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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,412 7,255 75.2 73.7-76.6 2,157 24.8 23.4-26.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,042 6,419 78.3 76.7-79.7 1,623 21.7 20.3-23.3
No 1,362 829 60.5 56.2-64.7 533 39.5 35.3-43.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 122 63.4 50.2-74.8 63 36.6 25.2-49.8
Recommended Range 3,266 2,447 73.2 70.6-75.6 819 26.8 24.4-29.4
Overweight 3,107 2,373 75.0 72.4-77.4 734 25.0 22.6-27.6
Obese 2,300 1,842 77.1 73.9-80.0 458 22.9 20.0-26.1
Binge Drinker
No 8,689 6,866 78.0 76.6-79.4 1,823 22.0 20.6-23.4
Yes 630 336 48.6 42.1-55.2 294 51.4 44.8-57.9
Heavy Drinker
No 9,070 7,075 76.6 75.1-78.0 1,995 23.4 22.0-24.9
Yes 245 123 42.2 31.8-53.3 122 57.8 46.7-68.2
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,231 2,528 76.6 74.0-79.0 703 23.4 21.0-26.0
Some Physical Activity 3,659 2,845 76.2 73.9-78.3 814 23.8 21.7-26.1
Physically Inactive 2,191 1,631 72.3 69.0-75.5 560 27.7 24.5-31.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,057 1,519 68.7 65.0-72.2 538 31.3 27.8-35.0
No 7,329 5,716 76.7 75.1-78.3 1,613 23.3 21.7-24.9
Disability Status
Yes 3,023 2,248 69.1 66.2-72.0 775 30.9 28.0-33.8
No 6,204 4,859 77.4 75.7-79.1 1,345 22.6 20.9-24.3
Current Asthma
Yes 730 535 72.4 66.7-77.4 195 27.6 22.6-33.3
No 8,660 6,703 75.5 74.0-77.0 1,957 24.5 23.0-26.0
Diabetes
Yes 957 787 81.2 77.2-84.7 170 18.8 15.3-22.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 59 77.9 62.6-88.2 19 22.1 11.8-37.4
No 8,363 6,398 74.7 73.1-76.2 1,965 25.3 23.8-26.9
Arthritis
Yes 3,279 2,569 74.6 72.1-77.0 710 25.4 23.0-27.9
No 6,069 4,639 75.4 73.6-77.2 1,430 24.6 22.8-26.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,172 2,545 77.6 75.1-79.9 627 22.4 20.1-24.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 75 75.3 63.2-84.4 29 24.7 15.6-36.8
No 6,128 4,629 74.3 72.4-76.0 1,499 25.7 24.0-27.6
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,737 2,174 77.8 75.3-80.1 563 22.2 19.9-24.7
No 4,846 3,842 76.8 74.8-78.7 1,004 23.2 21.3-25.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 963 748 76.0 71.4-80.0 215 24.0 20.0-28.6
No 8,265 6,356 75.1 73.5-76.6 1,909 24.9 23.4-26.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use 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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