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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Gambling--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Do you sometimes gamble (or play for money) more than you think you should?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,706 279 6.4 5.4- 7.5 4,427 93.6 92.5-94.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,123 226 5.6 4.7- 6.7 3,897 94.4 93.3-95.3
No 577 52 9.9 6.6-14.6 525 90.1 85.4-93.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 49 2 3.8 0.8-15.7 47 96.2 84.3-99.2
Recommended Range 1,290 55 5.1 3.3- 7.7 1,235 94.9 92.3-96.7
Overweight 1,760 102 6.5 5.1- 8.4 1,658 93.5 91.6-94.9
Obese 1,467 110 7.6 5.9- 9.9 1,357 92.4 90.1-94.1
Current Smoker
No 3,522 189 5.2 4.3- 6.3 3,333 94.8 93.7-95.7
Yes 1,175 89 9.6 7.1-12.8 1,086 90.4 87.2-92.9
History of CVD**
Yes 495 42 12.5 8.2-18.5 453 87.5 81.5-91.8
No 4,174 232 5.8 4.8- 7.0 3,942 94.2 93.0-95.2
Binge Drinker
No 3,982 221 5.5 4.6- 6.6 3,761 94.5 93.4-95.4
Yes 666 53 9.8 6.8-14.0 613 90.2 86.0-93.2
Heavy Drinker
No 4,390 260 6.1 5.1- 7.1 4,130 93.9 92.9-94.9
Yes 235 14 12.6 5.8-25.2 221 87.4 74.8-94.2
Current Asthma
Yes 390 31 8.6 5.3-13.4 359 91.4 86.6-94.7
No 4,294 247 6.2 5.2- 7.4 4,047 93.8 92.6-94.8
Diabetes
Yes 524 42 10.5 6.5-16.7 482 89.5 83.3-93.5
No 4,179 237 6.0 5.0- 7.1 3,942 94.0 92.9-95.0
Disability
Yes 1,599 120 8.4 6.5-10.8 1,479 91.6 89.2-93.5
No 3,085 158 5.5 4.4- 6.9 2,927 94.5 93.1-95.6

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*Asked only of those who have gambled in the last SIX months.

**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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