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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,799 1,939 11.7 10.9-12.5 13,860 88.3 87.5-89.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,872 1,697 11.8 11.0-12.7 12,175 88.2 87.3-89.0
No 1,901 240 11.1 9.3-13.3 1,661 88.9 86.7-90.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 233 29 8.1 5.1-12.6 204 91.9 87.4-94.9
Recommended Range 4,926 464 9.2 8.0-10.6 4,462 90.8 89.4-92.0
Overweight 5,579 648 11.0 9.9-12.3 4,931 89.0 87.7-90.1
Obese 4,364 694 15.2 13.5-17.1 3,670 84.8 82.9-86.5
Current Smoker
No 12,869 1,489 10.5 9.8-11.4 11,380 89.5 88.6-90.2
Yes 2,872 445 16.1 14.0-18.4 2,427 83.9 81.6-86.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,952 373 19.8 17.1-22.8 1,579 80.2 77.2-82.9
No 13,693 1,543 10.9 10.1-11.7 12,150 89.1 88.3-89.9
Binge Drinker
No 14,244 1,784 11.9 11.1-12.8 12,460 88.1 87.2-88.9
Yes 1,345 136 10.6 8.4-13.3 1,209 89.4 86.7-91.6
Heavy Drinker
No 14,922 1,843 11.8 11.0-12.6 13,079 88.2 87.4-89.0
Yes 568 68 11.4 7.7-16.7 500 88.6 83.3-92.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,958 343 17.6 15.2-20.2 1,615 82.4 79.8-84.8
No 13,834 1,594 11.1 10.3-11.9 12,240 88.9 88.1-89.7
Disability
Yes 5,866 1,115 19.2 17.7-20.8 4,751 80.8 79.2-82.3
No 9,484 782 8.4 7.5- 9.3 8,702 91.6 90.7-92.5

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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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