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2005 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 17,220 1,462 6.0 5.6- 6.4 15,758 94.0 93.6-94.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 14,717 1,338 6.7 6.3- 7.2 13,379 93.3 92.8-93.7
No 2,468 123 3.0 2.4- 3.9 2,345 97.0 96.1-97.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 283 35 7.9 5.3-11.7 248 92.1 88.3-94.7
Recommended Range 5,688 338 4.5 3.9- 5.1 5,350 95.5 94.9-96.1
Overweight 5,917 404 4.6 4.1- 5.2 5,513 95.4 94.8-95.9
Obese 4,498 599 9.8 8.9-10.8 3,899 90.2 89.2-91.1
Current Smoker
No 13,609 1,156 5.9 5.5- 6.3 12,453 94.1 93.7-94.5
Yes 3,534 298 6.1 5.3- 7.1 3,236 93.9 92.9-94.7
Binge Drinker
No 15,719 1,410 6.5 6.1- 6.9 14,309 93.5 93.1-93.9
Yes 1,331 45 2.1 1.5- 3.1 1,286 97.9 96.9-98.5
Heavy Drinker
No 16,475 1,419 6.1 5.7- 6.5 15,056 93.9 93.5-94.3
Yes 505 27 3.7 2.3- 5.9 478 96.3 94.1-97.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,208 255 16.0 13.7-18.6 953 84.0 81.4-86.3
No 15,929 1,185 5.2 4.9- 5.6 14,744 94.8 94.4-95.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,844 425 21.9 19.6-24.3 1,419 78.1 75.7-80.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 144 9 3.3 1.6- 6.7 135 96.7 93.3-98.4
No 15,006 989 4.4 4.1- 4.8 14,017 95.6 95.2-95.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 216 36 11.9 8.1-17.2 180 88.1 82.8-91.9

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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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