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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

People may provide regular care or assistance to an older adult 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 14,057 2,804 19.1 18.1-20.1 11,253 80.9 79.9-81.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,278 2,452 19.2 18.2-20.3 9,826 80.8 79.7-81.8
No 1,749 342 18.6 16.0-21.6 1,407 81.4 78.4-84.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 240 41 22.0 13.0-34.7 199 78.0 65.3-87.0
Recommended Range 4,377 831 18.5 16.8-20.3 3,546 81.5 79.7-83.2
Overweight 4,932 993 18.8 17.2-20.4 3,939 81.2 79.6-82.8
Obese 3,899 846 21.2 19.3-23.2 3,053 78.8 76.8-80.7
Current Smoker
No 11,183 2,136 18.0 16.9-19.0 9,047 82.0 81.0-83.1
Yes 2,835 657 23.0 20.6-25.5 2,178 77.0 74.5-79.4
COPD
Yes 1,182 232 20.8 17.6-24.3 950 79.2 75.7-82.4
No 12,813 2,564 19.1 18.0-20.1 10,249 80.9 79.9-82.0
Binge Drinker
No 12,812 2,571 19.3 18.3-20.3 10,241 80.7 79.7-81.7
Yes 1,130 206 18.3 15.0-22.1 924 81.7 77.9-85.0
Heavy Drinker
No 13,371 2,657 19.0 18.0-20.0 10,714 81.0 80.0-82.0
Yes 507 108 24.4 18.4-31.7 399 75.6 68.3-81.6
Current Asthma
Yes 1,110 240 21.2 17.8-25.0 870 78.8 75.0-82.2
No 12,879 2,546 18.9 17.9-20.0 10,333 81.1 80.0-82.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,729 337 20.1 17.7-22.7 1,392 79.9 77.3-82.3
No 12,058 2,404 18.9 17.9-20.0 9,654 81.1 80.0-82.1
Disability
Yes 5,131 1,068 22.9 21.1-24.8 4,063 77.1 75.2-78.9
No 8,831 1,714 17.5 16.3-18.6 7,117 82.5 81.4-83.7
Hypertension
Yes 5,413 1,143 21.7 20.3-23.2 4,270 78.3 76.8-79.7
No 8,620 1,657 18.0 16.8-19.3 6,963 82.0 80.7-83.2

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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.

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