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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury, for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical 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 14,735 9,890 68.4 67.5-69.4 1,281 9.0 8.5- 9.6 1,293 8.7 8.1- 9.3 953 6.0 5.6- 6.5 1,318 7.9 7.4- 8.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,526 8,425 68.6 67.6-69.6 1,118 9.4 8.8-10.1 1,083 8.5 7.9- 9.1 786 5.7 5.3- 6.3 1,114 7.7 7.2- 8.3
No 2,191 1,448 67.4 64.7-69.9 163 7.1 5.9- 8.6 210 9.6 8.0-11.4 166 7.4 6.1- 9.0 204 8.5 7.1-10.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 236 151 70.1 62.4-76.8 17 6.0 3.1-11.3 23 8.5 5.0-14.0 14 4.8 2.6- 8.5 31 10.6 7.0-15.8
Recommended Range 5,029 3,571 71.4 69.8-73.0 459 9.2 8.3-10.3 407 8.4 7.4- 9.4 248 4.8 4.0- 5.6 344 6.2 5.5- 7.1
Overweight 5,093 3,525 70.6 69.0-72.2 443 8.8 7.8- 9.8 429 8.2 7.3- 9.2 294 5.4 4.7- 6.3 402 7.0 6.2- 7.9
Obese 3,590 2,126 60.8 58.8-62.8 306 9.6 8.4-10.9 351 9.3 8.1-10.5 354 9.1 8.0-10.2 453 11.3 10.1-12.7
Current Smoker
No 11,419 7,782 69.3 68.3-70.4 1,006 9.2 8.5- 9.9 1,009 8.7 8.1- 9.4 689 5.6 5.0- 6.1 933 7.2 6.6- 7.8
Yes 3,275 2,075 65.0 62.9-67.1 274 8.6 7.4- 9.8 282 8.5 7.3- 9.8 262 7.7 6.6- 9.0 382 10.3 9.1-11.6
Binge Drinker
No 13,494 8,999 68.1 67.1-69.1 1,144 8.7 8.1- 9.3 1,184 8.7 8.1- 9.3 901 6.2 5.7- 6.8 1,266 8.3 7.8- 8.9
Yes 1,054 744 71.1 67.6-74.3 128 12.9 10.6-15.6 96 8.8 6.9-11.1 44 4.3 2.9- 6.3 42 3.0 2.1- 4.2
Heavy Drinker
No 14,146 9,470 68.3 67.3-69.3 1,223 9.0 8.4- 9.6 1,242 8.7 8.1- 9.3 924 6.1 5.6- 6.6 1,287 8.0 7.5- 8.6
Yes 464 331 70.7 65.2-75.7 46 10.0 7.0-13.9 42 9.2 6.3-13.3 22 5.0 2.8- 8.8 23 5.1 3.2- 8.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,042 1,009 34.9 32.7-37.1 132 4.9 3.9- 6.0 329 10.8 9.5-12.2 549 17.7 16.0-19.6 1,023 31.8 29.7-33.9
No 11,650 8,855 76.2 75.2-77.2 1,149 10.0 9.4-10.7 959 8.1 7.5- 8.8 400 3.3 2.9- 3.7 287 2.3 2.0- 2.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,164 510 46.3 42.6-50.0 100 9.4 7.3-12.1 135 12.1 9.8-14.7 173 13.4 11.1-16.0 246 18.9 16.4-21.7
No 13,491 9,337 70.3 69.3-71.3 1,172 8.9 8.4- 9.6 1,147 8.3 7.8- 9.0 779 5.5 5.0- 6.0 1,056 6.9 6.4- 7.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,479 731 51.8 48.6-55.0 83 6.2 4.8- 8.0 134 8.3 6.9-10.1 196 12.4 10.5-14.6 335 21.2 18.7-24.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 136 88 65.7 56.0-74.2 14 9.0 5.0-15.7 18 11.7 7.1-18.6 8 6.6 3.0-14.1 8 7.0 3.2-14.6
No 12,942 8,976 70.2 69.2-71.2 1,179 9.4 8.8-10.1 1,124 8.7 8.1- 9.3 730 5.3 4.8- 5.9 933 6.4 5.9- 6.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 172 93 62.2 53.1-70.5 5 2.9 1.0- 8.5 16 6.4 3.7-10.9 18 9.2 5.3-15.4 40 19.2 13.3-27.0

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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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