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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Aging and Caregiving--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 4,067 1,699 42.5 40.6-44.4 2,368 57.5 55.6-59.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,482 1,447 42.1 40.1-44.2 2,035 57.9 55.8-59.9
No 577 250 44.6 39.6-49.7 327 55.4 50.3-60.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 58 28 43.9 28.0-61.2 30 56.1 38.8-72.0
Recommended Range 1,316 538 42.9 39.6-46.3 778 57.1 53.7-60.4
Overweight 1,513 620 41.9 38.8-45.1 893 58.1 54.9-61.2
Obese 1,022 455 44.0 40.4-47.8 567 56.0 52.2-59.6
Current Smoker
No 3,075 1,285 42.7 40.5-44.9 1,790 57.3 55.1-59.5
Yes 981 413 42.4 38.5-46.3 568 57.6 53.7-61.5
Binge Drinker
No 3,740 1,556 42.5 40.5-44.5 2,184 57.5 55.5-59.5
Yes 274 122 43.1 36.1-50.4 152 56.9 49.6-63.9
Heavy Drinker
No 3,904 1,635 42.7 40.8-44.7 2,269 57.3 55.3-59.2
Yes 128 48 35.0 25.8-45.4 80 65.0 54.6-74.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 799 356 44.0 39.9-48.3 443 56.0 51.7-60.1
No 3,262 1,340 42.1 40.0-44.3 1,922 57.9 55.7-60.0
Current Asthma
Yes 342 169 50.3 43.8-56.9 173 49.7 43.1-56.2
No 3,701 1,522 41.9 39.9-43.9 2,179 58.1 56.1-60.1
Diabetes
Yes 402 175 43.2 37.2-49.3 227 56.8 50.7-62.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 37 16 41.4 24.9-60.2 21 58.6 39.8-75.1
No 3,585 1,491 42.4 40.4-44.4 2,094 57.6 55.6-59.6
No, Bordeline Diabetes 43 17 44.5 27.6-62.7 26 55.5 37.3-72.4

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Asked only of respondents who provided regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.

^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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