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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 14,885 12,107 82.5 81.7-83.2 635 4.3 3.9- 4.7 705 4.8 4.4- 5.2 637 3.9 3.5- 4.3 801 4.6 4.2- 5.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,655 10,336 82.7 81.8-83.5 547 4.4 4.0- 4.9 571 4.5 4.1- 5.0 521 3.8 3.4- 4.2 680 4.6 4.2- 5.1
No 2,210 1,752 81.4 79.3-83.4 88 3.4 2.5- 4.6 134 6.1 4.9- 7.7 115 4.5 3.6- 5.6 121 4.5 3.6- 5.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 237 190 83.8 77.7-88.4 9 3.0 1.5- 5.8 12 4.6 2.2- 9.2 7 2.4 1.0- 5.7 19 6.2 3.6-10.4
Recommended Range 5,065 4,222 84.0 82.8-85.3 225 4.5 3.8- 5.3 228 4.5 3.9- 5.3 173 3.3 2.7- 3.9 217 3.7 3.1- 4.3
Overweight 5,147 4,307 84.4 83.1-85.6 186 3.5 2.9- 4.2 225 4.7 4.0- 5.5 201 3.5 3.0- 4.2 228 3.9 3.3- 4.6
Obese 3,633 2,725 76.8 75.0-78.4 185 5.2 4.4- 6.2 208 5.5 4.5- 6.6 221 5.6 4.7- 6.5 294 7.0 6.1- 8.0
Current Smoker
No 11,550 9,560 83.9 83.0-84.7 486 4.2 3.7- 4.6 524 4.6 4.1- 5.1 440 3.4 3.0- 3.8 540 4.0 3.6- 4.5
Yes 3,291 2,509 77.6 75.8-79.3 145 4.5 3.7- 5.5 180 5.5 4.6- 6.6 197 5.8 4.9- 6.9 260 6.6 5.7- 7.6
Binge Drinker
No 13,635 11,080 82.4 81.6-83.2 565 4.0 3.6- 4.5 623 4.6 4.2- 5.1 600 4.0 3.7- 4.4 767 4.9 4.5- 5.3
Yes 1,061 863 82.7 79.8-85.3 65 6.7 5.0- 8.9 72 6.1 4.6- 8.1 30 2.5 1.5- 4.1 31 1.9 1.2- 2.9
Heavy Drinker
No 14,293 11,620 82.4 81.7-83.2 603 4.2 3.8- 4.7 672 4.7 4.3- 5.2 617 3.9 3.6- 4.3 781 4.7 4.3- 5.1
Yes 462 380 83.4 78.7-87.3 27 5.2 3.4- 8.1 26 5.9 3.5- 9.6 14 2.7 1.3- 5.3 15 2.8 1.5- 5.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,093 1,765 58.4 56.1-60.6 87 2.7 2.1- 3.5 218 7.7 6.5- 9.2 405 12.4 11.1-14.0 618 18.7 17.1-20.5
No 11,748 10,308 88.1 87.3-88.8 547 4.6 4.2- 5.1 486 4.1 3.7- 4.6 230 1.9 1.6- 2.2 177 1.3 1.0- 1.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,164 745 65.3 61.8-68.7 54 5.0 3.6- 6.8 79 7.2 5.5- 9.5 119 9.7 7.8-11.9 167 12.8 10.7-15.3
No 13,640 11,306 83.9 83.1-84.7 576 4.2 3.8- 4.6 622 4.6 4.1- 5.1 512 3.4 3.1- 3.8 624 3.9 3.5- 4.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,514 1,037 70.3 67.4-73.1 50 3.1 2.1- 4.4 92 5.9 4.7- 7.6 130 7.7 6.3- 9.5 205 12.9 10.9-15.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 137 107 82.4 74.8-88.1 15 8.7 5.0-14.9 9 5.7 2.8-11.6 4 2.0 0.7- 5.3 2 1.2 0.3- 5.1
No 13,054 10,838 83.9 83.1-84.6 564 4.4 3.9- 4.8 593 4.7 4.2- 5.2 489 3.5 3.1- 3.9 570 3.6 3.3- 4.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 174 121 72.0 62.8-79.7 6 4.1 1.5-10.8 11 3.6 1.8- 7.0 13 6.8 3.6-12.4 23 13.4 7.9-22.1

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* Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

^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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