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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Because of any impairment or health problem, do you have any trouble learning, remembering, or concentrating?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,558 2,077 13.3 12.6-14.0 12,481 86.7 86.0-87.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,393 1,688 12.3 11.6-13.0 10,705 87.7 87.0-88.4
No 2,145 386 17.8 15.6-20.1 1,759 82.2 79.9-84.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 233 40 14.3 9.8-20.4 193 85.7 79.6-90.2
Recommended Range 4,947 596 11.5 10.5-12.7 4,351 88.5 87.3-89.5
Overweight 5,028 676 12.4 11.3-13.6 4,352 87.6 86.4-88.7
Obese 3,578 640 16.2 14.7-17.7 2,938 83.8 82.3-85.3
Current Smoker
No 11,317 1,458 11.8 11.1-12.6 9,859 88.2 87.4-88.9
Yes 3,195 608 18.2 16.5-20.0 2,587 81.8 80.0-83.5
Binge Drinker
No 13,345 1,927 13.4 12.7-14.2 11,418 86.6 85.8-87.3
Yes 1,033 122 11.5 9.3-14.2 911 88.5 85.8-90.7
Heavy Drinker
No 13,984 1,984 13.1 12.4-13.9 12,000 86.9 86.1-87.6
Yes 456 65 15.6 11.5-20.7 391 84.4 79.3-88.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,073 1,075 35.1 32.9-37.3 1,998 64.9 62.7-67.1
No 11,436 988 8.0 7.4- 8.7 10,448 92.0 91.3-92.6
Current Asthma
Yes 1,148 308 25.2 22.2-28.5 840 74.8 71.5-77.8
No 13,329 1,748 12.2 11.5-12.9 11,581 87.8 87.1-88.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,505 414 25.5 22.9-28.3 1,091 74.5 71.7-77.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 133 17 12.8 7.5-20.9 116 87.2 79.1-92.5
No 12,741 1,600 11.8 11.1-12.5 11,141 88.2 87.5-88.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 174 44 24.8 17.7-33.6 130 75.2 66.4-82.3

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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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