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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,066 9,950 70.8 69.3-72.3 1,443 12.7 11.7-13.9 809 7.6 6.8- 8.5 767 7.6 6.7- 8.7 97 1.2 0.8- 1.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,425 9,201 77.0 75.6-78.4 1,150 11.5 10.5-12.6 556 5.9 5.2- 6.7 459 4.9 4.2- 5.7 59 0.7 0.4- 1.3
No 1,617 732 42.8 38.2-47.5 289 17.9 14.6-21.7 252 15.5 12.9-18.6 306 20.1 16.4-24.4 38 3.7 2.1- 6.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 208 143 69.6 57.6-79.4 24 10.8 5.0-21.9 19 9.2 5.1-15.8 18 8.0 4.0-15.5 4 2.4 0.6- 9.6
Recommended Range 4,134 3,055 67.8 64.8-70.7 511 14.8 12.6-17.2 274 7.8 6.6- 9.3 263 8.3 6.5-10.7 31 1.2 0.6- 2.6
Overweight 4,499 3,461 71.2 68.7-73.6 463 11.3 9.9-12.9 267 7.9 6.6- 9.4 275 8.4 6.9-10.3 33 1.2 0.6- 2.3
Obese 3,619 2,822 72.5 69.7-75.2 392 13.1 11.2-15.3 219 7.2 5.7- 9.0 169 6.0 4.7- 7.7 17 1.1 0.4- 3.1
Current Smoker
No 10,657 8,387 74.0 72.3-75.6 1,126 12.0 10.9-13.1 581 6.8 6.0- 7.7 492 6.4 5.4- 7.5 71 0.9 0.6- 1.5
Yes 2,351 1,514 58.4 54.7-62.0 315 15.9 13.2-19.0 225 10.8 9.0-13.1 273 12.5 10.2-15.3 24 2.3 1.1- 5.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,560 1,345 84.9 80.0-88.7 109 7.4 5.4-10.2 59 2.6 1.8- 3.6 42 4.9 2.2-10.6 5 0.2 0.1- 0.5
No 11,375 8,509 69.6 67.9-71.1 1,317 13.1 12.0-14.3 741 8.1 7.3- 9.0 717 7.9 6.9- 9.0 91 1.3 0.9- 2.0
Binge Drinker
No 11,721 9,067 72.8 71.2-74.3 1,265 12.1 11.1-13.2 679 7.0 6.2- 7.9 630 6.9 6.0- 7.9 80 1.2 0.8- 1.8
Yes 1,084 696 59.6 54.3-64.8 146 14.8 11.5-18.9 110 11.0 8.5-14.1 117 12.7 9.1-17.3 15 1.8 0.6- 6.0
Heavy Drinker
No 12,255 9,379 71.6 70.0-73.1 1,356 12.5 11.5-13.6 748 7.5 6.7- 8.4 687 7.3 6.3- 8.4 85 1.1 0.7- 1.7
Yes 467 326 57.7 49.1-65.9 47 13.8 9.0-20.6 36 9.3 5.8-14.6 52 15.4 10.1-22.7 6 3.7 0.7-18.5
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,486 1,033 64.2 59.8-68.4 175 13.3 10.6-16.5 124 9.0 7.0-11.5 137 12.0 9.1-15.7 17 1.5 0.8- 3.0
No 11,303 8,698 71.9 70.3-73.5 1,242 12.5 11.4-13.7 669 7.4 6.6- 8.3 619 7.0 6.0- 8.1 75 1.2 0.7- 2.0
Current Asthma
Yes 1,087 854 69.0 63.6-74.0 102 12.8 9.3-17.3 59 8.1 5.4-11.8 67 9.4 6.6-13.3 5 0.7 0.2- 2.6
No 11,924 9,056 70.9 69.3-72.5 1,338 12.8 11.7-13.9 745 7.6 6.8- 8.5 693 7.4 6.4- 8.5 92 1.3 0.8- 2.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,687 1,519 89.7 87.2-91.8 83 4.4 3.3- 5.8 44 3.1 1.9- 5.0 36 2.6 1.6- 4.2 5 0.2 0.1- 0.6
No 11,365 8,422 68.9 67.3-70.5 1,358 13.6 12.5-14.9 764 8.1 7.3- 9.0 731 8.2 7.1- 9.3 90 1.2 0.8- 1.8
Disability
Yes 4,494 3,545 74.8 72.4-77.1 439 9.6 8.4-11.0 239 6.2 5.1- 7.5 235 7.8 6.3- 9.6 36 1.6 0.8- 3.2
No 7,793 5,810 69.6 67.8-71.4 926 14.0 12.7-15.4 516 7.8 6.9- 8.9 484 7.3 6.3- 8.6 57 1.2 0.7- 2.1

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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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