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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages (Age under 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,987 6,000 83.9 82.6-85.1 987 16.1 14.9-17.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,000 6,000 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 987 0 0.0 . - . 987 100 . - .
Body Mass Index
Underweight 68 56 75.6 57.2-87.8 12 24.4 12.2-42.8
Recommended Range 2,317 1,969 82.7 80.3-84.8 348 17.3 15.2-19.7
Overweight 2,487 2,179 86.5 84.5-88.3 308 13.5 11.7-15.5
Obese 1,760 1,510 85.0 82.5-87.1 250 15.0 12.9-17.5
Current Smoker
No 5,272 4,654 86.3 84.9-87.6 618 13.7 12.4-15.1
Yes 1,698 1,331 76.5 73.6-79.2 367 23.5 20.8-26.4
Binge Drinker
No 6,207 5,376 84.6 83.3-85.9 831 15.4 14.1-16.7
Yes 686 554 79.1 74.8-82.8 132 20.9 17.2-25.2
Heavy Drinker
No 6,654 5,731 84.2 82.9-85.4 923 15.8 14.6-17.1
Yes 270 219 75.3 67.4-81.7 51 24.7 18.3-32.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 669 486 69.5 64.3-74.2 183 30.5 25.8-35.7
No 6,303 5,501 85.4 84.1-86.6 802 14.6 13.4-15.9
Current Asthma
Yes 429 362 86.1 81.7-89.6 67 13.9 10.4-18.3
No 6,527 5,610 83.7 82.3-84.9 917 16.3 15.1-17.7
Diabetes
Yes 336 290 85.5 79.5-89.9 46 14.5 10.1-20.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 75 63 84.0 73.0-91.0 12 16.0 9.0-27.0
No 6,519 5,597 83.7 82.4-85.0 922 16.3 15.0-17.6
No, Bordeline Diabetes 55 49 93.1 84.5-97.0 6 6.9 3.0-15.5

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

^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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