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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages (Under age 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,355 5,564 83.7 82.0-85.3 791 16.3 14.7-18.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 59 47 81.2 65.8-90.6 12 18.8 9.4-34.2
Recommended Range 1,857 1,627 83.6 80.6-86.3 230 16.4 13.7-19.4
Overweight 2,252 2,031 87.2 84.9-89.2 221 12.8 10.8-15.1
Obese 1,929 1,652 81.1 77.1-84.6 277 18.9 15.4-22.9
Current Smoker
No 5,089 4,561 85.9 84.0-87.7 528 14.1 12.3-16.0
Yes 1,248 989 76.4 72.5-79.8 259 23.6 20.2-27.5
History of CVD**
Yes 249 215 86.5 80.0-91.1 34 13.5 8.9-20.0
No 6,088 5,334 83.7 81.9-85.3 754 16.3 14.7-18.1
Binge Drinker
No 5,455 4,776 84.1 82.4-85.6 679 15.9 14.4-17.6
Yes 821 725 83.2 77.0-88.1 96 16.8 11.9-23.0
Heavy Drinker
No 5,973 5,242 84.0 82.3-85.7 731 16.0 14.3-17.7
Yes 266 227 82.6 74.0-88.8 39 17.4 11.2-26.0
Current Asthma
Yes 392 327 80.5 73.8-85.8 65 19.5 14.2-26.2
No 5,947 5,221 83.9 82.1-85.5 726 16.1 14.5-17.9
Diabetes
Yes 450 382 82.9 76.8-87.7 68 17.1 12.3-23.2
No 5,904 5,181 83.7 81.9-85.4 723 16.3 14.6-18.1
Disability
Yes 1,333 1,126 82.5 79.2-85.3 207 17.5 14.7-20.8
No 4,813 4,263 83.9 81.8-85.8 550 16.1 14.2-18.2

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

**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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