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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,970 9,493 74.5 73.1-75.9 1,162 11.4 10.5-12.5 644 7.0 6.2- 7.9 600 6.1 5.4- 6.9 71 0.9 0.6- 1.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,471 8,746 81.2 79.9-82.4 913 9.8 8.9-10.7 421 4.8 4.2- 5.6 350 3.8 3.3- 4.4 41 0.4 0.3- 0.6
No 1,468 725 45.5 41.4-49.7 244 18.8 15.5-22.5 221 16.5 13.5-20.1 249 16.2 13.4-19.4 29 3.0 1.8- 5.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 200 158 79.6 71.0-86.2 13 7.1 3.3-14.6 8 3.9 1.6- 9.0 19 7.7 4.3-13.3 2 1.6 0.3- 9.2
Recommended Range 3,715 2,832 72.4 69.7-74.9 420 11.9 10.3-13.8 205 7.3 5.8- 9.1 230 7.5 6.1- 9.3 28 0.9 0.5- 1.4
Overweight 4,223 3,374 74.1 71.7-76.4 385 12.0 10.2-14.0 250 7.5 6.2- 9.1 194 5.5 4.5- 6.6 20 0.9 0.5- 1.9
Obese 3,251 2,649 76.2 73.6-78.6 298 11.0 9.3-12.9 158 6.6 5.2- 8.4 131 5.5 4.3- 7.1 15 0.7 0.4- 1.4
Current Smoker
No 9,918 8,079 77.3 75.9-78.7 911 11.0 10.0-12.1 475 5.8 5.1- 6.6 397 5.1 4.4- 6.0 56 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Yes 2,001 1,377 63.4 59.5-67.2 242 12.9 10.3-16.2 167 11.8 9.1-15.0 201 10.3 8.5-12.5 14 1.6 0.7- 3.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,569 1,367 85.4 82.5-87.8 98 6.3 4.8- 8.1 52 4.3 3.0- 6.1 47 3.5 2.3- 5.4 5 0.5 0.2- 1.7
No 10,285 8,035 73.5 72.0-75.0 1,053 11.9 10.9-13.1 587 7.3 6.4- 8.3 545 6.3 5.6- 7.2 65 0.9 0.6- 1.3
Binge Drinker
No 10,852 8,710 75.9 74.5-77.2 1,020 11.2 10.2-12.3 555 6.2 5.5- 7.1 510 5.8 5.1- 6.6 57 0.9 0.6- 1.3
Yes 925 637 65.2 60.0-70.2 119 10.9 8.6-13.8 81 14.1 10.3-19.0 78 9.0 6.0-13.2 10 0.8 0.4- 2.0
Heavy Drinker
No 11,320 9,016 74.9 73.5-76.3 1,087 11.2 10.2-12.2 606 7.0 6.1- 7.9 545 6.0 5.3- 6.8 66 0.9 0.6- 1.3
Yes 392 275 65.3 55.5-73.9 46 13.9 6.8-26.1 29 11.1 6.8-17.7 40 9.6 6.3-14.4 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,373 1,001 68.0 63.6-72.1 160 14.4 11.1-18.4 98 7.7 6.0-10.0 105 9.0 6.8-11.9 9 0.8 0.3- 1.9
No 10,322 8,272 75.4 73.9-76.8 974 11.0 10.0-12.1 532 6.9 6.1- 8.0 483 5.8 5.0- 6.6 61 0.9 0.6- 1.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,004 831 79.4 74.8-83.4 87 10.3 7.3-14.5 36 3.5 2.2- 5.5 47 6.5 4.4- 9.4 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7
No 10,902 8,615 74.2 72.7-75.6 1,067 11.5 10.5-12.6 606 7.3 6.4- 8.3 548 6.1 5.4- 6.9 66 0.9 0.6- 1.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,672 1,510 87.9 85.0-90.4 88 5.9 4.5- 7.8 39 3.6 2.1- 6.2 32 2.2 1.4- 3.6 3 0.3 0.1- 1.6
No 10,162 7,868 73.0 71.4-74.5 1,059 12.0 11.0-13.2 602 7.4 6.6- 8.4 566 6.6 5.8- 7.5 67 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Disability
Yes 4,480 3,667 75.8 73.3-78.2 363 9.6 8.0-11.5 215 7.3 5.7- 9.2 211 6.3 5.2- 7.6 24 1.0 0.6- 1.8
No 7,003 5,462 74.1 72.3-75.8 737 12.2 11.0-13.6 401 6.9 6.0- 8.0 361 5.9 5.1- 6.9 42 0.8 0.5- 1.4

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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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