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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Skin Cancer Prevention--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 15,292 2,624 21.6 20.6-22.8 12,668 78.4 77.2-79.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,444 2,327 22.7 21.5-23.9 11,117 77.3 76.1-78.5
No 1,823 295 17.0 14.4-20.0 1,528 83.0 80.0-85.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 228 39 19.0 12.0-28.8 189 81.0 71.2-88.0
Recommended Range 4,751 1,038 28.8 26.6-31.2 3,713 71.2 68.8-73.4
Overweight 5,432 891 20.5 18.9-22.3 4,541 79.5 77.7-81.1
Obese 4,237 565 16.3 14.4-18.3 3,672 83.7 81.7-85.6
Current Smoker
No 12,456 2,068 21.1 19.9-22.3 10,388 78.9 77.7-80.1
Yes 2,783 550 23.9 21.4-26.6 2,233 76.1 73.4-78.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,901 143 7.9 6.4- 9.6 1,758 92.1 90.4-93.6
No 13,242 2,472 23.0 21.9-24.3 10,770 77.0 75.7-78.1
Binge Drinker
No 13,835 2,125 19.4 18.3-20.5 11,710 80.6 79.5-81.7
Yes 1,313 475 36.4 32.5-40.6 838 63.6 59.4-67.5
Heavy Drinker
No 14,502 2,414 21.0 19.9-22.2 12,088 79.0 77.8-80.1
Yes 548 174 38.1 31.2-45.5 374 61.9 54.5-68.8
Current Asthma
Yes 1,261 186 18.5 15.3-22.2 1,075 81.5 77.8-84.7
No 13,961 2,428 21.9 20.8-23.1 11,533 78.1 76.9-79.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,897 121 8.8 6.9-11.2 1,776 91.2 88.8-93.1
No 13,390 2,503 23.0 21.8-24.2 10,887 77.0 75.8-78.2
Disability
Yes 5,739 656 15.0 13.4-16.8 5,083 85.0 83.2-86.6
No 9,456 1,965 24.8 23.4-26.3 7,491 75.2 73.7-76.6

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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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