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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Cholesterol check within the last five years*

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  Total
Respond.^
Checked Not Checked Never Checked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,155 7,332 74.7 73.1-76.3 268 2.9 2.4- 3.4 1,555 22.4 20.8-24.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,837 6,598 80.7 79.1-82.3 201 2.5 2.0- 3.0 1,038 16.8 15.3-18.4
No 1,310 729 46.4 42.0-50.8 67 4.9 3.4- 6.9 514 48.7 44.3-53.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 175 122 67.8 52.4-80.1 4 1.7 0.5- 5.1 49 30.6 18.4-46.3
Recommended Range 3,156 2,442 72.1 69.3-74.8 127 3.3 2.5- 4.4 587 24.5 21.9-27.4
Overweight 3,036 2,491 77.3 74.6-79.8 72 2.8 2.0- 3.8 473 19.9 17.5-22.6
Obese 2,260 1,894 80.1 76.7-83.0 54 2.4 1.7- 3.6 312 17.5 14.6-20.8
Current Smoker
No 7,044 5,810 76.6 74.7-78.4 189 2.8 2.2- 3.4 1,045 20.6 18.9-22.5
Yes 2,073 1,485 68.8 65.3-72.2 79 3.2 2.3- 4.4 509 27.9 24.7-31.5
Binge Drinker
No 8,469 6,872 76.2 74.5-77.8 248 2.9 2.4- 3.5 1,349 20.9 19.4-22.6
Yes 594 391 58.9 51.8-65.7 16 2.9 1.4- 5.6 187 38.2 31.5-45.5
Heavy Drinker
No 8,827 7,104 75.3 73.6-76.9 252 2.9 2.4- 3.5 1,471 21.8 20.3-23.5
Yes 234 159 61.6 49.8-72.2 11 3.1 1.2- 7.4 64 35.3 24.8-47.4
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,168 2,573 77.3 74.4-79.8 99 2.8 2.1- 3.8 496 19.9 17.4-22.7
Some Physical Activity 3,586 2,922 76.0 73.4-78.4 104 3.1 2.4- 4.1 560 20.9 18.6-23.4
Physically Inactive 2,087 1,576 67.1 63.4-70.6 58 2.6 1.7- 3.8 453 30.3 26.8-34.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,988 1,681 76.5 72.6-80.0 27 1.1 0.7- 1.8 280 22.4 18.9-26.3
No 7,143 5,634 74.4 72.5-76.1 239 3.3 2.7- 4.0 1,270 22.4 20.7-24.2
Disability Status
Yes 2,930 2,486 80.2 77.2-82.9 62 2.0 1.4- 2.9 382 17.8 15.2-20.8
No 6,046 4,704 72.6 70.6-74.5 200 3.2 2.6- 3.9 1,142 24.2 22.4-26.2
Current Asthma
Yes 712 600 79.5 73.7-84.2 17 3.2 1.7- 5.9 95 17.3 12.8-23.0
No 8,421 6,711 74.3 72.6-76.0 251 2.9 2.4- 3.4 1,459 22.8 21.2-24.5
Diabetes
Yes 933 883 96.6 95.1-97.6 4 0.1 0.0- 0.3 46 3.3 2.3- 4.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 55 73.2 57.1-84.8 3 2.2 0.6- 7.6 18 24.7 13.4-40.9
No 8,134 6,382 72.7 71.0-74.4 261 3.1 2.6- 3.8 1,491 24.1 22.4-25.9
Arthritis
Yes 3,210 2,883 88.9 86.9-90.7 58 1.8 1.2- 2.8 269 9.2 7.6-11.1
No 5,887 4,400 69.0 66.9-71.0 208 3.3 2.7- 4.0 1,279 27.7 25.7-29.8
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,103 2,851 89.8 87.5-91.7 38 1.1 0.7- 1.8 214 9.1 7.2-11.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 99 65 65.4 51.2-77.2 7 4.5 1.4-13.8 27 30.2 18.9-44.4
No 5,947 4,411 68.7 66.6-70.7 222 3.6 2.9- 4.3 1,314 27.8 25.8-29.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,731 2,657 97.1 95.9-97.9 74 2.9 2.1- 4.1 0 0.0 . - .
No 4,809 4,615 95.8 94.9-96.6 194 4.2 3.4- 5.1 0 0.0 . - .
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 947 899 92.6 88.5-95.3 12 1.4 0.6- 3.3 36 6.0 3.6-10.0
No 8,032 6,291 73.2 71.4-74.9 251 3.0 2.5- 3.6 1,490 23.8 22.2-25.6

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* Data in this table were derived from the cholesterol awareness questions 1 and 2.

^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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