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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

A disability can be physical, mental, emotional, or communication related. Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, mild Yes, moderate Yes, severe No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,511 840 5.5 5.1- 6.0 989 6.0 5.6- 6.5 1,114 6.9 6.5- 7.5 11,568 81.5 80.7-82.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,349 687 5.2 4.7- 5.7 823 5.9 5.4- 6.4 944 6.9 6.3- 7.4 9,895 82.1 81.2-82.9
No 2,142 152 7.3 5.9- 8.9 165 6.8 5.5- 8.3 168 7.3 6.1- 8.8 1,657 78.6 76.3-80.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 231 13 3.9 2.0- 7.3 11 3.4 1.6- 6.8 29 9.0 5.9-13.5 178 83.8 78.0-88.2
Recommended Range 4,935 220 4.5 3.8- 5.3 259 4.7 4.0- 5.5 289 5.3 4.6- 6.1 4,167 85.5 84.2-86.7
Overweight 5,019 284 5.2 4.5- 6.0 336 5.9 5.2- 6.7 329 6.0 5.3- 6.9 4,070 82.8 81.5-84.1
Obese 3,570 286 8.0 6.9- 9.2 336 8.4 7.4- 9.6 408 10.6 9.4-11.8 2,540 73.0 71.2-74.8
Current Smoker
No 11,285 648 5.4 4.9- 5.9 718 5.4 5.0- 6.0 751 6.0 5.5- 6.6 9,168 83.1 82.3-84.0
Yes 3,182 189 6.1 5.1- 7.2 265 8.0 6.9- 9.3 361 10.1 8.9-11.5 2,367 75.8 73.9-77.6
Binge Drinker
No 13,298 779 5.7 5.2- 6.2 925 6.2 5.7- 6.7 1,066 7.3 6.8- 7.9 10,528 80.9 80.0-81.7
Yes 1,032 49 4.2 2.9- 5.8 46 3.6 2.6- 5.1 39 3.3 2.2- 4.9 898 89.0 86.5-91.0
Heavy Drinker
No 13,937 807 5.5 5.1- 6.0 952 6.0 5.6- 6.5 1,084 7.0 6.5- 7.5 11,094 81.4 80.6-82.2
Yes 455 22 4.8 2.9- 7.7 32 6.4 4.2- 9.5 21 5.7 3.3- 9.9 380 83.1 78.3-87.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,045 347 11.2 9.9-12.6 554 16.4 14.8-18.0 856 28.0 26.0-30.1 1,288 44.5 42.2-46.8
No 11,421 491 4.2 3.8- 4.7 431 3.6 3.2- 4.0 246 1.8 1.6- 2.1 10,253 90.4 89.7-91.0
Current Asthma
Yes 1,148 103 7.4 5.9- 9.3 142 11.2 9.1-13.8 242 20.3 17.5-23.4 661 61.0 57.4-64.5
No 13,283 733 5.4 4.9- 5.9 837 5.6 5.1- 6.1 860 5.8 5.4- 6.3 10,853 83.2 82.4-84.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,496 158 10.4 8.6-12.5 233 14.2 12.2-16.5 311 20.5 18.0-23.2 794 54.9 51.7-58.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 133 4 3.7 1.3-10.3 10 6.9 3.3-13.8 2 0.7 0.2- 3.0 117 88.7 80.9-93.6
No 12,704 660 5.0 4.5- 5.5 726 5.1 4.7- 5.6 772 5.4 4.9- 5.9 10,546 84.5 83.7-85.3
No, Bordeline Diabetes 173 18 9.9 5.6-16.9 19 7.6 4.5-12.5 29 20.3 13.3-29.8 107 62.2 52.6-71.0

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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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