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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,489 9,842 66.0 64.8-67.1 1,377 9.9 9.2-10.7 1,582 10.1 9.4-10.9 1,232 7.2 6.6- 7.9 1,456 6.8 6.3- 7.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,595 8,686 66.0 64.8-67.2 1,227 10.3 9.5-11.1 1,336 9.7 9.0-10.5 1,063 7.1 6.4- 7.7 1,283 6.9 6.4- 7.4
No 1,869 1,140 65.7 62.3-69.0 149 8.3 6.6-10.4 246 11.9 9.8-14.4 166 7.8 6.1- 9.8 168 6.3 5.1- 7.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 224 123 54.9 44.3-65.1 10 5.0 2.4- 9.9 28 17.5 9.9-29.0 18 6.5 3.5-11.7 45 16.1 10.1-24.8
Recommended Range 4,838 3,285 68.9 66.7-71.0 429 10.2 8.9-11.7 436 9.5 8.2-11.1 336 6.6 5.5- 7.8 352 4.8 4.2- 5.5
Overweight 5,482 3,624 69.0 67.2-70.7 479 9.7 8.6-10.9 532 9.0 8.0-10.1 408 6.5 5.6- 7.4 439 5.9 5.1- 6.7
Obese 4,293 2,399 60.0 57.7-62.3 402 10.3 9.0-11.9 515 11.5 10.1-13.1 429 8.5 7.4- 9.8 548 9.6 8.5-10.8
Current Smoker
No 12,610 8,200 67.1 65.8-68.3 1,130 10.3 9.5-11.2 1,271 10.0 9.2-10.8 922 6.5 5.9- 7.2 1,087 6.1 5.6- 6.6
Yes 2,826 1,604 61.5 58.8-64.2 242 8.5 7.2-10.1 310 10.7 9.1-12.6 308 9.8 8.2-11.6 362 9.4 8.1-10.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,877 813 43.9 40.7-47.1 110 5.6 4.4- 7.1 217 11.0 9.3-12.9 274 16.6 13.9-19.7 463 22.9 20.4-25.6
No 13,465 8,960 68.1 66.9-69.3 1,260 10.3 9.6-11.2 1,351 10.0 9.2-10.9 933 6.3 5.7- 6.9 961 5.2 4.8- 5.7
Binge Drinker
No 13,952 8,794 65.1 63.9-66.3 1,220 9.8 9.1-10.7 1,427 10.3 9.5-11.1 1,141 7.4 6.8- 8.1 1,370 7.3 6.8- 7.9
Yes 1,338 904 70.5 66.6-74.1 145 10.8 8.7-13.4 142 9.4 7.2-12.2 82 6.0 4.2- 8.6 65 3.3 2.3- 4.6
Heavy Drinker
No 14,633 9,233 65.5 64.3-66.7 1,316 10.1 9.4-10.9 1,507 10.3 9.5-11.1 1,183 7.3 6.7- 7.9 1,394 6.8 6.3- 7.4
Yes 565 398 73.2 66.6-78.9 42 6.9 4.7-10.1 54 6.8 4.7- 9.9 31 6.9 3.1-14.7 40 6.1 3.9- 9.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,266 462 38.4 34.3-42.6 120 11.6 9.3-14.5 186 16.8 13.5-20.8 229 17.7 14.5-21.4 269 15.5 13.1-18.3
No 14,154 9,344 68.2 67.0-69.4 1,251 9.8 9.1-10.6 1,387 9.6 8.8-10.3 997 6.4 5.8- 7.0 1,175 6.0 5.6- 6.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,873 839 44.7 41.6-47.9 148 9.1 7.2-11.5 230 12.5 10.5-14.7 254 13.9 11.7-16.3 402 19.8 17.5-22.4
No 13,610 9,000 68.1 66.9-69.3 1,228 10.0 9.3-10.8 1,352 9.9 9.1-10.7 978 6.5 5.9- 7.2 1,052 5.5 5.0- 6.0
Disability
Yes 5,654 2,366 44.0 41.9-46.0 417 8.0 7.0- 9.1 731 13.2 11.9-14.6 871 15.6 14.2-17.2 1,269 19.3 17.9-20.7
No 9,402 7,159 75.4 74.0-76.8 927 11.0 10.0-12.0 805 8.6 7.7- 9.5 342 3.6 3.0- 4.3 169 1.4 1.1- 1.7

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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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