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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Did the doctor or health care provider then discuss with you your risk for certain diseases or
health problems based on your family history?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,978 4,053 68.0 66.2-69.8 1,925 32.0 30.2-33.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,284 3,616 69.7 67.9-71.5 1,668 30.3 28.5-32.1
No 683 431 58.7 52.4-64.7 252 41.3 35.3-47.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 88 49 54.8 38.0-70.6 39 45.2 29.4-62.0
Recommended Range 1,832 1,166 64.0 60.5-67.3 666 36.0 32.7-39.5
Overweight 2,114 1,451 70.1 67.2-72.9 663 29.9 27.1-32.8
Obese 1,716 1,231 70.9 67.5-74.0 485 29.1 26.0-32.5
Current Smoker
No 4,789 3,244 68.0 65.9-70.0 1,545 32.0 30.0-34.1
Yes 1,177 800 68.0 63.8-71.8 377 32.0 28.2-36.2
COPD
Yes 533 356 66.6 60.6-72.1 177 33.4 27.9-39.4
No 5,415 3,673 68.1 66.1-69.9 1,742 31.9 30.1-33.9
Binge Drinker
No 5,455 3,693 67.5 65.7-69.4 1,762 32.5 30.6-34.3
Yes 480 328 70.8 63.7-77.1 152 29.2 22.9-36.3
Heavy Drinker
No 5,699 3,883 68.2 66.4-70.0 1,816 31.8 30.0-33.6
Yes 216 136 66.8 57.4-75.0 80 33.2 25.0-42.6
Current Asthma
Yes 493 353 69.0 62.2-75.1 140 31.0 24.9-37.8
No 5,457 3,682 67.9 66.0-69.8 1,775 32.1 30.2-34.0
Diabetes
Yes 765 564 74.2 69.8-78.1 201 25.8 21.9-30.2
No 5,096 3,404 67.2 65.2-69.2 1,692 32.8 30.8-34.8
Disability
Yes 2,214 1,459 65.7 62.7-68.6 755 34.3 31.4-37.3
No 3,728 2,574 69.1 66.8-71.3 1,154 30.9 28.7-33.2
Hypertension
Yes 2,326 1,617 70.8 68.0-73.4 709 29.2 26.6-32.0
No 3,645 2,431 66.7 64.3-69.0 1,214 33.3 31.0-35.7

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*Asked of those who reported that their physician had asked them about their family history of illness

^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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