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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,416 773 6.7 6.0- 7.4 8,643 93.3 92.6-94.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,045 710 7.2 6.4- 8.0 7,335 92.8 92.0-93.6
No 1,363 63 4.4 2.9- 6.4 1,300 95.6 93.6-97.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 184 19 3.7 2.1- 6.5 165 96.3 93.5-97.9
Recommended Range 3,264 172 4.3 3.4- 5.4 3,092 95.7 94.6-96.6
Overweight 3,116 213 4.7 3.8- 5.8 2,903 95.3 94.2-96.2
Obese 2,301 311 13.4 11.4-15.8 1,990 86.6 84.2-88.6
Current Smoker
No 7,225 593 6.2 5.5- 7.0 6,632 93.8 93.0-94.5
Yes 2,151 177 7.9 6.2-10.0 1,974 92.1 90.0-93.8
Binge Drinker
No 8,693 746 6.9 6.2- 7.7 7,947 93.1 92.3-93.8
Yes 630 24 4.8 2.5- 9.2 606 95.2 90.8-97.5
Heavy Drinker
No 9,073 757 6.7 6.0- 7.5 8,316 93.3 92.5-94.0
Yes 246 14 7.9 4.0-15.3 232 92.1 84.7-96.0
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,241 135 3.3 2.5- 4.3 3,106 96.7 95.7-97.5
Some Physical Activity 3,673 210 4.9 4.0- 6.0 3,463 95.1 94.0-96.0
Physically Inactive 2,200 401 15.5 13.3-17.9 1,799 84.5 82.1-86.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,049 525 23.0 20.3-26.0 1,524 77.0 74.0-79.7
No 7,341 245 2.8 2.3- 3.5 7,096 97.2 96.5-97.7
Disability Status
Yes 3,032 773 23.8 21.5-26.3 2,259 76.2 73.7-78.5
No 6,233 0 0.0 . - . 6,233 100 . - .
Current Asthma
Yes 731 159 19.5 15.5-24.2 572 80.5 75.8-84.5
No 8,663 611 5.6 5.0- 6.4 8,052 94.4 93.6-95.0
Diabetes
Yes 955 220 21.2 17.8-25.1 735 78.8 74.9-82.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 3 1.0 0.3- 3.8 75 99.0 96.2-99.7
No 8,369 548 5.4 4.7- 6.2 7,821 94.6 93.8-95.3
Arthritis
Yes 3,293 576 17.2 15.3-19.2 2,717 82.8 80.8-84.7
No 6,082 191 2.5 1.9- 3.2 5,891 97.5 96.8-98.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,171 488 14.5 12.7-16.5 2,683 85.5 83.5-87.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 2 4.5 1.1-16.2 102 95.5 83.8-98.9
No 6,132 282 3.5 2.9- 4.2 5,850 96.5 95.8-97.1
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,742 336 10.7 9.2-12.5 2,406 89.3 87.5-90.8
No 4,847 337 5.5 4.7- 6.5 4,510 94.5 93.5-95.3
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 968 242 24.3 20.2-28.9 726 75.7 71.1-79.8
No 8,296 507 5.0 4.4- 5.7 7,789 95.0 94.3-95.6

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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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