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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cancer--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,949 6,092 85.4 83.9-86.8 857 14.6 13.2-16.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,044 5,384 88.9 87.6-90.1 660 11.1 9.9-12.4
No 889 697 70.6 65.4-75.4 192 29.4 24.6-34.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 109 88 78.3 63.1-88.3 21 21.7 11.7-36.9
Recommended Range 2,166 1,879 84.2 81.4-86.6 287 15.8 13.4-18.6
Overweight 2,433 2,149 86.3 83.8-88.5 284 13.7 11.5-16.2
Obese 1,944 1,741 88.7 86.1-90.8 203 11.3 9.2-13.9
Current Smoker
No 5,543 4,883 86.4 84.8-87.9 660 13.6 12.1-15.2
Yes 1,386 1,193 81.8 78.2-84.9 193 18.2 15.1-21.8
COPD
Yes 618 543 84.6 78.3-89.2 75 15.4 10.8-21.7
No 6,296 5,519 85.4 83.9-86.9 777 14.6 13.1-16.1
Binge Drinker
No 6,339 5,559 85.6 84.0-87.0 780 14.4 13.0-16.0
Yes 556 488 84.6 79.2-88.8 68 15.4 11.2-20.8
Heavy Drinker
No 6,618 5,806 85.4 83.9-86.8 812 14.6 13.2-16.1
Yes 247 221 90.8 84.6-94.6 26 9.2 5.4-15.4
Current Asthma
Yes 561 500 86.3 79.1-91.2 61 13.7 8.8-20.9
No 6,352 5,563 85.3 83.7-86.7 789 14.7 13.3-16.3
Diabetes
Yes 876 780 91.1 88.7-93.1 96 8.9 6.9-11.3
No 5,934 5,192 84.7 83.1-86.3 742 15.3 13.7-16.9
Disability
Yes 2,599 2,266 86.3 83.8-88.4 333 13.7 11.6-16.2
No 4,304 3,788 85.0 83.1-86.7 516 15.0 13.3-16.9
Hypertension
Yes 2,693 2,376 88.5 86.6-90.2 317 11.5 9.8-13.4
No 4,247 3,709 84.0 82.0-85.8 538 16.0 14.2-18.0

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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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