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2007 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 14,681 1,589 7.3 6.8- 7.8 13,092 92.7 92.2-93.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,805 1,466 8.1 7.6- 8.7 11,339 91.9 91.3-92.4
No 1,848 115 3.8 2.9- 5.0 1,733 96.2 95.0-97.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 253 42 12.6 7.2-21.1 211 87.4 78.9-92.8
Recommended Range 4,559 375 5.2 4.5- 6.0 4,184 94.8 94.0-95.5
Overweight 5,147 469 6.3 5.6- 7.2 4,678 93.7 92.8-94.4
Obese 4,052 628 10.7 9.7-11.9 3,424 89.3 88.1-90.3
Current Smoker
No 11,688 1,246 7.0 6.5- 7.5 10,442 93.0 92.5-93.5
Yes 2,951 334 8.4 7.2- 9.7 2,617 91.6 90.3-92.8
COPD
Yes 1,195 346 24.8 21.6-28.4 849 75.2 71.6-78.4
No 12,858 1,151 6.1 5.6- 6.6 11,707 93.9 93.4-94.4
Binge Drinker
No 13,368 1,526 7.9 7.4- 8.5 11,842 92.1 91.5-92.6
Yes 1,186 51 2.9 2.0- 4.1 1,135 97.1 95.9-98.0
Heavy Drinker
No 13,956 1,540 7.4 6.9- 7.9 12,416 92.6 92.1-93.1
Yes 524 33 5.3 3.2- 8.8 491 94.7 91.2-96.8
Current Asthma
Yes 1,195 292 17.9 15.1-21.1 903 82.1 78.9-84.9
No 13,417 1,284 6.4 5.9- 6.8 12,133 93.6 93.2-94.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,815 454 22.2 19.9-24.8 1,361 77.8 75.2-80.1
No 12,586 1,080 5.7 5.2- 6.2 11,506 94.3 93.8-94.8
Hypertension
Yes 5,654 1,021 15.2 14.1-16.5 4,633 84.8 83.5-85.9
No 9,001 563 4.1 3.6- 4.6 8,438 95.9 95.4-96.4

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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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