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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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Please indicate which one of the following is the greatest difficulty you have faced as a caregiver.*

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  Total
Respond.^
Finacial burden Time for self/family Creates stress Other difficulites No difficulty
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,442 120 8.4 6.6-10.7 184 13.8 11.0-17.1 355 20.9 18.1-23.9 208 17.3 14.0-21.1 575 39.7 35.7-43.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,273 99 7.4 5.7- 9.7 166 14.8 11.7-18.5 316 20.9 18.0-24.2 183 17.8 14.2-22.2 509 39.0 34.8-43.5
No 168 20 14.2 8.0-23.9 18 7.0 3.9-12.3 39 20.8 13.5-30.7 25 13.4 8.3-21.0 66 44.6 34.2-55.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 21 2 17.4 3.0-59.1 5 34.2 11.4-67.8 5 12.6 3.8-34.2 0 0.0 . - . 9 35.8 15.2-63.4
Recommended Range 410 27 7.6 4.7-12.2 61 14.3 10.1-19.7 104 21.4 16.5-27.3 54 14.7 9.2-22.6 164 42.0 34.3-50.0
Overweight 500 41 8.7 5.8-13.0 56 11.7 8.2-16.3 129 23.4 18.8-28.6 71 15.7 11.2-21.7 203 40.5 34.3-47.0
Obese 458 48 9.0 6.0-13.4 58 15.5 10.1-23.2 102 16.1 12.0-21.1 75 22.0 15.8-29.9 175 37.3 30.3-44.9
Current Smoker
No 1,124 73 6.8 4.9- 9.3 151 14.3 11.3-17.9 279 21.8 18.7-25.2 152 15.0 11.8-18.8 469 42.2 37.7-46.8
Yes 314 47 13.3 9.1-19.0 33 12.5 7.0-21.5 75 18.5 13.0-25.5 53 22.9 15.0-33.4 106 32.8 25.2-41.4
History of CVD**
Yes 115 16 20.5 9.8-37.9 8 4.8 1.9-11.6 25 15.1 8.5-25.3 16 26.0 10.0-52.7 50 33.5 21.2-48.6
No 1,315 102 7.5 5.8- 9.6 176 14.6 11.6-18.2 326 21.3 18.4-24.6 191 16.5 13.4-20.2 520 40.1 35.9-44.3
Binge Drinker
No 1,329 108 8.5 6.6-10.9 171 14.1 11.2-17.7 323 20.4 17.6-23.5 188 15.9 12.8-19.5 539 41.1 36.9-45.4
Yes 105 12 8.5 4.1-16.8 12 10.5 4.6-22.0 27 22.5 13.2-35.5 19 30.1 15.5-50.4 35 28.5 17.9-42.1
Heavy Drinker
No 1,369 112 8.4 6.5-10.8 172 13.6 10.8-17.0 338 21.1 18.3-24.3 194 16.8 13.5-20.8 553 40.1 36.0-44.3
Yes 56 6 8.1 3.1-19.8 9 17.9 6.6-40.1 13 11.2 5.8-20.4 14 31.7 16.5-52.3 14 31.0 16.4-50.7
Poor Sleep***
Yes 205 24 8.3 4.9-13.6 21 8.1 4.3-14.8 53 19.6 13.7-27.3 38 24.3 14.3-38.2 69 39.6 29.5-50.7
No 1,219 94 8.5 6.5-11.1 161 15.0 11.8-18.8 299 21.0 18.0-24.4 165 15.4 12.3-19.1 500 40.1 35.8-44.5
Current Asthma
Yes 145 16 17.1 8.7-31.0 27 23.4 13.3-37.7 39 20.5 12.4-32.0 22 11.1 6.0-19.6 41 27.9 17.4-41.6
No 1,291 103 7.4 5.8- 9.4 156 12.6 9.8-15.9 313 20.9 18.0-24.1 186 18.1 14.5-22.4 533 41.1 36.9-45.4
Diabetes
Yes 181 14 12.2 5.6-24.8 22 12.8 7.6-20.7 40 17.6 11.9-25.2 32 19.2 12.0-29.3 73 38.2 28.8-48.5
No 1,260 106 8.0 6.3-10.3 162 13.9 10.9-17.6 314 21.0 18.1-24.3 176 17.1 13.5-21.3 502 40.0 35.7-44.4
Disability
Yes 515 48 10.2 6.8-15.1 57 9.4 6.5-13.5 134 20.5 16.3-25.5 104 27.1 20.2-35.4 172 32.7 26.4-39.8
No 920 71 7.6 5.6-10.1 127 16.0 12.3-20.6 219 21.1 17.6-25.0 102 12.3 9.2-16.2 401 43.1 38.1-48.1

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These questions are asked only of caregivers.

**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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