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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Paticipation in the North Carolina Lottery*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,171 4,271 31.0 29.8-32.1 10,900 69.0 67.9-70.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,336 3,730 31.6 30.4-32.8 9,606 68.4 67.2-69.6
No 1,810 535 28.3 25.1-31.7 1,275 71.7 68.3-74.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 224 40 22.4 14.1-33.7 184 77.6 66.3-85.9
Recommended Range 4,723 1,162 27.3 25.3-29.5 3,561 72.7 70.5-74.7
Overweight 5,391 1,582 31.2 29.4-33.0 3,809 68.8 67.0-70.6
Obese 4,200 1,365 36.2 33.9-38.6 2,835 63.8 61.4-66.1
Current Smoker
No 12,367 3,161 28.2 26.9-29.5 9,206 71.8 70.5-73.1
Yes 2,753 1,102 41.7 38.9-44.6 1,651 58.3 55.4-61.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,881 452 27.2 24.4-30.1 1,429 72.8 69.9-75.6
No 13,143 3,784 31.3 30.1-32.6 9,359 68.7 67.4-69.9
Binge Drinker
No 13,726 3,625 28.7 27.5-29.8 10,101 71.3 70.2-72.5
Yes 1,302 594 45.7 41.5-50.0 708 54.3 50.0-58.5
Heavy Drinker
No 14,387 3,982 30.4 29.3-31.6 10,405 69.6 68.4-70.7
Yes 546 215 42.9 36.0-50.0 331 57.1 50.0-64.0
Current Asthma
Yes 1,250 349 31.0 27.0-35.3 901 69.0 64.7-73.0
No 13,852 3,902 31.0 29.8-32.2 9,950 69.0 67.8-70.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,878 484 28.9 26.0-32.0 1,394 71.1 68.0-74.0
No 13,287 3,784 31.1 29.9-32.4 9,503 68.9 67.6-70.1
Disability
Yes 5,684 1,456 30.4 28.5-32.3 4,228 69.6 67.7-71.5
No 9,391 2,795 31.3 29.8-32.7 6,596 68.7 67.3-70.2

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*Denominator includes respondents who have NEVER played games for money, such as casino gambling, scratch card games,
video poker, or the lottery.

**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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