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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities,
such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,115 10,367 79.1 77.7-80.3 658 5.5 4.9- 6.1 703 6.1 5.3- 7.0 723 5.0 4.4- 5.8 664 4.4 3.7- 5.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,458 9,144 80.3 78.9-81.6 548 5.3 4.7- 6.0 598 5.7 4.9- 6.7 583 4.3 3.7- 5.1 585 4.4 3.7- 5.1
No 1,631 1,201 73.4 69.2-77.2 109 6.3 4.7- 8.3 104 7.8 5.6-10.8 139 8.2 6.1-10.8 78 4.3 2.7- 6.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 208 156 75.8 63.3-85.1 8 3.0 1.1- 7.9 6 9.1 3.2-23.4 20 7.8 3.5-16.5 18 4.3 2.2- 8.0
Recommended Range 4,158 3,417 81.9 79.3-84.2 214 5.3 4.3- 6.4 208 6.3 4.7- 8.5 168 3.9 2.8- 5.4 151 2.6 2.0- 3.5
Overweight 4,506 3,669 80.5 78.4-82.6 213 5.4 4.4- 6.6 214 5.2 4.2- 6.6 206 4.7 3.6- 6.1 204 4.1 3.1- 5.4
Obese 3,635 2,644 74.1 71.5-76.6 194 6.0 4.8- 7.4 249 6.9 5.6- 8.5 288 6.6 5.5- 8.0 260 6.4 5.0- 8.2
Current Smoker
No 10,707 8,670 81.6 80.2-82.9 531 5.6 4.9- 6.3 541 5.4 4.6- 6.4 499 3.7 3.2- 4.3 466 3.7 3.0- 4.4
Yes 2,350 1,649 69.1 65.5-72.5 125 5.0 3.9- 6.4 160 8.7 6.6-11.5 223 10.1 7.8-13.0 193 7.1 5.4- 9.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,543 1,013 64.8 59.5-69.8 49 2.7 1.7- 4.4 108 6.8 5.0- 9.3 159 11.0 7.7-15.7 214 14.6 11.0-19.1
No 11,440 9,266 80.5 79.2-81.8 608 5.7 5.1- 6.4 583 6.0 5.1- 7.0 547 4.4 3.8- 5.1 436 3.4 2.8- 4.0
Binge Drinker
No 11,765 9,271 79.3 77.9-80.5 559 5.1 4.6- 5.8 638 5.9 5.2- 6.8 663 5.1 4.4- 5.8 634 4.6 4.0- 5.2
Yes 1,089 877 76.4 70.6-81.4 89 7.9 6.0-10.5 60 8.0 4.6-13.5 45 4.3 2.3- 8.0 18 3.3 1.4- 7.8
Heavy Drinker
No 12,298 9,699 79.1 77.7-80.4 613 5.5 4.9- 6.2 667 6.0 5.2- 6.9 682 5.1 4.4- 5.9 637 4.3 3.7- 5.0
Yes 472 384 76.1 66.7-83.5 31 5.4 3.6- 8.1 28 10.1 5.0-19.3 20 3.5 1.6- 7.4 9 5.0 1.4-15.8
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,487 907 63.7 59.3-68.0 70 4.4 3.2- 6.2 92 6.4 4.7- 8.7 171 9.7 7.7-12.2 247 15.7 12.2-20.0
No 11,360 9,242 81.2 79.8-82.5 585 5.7 5.1- 6.4 601 6.0 5.2- 7.1 541 4.4 3.7- 5.1 391 2.7 2.3- 3.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,076 653 63.3 58.2-68.2 68 7.5 5.3-10.6 94 10.7 7.5-15.1 121 8.1 6.1-10.6 140 10.4 7.8-13.7
No 11,981 9,680 80.4 79.0-81.7 584 5.3 4.7- 5.9 603 5.7 4.9- 6.7 596 4.7 4.1- 5.5 518 3.9 3.2- 4.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,687 1,158 69.1 65.3-72.7 52 3.3 2.3- 4.7 110 7.3 5.4- 9.9 176 9.4 7.6-11.7 191 10.8 8.5-13.7
No 11,411 9,200 80.3 78.9-81.6 604 5.7 5.0- 6.4 591 5.8 5.0- 6.8 544 4.6 3.9- 5.4 472 3.7 3.1- 4.4
Disability
Yes 4,474 2,701 57.7 54.9-60.5 225 5.1 4.3- 6.2 354 10.5 8.4-13.0 573 12.2 10.7-13.8 621 14.4 12.5-16.7
No 7,852 6,998 87.7 86.3-89.0 393 5.6 4.8- 6.4 311 4.3 3.6- 5.2 123 2.1 1.4- 3.0 27 0.3 0.2- 0.6

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* Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

**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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