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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,779 2,656 19.7 18.7-20.8 4,932 32.1 31.0-33.2 4,801 30.7 29.5-31.9 2,247 12.5 11.7-13.3 1,143 5.0 4.6- 5.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,853 2,406 20.9 19.8-22.0 4,472 34.1 32.9-35.3 4,100 28.8 27.7-29.9 1,870 11.1 10.4-11.8 1,005 5.1 4.7- 5.6
No 1,899 246 14.4 12.0-17.2 451 22.7 19.9-25.8 691 39.4 35.7-43.3 374 18.9 16.3-21.8 137 4.6 3.6- 5.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 232 43 21.7 14.4-31.3 51 25.2 16.9-35.9 60 23.1 15.2-33.6 36 18.1 11.3-27.7 42 11.8 7.9-17.4
Recommended Range 4,923 1,251 30.0 27.9-32.3 1,646 33.7 31.7-35.9 1,202 23.5 21.5-25.6 545 9.2 8.1-10.5 279 3.5 3.0- 4.1
Overweight 5,569 918 19.1 17.6-20.7 1,904 35.7 33.9-37.6 1,669 29.3 27.6-31.1 736 11.5 10.4-12.8 342 4.3 3.7- 4.9
Obese 4,364 363 9.5 8.3-11.0 1,149 27.4 25.4-29.6 1,598 39.6 37.1-42.0 829 16.3 14.7-17.9 425 7.2 6.2- 8.4
Current Smoker
No 12,851 2,383 21.8 20.7-23.0 4,147 33.1 31.9-34.4 3,764 29.1 27.9-30.4 1,694 11.5 10.7-12.3 863 4.5 4.1- 4.9
Yes 2,870 264 11.9 10.1-14.1 769 28.2 25.8-30.9 1,016 36.5 33.7-39.4 544 16.2 14.4-18.2 277 7.1 5.9- 8.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,949 60 4.2 2.8- 6.3 289 14.4 12.5-16.5 588 31.3 28.5-34.3 527 25.5 23.0-28.1 485 24.6 21.7-27.6
No 13,673 2,589 21.2 20.2-22.4 4,625 33.9 32.7-35.1 4,161 30.7 29.4-31.9 1,670 11.1 10.3-11.9 628 3.1 2.8- 3.5
Binge Drinker
No 14,221 2,339 19.4 18.4-20.5 4,370 31.6 30.4-32.7 4,342 30.5 29.3-31.6 2,072 13.1 12.2-13.9 1,098 5.5 5.0- 6.0
Yes 1,347 278 22.4 19.1-26.1 515 37.2 33.4-41.3 380 29.8 25.7-34.2 145 9.0 7.1-11.3 29 1.6 1.0- 2.6
Heavy Drinker
No 14,905 2,470 19.5 18.5-20.5 4,644 32.1 31.0-33.3 4,538 30.7 29.5-31.9 2,143 12.6 11.8-13.4 1,110 5.1 4.7- 5.6
Yes 566 127 26.8 20.5-34.3 206 34.8 28.8-41.4 155 27.9 22.5-34.2 61 7.9 5.5-11.2 17 2.5 1.4- 4.4
Current Asthma
Yes 1,306 93 7.2 5.6- 9.3 267 25.5 21.7-29.7 358 29.9 26.2-33.9 318 21.2 18.2-24.7 270 16.1 13.2-19.5
No 14,401 2,560 20.8 19.7-21.9 4,646 32.7 31.5-33.9 4,421 30.8 29.5-32.0 1,912 11.7 10.9-12.5 862 4.1 3.7- 4.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,951 43 2.5 1.7- 3.6 282 15.8 13.5-18.4 639 32.6 29.8-35.6 581 30.4 27.5-33.4 406 18.6 16.4-21.0
No 13,820 2,613 21.5 20.4-22.6 4,649 33.8 32.6-35.0 4,157 30.5 29.2-31.8 1,665 10.6 9.9-11.4 736 3.6 3.2- 4.0
Disability
Yes 5,851 331 7.7 6.5- 9.0 1,076 19.4 17.9-20.9 1,812 32.7 30.8-34.7 1,570 25.3 23.7-27.0 1,062 15.0 13.7-16.3
No 9,482 2,243 25.4 24.0-26.7 3,728 37.9 36.4-39.4 2,834 29.7 28.2-31.2 608 6.5 5.7- 7.4 69 0.6 0.4- 0.8

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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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