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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Disease--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Why do you take aspirin... To relieve pain?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,742 613 23.9 21.4-26.7 2,129 76.1 73.3-78.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,480 524 21.9 19.4-24.6 1,956 78.1 75.4-80.6
No 260 89 41.6 31.4-52.7 171 58.4 47.3-68.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 40 6 14.2 4.5-36.7 34 85.8 63.3-95.5
Recommended Range 861 205 26.0 21.4-31.1 656 74.0 68.9-78.6
Overweight 956 209 23.2 19.3-27.6 747 76.8 72.4-80.7
Obese 747 164 20.9 16.8-25.7 583 79.1 74.3-83.2
Current Smoker
No 2,165 451 22.7 19.9-25.8 1,714 77.3 74.2-80.1
Yes 565 159 28.2 22.7-34.4 406 71.8 65.6-77.3
Binge Drinker
No 2,598 576 23.8 21.2-26.6 2,022 76.2 73.4-78.8
Yes 121 34 28.8 18.0-42.6 87 71.2 57.4-82.0
Heavy Drinker
No 2,653 593 24.1 21.5-26.9 2,060 75.9 73.1-78.5
Yes 68 17 17.9 9.2-32.1 51 82.1 67.9-90.8
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 903 200 23.7 19.4-28.5 703 76.3 71.5-80.6
Some Physical Activity 1,034 227 23.6 19.8-28.0 807 76.4 72.0-80.2
Physically Inactive 701 166 26.9 21.4-33.1 535 73.1 66.9-78.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 836 197 26.6 21.8-32.1 639 73.4 67.9-78.2
No 1,894 411 22.8 19.9-26.0 1,483 77.2 74.0-80.1
Disability Status
Yes 1,157 288 25.1 21.4-29.1 869 74.9 70.9-78.6
No 1,572 321 23.2 19.8-27.0 1,251 76.8 73.0-80.2
Current Asthma
Yes 222 63 31.7 22.5-42.5 159 68.3 57.5-77.5
No 2,512 549 23.4 20.8-26.2 1,963 76.6 73.8-79.2
Diabetes
Yes 493 92 19.5 14.8-25.1 401 80.5 74.9-85.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 5 1 61.2 13.3-94.2 4 38.8 5.8-86.7
No 2,243 519 24.9 22.0-28.0 1,724 75.1 72.0-78.0
Arthritis
Yes 1,355 299 21.5 18.4-24.9 1,056 78.5 75.1-81.6
No 1,378 311 25.9 22.1-30.1 1,067 74.1 69.9-77.9
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,478 291 18.9 16.1-22.1 1,187 81.1 77.9-83.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 9 0 0.0 . - . 9 100 . - .
No 1,252 322 29.1 25.1-33.6 930 70.9 66.4-74.9
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,239 226 19.0 15.9-22.6 1,013 81.0 77.4-84.1
No 1,279 299 23.5 20.1-27.3 980 76.5 72.7-79.9
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 650 115 17.9 13.8-23.0 535 82.1 77.0-86.2
No 2,069 497 25.7 22.7-29.0 1,572 74.3 71.0-77.3

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking aspirin regularly.

^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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