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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption per day*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than once or never 1 to less than 3 times 3 to less than 5 times 5 or more times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,446 368 4.3 3.7- 5.1 3,037 33.5 32.0-35.1 3,713 39.0 37.4-40.6 2,328 23.2 21.9-24.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,072 289 3.7 3.1- 4.5 2,503 32.3 30.7-34.0 3,211 39.7 38.0-41.4 2,069 24.2 22.8-25.7
No 1,366 79 7.2 5.1-10.0 529 39.5 35.3-43.9 500 34.8 30.8-38.9 258 18.5 15.4-22.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 7 3.2 1.1- 8.8 56 37.4 25.1-51.6 75 33.7 24.4-44.6 47 25.6 17.0-36.7
Recommended Range 3,275 108 4.1 3.0- 5.7 951 30.3 27.9-32.9 1,308 41.0 38.3-43.8 908 24.5 22.4-26.8
Overweight 3,122 111 3.5 2.6- 4.7 1,044 36.5 33.9-39.3 1,250 37.5 34.9-40.1 717 22.5 20.2-24.9
Obese 2,306 111 5.3 3.9- 7.1 799 33.4 30.3-36.6 872 38.9 35.6-42.2 524 22.5 19.7-25.4
Current Smoker
No 7,251 226 3.3 2.7- 4.2 2,195 31.9 30.2-33.6 2,905 40.2 38.4-42.0 1,925 24.6 23.1-26.2
Yes 2,155 142 7.3 5.7- 9.4 832 38.6 35.2-42.0 788 35.2 32.1-38.5 393 18.9 16.2-21.9
Binge Drinker
No 8,722 328 4.1 3.4- 4.9 2,742 32.7 31.2-34.3 3,463 39.5 37.9-41.2 2,189 23.6 22.3-25.1
Yes 630 29 5.2 2.7- 9.7 255 40.5 34.2-47.1 224 34.1 28.2-40.4 122 20.2 15.2-26.3
Heavy Drinker
No 9,101 344 4.1 3.5- 4.9 2,909 33.1 31.6-34.7 3,601 39.3 37.7-40.9 2,247 23.4 22.1-24.8
Yes 246 14 6.6 2.0-19.9 89 42.0 31.2-53.7 83 33.1 23.1-44.8 60 18.3 12.3-26.3
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,242 71 3.0 2.0- 4.5 799 27.2 24.7-29.9 1,293 39.8 37.0-42.6 1,079 30.0 27.5-32.6
Some Physical Activity 3,673 115 3.6 2.7- 4.7 1,302 36.3 33.9-38.7 1,463 39.6 37.2-42.1 793 20.6 18.6-22.7
Physically Inactive 2,197 157 7.4 5.8- 9.4 821 38.7 35.4-42.1 828 36.3 33.0-39.6 391 17.7 15.3-20.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,065 124 7.0 5.2- 9.4 748 39.6 36.0-43.2 757 33.5 30.3-36.9 436 19.9 17.3-22.8
No 7,355 241 3.7 3.0- 4.5 2,281 32.1 30.4-33.8 2,944 40.2 38.4-42.0 1,889 24.0 22.5-25.6
Disability Status
Yes 3,031 150 4.9 3.8- 6.3 998 35.0 32.2-37.9 1,148 36.0 33.3-38.8 735 24.1 21.7-26.8
No 6,228 205 4.0 3.2- 5.0 1,973 32.9 31.1-34.8 2,487 40.1 38.1-42.1 1,563 23.0 21.4-24.6
Current Asthma
Yes 732 37 4.9 3.0- 7.9 239 34.2 28.8-39.9 245 33.5 28.4-39.0 211 27.4 22.7-32.7
No 8,692 330 4.3 3.6- 5.1 2,790 33.5 31.9-35.1 3,457 39.3 37.7-41.0 2,115 22.9 21.6-24.3
Diabetes
Yes 959 45 3.9 2.5- 6.0 309 32.8 28.5-37.4 375 41.3 36.7-46.1 230 22.0 18.5-25.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 4 3.1 1.0- 9.0 32 49.2 33.5-65.1 26 32.6 19.7-48.9 16 15.0 7.7-27.2
No 8,395 319 4.4 3.7- 5.2 2,689 33.4 31.8-35.1 3,307 38.8 37.1-40.5 2,080 23.4 22.0-24.9
Arthritis
Yes 3,295 139 4.1 3.2- 5.3 1,058 33.3 30.8-35.8 1,259 37.5 35.0-40.1 839 25.1 23.0-27.4
No 6,085 224 4.3 3.5- 5.3 1,962 33.7 31.8-35.7 2,422 39.5 37.5-41.5 1,477 22.4 20.8-24.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,186 138 3.9 3.0- 5.0 1,031 33.8 31.2-36.5 1,255 39.9 37.2-42.6 762 22.5 20.4-24.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 3 3.0 0.6-13.4 34 32.7 21.4-46.5 35 35.6 24.2-48.9 32 28.7 18.6-41.5
No 6,147 226 4.5 3.7- 5.5 1,969 33.4 31.5-35.4 2,421 38.7 36.7-40.6 1,531 23.4 21.8-25.1
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,752 97 3.1 2.3- 4.3 902 35.4 32.6-38.2 1,080 37.8 35.2-40.6 673 23.7 21.4-26.1
No 4,864 150 3.2 2.5- 4.1 1,428 29.9 27.9-32.0 1,972 41.7 39.6-44.0 1,314 25.1 23.3-27.0
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 968 46 4.5 2.8- 7.3 282 31.3 26.9-36.0 373 37.7 33.2-42.4 267 26.5 22.5-30.8
No 8,292 311 4.3 3.6- 5.1 2,697 33.8 32.2-35.5 3,260 38.9 37.2-40.6 2,024 23.1 21.7-24.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the fruits and vegetables questions.

^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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