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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Environmental Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Things like dust, mold, smoke, and chemicals inside the home or office can cause poor indoor air quality. In the past 12 months have you had an illness or symptom that you think was caused by something in the air inside a home, office, or other building?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,812 2,446 16.4 15.6-17.1 12,366 83.6 82.9-84.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,593 2,046 16.2 15.4-17.0 10,547 83.8 83.0-84.6
No 2,198 398 17.3 15.4-19.4 1,800 82.7 80.6-84.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 235 31 14.8 9.7-21.9 204 85.2 78.1-90.3
Recommended Range 5,020 819 17.0 15.7-18.3 4,201 83.0 81.7-84.3
Overweight 5,124 770 14.8 13.6-16.1 4,354 85.2 83.9-86.4
Obese 3,634 692 17.7 16.2-19.2 2,942 82.3 80.8-83.8
Current Smoker
No 11,487 1,809 15.6 14.7-16.4 9,678 84.4 83.6-85.3
Yes 3,284 633 19.2 17.5-21.0 2,651 80.8 79.0-82.5
Binge Drinker
No 13,565 2,222 16.1 15.4-16.9 11,343 83.9 83.1-84.6
Yes 1,054 197 19.6 16.7-22.7 857 80.4 77.3-83.3
Heavy Drinker
No 14,216 2,336 16.3 15.5-17.0 11,880 83.7 83.0-84.5
Yes 465 91 20.5 16.3-25.6 374 79.5 74.4-83.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,125 588 19.6 17.8-21.4 2,537 80.4 78.6-82.2
No 11,640 1,854 15.6 14.8-16.5 9,786 84.4 83.5-85.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,148 460 38.5 35.0-42.1 688 61.5 57.9-65.0
No 13,587 1,960 14.5 13.8-15.3 11,627 85.5 84.7-86.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,522 210 13.7 11.7-16.0 1,312 86.3 84.0-88.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 135 24 17.8 11.7-26.1 111 82.2 73.9-88.3
No 12,974 2,178 16.7 15.9-17.5 10,796 83.3 82.5-84.1
No, Bordeline Diabetes 175 33 15.7 10.5-22.7 142 84.3 77.3-89.5

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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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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