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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,228 7,990 51.3 50.1-52.6 4,293 29.1 28.0-30.3 1,792 12.3 11.5-13.2 506 3.6 3.1- 4.2 647 3.6 3.2- 4.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,372 7,217 54.0 52.7-55.3 3,852 29.7 28.5-30.8 1,401 10.4 9.7-11.2 388 2.8 2.4- 3.3 514 3.1 2.7- 3.5
No 1,831 762 38.8 35.3-42.5 437 26.9 23.6-30.5 384 20.8 17.8-24.2 117 7.4 5.5- 9.8 131 6.1 4.7- 7.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 227 130 56.2 45.6-66.2 44 20.6 12.6-31.8 32 15.6 9.4-24.7 5 0.9 0.4- 2.4 16 6.8 3.5-12.6
Recommended Range 4,725 2,542 52.7 50.4-55.0 1,396 30.0 28.0-32.2 473 10.8 9.5-12.4 147 3.4 2.6- 4.4 167 3.0 2.3- 3.8
Overweight 5,396 2,894 52.2 50.3-54.2 1,529 29.4 27.6-31.2 583 11.2 10.0-12.5 159 3.3 2.5- 4.3 231 3.8 3.2- 4.6
Obese 4,241 2,080 47.9 45.5-50.4 1,172 29.1 26.9-31.4 619 15.2 13.3-17.3 174 4.1 3.1- 5.3 196 3.7 2.9- 4.6
Current Smoker
No 12,389 6,713 53.3 51.9-54.6 3,522 29.3 28.1-30.6 1,326 11.4 10.5-12.4 339 2.8 2.4- 3.3 489 3.2 2.8- 3.7
Yes 2,786 1,250 43.9 41.1-46.8 759 28.4 25.9-31.0 461 16.0 14.1-18.1 164 6.6 5.0- 8.7 152 5.1 4.1- 6.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,851 965 51.0 47.7-54.2 378 20.0 17.7-22.6 260 14.3 12.3-16.5 109 7.7 5.5-10.7 139 7.0 5.6- 8.8
No 13,231 6,954 51.4 50.0-52.7 3,883 30.0 28.8-31.2 1,516 12.2 11.3-13.2 389 3.2 2.7- 3.7 489 3.3 2.8- 3.7
Binge Drinker
No 13,771 7,335 52.6 51.3-53.9 3,801 28.5 27.3-29.6 1,587 11.9 11.1-12.7 442 3.3 2.8- 3.9 606 3.8 3.3- 4.2
Yes 1,320 592 43.1 38.9-47.3 459 33.4 29.8-37.3 183 15.4 12.1-19.5 54 5.3 3.6- 7.9 32 2.8 1.8- 4.3
Heavy Drinker
No 14,446 7,613 51.5 50.2-52.8 4,057 29.1 28.0-30.3 1,700 12.3 11.4-13.2 468 3.5 3.0- 4.1 608 3.5 3.1- 4.0
Yes 548 271 48.9 41.9-55.8 178 32.2 26.2-38.7 58 10.9 7.3-15.9 23 4.1 2.4- 7.1 18 3.9 2.1- 7.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,268 589 44.5 40.3-48.8 326 27.6 23.9-31.6 218 17.0 14.1-20.4 56 5.2 3.0- 8.7 79 5.7 4.1- 7.8
No 13,893 7,370 51.8 50.5-53.2 3,949 29.3 28.1-30.5 1,562 11.9 11.1-12.9 447 3.5 3.0- 4.0 565 3.4 3.0- 3.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,875 974 50.9 47.6-54.1 395 21.7 19.1-24.5 298 16.9 14.5-19.6 75 3.9 2.9- 5.4 133 6.6 5.3- 8.2
No 13,346 7,015 51.4 50.0-52.7 3,897 29.9 28.7-31.1 1,492 11.9 11.0-12.8 429 3.6 3.0- 4.2 513 3.3 2.9- 3.8
Disability
Yes 5,655 2,558 42.4 40.4-44.4 1,523 28.5 26.7-30.4 950 17.9 16.4-19.5 304 6.1 5.0- 7.3 320 5.2 4.4- 6.1
No 9,321 5,315 55.4 53.8-57.0 2,710 29.6 28.2-31.1 801 9.7 8.7-10.8 191 2.5 2.0- 3.2 304 2.8 2.3- 3.3

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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