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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,739 5,570 48.1 46.6-49.6 5,541 46.7 45.2-48.2 503 4.2 3.6- 4.9 125 1.0 0.8- 1.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,279 5,092 51.3 49.7-52.9 4,733 44.7 43.2-46.3 361 3.2 2.6- 3.8 93 0.9 0.6- 1.1
No 1,430 460 34.0 30.1-38.2 798 55.5 51.2-59.7 140 9.0 6.8-11.7 32 1.5 0.9- 2.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 196 65 35.0 25.7-45.5 114 56.8 46.5-66.5 12 5.8 2.6-12.5 5 2.4 0.8- 7.0
Recommended Range 3,643 1,853 48.7 45.8-51.5 1,622 47.2 44.3-50.1 136 3.3 2.4- 4.6 32 0.8 0.5- 1.4
Overweight 4,146 2,060 51.0 48.5-53.5 1,881 43.9 41.5-46.4 162 4.2 3.2- 5.5 43 0.9 0.6- 1.3
Obese 3,198 1,346 44.3 41.5-47.1 1,643 49.4 46.6-52.2 167 5.0 3.9- 6.4 42 1.4 0.9- 2.1
Current Smoker
No 9,731 4,914 52.3 50.7-53.9 4,439 44.5 42.9-46.1 304 2.5 2.1- 3.0 74 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Yes 1,957 629 30.9 27.5-34.4 1,082 55.9 52.0-59.7 195 11.2 8.7-14.1 51 2.1 1.4- 3.2
History of CVD**
Yes 1,540 643 41.7 38.3-45.3 762 48.8 45.3-52.4 100 6.4 4.8- 8.6 35 3.0 1.9- 4.8
No 10,078 4,889 48.8 47.2-50.4 4,707 46.4 44.8-48.0 393 4.0 3.4- 4.7 89 0.8 0.6- 1.1
Binge Drinker
No 10,684 5,113 48.8 47.2-50.4 5,009 46.2 44.6-47.7 449 4.2 3.5- 4.9 113 0.9 0.7- 1.2
Yes 920 397 43.4 38.5-48.4 461 49.7 44.6-54.9 51 5.2 3.1- 8.7 11 1.6 0.7- 3.7
Heavy Drinker
No 11,152 5,305 48.3 46.8-49.9 5,263 46.6 45.0-48.1 469 4.1 3.5- 4.8 115 1.0 0.7- 1.3
Yes 386 166 37.5 30.1-45.4 188 55.1 46.7-63.2 24 5.8 3.4- 9.7 8 1.6 0.6- 4.1
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,345 430 31.9 28.1-36.0 710 53.5 49.1-57.9 149 10.9 8.3-14.1 56 3.6 2.5- 5.3
No 10,128 5,049 50.5 48.9-52.1 4,665 45.5 43.9-47.1 348 3.4 2.8- 4.1 66 0.6 0.4- 0.9
Current Asthma
Yes 990 357 39.4 34.3-44.8 520 50.7 45.5-55.9 90 7.3 5.4- 9.7 23 2.6 1.4- 4.7
No 10,687 5,193 48.9 47.3-50.5 4,984 46.3 44.7-47.9 408 4.0 3.3- 4.7 102 0.9 0.6- 1.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,641 656 40.2 36.9-43.7 862 52.0 48.5-55.5 93 5.9 4.4- 7.9 30 1.9 1.0- 3.4
No 9,977 4,854 48.9 47.3-50.6 4,621 46.1 44.5-47.8 407 4.0 3.4- 4.8 95 0.9 0.7- 1.2
Disability
Yes 4,428 1,547 33.8 31.6-36.1 2,423 54.8 52.3-57.3 354 8.9 7.4-10.6 104 2.5 1.9- 3.3
No 7,040 3,901 55.0 53.1-56.9 2,974 42.5 40.6-44.4 145 2.2 1.7- 2.9 20 0.3 0.2- 0.5

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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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