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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.^
Always Nearly always Sometimes Seldom Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,939 1,826 10.5 9.8-11.2 3,614 22.0 21.0-23.1 7,116 50.4 49.2-51.7 1,629 12.1 11.3-13.0 754 4.9 4.4- 5.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,112 1,556 9.6 9.0-10.3 3,216 22.2 21.2-23.2 6,309 52.0 50.7-53.3 1,397 11.5 10.7-12.4 634 4.6 4.1- 5.2
No 1,804 266 14.0 11.7-16.7 397 21.7 18.6-25.1 795 43.3 39.5-47.1 227 14.9 12.3-17.8 119 6.2 4.7- 8.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 220 34 12.1 7.9-18.2 61 33.7 23.7-45.3 76 29.4 21.8-38.4 33 14.5 9.0-22.6 16 10.3 4.6-21.3
Recommended Range 4,633 443 8.4 7.2- 9.8 1,082 19.8 18.1-21.6 2,326 53.1 50.8-55.5 541 12.8 11.3-14.4 241 5.9 4.8- 7.3
Overweight 5,322 581 9.7 8.7-10.9 1,222 20.9 19.4-22.5 2,636 51.9 50.0-53.9 620 12.8 11.5-14.3 263 4.5 3.8- 5.4
Obese 4,157 648 12.3 11.0-13.8 1,087 24.9 22.8-27.0 1,844 47.9 45.4-50.4 381 10.8 9.3-12.6 197 4.1 3.4- 5.0
Current Smoker
No 12,169 1,504 10.6 9.8-11.4 3,048 22.8 21.7-24.0 5,822 51.0 49.6-52.4 1,243 11.3 10.4-12.3 552 4.3 3.8- 4.9
Yes 2,718 317 10.1 8.5-12.0 551 18.5 16.3-20.9 1,266 48.6 45.7-51.6 382 15.4 13.4-17.6 202 7.4 6.0- 9.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,824 369 20.9 18.0-24.1 489 26.2 23.5-29.0 683 37.3 34.2-40.5 163 9.3 7.7-11.2 120 6.3 5.0- 7.8
No 12,972 1,430 9.5 8.7-10.2 3,085 21.6 20.6-22.7 6,380 51.7 50.4-53.1 1,451 12.4 11.5-13.3 626 4.8 4.3- 5.4
Binge Drinker
No 13,505 1,743 11.4 10.7-12.3 3,377 22.9 21.9-24.0 6,322 49.5 48.2-50.8 1,393 11.3 10.4-12.2 670 4.9 4.4- 5.5
Yes 1,296 62 3.7 2.4- 5.4 213 16.0 13.0-19.5 732 57.3 53.0-61.4 215 18.1 15.2-21.5 74 5.0 3.4- 7.2
Heavy Drinker
No 14,174 1,756 10.7 9.9-11.4 3,455 22.0 21.0-23.1 6,732 50.3 49.0-51.6 1,525 12.1 11.3-13.0 706 4.9 4.3- 5.5
Yes 540 35 4.0 2.6- 6.2 113 22.3 16.8-29.0 279 54.3 47.3-61.1 75 12.5 9.1-16.8 38 6.9 4.2-11.0
Current Asthma
Yes 1,229 231 16.4 13.3-20.0 328 25.3 21.6-29.5 484 40.5 36.3-44.9 110 12.5 9.7-16.0 76 5.2 3.9- 6.8
No 13,641 1,585 10.0 9.2-10.7 3,271 21.8 20.7-22.8 6,598 51.3 49.9-52.6 1,511 12.1 11.3-13.0 676 4.9 4.4- 5.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,827 395 19.9 17.4-22.6 533 29.6 26.6-32.8 681 40.4 37.2-43.6 129 6.5 5.3- 8.1 89 3.6 2.8- 4.6
No 13,106 1,430 9.5 8.8-10.3 3,079 21.3 20.2-22.4 6,434 51.5 50.1-52.8 1,498 12.7 11.8-13.6 665 5.0 4.5- 5.7
Disability
Yes 5,568 961 15.4 14.0-16.9 1,494 25.1 23.4-26.9 2,284 43.2 41.2-45.3 508 10.6 9.3-11.9 321 5.7 4.8- 6.7
No 9,279 842 8.2 7.4- 9.1 2,104 20.7 19.5-22.0 4,792 53.7 52.1-55.3 1,113 12.8 11.8-14.0 428 4.6 4.0- 5.3

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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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