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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,801 1,863 12.0 11.4-12.7 12,938 88.0 87.3-88.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,591 1,563 11.7 11.0-12.4 11,028 88.3 87.6-89.0
No 2,188 299 13.7 11.9-15.7 1,889 86.3 84.3-88.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 236 28 11.0 7.1-16.6 208 89.0 83.4-92.9
Recommended Range 5,022 640 12.7 11.5-13.9 4,382 87.3 86.1-88.5
Overweight 5,124 553 10.1 9.2-11.2 4,571 89.9 88.8-90.8
Obese 3,619 513 13.3 12.0-14.7 3,106 86.7 85.3-88.0
Current Smoker
No 11,492 1,406 11.5 10.8-12.3 10,086 88.5 87.7-89.2
Yes 3,270 453 13.7 12.3-15.2 2,817 86.3 84.8-87.7
Binge Drinker
No 13,552 1,708 12.0 11.3-12.7 11,844 88.0 87.3-88.7
Yes 1,056 134 12.7 10.4-15.2 922 87.3 84.8-89.6
Heavy Drinker
No 14,205 1,800 12.1 11.5-12.8 12,405 87.9 87.2-88.5
Yes 467 51 11.1 8.2-14.9 416 88.9 85.1-91.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,111 566 18.8 17.0-20.7 2,545 81.2 79.3-83.0
No 11,643 1,287 10.4 9.7-11.1 10,356 89.6 88.9-90.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,145 377 31.4 28.1-34.8 768 68.6 65.2-71.9
No 13,577 1,471 10.4 9.8-11.1 12,106 89.6 88.9-90.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,522 194 11.7 9.9-13.8 1,328 88.3 86.2-90.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 136 18 12.9 7.8-20.6 118 87.1 79.4-92.2
No 12,965 1,626 12.0 11.4-12.8 11,339 88.0 87.2-88.6
No, Bordeline Diabetes 172 24 13.1 8.3-20.0 148 86.9 80.0-91.7

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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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