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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Care Giving--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

What has a doctor said is the major health problem, long-term illness,
or disability that the person you care for has?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Health Condition/Disease Learning/Cognition Disabilities/Mental Health Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,377 699 47.0 42.8-51.2 131 8.8 6.9-11.3 148 11.9 9.6-14.7 399 32.3 28.2-36.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,218 618 47.4 42.8-52.0 122 9.5 7.3-12.2 125 11.0 8.7-13.8 353 32.2 27.8-37.0
No 158 81 44.8 34.2-55.9 9 4.3 1.9- 9.4 23 18.8 10.7-30.9 45 32.1 21.8-44.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 22 11 34.8 14.9-62.0 4 23.0 6.9-54.5 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0 6 41.0 16.0-71.7
Recommended Range 397 204 46.6 38.7-54.6 37 10.2 6.6-15.4 45 11.8 8.0-17.2 111 31.4 24.1-39.6
Overweight 480 245 50.7 44.1-57.3 41 5.2 3.6- 7.5 53 12.0 8.2-17.3 141 32.1 25.9-39.0
Obese 425 211 42.4 34.8-50.3 45 11.3 7.3-17.1 46 12.9 8.9-18.3 123 33.4 25.6-42.4
Current Smoker
No 1,072 539 46.4 41.7-51.1 105 8.6 6.6-11.3 116 12.6 9.9-16.0 312 32.3 27.8-37.2
Yes 301 158 48.3 39.0-57.6 26 9.4 5.4-16.0 30 9.7 5.9-15.5 87 32.7 23.8-42.9
History of CVD**
Yes 112 62 42.6 27.5-59.1 10 13.2 4.7-32.0 15 12.8 6.1-24.7 25 31.4 14.7-55.0
No 1,255 632 47.2 42.9-51.6 121 8.5 6.6-10.9 133 11.9 9.5-14.9 369 32.4 28.2-36.8
Binge Drinker
No 1,263 645 47.6 43.2-52.0 118 8.3 6.4-10.8 138 12.7 10.1-15.8 362 31.4 27.2-35.9
Yes 105 48 38.9 26.2-53.4 13 13.8 6.6-26.6 9 5.7 2.5-12.5 35 41.6 26.5-58.3
Heavy Drinker
No 1,308 665 47.0 42.6-51.3 124 8.7 6.7-11.1 142 12.0 9.6-14.9 377 32.4 28.1-36.9
Yes 52 22 34.9 19.7-54.0 6 14.4 3.8-41.8 5 12.2 4.3-30.2 19 38.5 21.3-59.2
Poor Sleep***
Yes 193 103 44.0 33.2-55.5 13 8.1 4.3-15.0 23 17.0 9.6-28.5 54 30.8 20.0-44.2
No 1,166 588 47.6 43.1-52.2 115 9.0 6.8-11.7 123 11.1 8.8-13.9 340 32.3 27.9-37.0
Current Asthma
Yes 140 70 42.5 30.3-55.7 15 11.8 5.2-24.8 14 10.5 5.0-20.8 41 35.2 22.5-50.4
No 1,232 628 47.6 43.2-52.1 115 8.4 6.5-10.9 131 11.9 9.4-14.9 358 32.1 27.7-36.7
Diabetes
Yes 172 78 39.6 30.0-50.0 28 20.2 11.7-32.6 15 12.7 6.7-22.6 51 27.6 19.4-37.5
No 1,204 620 47.6 43.1-52.2 103 7.6 5.8- 9.9 133 11.9 9.4-14.9 348 33.0 28.5-37.7
Disability
Yes 497 248 44.6 37.5-51.8 52 10.4 6.8-15.5 58 12.0 8.5-16.8 139 33.0 25.9-41.1
No 875 448 48.5 43.3-53.7 78 8.1 5.9-10.9 89 11.1 8.5-14.4 260 32.3 27.3-37.7

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*These questions are asked only of caregivers.
(See 2009 questionnaire for list of conditions pertaining to the problem headings.)

**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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