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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Aging and Caregiving--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

People may provide regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a family member or friend who is 60 years of age or older?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,577 4,111 28.1 27.2-29.1 10,466 71.9 70.9-72.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,414 3,522 28.8 27.8-29.8 8,892 71.2 70.2-72.2
No 2,143 581 24.5 22.3-26.8 1,562 75.5 73.2-77.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 234 58 27.4 20.2-36.1 176 72.6 63.9-79.8
Recommended Range 4,943 1,330 26.6 25.1-28.2 3,613 73.4 71.8-74.9
Overweight 5,035 1,527 29.9 28.3-31.5 3,508 70.1 68.5-71.7
Obese 3,592 1,034 29.3 27.5-31.2 2,558 70.7 68.8-72.5
Current Smoker
No 11,328 3,108 27.3 26.3-28.4 8,220 72.7 71.6-73.7
Yes 3,204 992 31.0 29.0-33.0 2,212 69.0 67.0-71.0
Binge Drinker
No 13,363 3,782 28.4 27.4-29.4 9,581 71.6 70.6-72.6
Yes 1,032 275 24.7 21.6-28.0 757 75.3 72.0-78.4
Heavy Drinker
No 14,001 3,945 28.0 27.1-29.0 10,056 72.0 71.0-72.9
Yes 456 130 30.3 25.3-35.8 326 69.7 64.2-74.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,099 816 27.8 25.8-29.9 2,283 72.2 70.1-74.2
No 11,431 3,288 28.3 27.3-29.3 8,143 71.7 70.7-72.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,156 344 29.6 26.4-33.1 812 70.4 66.9-73.6
No 13,338 3,743 28.0 27.1-29.0 9,595 72.0 71.0-72.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,513 410 29.7 26.8-32.8 1,103 70.3 67.2-73.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 133 37 28.1 20.1-37.8 96 71.9 62.2-79.9
No 12,753 3,621 28.0 27.0-29.0 9,132 72.0 71.0-73.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 173 43 25.6 18.3-34.6 130 74.4 65.4-81.7

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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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