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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,089 1,273 40.1 37.4-42.9 1,816 59.9 57.1-62.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,690 1,114 40.0 37.2-42.9 1,576 60.0 57.1-62.8
No 396 158 40.4 32.6-48.7 238 59.6 51.3-67.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 36 11 23.4 12.2-40.3 25 76.6 59.7-87.8
Recommended Range 935 384 41.5 36.5-46.7 551 58.5 53.3-63.5
Overweight 1,094 451 40.3 36.1-44.6 643 59.7 55.4-63.9
Obese 927 393 39.1 34.0-44.3 534 60.9 55.7-66.0
Current Smoker
No 2,383 978 38.8 35.9-41.7 1,405 61.2 58.3-64.1
Yes 697 291 43.7 37.7-50.0 406 56.3 50.0-62.3
History of CVD**
Yes 390 176 45.6 39.0-52.4 214 54.4 47.6-61.0
No 2,671 1,084 39.4 36.5-42.4 1,587 60.6 57.6-63.5
Binge Drinker
No 2,794 1,144 39.4 36.8-42.1 1,650 60.6 57.9-63.2
Yes 261 110 41.6 32.2-51.6 151 58.4 48.4-67.8
Heavy Drinker
No 2,916 1,197 40.4 37.6-43.2 1,719 59.6 56.8-62.4
Yes 127 59 39.8 28.3-52.5 68 60.2 47.5-71.7
Current Asthma
Yes 284 127 45.1 36.6-54.0 157 54.9 46.0-63.4
No 2,794 1,137 39.4 36.5-42.3 1,657 60.6 57.7-63.5
Diabetes
Yes 407 176 44.0 37.5-50.8 231 56.0 49.2-62.5
No 2,681 1,097 39.7 36.8-42.7 1,584 60.3 57.3-63.2
Disability
Yes 1,211 512 44.0 39.6-48.5 699 56.0 51.5-60.4
No 1,857 754 38.0 34.7-41.5 1,103 62.0 58.5-65.3

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*Asked only of care givers providing care to those age 60 and older.

**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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