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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Have you purchased a lottery ticket or scratch card since the establishment and operation of the
North Carolina State Lottery?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,704 4,271 90.9 89.4-92.1 433 9.1 7.9-10.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,117 3,730 91.0 89.6-92.1 387 9.0 7.9-10.4
No 581 535 90.3 83.7-94.5 46 9.7 5.5-16.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 48 40 87.0 71.1-94.8 8 13.0 5.2-28.9
Recommended Range 1,288 1,162 88.7 85.6-91.2 126 11.3 8.8-14.4
Overweight 1,757 1,582 90.3 88.2-92.1 175 9.7 7.9-11.8
Obese 1,471 1,365 93.5 90.4-95.7 106 6.5 4.3- 9.6
Current Smoker
No 3,519 3,161 89.6 87.8-91.2 358 10.4 8.8-12.2
Yes 1,177 1,102 94.2 92.2-95.7 75 5.8 4.3- 7.8
History of CVD**
Yes 495 452 92.5 89.0-94.9 43 7.5 5.1-11.0
No 4,172 3,784 90.7 89.1-92.0 388 9.3 8.0-10.9
Binge Drinker
No 3,982 3,625 91.8 90.6-92.9 357 8.2 7.1- 9.4
Yes 664 594 88.7 84.6-91.7 70 11.3 8.3-15.4
Heavy Drinker
No 4,388 3,982 90.8 89.3-92.1 406 9.2 7.9-10.7
Yes 235 215 91.4 86.1-94.9 20 8.6 5.1-13.9
Current Asthma
Yes 389 349 89.7 84.1-93.5 40 10.3 6.5-15.9
No 4,293 3,902 90.9 89.4-92.3 391 9.1 7.7-10.6
Diabetes
Yes 523 484 94.9 92.5-96.5 39 5.1 3.5- 7.5
No 4,178 3,784 90.5 88.9-91.9 394 9.5 8.1-11.1
Disability
Yes 1,598 1,456 93.2 91.5-94.6 142 6.8 5.4- 8.5
No 3,084 2,795 89.9 87.9-91.5 289 10.1 8.5-12.1

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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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