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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,570 6,450 54.8 53.3-56.3 2,900 26.1 24.8-27.5 1,292 11.3 10.4-12.4 335 3.2 2.6- 4.0 593 4.5 4.0- 5.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,122 5,814 56.8 55.2-58.4 2,563 27.2 25.7-28.6 1,023 9.7 8.8-10.7 242 2.2 1.8- 2.8 480 4.1 3.6- 4.8
No 1,419 616 45.8 41.5-50.1 332 21.8 18.7-25.1 268 18.5 15.4-22.2 93 7.6 5.3-10.8 110 6.3 4.8- 8.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 189 103 51.4 41.4-61.4 42 24.9 17.4-34.2 26 15.1 9.2-23.8 6 4.2 1.7- 9.9 12 4.4 2.2- 8.6
Recommended Range 3,591 2,086 56.9 54.0-59.8 928 26.2 23.8-28.8 336 10.1 8.4-12.1 78 3.2 1.9- 5.3 163 3.5 2.8- 4.4
Overweight 4,083 2,311 55.0 52.5-57.5 1,018 26.5 24.3-28.8 416 10.2 8.8-11.9 132 3.5 2.7- 4.6 206 4.8 3.8- 6.1
Obese 3,159 1,659 53.0 50.2-55.8 777 25.5 23.1-28.1 451 14.0 12.1-16.1 98 2.6 1.9- 3.5 174 4.9 3.9- 6.0
Current Smoker
No 9,575 5,513 57.0 55.4-58.6 2,424 26.5 25.0-28.0 944 9.8 8.9-10.8 227 2.5 1.9- 3.2 467 4.2 3.7- 4.8
Yes 1,948 910 45.7 41.8-49.7 462 24.5 21.4-28.0 346 17.6 14.8-20.8 108 6.3 4.5- 9.0 122 5.8 4.3- 7.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,512 817 51.9 48.2-55.5 291 20.5 17.5-23.8 208 15.1 12.5-18.3 68 4.4 3.1- 6.2 128 8.1 6.4-10.2
No 9,942 5,581 55.2 53.6-56.9 2,584 26.7 25.2-28.1 1,055 10.8 9.8-11.9 260 3.1 2.5- 3.9 462 4.2 3.6- 4.8
Binge Drinker
No 10,524 5,935 55.5 54.0-57.1 2,572 25.5 24.2-27.0 1,164 11.3 10.3-12.3 298 2.9 2.4- 3.6 555 4.7 4.1- 5.4
Yes 915 445 48.5 43.4-53.6 295 31.1 26.5-36.1 116 11.8 8.8-15.8 33 5.9 3.2-10.8 26 2.7 1.6- 4.4
Heavy Drinker
No 10,992 6,154 54.8 53.2-56.4 2,738 26.1 24.7-27.5 1,223 11.4 10.4-12.4 312 3.1 2.5- 3.9 565 4.6 4.0- 5.3
Yes 386 189 51.5 42.9-60.0 122 31.1 24.2-38.9 53 11.7 8.1-16.8 14 4.5 2.2- 9.1 8 1.2 0.4- 3.6
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,341 577 44.7 40.2-49.3 305 23.7 20.4-27.3 257 16.9 14.1-20.2 89 8.0 5.4-11.7 113 6.6 5.0- 8.8
No 9,974 5,739 56.2 54.5-57.8 2,532 26.5 25.0-28.0 1,012 10.6 9.6-11.7 238 2.6 2.0- 3.3 453 4.1 3.6- 4.8
Current Asthma
Yes 983 462 43.0 38.1-48.0 257 31.1 26.2-36.5 139 14.8 11.2-19.2 56 5.9 3.8- 9.1 69 5.2 3.7- 7.3
No 10,528 5,958 55.8 54.2-57.4 2,634 25.7 24.4-27.2 1,139 11.0 10.0-12.1 275 3.0 2.4- 3.8 522 4.4 3.9- 5.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,611 896 55.2 51.6-58.7 303 18.7 16.2-21.5 204 14.3 11.9-17.1 70 3.5 2.4- 5.0 138 8.3 6.5-10.5
No 9,841 5,486 54.7 53.1-56.4 2,571 26.9 25.5-28.4 1,078 11.0 10.0-12.1 263 3.2 2.6- 4.1 443 4.1 3.5- 4.7
Disability
Yes 4,365 2,123 46.2 43.8-48.7 1,010 23.8 21.9-25.9 717 18.5 16.5-20.7 216 5.6 4.4- 7.1 299 5.8 4.9- 6.9
No 6,938 4,189 59.3 57.3-61.2 1,821 27.2 25.5-29.0 546 7.9 6.9- 9.0 111 1.9 1.4- 2.5 271 3.8 3.1- 4.6

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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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