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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--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 15,028 12,791 82.9 82.1-83.8 2,237 17.1 16.2-17.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 242 210 81.4 72.5-87.9 32 18.6 12.1-27.5
Recommended Range 5,101 4,379 83.1 81.5-84.5 722 16.9 15.5-18.5
Overweight 5,192 4,493 85.5 84.2-86.8 699 14.5 13.2-15.8
Obese 3,679 3,076 82.0 80.2-83.6 603 18.0 16.4-19.8
Current Smoker
No 11,651 10,223 85.8 84.9-86.6 1,428 14.2 13.4-15.1
Yes 3,330 2,529 73.3 71.2-75.3 801 26.7 24.7-28.8
Binge Drinker
No 13,765 11,816 83.8 82.9-84.6 1,949 16.2 15.4-17.1
Yes 1,065 825 75.4 71.9-78.6 240 24.6 21.4-28.1
Heavy Drinker
No 14,427 12,313 83.2 82.4-84.1 2,114 16.8 15.9-17.6
Yes 468 375 75.3 69.6-80.2 93 24.7 19.8-30.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,206 2,629 78.2 76.1-80.1 577 21.8 19.9-23.9
No 11,771 10,114 84.0 83.1-84.9 1,657 16.0 15.1-16.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,188 992 82.6 79.6-85.2 196 17.4 14.8-20.4
No 13,755 11,725 83.0 82.1-83.8 2,030 17.0 16.2-17.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,557 1,369 85.8 83.2-88.1 188 14.2 11.9-16.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 137 104 73.2 63.0-81.4 33 26.8 18.6-37.0
No 13,151 11,158 82.7 81.8-83.6 1,993 17.3 16.4-18.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 177 155 86.8 77.5-92.6 22 13.2 7.4-22.5

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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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