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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,825 1,784 7.8 7.3- 8.3 14,041 92.2 91.7-92.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,897 1,666 8.6 8.0- 9.1 12,231 91.4 90.9-92.0
No 1,903 117 4.1 3.1- 5.3 1,786 95.9 94.7-96.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 234 42 11.1 6.9-17.4 192 88.9 82.6-93.1
Recommended Range 4,935 404 5.0 4.4- 5.7 4,531 95.0 94.3-95.6
Overweight 5,584 524 6.5 5.8- 7.3 5,060 93.5 92.7-94.2
Obese 4,376 725 11.9 10.7-13.1 3,651 88.1 86.9-89.3
Current Smoker
No 12,890 1,459 7.9 7.3- 8.5 11,431 92.1 91.5-92.7
Yes 2,877 318 7.3 6.3- 8.4 2,559 92.7 91.6-93.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,959 594 29.3 26.6-32.2 1,365 70.7 67.8-73.4
No 13,710 1,149 5.6 5.2- 6.1 12,561 94.4 93.9-94.8
Binge Drinker
No 14,269 1,715 8.6 8.0- 9.2 12,554 91.4 90.8-92.0
Yes 1,346 50 2.3 1.6- 3.3 1,296 97.7 96.7-98.4
Heavy Drinker
No 14,948 1,736 8.0 7.5- 8.5 13,212 92.0 91.5-92.5
Yes 568 23 3.2 1.9- 5.5 545 96.8 94.5-98.1
Current Asthma
Yes 1,312 330 17.3 14.9-20.0 982 82.7 80.0-85.1
No 14,443 1,439 6.9 6.4- 7.4 13,004 93.1 92.6-93.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,965 534 26.3 23.7-29.2 1,431 73.7 70.8-76.3
No 13,854 1,249 5.8 5.4- 6.3 12,605 94.2 93.7-94.6

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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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