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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,755 10,857 74.7 73.8-75.5 918 6.0 5.6- 6.5 1,043 7.1 6.6- 7.7 920 6.1 5.6- 6.6 1,017 6.1 5.7- 6.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,555 9,360 75.2 74.2-76.1 772 6.0 5.5- 6.6 866 7.0 6.5- 7.6 738 5.7 5.2- 6.3 819 6.0 5.5- 6.6
No 2,181 1,479 72.0 69.6-74.3 146 5.9 4.8- 7.3 176 7.5 6.2- 9.1 182 7.9 6.6- 9.6 198 6.6 5.6- 7.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 238 175 77.4 70.4-83.1 7 3.1 1.3- 7.2 20 7.7 4.5-12.8 19 6.0 3.5-10.2 17 5.8 3.2-10.3
Recommended Range 5,021 3,675 73.5 71.9-75.1 349 6.5 5.7- 7.4 368 7.6 6.6- 8.6 304 6.2 5.4- 7.1 325 6.2 5.4- 7.1
Overweight 5,107 3,894 77.5 76.0-78.9 279 5.3 4.6- 6.2 336 6.6 5.7- 7.5 290 5.6 4.8- 6.4 308 5.1 4.4- 5.9
Obese 3,595 2,496 70.2 68.3-72.1 233 6.7 5.7- 7.8 273 7.8 6.7- 9.0 273 7.4 6.4- 8.7 320 7.8 6.9- 8.9
Current Smoker
No 11,453 8,733 77.1 76.1-78.1 716 5.9 5.4- 6.4 755 6.6 6.0- 7.2 624 5.5 5.0- 6.1 625 4.9 4.4- 5.4
Yes 3,260 2,094 66.2 64.1-68.3 199 6.3 5.3- 7.5 286 8.9 7.7-10.2 293 8.1 7.1- 9.3 388 10.5 9.2-11.8
Binge Drinker
No 13,522 10,025 75.3 74.4-76.2 817 5.7 5.2- 6.2 929 6.9 6.4- 7.5 812 5.9 5.4- 6.4 939 6.2 5.7- 6.7
Yes 1,046 687 66.5 62.9-70.0 94 9.5 7.4-12.0 104 10.1 8.0-12.7 93 8.2 6.3-10.5 68 5.7 4.2- 7.7
Heavy Drinker
No 14,171 10,461 74.9 74.0-75.8 876 5.9 5.5- 6.4 998 7.1 6.6- 7.7 867 6.0 5.5- 6.5 969 6.1 5.6- 6.6
Yes 458 302 67.3 61.8-72.4 36 8.2 5.4-12.1 38 8.2 5.5-11.9 44 9.2 6.4-12.9 38 7.2 4.9-10.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,065 1,882 62.3 60.0-64.5 111 3.3 2.6- 4.1 209 7.2 6.0- 8.6 335 11.2 9.7-12.9 528 16.0 14.5-17.7
No 11,648 8,948 77.5 76.6-78.5 805 6.7 6.1- 7.2 832 7.1 6.6- 7.7 585 4.9 4.5- 5.4 478 3.7 3.3- 4.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,164 716 62.8 59.1-66.2 68 5.0 3.8- 6.7 102 10.4 8.1-13.1 117 9.0 7.2-11.0 161 12.9 10.6-15.5
No 13,509 10,090 75.7 74.8-76.6 843 6.1 5.6- 6.6 933 6.8 6.3- 7.4 795 5.8 5.3- 6.4 848 5.6 5.1- 6.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,498 1,076 73.5 70.7-76.1 61 3.6 2.7- 4.9 78 5.2 4.0- 6.8 122 7.8 6.2- 9.6 161 9.9 8.2-11.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 132 91 69.2 59.7-77.4 7 4.4 2.0- 9.2 13 10.6 5.9-18.4 11 8.1 4.3-14.5 10 7.8 3.8-15.2
No 12,944 9,572 74.9 73.9-75.8 843 6.3 5.8- 6.9 944 7.3 6.8- 7.9 770 5.9 5.4- 6.4 815 5.6 5.1- 6.1
No, Bordeline Diabetes 176 114 69.7 60.8-77.3 6 1.8 0.7- 4.6 8 4.5 1.9-10.1 17 8.4 4.8-14.3 31 15.5 10.0-23.3

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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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