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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities,
such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 15,652 12,382 80.8 79.8-81.6 752 5.2 4.7- 5.7 857 5.5 5.0- 6.1 897 4.8 4.4- 5.3 764 3.7 3.4- 4.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,737 10,938 81.1 80.1-82.0 665 5.4 4.9- 6.0 721 5.0 4.5- 5.6 744 4.7 4.2- 5.2 669 3.8 3.4- 4.3
No 1,889 1,423 79.5 76.7-82.0 86 3.9 2.9- 5.2 135 7.8 6.1- 9.8 151 5.4 4.3- 6.8 94 3.5 2.6- 4.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 228 166 77.8 70.1-84.0 9 3.0 1.4- 6.5 13 6.2 3.1-12.0 20 5.6 3.4- 9.2 20 7.4 4.2-12.5
Recommended Range 4,882 3,993 82.5 80.8-84.1 247 5.8 4.9- 6.8 246 5.6 4.5- 6.9 221 3.9 3.2- 4.7 175 2.3 1.9- 2.7
Overweight 5,539 4,520 82.8 81.4-84.1 249 4.8 4.1- 5.7 254 4.6 3.9- 5.5 303 4.3 3.7- 5.0 213 3.5 2.8- 4.2
Obese 4,321 3,144 76.0 74.1-77.8 224 5.2 4.3- 6.3 315 6.8 5.8- 7.9 321 6.4 5.5- 7.5 317 5.5 4.7- 6.5
Current Smoker
No 12,752 10,306 82.5 81.6-83.4 608 5.1 4.6- 5.7 671 5.2 4.6- 5.8 624 3.9 3.5- 4.3 543 3.3 2.9- 3.7
Yes 2,844 2,027 73.9 71.4-76.2 141 5.3 4.3- 6.7 186 6.9 5.5- 8.4 273 8.4 7.0-10.1 217 5.5 4.6- 6.5
History of CVD**
Yes 1,905 1,216 62.3 59.3-65.2 62 4.0 2.9- 5.4 145 7.0 5.8- 8.6 227 12.9 10.9-15.1 255 13.8 11.8-16.1
No 13,599 11,067 82.5 81.6-83.5 685 5.3 4.8- 5.9 702 5.3 4.8- 6.0 649 4.0 3.6- 4.5 496 2.8 2.5- 3.2
Binge Drinker
No 14,103 11,133 80.4 79.4-81.3 644 5.1 4.6- 5.6 769 5.5 5.0- 6.2 835 5.0 4.6- 5.5 722 4.0 3.6- 4.4
Yes 1,344 1,071 83.1 80.4-85.6 105 6.3 4.9- 8.1 81 5.3 4.0- 7.1 57 3.6 2.5- 5.1 30 1.6 1.1- 2.5
Heavy Drinker
No 14,786 11,676 80.6 79.7-81.6 707 5.3 4.8- 5.8 804 5.5 4.9- 6.1 871 4.9 4.5- 5.4 728 3.7 3.3- 4.1
Yes 564 450 81.6 76.6-85.7 38 4.7 3.0- 7.2 39 7.3 4.6-11.3 19 3.3 1.8- 6.1 18 3.1 1.8- 5.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,289 756 61.5 57.5-65.3 69 6.8 5.0- 9.1 112 8.8 6.8-11.4 195 13.5 11.2-16.1 157 9.4 7.6-11.6
No 14,291 11,579 82.4 81.4-83.3 679 5.1 4.6- 5.6 739 5.2 4.7- 5.8 694 4.1 3.6- 4.5 600 3.3 2.9- 3.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,918 1,304 68.0 65.0-70.9 73 4.6 3.3- 6.5 129 7.5 5.9- 9.5 209 10.1 8.5-12.0 203 9.8 8.1-11.7
No 13,726 11,072 82.1 81.1-83.0 679 5.2 4.7- 5.8 728 5.3 4.7- 5.9 687 4.3 3.8- 4.7 560 3.1 2.8- 3.5
Disability
Yes 5,739 3,531 62.0 60.1-63.8 263 5.1 4.3- 6.0 493 9.1 8.0-10.3 738 12.7 11.5-14.0 714 11.2 10.1-12.3
No 9,470 8,456 89.0 88.0-89.9 474 5.2 4.6- 5.9 346 4.0 3.4- 4.7 148 1.4 1.1- 1.7 46 0.5 0.3- 0.8

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* Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

**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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