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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 15,763 1,314 7.6 7.0- 8.2 14,449 92.4 91.8-93.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,840 1,143 7.5 6.9- 8.2 12,697 92.5 91.8-93.1
No 1,898 171 7.8 6.3- 9.7 1,727 92.2 90.3-93.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 231 20 5.6 3.2- 9.4 211 94.4 90.6-96.8
Recommended Range 4,918 311 5.8 4.9- 6.9 4,607 94.2 93.1-95.1
Overweight 5,565 416 7.0 6.1- 7.9 5,149 93.0 92.1-93.9
Obese 4,353 493 10.1 8.8-11.7 3,860 89.9 88.3-91.2
Current Smoker
No 12,841 1,004 7.0 6.4- 7.6 11,837 93.0 92.4-93.6
Yes 2,864 306 9.9 8.3-11.8 2,558 90.1 88.2-91.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,944 279 15.5 12.9-18.5 1,665 84.5 81.5-87.1
No 13,667 1,024 6.8 6.2- 7.5 12,643 93.2 92.5-93.8
Binge Drinker
No 14,211 1,231 7.9 7.3- 8.6 12,980 92.1 91.4-92.7
Yes 1,342 71 5.8 4.1- 8.1 1,271 94.2 91.9-95.9
Heavy Drinker
No 14,888 1,262 7.7 7.1- 8.3 13,626 92.3 91.7-92.9
Yes 567 38 6.8 3.7-12.0 529 93.2 88.0-96.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,954 251 12.6 10.6-15.0 1,703 87.4 85.0-89.4
No 13,803 1,063 7.1 6.4- 7.7 12,740 92.9 92.3-93.6
Disability
Yes 5,845 829 13.8 12.5-15.2 5,016 86.2 84.8-87.5
No 9,470 459 4.9 4.2- 5.6 9,011 95.1 94.4-95.8

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

**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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