110 48.9 45.3-52.5 928 51.1 47.5-54.7
No 7,334 862 10.7 9.7-11.9 6,472 89.3 88.1-90.3
Disability Status
Yes 3,016 1,979 64.2 61.3-67.0 1,037 35.8 33.0-38.7
No 6,233 0 0.0 . - . 6,233 100 . - .
Current Asthma
Yes 729 309 36.5 31.4-41.9 420 63.5 58.1-68.6
No 8,647 1,659 16.4 15.3-17.7 6,988 83.6 82.3-84.7
Diabetes
Yes 954 383 38.7 34.2-43.4 571 61.3 56.6-65.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 12 11.1 5.2-22.0 66 88.9 78.0-94.8
No 8,352 1,576 16.1 14.9-17.3 6,776 83.9 82.7-85.1
Arthritis
Yes 3,283 1,277 38.5 36.0-41.1 2,006 61.5 58.9-64.0
No 6,074 690 9.7 8.6-10.9 5,384 90.3 89.1-91.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,164 1,024 30.1 27.7-32.7 2,140 69.9 67.3-72.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 10 10.1 4.5-21.0 94 89.9 79.0-95.5
No 6,121 942 13.0 11.8-14.4 5,179 87.0 85.6-88.2
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,737 802 27.7 25.2-30.3 1,935 72.3 69.7-74.8
No 4,838 896 14.9 13.6-16.4 3,942 85.1 83.6-86.4
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 966 477 48.9 44.1-53.7 489 51.1 46.3-55.9
No 8,278 1,459 15.1 13.9-16.2 6,819 84.9 83.8-86.1

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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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