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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--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 14,438 8,076 53.6 52.5-54.6 6,362 46.4 45.4-47.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,286 7,156 56.4 55.3-57.6 5,130 43.6 42.4-44.7
No 2,134 914 39.8 37.1-42.5 1,220 60.2 57.5-62.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 236 141 58.1 49.5-66.2 95 41.9 33.8-50.5
Recommended Range 4,902 2,929 56.9 55.1-58.6 1,973 43.1 41.4-44.9
Overweight 5,000 2,840 54.1 52.3-55.9 2,160 45.9 44.1-47.7
Obese 3,534 1,774 49.2 47.1-51.3 1,760 50.8 48.7-52.9
Current Smoker
No 11,190 6,551 56.2 55.0-57.4 4,639 43.8 42.6-45.0
Yes 3,204 1,504 44.5 42.3-46.7 1,700 55.5 53.3-57.7
Binge Drinker
No 13,220 7,459 54.2 53.1-55.3 5,761 45.8 44.7-46.9
Yes 1,028 522 47.9 44.1-51.7 506 52.1 48.3-55.9
Heavy Drinker
No 13,856 7,758 53.6 52.5-54.7 6,098 46.4 45.3-47.5
Yes 454 254 53.5 47.7-59.2 200 46.5 40.8-52.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,029 1,496 47.3 45.0-49.6 1,533 52.7 50.4-55.0
No 11,361 6,552 55.0 53.9-56.2 4,809 45.0 43.8-46.1
Current Asthma
Yes 1,134 650 55.9 52.1-59.6 484 44.1 40.4-47.9
No 13,225 7,386 53.4 52.3-54.5 5,839 46.6 45.5-47.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,477 773 52.8 49.6-56.0 704 47.2 44.0-50.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 134 69 48.2 38.5-58.0 65 51.8 42.0-61.5
No 12,653 7,145 53.7 52.6-54.8 5,508 46.3 45.2-47.4
No, Bordeline Diabetes 169 87 49.2 39.6-58.9 82 50.8 41.1-60.4

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*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions. See the 2004 questionnaire.

^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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