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2006 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 15,641 1,511 7.1 6.6- 7.6 14,130 92.9 92.4-93.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,639 1,398 7.7 7.2- 8.3 12,241 92.3 91.7-92.8
No 1,974 111 4.1 3.0- 5.5 1,863 95.9 94.5-97.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 262 34 10.3 6.5-16.1 228 89.7 83.9-93.5
Recommended Range 5,052 343 5.1 4.4- 6.0 4,709 94.9 94.0-95.6
Overweight 5,348 418 5.4 4.8- 6.1 4,930 94.6 93.9-95.2
Obese 4,217 631 11.5 10.4-12.7 3,586 88.5 87.3-89.6
Current Smoker
No 12,431 1,200 6.9 6.4- 7.4 11,231 93.1 92.6-93.6
Yes 3,132 297 7.6 6.4- 8.9 2,835 92.4 91.1-93.6
Binge Drinker
No 14,106 1,441 7.6 7.1- 8.1 12,665 92.4 91.9-92.9
Yes 1,226 48 3.5 2.3- 5.2 1,178 96.5 94.8-97.7
Heavy Drinker
No 14,857 1,460 7.2 6.7- 7.7 13,397 92.8 92.3-93.3
Yes 482 27 4.7 2.7- 8.2 455 95.3 91.8-97.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,178 256 17.3 14.7-20.1 922 82.7 79.9-85.3
No 14,406 1,244 6.3 5.8- 6.8 13,162 93.7 93.2-94.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,869 461 21.8 19.6-24.1 1,408 78.2 75.9-80.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 114 10 7.1 3.3-14.7 104 92.9 85.3-96.7
No 13,413 993 5.4 5.0- 5.9 12,420 94.6 94.1-95.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 229 43 16.8 11.9-23.3 186 83.2 76.7-88.1

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*These risk tables are stand-alone tables, not broken down further by geographic strata.

^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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