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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Because of any impairment or health problem, do you have any trouble learning, remembering, or concentrating?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,276 2,269 13.0 12.2-13.9 13,007 87.0 86.1-87.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,438 1,933 12.3 11.5-13.1 11,505 87.7 86.9-88.5
No 1,814 331 16.1 13.6-19.1 1,483 83.9 80.9-86.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 227 51 28.3 19.2-39.7 176 71.7 60.3-80.8
Recommended Range 4,746 624 12.0 10.5-13.6 4,122 88.0 86.4-89.5
Overweight 5,419 750 11.0 10.0-12.1 4,669 89.0 87.9-90.0
Obese 4,244 754 15.7 14.0-17.6 3,490 84.3 82.4-86.0
Current Smoker
No 12,448 1,671 10.9 10.1-11.6 10,777 89.1 88.4-89.9
Yes 2,775 590 21.3 18.8-24.0 2,185 78.7 76.0-81.2
History of CVD**
Yes 1,880 569 30.7 27.7-33.9 1,311 69.3 66.1-72.3
No 13,248 1,650 11.2 10.3-12.1 11,598 88.8 87.9-89.7
Binge Drinker
No 13,823 2,094 13.0 12.2-13.8 11,729 87.0 86.2-87.8
Yes 1,311 139 11.5 8.8-14.8 1,172 88.5 85.2-91.2
Heavy Drinker
No 14,489 2,156 12.9 12.1-13.8 12,333 87.1 86.2-87.9
Yes 547 72 12.8 9.1-17.7 475 87.2 82.3-90.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,262 361 25.7 22.2-29.6 901 74.3 70.4-77.8
No 13,944 1,890 11.9 11.1-12.7 12,054 88.1 87.3-88.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,891 479 24.4 21.8-27.1 1,412 75.6 72.9-78.2
No 13,380 1,790 11.9 11.0-12.8 11,590 88.1 87.2-89.0

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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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