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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,811 9,140 59.0 58.0-60.1 5,671 41.0 39.9-42.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,612 8,094 62.1 61.0-63.2 4,518 37.9 36.8-39.0
No 2,177 1,036 44.2 41.5-46.9 1,141 55.8 53.1-58.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 240 153 61.9 53.4-69.8 87 38.1 30.2-46.6
Recommended Range 5,029 3,313 62.4 60.6-64.1 1,716 37.6 35.9-39.4
Overweight 5,114 3,181 59.6 57.8-61.3 1,933 40.4 38.7-42.2
Obese 3,636 2,047 55.2 53.1-57.2 1,589 44.8 42.8-46.9
Current Smoker
No 11,488 7,406 61.9 60.8-63.1 4,082 38.1 36.9-39.2
Yes 3,277 1,708 49.2 47.0-51.4 1,569 50.8 48.6-53.0
Binge Drinker
No 13,569 8,450 59.7 58.7-60.8 5,119 40.3 39.2-41.3
Yes 1,046 585 53.1 49.2-56.8 461 46.9 43.2-50.8
Heavy Drinker
No 14,214 8,782 59.1 58.0-60.1 5,432 40.9 39.9-42.0
Yes 466 287 60.1 54.3-65.6 179 39.9 34.4-45.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,151 1,795 54.1 51.8-56.4 1,356 45.9 43.6-48.2
No 11,609 7,312 60.2 59.1-61.4 4,297 39.8 38.6-40.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,173 743 61.5 57.7-65.0 430 38.5 35.0-42.3
No 13,554 8,350 58.9 57.8-60.0 5,204 41.1 40.0-42.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,536 916 59.8 56.7-62.9 620 40.2 37.1-43.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 136 74 51.0 41.2-60.7 62 49.0 39.3-58.8
No 12,958 8,044 59.0 57.9-60.1 4,914 41.0 39.9-42.1
No, Bordeline Diabetes 175 103 56.5 46.8-65.8 72 43.5 34.2-53.2

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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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