SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities,
such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,632 11,482 79.4 78.4-80.4 737 5.5 5.0- 6.1 803 5.7 5.1- 6.3 824 5.4 4.9- 5.9 786 4.0 3.6- 4.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,759 10,081 80.0 78.9-81.0 634 5.5 4.9- 6.2 688 5.5 4.9- 6.2 681 5.0 4.5- 5.5 675 4.0 3.6- 4.5
No 1,842 1,381 77.1 74.2-79.8 103 5.7 4.3- 7.4 114 6.4 4.9- 8.2 137 6.9 5.5- 8.8 107 3.9 3.0- 5.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 243 184 72.2 60.4-81.6 11 4.5 2.3- 8.6 10 7.8 2.2-24.0 16 7.4 3.0-17.0 22 8.1 4.1-15.2
Recommended Range 4,552 3,677 80.5 78.6-82.2 242 5.7 4.8- 6.7 234 6.0 4.9- 7.3 214 4.8 3.9- 6.0 185 3.0 2.5- 3.7
Overweight 5,133 4,179 82.3 80.7-83.7 213 4.6 3.8- 5.7 263 5.0 4.2- 5.9 242 4.5 3.8- 5.3 236 3.6 3.0- 4.3
Obese 4,036 2,903 74.2 72.2-76.2 242 6.8 5.6- 8.3 261 6.1 5.1- 7.2 325 7.4 6.4- 8.5 305 5.5 4.7- 6.5
Current Smoker
No 11,644 9,403 81.9 80.9-82.9 595 5.7 5.0- 6.4 592 4.9 4.4- 5.5 540 4.4 3.9- 4.9 514 3.1 2.8- 3.5
Yes 2,946 2,051 71.3 68.7-73.7 137 5.0 3.9- 6.3 207 8.2 6.6-10.2 281 8.6 7.2-10.1 270 7.0 5.9- 8.2
COPD
Yes 1,177 683 58.7 54.3-63.0 57 5.1 3.6- 7.2 93 7.8 5.7-10.5 154 13.2 10.7-16.3 190 15.1 12.6-18.0
No 12,763 10,266 80.8 79.8-81.8 646 5.5 4.9- 6.2 678 5.6 5.0- 6.2 627 4.8 4.3- 5.4 546 3.3 2.9- 3.7
Binge Drinker
No 13,283 10,395 79.1 78.0-80.1 652 5.4 4.8- 6.0 726 5.7 5.0- 6.3 766 5.5 5.0- 6.1 744 4.3 3.9- 4.8
Yes 1,183 952 81.6 78.2-84.5 76 6.5 4.7- 8.9 71 6.1 4.4- 8.3 52 4.0 2.7- 5.8 32 1.9 1.2- 2.9
Heavy Drinker
No 13,875 10,868 79.1 78.1-80.1 695 5.6 5.0- 6.2 764 5.7 5.1- 6.4 791 5.5 5.0- 6.0 757 4.1 3.7- 4.5
Yes 525 420 81.9 76.7-86.2 32 6.5 4.1-10.2 28 5.0 2.9- 8.5 25 3.9 2.0- 7.5 20 2.6 1.6- 4.4
Current Asthma
Yes 1,188 707 61.8 57.2-66.2 70 6.2 4.5- 8.5 86 9.0 6.0-13.2 163 13.1 10.6-16.2 162 9.8 8.0-12.1
No 13,377 10,730 81.0 80.0-82.0 662 5.5 4.9- 6.1 712 5.3 4.8- 5.9 656 4.7 4.2- 5.2 617 3.5 3.1- 3.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,789 1,187 64.8 61.7-67.8 72 4.5 3.4- 5.9 121 7.0 5.5- 8.9 181 11.4 9.5-13.6 228 12.3 10.3-14.6
No 12,567 10,101 81.1 80.0-82.1 652 5.7 5.1- 6.3 662 5.5 4.9- 6.2 619 4.7 4.2- 5.3 533 3.1 2.7- 3.4
Disability
Yes 5,185 3,092 57.9 55.8-60.0 246 5.4 4.5- 6.4 441 10.0 8.7-11.6 671 14.0 12.6-15.5 735 12.7 11.5-14.0
No 8,838 7,859 88.4 87.4-89.4 464 5.7 4.9- 6.5 340 3.8 3.3- 4.5 137 1.7 1.4- 2.2 38 0.3 0.2- 0.5
Hypertension
Yes 5,614 4,140 73.8 72.2-75.4 226 4.4 3.7- 5.2 327 5.8 5.0- 6.7 426 8.2 7.3- 9.3 495 7.7 6.9- 8.7
No 8,992 7,319 81.7 80.4-82.8 511 6.0 5.3- 6.8 475 5.6 4.9- 6.4 398 4.2 3.6- 4.9 289 2.5 2.2- 3.0

Back to Healthy Days.

* Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

^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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 02JUN08.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook