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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

The North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund works to improve the health of the people of North Carolina
by funding programs to reduce youth tobacco use, obesity, and health disparities,
as well as help low-income populations access prescripti on drugs.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,491 4,214 29.8 28.6-31.0 10,277 70.2 69.0-71.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,702 3,793 30.9 29.7-32.2 8,909 69.1 67.8-70.3
No 1,766 418 24.8 21.5-28.5 1,348 75.2 71.5-78.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 212 56 26.4 18.4-36.3 156 73.6 63.7-81.6
Recommended Range 4,491 1,296 30.3 28.1-32.6 3,195 69.7 67.4-71.9
Overweight 5,137 1,494 29.9 28.0-31.8 3,643 70.1 68.2-72.0
Obese 4,050 1,190 29.4 27.2-31.7 2,860 70.6 68.3-72.8
Current Smoker
No 11,776 3,399 29.3 28.1-30.7 8,377 70.7 69.3-71.9
Yes 2,666 802 31.4 28.7-34.3 1,864 68.6 65.7-71.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,788 515 28.5 25.7-31.4 1,273 71.5 68.6-74.3
No 12,563 3,667 29.9 28.7-31.2 8,896 70.1 68.8-71.3
Binge Drinker
No 13,077 3,836 30.1 28.9-31.3 9,241 69.9 68.7-71.1
Yes 1,279 340 27.5 23.8-31.5 939 72.5 68.5-76.2
Heavy Drinker
No 13,740 4,020 29.8 28.6-31.0 9,720 70.2 69.0-71.4
Yes 532 137 31.9 25.2-39.4 395 68.1 60.6-74.8
Current Asthma
Yes 1,208 375 31.6 27.5-36.0 833 68.4 64.0-72.5
No 13,215 3,828 29.7 28.5-30.9 9,387 70.3 69.1-71.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,793 549 29.9 27.0-32.9 1,244 70.1 67.1-73.0
No 12,692 3,663 29.7 28.5-31.0 9,029 70.3 69.0-71.5
Disability
Yes 5,415 1,497 27.7 25.9-29.5 3,918 72.3 70.5-74.1
No 8,986 2,697 30.8 29.3-32.3 6,289 69.2 67.7-70.7

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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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