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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

A brain Injury can result from a blow or jolt to the head caused by a fall, a motor vehicle accident,
a sports injury, or an assault. A brain injury can also occur from a health problem like a tumor or a stroke.

Have you ever had a brain injury that limited you in any way for more than a week in any activities?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,451 577 5.0 4.4- 5.7 10,874 95.0 94.3-95.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,043 499 5.1 4.4- 6.0 9,544 94.9 94.0-95.6
No 1,380 76 4.5 3.3- 6.1 1,304 95.5 93.9-96.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 192 8 2.9 1.2- 7.0 184 97.1 93.0-98.8
Recommended Range 3,548 160 4.2 3.3- 5.4 3,388 95.8 94.6-96.7
Overweight 4,063 213 5.7 4.5- 7.3 3,850 94.3 92.7-95.5
Obese 3,114 185 5.6 4.5- 6.9 2,929 94.4 93.1-95.5
Current Smoker
No 9,493 423 4.1 3.5- 4.7 9,070 95.9 95.3-96.5
Yes 1,908 152 8.9 6.7-11.7 1,756 91.1 88.3-93.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,504 202 13.9 11.5-16.9 1,302 86.1 83.1-88.5
No 9,830 362 4.0 3.4- 4.8 9,468 96.0 95.2-96.6
Binge Drinker
No 10,420 520 4.7 4.1- 5.5 9,900 95.3 94.5-95.9
Yes 900 52 7.5 5.1-10.9 848 92.5 89.1-94.9
Heavy Drinker
No 10,872 545 4.9 4.2- 5.6 10,327 95.1 94.4-95.8
Yes 381 22 8.8 5.0-14.9 359 91.2 85.1-95.0
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,320 111 8.6 6.3-11.6 1,209 91.4 88.4-93.7
No 9,872 448 4.5 3.8- 5.2 9,424 95.5 94.8-96.2
Current Asthma
Yes 965 95 9.0 6.6-12.0 870 91.0 88.0-93.4
No 10,426 476 4.7 4.0- 5.4 9,950 95.3 94.6-96.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,609 90 4.9 3.6- 6.6 1,519 95.1 93.4-96.4
No 9,725 486 5.0 4.3- 5.8 9,239 95.0 94.2-95.7
Disability
Yes 4,367 410 9.7 8.4-11.2 3,957 90.3 88.8-91.6
No 7,026 165 2.8 2.1- 3.7 6,861 97.2 96.3-97.9

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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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