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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Care Giving--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

People may provide regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a family member or friend?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,318 3,126 19.4 18.5-20.4 12,192 80.6 79.6-81.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,469 2,719 19.5 18.5-20.5 10,750 80.5 79.5-81.5
No 1,824 404 19.1 16.5-22.1 1,420 80.9 77.9-83.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 228 36 11.9 7.9-17.3 192 88.1 82.7-92.1
Recommended Range 4,763 947 18.3 16.7-20.0 3,816 81.7 80.0-83.3
Overweight 5,436 1,109 19.1 17.6-20.7 4,327 80.9 79.3-82.4
Obese 4,247 936 22.1 20.1-24.3 3,311 77.9 75.7-79.9
Current Smoker
No 12,478 2,411 17.9 16.9-18.9 10,067 82.1 81.1-83.1
Yes 2,786 706 25.5 23.0-28.2 2,080 74.5 71.8-77.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,892 394 21.4 19.0-24.1 1,498 78.6 75.9-81.0
No 13,276 2,704 19.2 18.2-20.2 10,572 80.8 79.8-81.8
Binge Drinker
No 13,858 2,826 19.4 18.4-20.4 11,032 80.6 79.6-81.6
Yes 1,314 265 19.2 16.1-22.7 1,049 80.8 77.3-83.9
Heavy Drinker
No 14,527 2,950 19.3 18.4-20.4 11,577 80.7 79.6-81.6
Yes 550 129 22.1 17.2-28.0 421 77.9 72.0-82.8
Current Asthma
Yes 1,260 285 23.4 19.9-27.2 975 76.6 72.8-80.1
No 13,986 2,829 19.1 18.1-20.1 11,157 80.9 79.9-81.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,907 412 22.1 19.6-24.8 1,495 77.9 75.2-80.4
No 13,405 2,713 19.1 18.1-20.2 10,692 80.9 79.8-81.9
Disability
Yes 5,737 1,226 22.5 20.8-24.2 4,511 77.5 75.8-79.2
No 9,481 1,876 18.0 16.9-19.2 7,605 82.0 80.8-83.1

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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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