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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Family Planning--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Are you or your husband/wife/partner doing anything now to keep from getting pregnant?
Some things people do to keep from getting pregnant include not having sex at certain times, using birth
control methods such as the pill, Norplant, shots or D epo-provera, condoms, diaphragm, foam, IUD, having
their tubes tied, or having a vasectomy.(If multiple partners consider usual method.)*.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not Sexually Active Same sex partner
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,964 4,090 58.3 56.8-59.8 1,626 25.5 24.3-26.9 1,223 15.8 14.7-16.9 25 0.4 0.2- 0.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,524 3,326 60.4 58.8-62.0 1,300 25.8 24.4-27.3 876 13.3 12.3-14.5 22 0.4 0.3- 0.7
No 1,429 760 51.3 47.9-54.7 322 24.5 21.6-27.6 344 24.1 21.2-27.3 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 91 62 67.5 53.4-79.0 12 18.3 8.9-34.0 17 14.2 8.1-23.7 0 0.0 . - .
Recommended Range 2,400 1,468 58.9 56.3-61.4 480 22.1 20.0-24.3 440 18.4 16.4-20.7 12 0.6 0.3- 1.2
Overweight 2,405 1,431 60.2 57.7-62.6 609 27.5 25.3-29.8 358 12.1 10.5-13.8 7 0.3 0.1- 0.7
Obese 1,747 955 56.1 53.2-59.0 446 27.9 25.3-30.6 340 15.8 13.9-17.8 6 0.3 0.1- 0.6
Current Smoker
No 5,043 3,009 59.3 57.6-61.0 1,157 24.9 23.5-26.5 862 15.4 14.2-16.8 15 0.3 0.2- 0.6
Yes 1,903 1,071 55.6 52.8-58.5 464 27.1 24.6-29.9 358 16.7 14.7-19.0 10 0.5 0.2- 1.0
Binge Drinker
No 5,998 3,506 57.9 56.3-59.5 1,415 26.0 24.6-27.4 1,058 15.8 14.6-17.1 19 0.3 0.2- 0.5
Yes 866 541 62.2 58.1-66.1 176 21.7 18.5-25.3 143 15.5 12.7-18.8 6 0.7 0.3- 1.9
Heavy Drinker
No 6,612 3,903 58.5 57.0-60.0 1,536 25.5 24.2-26.9 1,149 15.6 14.5-16.8 24 0.4 0.2- 0.6
Yes 277 151 55.0 47.8-62.1 67 26.2 20.4-33.0 58 18.5 13.6-24.7 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 866 402 47.9 43.5-52.2 226 27.7 24.1-31.7 235 24.2 20.6-28.1 3 0.3 0.1- 0.9
No 6,082 3,679 59.8 58.2-61.3 1,396 25.2 23.9-26.6 985 14.6 13.5-15.8 22 0.4 0.2- 0.6
Current Asthma
Yes 455 262 56.8 50.9-62.4 103 25.7 20.9-31.1 89 17.4 13.4-22.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
No 6,480 3,810 58.4 56.9-59.9 1,517 25.5 24.2-26.9 1,129 15.7 14.6-16.9 24 0.4 0.2- 0.6
Diabetes
Yes 328 155 44.7 38.2-51.3 96 33.2 27.1-39.9 73 20.2 15.1-26.4 4 2.0 0.7- 5.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 92 61 69.4 57.6-79.1 23 23.3 14.9-34.4 8 7.3 3.1-16.6 0 0.0 . - .
No 6,492 3,844 58.9 57.3-60.4 1,496 25.2 23.9-26.6 1,132 15.6 14.5-16.8 20 0.3 0.2- 0.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 50 30 59.1 41.5-74.5 11 22.6 12.0-38.6 8 16.1 5.5-38.8 1 2.2 0.3-14.0

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* This question was asked of female respondents who reported being ages 18-44 years old and not pregnant
and of male respondents who reported being ages 18-59 years old.

^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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