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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,611 11,931 72.0 70.8-73.1 1,711 12.9 12.1-13.8 945 7.4 6.8- 8.2 902 6.6 5.9- 7.4 122 1.0 0.8- 1.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,722 10,984 76.9 75.7-77.9 1,385 11.7 10.8-12.5 681 6.2 5.6- 7.0 595 4.6 4.1- 5.2 77 0.6 0.5- 0.9
No 1,868 931 49.1 45.3-52.8 323 18.9 16.1-22.0 264 13.2 11.0-15.8 305 16.0 13.2-19.3 45 2.8 1.9- 4.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 229 163 66.5 55.8-75.7 26 13.3 7.6-22.3 20 8.2 4.7-13.8 17 11.0 5.2-21.7 3 1.0 0.2- 4.8
Recommended Range 4,853 3,649 71.5 69.4-73.6 562 13.5 12.0-15.2 295 7.4 6.2- 8.8 313 6.8 5.7- 8.0 34 0.8 0.5- 1.5
Overweight 5,521 4,239 72.8 71.0-74.6 586 12.6 11.2-14.0 333 7.4 6.4- 8.6 311 5.9 5.0- 6.8 52 1.4 0.9- 2.0
Obese 4,328 3,354 71.1 68.5-73.5 462 12.8 11.1-14.7 267 8.1 6.7- 9.7 221 7.4 5.8- 9.4 24 0.6 0.4- 1.0
Current Smoker
No 12,722 10,008 74.6 73.3-75.8 1,346 12.5 11.6-13.5 691 6.7 6.0- 7.5 584 5.3 4.6- 6.1 93 1.0 0.7- 1.3
Yes 2,831 1,875 62.0 59.1-64.8 360 14.6 12.6-16.8 251 10.3 8.6-12.4 316 11.7 10.0-13.7 29 1.3 0.8- 2.2
History of CVD**
Yes 1,917 1,644 83.5 80.5-86.2 127 7.8 5.7-10.7 61 3.2 2.4- 4.4 74 4.8 3.6- 6.4 11 0.5 0.2- 1.3
No 13,547 10,182 71.0 69.7-72.2 1,565 13.4 12.5-14.3 873 7.8 7.1- 8.6 819 6.8 6.1- 7.6 108 1.1 0.8- 1.4
Binge Drinker
No 14,074 10,929 73.7 72.5-74.8 1,504 12.5 11.7-13.4 795 6.9 6.2- 7.7 742 5.9 5.3- 6.5 104 1.0 0.8- 1.4
Yes 1,336 856 61.0 56.7-65.2 183 14.7 12.1-17.8 139 11.1 8.9-13.9 144 12.1 8.9-16.2 14 1.0 0.5- 2.0
Heavy Drinker
No 14,750 11,349 72.3 71.1-73.5 1,604 12.9 12.1-13.9 879 7.3 6.6- 8.0 805 6.4 5.7- 7.2 113 1.0 0.8- 1.4
Yes 561 365 64.3 57.8-70.3 74 12.1 9.0-16.1 44 11.3 7.4-16.9 71 11.4 8.2-15.6 7 0.9 0.4- 2.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,283 1,029 75.9 71.6-79.7 137 14.4 11.1-18.6 57 5.1 3.5- 7.2 51 3.8 2.6- 5.6 9 0.8 0.3- 1.8
No 14,258 10,850 71.7 70.4-72.9 1,567 12.8 12.0-13.8 885 7.7 6.9- 8.5 843 6.8 6.1- 7.6 113 1.1 0.8- 1.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,928 1,730 88.4 85.9-90.4 102 6.0 4.7- 7.7 45 3.2 1.9- 5.2 40 1.9 1.2- 2.9 11 0.5 0.2- 1.2
No 13,675 10,194 70.3 69.0-71.5 1,609 13.6 12.7-14.6 899 7.9 7.1- 8.7 862 7.1 6.4- 7.9 111 1.1 0.8- 1.4
Disability
Yes 5,776 4,600 76.1 74.3-77.8 544 11.3 10.0-12.7 308 6.3 5.4- 7.4 283 5.7 4.8- 6.7 41 0.7 0.4- 1.0
No 9,393 6,998 70.0 68.5-71.6 1,115 13.7 12.6-14.9 619 8.1 7.2- 9.1 586 7.1 6.2- 8.1 75 1.1 0.8- 1.5

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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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