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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Caregiver Status--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

People may provide regular care or assistance to a friend or family member who has a health problem, long-term illness, or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a friend or family member?

(Also see North Carolina Added Questions:Care Giving)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,199 3,140 22.5 21.3-23.7 10,059 77.5 76.3-78.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,537 2,708 22.8 21.5-24.1 8,829 77.2 75.9-78.5
No 1,635 430 21.6 18.4-25.1 1,205 78.4 74.9-81.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 213 49 19.8 12.5-29.8 164 80.2 70.2-87.5
Recommended Range 4,182 891 18.7 16.8-20.9 3,291 81.3 79.1-83.2
Overweight 4,527 1,123 23.9 21.9-26.0 3,404 76.1 74.0-78.1
Obese 3,659 943 25.6 23.2-28.1 2,716 74.4 71.9-76.8
Current Smoker
No 10,759 2,464 21.3 20.0-22.6 8,295 78.7 77.4-80.0
Yes 2,382 665 27.2 24.2-30.3 1,717 72.8 69.7-75.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,579 304 20.8 17.1-25.1 1,275 79.2 74.9-82.9
No 11,486 2,805 22.6 21.4-23.9 8,681 77.4 76.1-78.6
Binge Drinker
No 11,885 2,871 23.1 21.8-24.4 9,014 76.9 75.6-78.2
Yes 1,093 226 19.3 15.5-23.7 867 80.7 76.3-84.5
Heavy Drinker
No 12,420 2,970 22.6 21.4-23.9 9,450 77.4 76.1-78.6
Yes 471 112 22.5 16.1-30.6 359 77.5 69.4-83.9
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,512 444 29.6 25.7-33.8 1,068 70.4 66.2-74.3
No 11,394 2,645 21.6 20.4-22.9 8,749 78.4 77.1-79.6
Current Asthma
Yes 1,097 276 25.9 21.6-30.7 821 74.1 69.3-78.4
No 12,043 2,849 22.2 20.9-23.4 9,194 77.8 76.6-79.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,713 391 24.1 21.0-27.4 1,322 75.9 72.6-79.0
No 11,469 2,745 22.3 21.1-23.7 8,724 77.7 76.3-78.9
Disability
Yes 4,589 1,116 25.7 23.5-28.1 3,473 74.3 71.9-76.5
No 7,857 1,867 21.8 20.3-23.2 5,990 78.2 76.8-79.7

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

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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