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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

In general, how satisfied are you with your life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,473 7,116 45.8 44.6-47.0 7,507 48.5 47.2-49.7 675 4.6 4.0- 5.2 175 1.2 0.9- 1.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,615 6,540 49.6 48.4-50.9 6,459 46.0 44.7-47.2 489 3.4 3.0- 3.9 127 1.0 0.7- 1.4
No 1,832 568 27.8 24.7-31.2 1,034 60.0 56.2-63.7 183 10.1 7.7-13.2 47 2.0 1.2- 3.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 227 89 42.1 32.5-52.3 120 48.6 38.5-58.8 13 8.4 3.6-18.5 5 0.9 0.3- 2.3
Recommended Range 4,818 2,397 49.6 47.3-51.9 2,182 45.5 43.2-47.8 203 4.1 3.4- 5.0 36 0.8 0.4- 1.5
Overweight 5,483 2,646 48.7 46.7-50.6 2,601 46.8 44.8-48.7 176 3.5 2.8- 4.4 60 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Obese 4,283 1,719 38.9 36.7-41.2 2,240 52.8 50.4-55.3 255 6.4 5.0- 8.3 69 1.8 1.1- 3.0
Current Smoker
No 12,613 6,156 49.1 47.7-50.4 5,938 47.0 45.7-48.4 417 3.2 2.7- 3.9 102 0.7 0.5- 0.9
Yes 2,804 933 33.3 30.7-36.1 1,541 53.8 50.9-56.7 257 9.9 8.2-11.8 73 3.0 1.9- 4.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,910 735 39.4 36.3-42.5 1,001 50.9 47.7-54.1 128 6.0 4.9- 7.5 46 3.7 2.0- 6.9
No 13,412 6,334 46.5 45.2-47.8 6,420 48.2 46.9-49.5 533 4.4 3.8- 5.1 125 0.9 0.6- 1.2
Binge Drinker
No 14,000 6,506 46.8 45.5-48.0 6,751 48.0 46.8-49.3 587 4.1 3.6- 4.6 156 1.1 0.8- 1.5
Yes 1,327 549 40.4 36.3-44.6 683 50.3 46.0-54.6 80 7.7 4.9-11.9 15 1.6 0.8- 3.3
Heavy Drinker
No 14,667 6,762 45.9 44.6-47.1 7,115 48.6 47.3-49.9 623 4.4 3.8- 5.0 167 1.2 0.9- 1.6
Yes 559 249 45.9 39.0-52.9 269 43.8 37.3-50.5 36 8.9 5.7-13.8 5 1.3 0.3- 5.6
Current Asthma
Yes 1,282 461 36.2 32.2-40.3 678 52.8 48.5-57.1 111 8.1 6.1-10.7 32 2.9 1.2- 6.7
No 14,121 6,629 46.6 45.3-47.9 6,791 48.1 46.8-49.4 559 4.3 3.7- 5.0 142 1.0 0.8- 1.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,925 756 38.3 35.3-41.4 1,033 55.1 51.9-58.2 102 5.0 3.8- 6.6 34 1.6 1.1- 2.4
No 13,541 6,358 46.6 45.2-47.9 6,471 47.8 46.5-49.1 571 4.5 3.9- 5.3 141 1.1 0.8- 1.5
Disability
Yes 5,755 1,940 32.2 30.5-34.0 3,195 55.3 53.3-57.3 477 9.4 8.3-10.7 143 3.1 2.2- 4.2
No 9,463 5,067 52.0 50.4-53.5 4,180 45.3 43.7-46.9 186 2.5 1.8- 3.3 30 0.3 0.2- 0.6

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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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