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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages (Age under 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,316 3,740 84.4 82.5-86.2 576 15.6 13.8-17.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,740 3,740 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 576 0 0.0 . - . 576 100 . - .
Body Mass Index
Underweight 51 39 71.1 46.7-87.4 12 28.9 12.6-53.3
Recommended Range 1,487 1,314 86.2 83.1-88.9 173 13.8 11.1-16.9
Overweight 1,451 1,273 86.5 83.5-89.0 178 13.5 11.0-16.5
Obese 1,051 910 86.7 83.0-89.8 141 13.3 10.2-17.0
Current Smoker
No 3,226 2,889 87.6 85.5-89.4 337 12.4 10.6-14.5
Yes 1,073 837 75.4 71.0-79.4 236 24.6 20.6-29.0
Binge Drinker
No 3,863 3,366 85.1 83.1-86.9 497 14.9 13.1-16.9
Yes 407 335 79.2 72.2-84.9 72 20.8 15.1-27.8
Heavy Drinker
No 4,147 3,601 84.5 82.6-86.3 546 15.5 13.7-17.4
Yes 124 103 85.8 74.8-92.5 21 14.2 7.5-25.2
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,565 1,354 84.9 81.8-87.6 211 15.1 12.4-18.2
Some Physical Activity 1,899 1,705 89.3 86.9-91.3 194 10.7 8.7-13.1
Physically Inactive 737 580 70.9 64.9-76.3 157 29.1 23.7-35.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 423 314 67.4 59.1-74.7 109 32.6 25.3-40.9
No 3,884 3,421 86.5 84.6-88.1 463 13.5 11.9-15.4
Disability Status
Yes 748 626 82.3 77.5-86.3 122 17.7 13.7-22.5
No 3,489 3,049 85.0 82.9-86.8 440 15.0 13.2-17.1
Current Asthma
Yes 258 230 83.1 73.4-89.7 28 16.9 10.3-26.6
No 4,053 3,505 84.5 82.6-86.3 548 15.5 13.7-17.4
Diabetes
Yes 220 192 90.5 84.5-94.4 28 9.5 5.6-15.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 39 31 83.5 62.3-94.0 8 16.5 6.0-37.7
No 4,053 3,515 84.2 82.2-86.0 538 15.8 14.0-17.8
Arthritis
Yes 967 857 88.2 84.6-91.1 110 11.8 8.9-15.4
No 3,335 2,871 83.6 81.4-85.6 464 16.4 14.4-18.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 963 862 88.3 84.6-91.2 101 11.7 8.8-15.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 67 54 85.6 70.8-93.6 13 14.4 6.4-29.2
No 3,283 2,821 83.5 81.2-85.5 462 16.5 14.5-18.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,004 913 91.8 88.9-93.9 91 8.2 6.1-11.1
No 2,372 2,157 90.2 88.0-92.0 215 9.8 8.0-12.0
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 158 143 90.6 78.7-96.2 15 9.4 3.8-21.3
No 4,094 3,545 84.4 82.4-86.2 549 15.6 13.8-17.6

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

^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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