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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,165 1,519 7.8 7.1- 8.5 11,646 92.2 91.5-92.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,504 1,412 8.9 8.1- 9.7 10,092 91.1 90.3-91.9
No 1,633 102 2.7 2.1- 3.6 1,531 97.3 96.4-97.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 215 30 9.5 4.2-20.1 185 90.5 79.9-95.8
Recommended Range 4,169 351 5.1 4.2- 6.1 3,818 94.9 93.9-95.8
Overweight 4,521 423 6.1 5.3- 7.1 4,098 93.9 92.9-94.7
Obese 3,647 630 12.1 10.6-13.7 3,017 87.9 86.3-89.4
Current Smoker
No 10,728 1,235 7.4 6.7- 8.2 9,493 92.6 91.8-93.3
Yes 2,379 277 9.0 7.5-10.8 2,102 91.0 89.2-92.5
History of CVD**
Yes 1,582 493 26.8 23.1-31.0 1,089 73.2 69.0-76.9
No 11,449 989 5.8 5.3- 6.5 10,460 94.2 93.5-94.7
Binge Drinker
No 11,906 1,476 8.7 8.0- 9.5 10,430 91.3 90.5-92.0
Yes 1,096 31 1.8 1.0- 3.0 1,065 98.2 97.0-99.0
Heavy Drinker
No 12,442 1,467 8.0 7.3- 8.7 10,975 92.0 91.3-92.7
Yes 473 21 2.4 1.4- 4.3 452 97.6 95.7-98.6
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,510 313 15.6 12.9-18.8 1,197 84.4 81.2-87.1
No 11,367 1,142 6.5 5.9- 7.2 10,225 93.5 92.8-94.1
Current Asthma
Yes 1,093 249 15.9 12.9-19.5 844 84.1 80.5-87.1
No 12,013 1,254 7.1 6.4- 7.7 10,759 92.9 92.3-93.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,708 510 27.1 23.7-30.8 1,198 72.9 69.2-76.3
No 11,441 1,008 5.7 5.1- 6.4 10,433 94.3 93.6-94.9

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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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