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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more times/day 1 or more times/week 1 or more times/month 1 or more times/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,939 1,238 63.9 60.9-66.8 410 21.5 19.1-24.1 105 5.2 4.0- 6.7 39 2.0 1.3- 2.9 147 7.4 6.0- 9.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,757 1,135 64.8 61.7-67.7 369 21.4 19.0-24.1 89 5.0 3.8- 6.6 36 1.9 1.2- 2.8 128 6.9 5.6- 8.5
No 181 103 58.2 48.1-67.7 41 22.1 15.1-31.2 15 6.3 3.3-11.8 3 2.6 0.7- 9.1 19 10.8 6.1-18.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 8 7 94.8 68.7-99.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.2 0.7-31.3
Recommended Range 283 165 58.9 50.9-66.5 78 27.7 21.3-35.2 16 5.1 2.8- 9.3 6 2.5 0.8- 7.8 18 5.7 3.3- 9.7
Overweight 615 386 61.9 56.5-67.0 133 22.7 18.5-27.5 33 6.1 4.0- 9.1 14 1.6 0.9- 2.8 49 7.8 5.4-11.0
Obese 937 616 66.6 62.3-70.6 184 19.2 16.1-22.7 53 4.8 3.3- 7.0 18 2.2 1.2- 3.9 66 7.3 5.3- 9.8
Current Smoker
No 1,631 1,054 64.9 61.7-68.0 339 21.2 18.7-24.0 88 5.1 3.9- 6.8 29 1.4 0.9- 2.3 121 7.3 5.8- 9.1
Yes 297 177 58.9 51.0-66.3 67 22.2 16.5-29.1 17 5.7 3.1-10.2 10 4.9 2.3- 9.9 26 8.4 5.3-13.0
History of CVD**
Yes 558 397 71.3 66.1-76.0 88 16.3 12.7-20.7 22 3.7 2.2- 6.4 15 2.5 1.3- 4.8 36 6.2 4.1- 9.1
No 1,348 823 61.2 57.6-64.8 311 23.3 20.4-26.5 80 5.7 4.3- 7.6 24 1.8 1.1- 3.0 110 7.9 6.3-10.0
Binge Drinker
No 1,872 1,208 64.9 61.9-67.8 392 20.9 18.6-23.5 95 4.9 3.7- 6.4 36 1.8 1.2- 2.8 141 7.4 6.0- 9.1
Yes 51 23 41.4 26.0-58.7 13 35.2 20.2-53.8 8 9.2 4.2-19.0 2 5.8 1.3-23.0 5 8.4 3.2-20.5
Heavy Drinker
No 1,889 1,216 64.5 61.5-67.4 396 21.3 18.9-23.9 99 5.1 3.9- 6.6 37 1.8 1.2- 2.8 141 7.3 5.9- 9.0
Yes 28 13 36.6 19.4-58.1 6 27.7 11.9-52.1 5 13.0 4.8-30.9 1 11.2 1.7-48.6 3 11.5 3.2-33.7
Current Asthma
Yes 246 187 76.1 67.4-83.1 29 11.7 6.9-19.1 11 2.9 1.4- 5.8 3 3.1 0.8-10.7 16 6.2 3.1-12.3
No 1,680 1,044 62.1 58.9-65.2 376 22.8 20.2-25.6 93 5.6 4.3- 7.2 36 1.8 1.2- 2.7 131 7.7 6.2- 9.4
Disability
Yes 1,178 802 67.9 64.1-71.5 219 19.0 16.1-22.2 50 4.4 2.9- 6.4 20 1.7 0.9- 3.1 87 7.1 5.4- 9.3
No 726 420 59.0 54.1-63.8 183 24.9 21.0-29.2 52 6.4 4.6- 8.9 19 2.5 1.4- 4.2 52 7.2 5.2-10.0

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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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