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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

A brain Injury can result from a blow or jolt to the head caused by a fall, a motor vehicle accident,
a sports injury, or an assault. A brain injury can also occur from a health problem like a tumor or a stoke.

Have you ever had a brain injury that limited you in any way for more than a week in any activities?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,673 301 4.7 3.8- 5.9 6,372 95.3 94.1-96.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,886 259 4.4 3.6- 5.5 5,627 95.6 94.5-96.4
No 776 40 6.4 3.3-12.1 736 93.6 87.9-96.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 109 9 3.4 1.5- 7.3 100 96.6 92.7-98.5
Recommended Range 2,144 90 3.5 2.5- 5.0 2,054 96.5 95.0-97.5
Overweight 2,258 111 6.5 4.6- 9.3 2,147 93.5 90.7-95.4
Obese 1,878 82 4.5 2.9- 6.9 1,796 95.5 93.1-97.1
Current Smoker
No 5,430 219 4.4 3.3- 5.8 5,211 95.6 94.2-96.7
Yes 1,218 81 6.0 4.4- 8.3 1,137 94.0 91.7-95.6
History of CVD**
Yes 797 78 7.5 5.5-10.1 719 92.5 89.9-94.5
No 5,810 214 4.4 3.4- 5.7 5,596 95.6 94.3-96.6
Binge Drinker
No 6,058 265 4.2 3.4- 5.2 5,793 95.8 94.8-96.6
Yes 553 33 8.4 4.3-15.5 520 91.6 84.5-95.7
Heavy Drinker
No 6,331 278 4.6 3.7- 5.8 6,053 95.4 94.2-96.3
Yes 240 17 7.3 2.9-17.4 223 92.7 82.6-97.1
Poor Sleep***
Yes 757 58 10.5 5.8-18.4 699 89.5 81.6-94.2
No 5,775 234 4.0 3.2- 4.8 5,541 96.0 95.2-96.8
Current Asthma
Yes 556 44 7.9 5.2-11.8 512 92.1 88.2-94.8
No 6,091 257 4.5 3.5- 5.8 5,834 95.5 94.2-96.5
Diabetes
Yes 874 39 4.6 2.9- 7.0 835 95.4 93.0-97.1
No 5,788 262 4.8 3.8- 6.1 5,526 95.2 93.9-96.2
Disability
Yes 2,370 203 9.4 7.4-12.0 2,167 90.6 88.0-92.6
No 4,252 95 2.6 1.7- 4.0 4,157 97.4 96.0-98.3

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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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