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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 17,108 13,700 81.3 80.5-82.0 855 5.6 5.1- 6.1 938 5.5 5.0- 5.9 884 4.4 4.0- 4.8 731 3.3 3.0- 3.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 14,615 11,757 81.5 80.7-82.3 747 5.8 5.3- 6.4 770 5.2 4.8- 5.8 706 4.0 3.7- 4.4 635 3.4 3.1- 3.7
No 2,460 1,918 80.6 78.4-82.7 106 4.4 3.4- 5.6 166 6.2 5.0- 7.5 175 5.9 4.8- 7.2 95 3.0 2.2- 4.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 279 213 74.1 65.0-81.5 15 6.1 3.2-11.3 12 8.3 3.3-19.2 22 7.0 3.7-13.0 17 4.5 2.6- 7.7
Recommended Range 5,659 4,674 82.7 81.3-84.1 284 6.0 5.1- 7.0 262 4.6 3.9- 5.4 243 3.7 3.1- 4.4 196 2.9 2.4- 3.6
Overweight 5,876 4,826 83.4 82.1-84.6 289 5.3 4.5- 6.1 306 5.2 4.5- 6.1 242 3.4 2.8- 4.0 213 2.7 2.3- 3.2
Obese 4,462 3,308 76.2 74.5-77.7 237 5.8 5.0- 6.9 309 6.7 5.9- 7.7 327 6.4 5.6- 7.3 281 4.9 4.2- 5.7
Current Smoker
No 13,523 11,012 82.5 81.7-83.4 669 5.6 5.1- 6.2 707 5.2 4.7- 5.7 610 3.7 3.4- 4.1 525 3.0 2.7- 3.3
Yes 3,507 2,621 76.8 74.8-78.7 184 5.6 4.6- 6.8 229 6.5 5.4- 7.7 271 6.8 5.8- 7.9 202 4.4 3.6- 5.3
Binge Drinker
No 15,610 12,485 81.2 80.3-82.0 771 5.5 5.0- 6.0 840 5.4 4.9- 5.9 815 4.4 4.1- 4.8 699 3.5 3.2- 3.8
Yes 1,328 1,076 81.7 78.7-84.4 80 6.3 4.6- 8.6 90 6.3 4.8- 8.1 55 3.9 2.7- 5.5 27 1.8 0.9- 3.4
Heavy Drinker
No 16,369 13,096 81.1 80.3-81.9 820 5.6 5.1- 6.2 891 5.5 5.0- 6.0 848 4.4 4.0- 4.8 714 3.4 3.1- 3.7
Yes 499 397 81.9 77.3-85.8 29 5.2 3.4- 7.8 38 6.0 4.1- 8.8 26 5.5 3.2- 9.2 9 1.4 0.6- 3.1
Current Asthma
Yes 1,191 722 64.3 60.6-67.8 73 5.7 4.3- 7.4 113 11.6 9.2-14.5 143 10.3 8.4-12.5 140 8.2 6.7-10.0
No 15,837 12,926 82.5 81.6-83.2 778 5.6 5.1- 6.1 820 5.0 4.6- 5.5 734 4.0 3.6- 4.4 579 2.9 2.6- 3.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,819 1,212 67.1 64.3-69.8 77 4.1 3.1- 5.3 141 8.0 6.6- 9.8 180 10.3 8.6-12.3 209 10.4 8.8-12.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 141 100 72.7 63.2-80.5 17 12.6 7.2-21.1 13 9.5 5.1-17.0 9 4.4 2.2- 8.6 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4
No 14,922 12,225 82.8 81.9-83.6 752 5.7 5.2- 6.2 774 5.2 4.7- 5.7 670 3.7 3.4- 4.1 501 2.6 2.3- 2.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 216 156 73.5 65.4-80.3 8 3.4 1.4- 8.1 10 5.2 2.5-10.4 24 11.0 6.7-17.7 18 6.8 3.7-12.1

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* Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

^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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