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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Was there a time during the last 12 months when you needed to see a doctor, but could not because of the cost?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,804 2,225 16.5 15.6-17.5 13,579 83.5 82.5-84.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,882 1,292 10.4 9.6-11.2 12,590 89.6 88.8-90.4
No 1,897 928 45.1 41.4-48.8 969 54.9 51.2-58.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 234 29 11.6 7.4-17.8 205 88.4 82.2-92.6
Recommended Range 4,931 588 14.1 12.6-15.8 4,343 85.9 84.2-87.4
Overweight 5,575 650 13.7 12.3-15.2 4,925 86.3 84.8-87.7
Obese 4,370 827 21.7 19.5-24.0 3,543 78.3 76.0-80.5
Current Smoker
No 12,874 1,459 13.5 12.5-14.6 11,415 86.5 85.4-87.5
Yes 2,871 755 28.1 25.6-30.8 2,116 71.9 69.2-74.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,959 299 18.4 15.6-21.5 1,660 81.6 78.5-84.4
No 13,691 1,889 16.2 15.2-17.3 11,802 83.8 82.7-84.8
Binge Drinker
No 14,250 1,955 15.9 14.9-16.9 12,295 84.1 83.1-85.1
Yes 1,344 227 19.9 16.2-24.2 1,117 80.1 75.8-83.8
Heavy Drinker
No 14,930 2,081 16.3 15.3-17.3 12,849 83.7 82.7-84.7
Yes 566 86 17.7 13.3-23.2 480 82.3 76.8-86.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,313 318 28.9 25.0-33.2 995 71.1 66.8-75.0
No 14,420 1,892 15.5 14.5-16.5 12,528 84.5 83.5-85.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,962 334 19.3 16.8-22.0 1,628 80.7 78.0-83.2
No 13,834 1,889 16.2 15.2-17.3 11,945 83.8 82.7-84.8
Disability
Yes 5,876 1,191 23.7 22.0-25.5 4,685 76.3 74.5-78.0
No 9,478 974 13.4 12.2-14.6 8,504 86.6 85.4-87.8

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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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