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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,919 1,268 7.1 6.7- 7.6 13,651 92.9 92.4-93.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,690 1,141 7.6 7.1- 8.1 11,549 92.4 91.9-92.9
No 2,207 126 4.9 4.0- 6.2 2,081 95.1 93.8-96.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 243 29 8.7 5.5-13.3 214 91.3 86.7-94.5
Recommended Range 5,062 299 5.1 4.4- 5.9 4,763 94.9 94.1-95.6
Overweight 5,144 366 5.9 5.2- 6.7 4,778 94.1 93.3-94.8
Obese 3,667 483 11.4 10.2-12.7 3,184 88.6 87.3-89.8
Current Smoker
No 11,567 978 7.0 6.5- 7.6 10,589 93.0 92.4-93.5
Yes 3,306 285 7.4 6.4- 8.5 3,021 92.6 91.5-93.6
Binge Drinker
No 13,666 1,224 7.6 7.1- 8.1 12,442 92.4 91.9-92.9
Yes 1,055 25 1.6 1.0- 2.5 1,030 98.4 97.5-99.0
Heavy Drinker
No 14,318 1,232 7.2 6.7- 7.7 13,086 92.8 92.3-93.3
Yes 467 24 4.5 2.8- 7.1 443 95.5 92.9-97.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,178 855 24.1 22.3-25.9 2,323 75.9 74.1-77.7
No 11,689 403 3.0 2.7- 3.4 11,286 97.0 96.6-97.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,186 237 18.2 15.7-21.0 949 81.8 79.0-84.3
No 13,649 1,021 6.2 5.7- 6.7 12,628 93.8 93.3-94.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,552 363 21.1 18.8-23.7 1,189 78.9 76.3-81.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 137 5 4.4 1.7-11.1 132 95.6 88.9-98.3
No 13,049 862 5.4 5.0- 5.9 12,187 94.6 94.1-95.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 176 38 24.3 16.9-33.6 138 75.7 66.4-83.1

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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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