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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Care Giving--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

People may provide regular care or assistance to someone who has a long-term illness or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a family member or friend?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 16,720 3,259 18.5 17.7-19.3 13,461 81.5 80.7-82.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 14,305 2,836 19.2 18.3-20.1 11,469 80.8 79.9-81.7
No 2,385 420 15.4 13.6-17.5 1,965 84.6 82.5-86.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 277 40 11.9 8.1-17.1 237 88.1 82.9-91.9
Recommended Range 5,530 1,019 17.8 16.4-19.3 4,511 82.2 80.7-83.6
Overweight 5,771 1,142 18.7 17.4-20.0 4,629 81.3 80.0-82.6
Obese 4,373 913 20.2 18.7-21.9 3,460 79.8 78.1-81.3
Current Smoker
No 13,233 2,581 18.4 17.6-19.3 10,652 81.6 80.7-82.4
Yes 3,411 666 18.8 17.0-20.7 2,745 81.2 79.3-83.0
Binge Drinker
No 15,275 3,034 19.0 18.2-19.9 12,241 81.0 80.1-81.8
Yes 1,289 197 14.2 11.9-16.9 1,092 85.8 83.1-88.1
Heavy Drinker
No 16,002 3,123 18.4 17.6-19.2 12,879 81.6 80.8-82.4
Yes 492 92 19.1 14.6-24.4 400 80.9 75.6-85.4
Current Asthma
Yes 1,166 245 23.2 19.8-27.0 921 76.8 73.0-80.2
No 15,474 2,990 18.1 17.3-18.9 12,484 81.9 81.1-82.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,791 337 19.8 17.5-22.4 1,454 80.2 77.6-82.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 139 27 16.9 10.8-25.4 112 83.1 74.6-89.2
No 14,570 2,851 18.4 17.5-19.2 11,719 81.6 80.8-82.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 210 42 18.1 12.5-25.4 168 81.9 74.6-87.5

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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.

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