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2010 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 12,132 1,576 8.6 8.0- 9.3 10,556 91.4 90.7-92.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,604 1,468 9.7 9.0-10.5 9,136 90.3 89.5-91.0
No 1,496 103 4.0 3.0- 5.3 1,393 96.0 94.7-97.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 205 39 11.2 7.2-17.1 166 88.8 82.9-92.8
Recommended Range 3,763 365 5.7 4.9- 6.7 3,398 94.3 93.3-95.1
Overweight 4,268 417 5.9 5.0- 6.9 3,851 94.1 93.1-95.0
Obese 3,292 657 15.2 13.6-16.9 2,635 84.8 83.1-86.4
Current Smoker
No 10,051 1,287 8.6 7.9- 9.3 8,764 91.4 90.7-92.1
Yes 2,027 281 8.9 7.4-10.6 1,746 91.1 89.4-92.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,602 509 28.3 25.4-31.5 1,093 71.7 68.5-74.6
No 10,408 1,025 6.6 6.0- 7.2 9,383 93.4 92.8-94.0
Binge Drinker
No 10,999 1,506 9.4 8.7-10.1 9,493 90.6 89.9-91.3
Yes 940 51 3.6 2.5- 5.2 889 96.4 94.8-97.5
Heavy Drinker
No 11,473 1,526 8.8 8.2- 9.5 9,947 91.2 90.5-91.8
Yes 399 25 5.4 3.2- 9.2 374 94.6 90.8-96.8
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,402 302 14.7 12.5-17.3 1,100 85.3 82.7-87.5
No 10,437 1,204 7.6 7.0- 8.3 9,233 92.4 91.7-93.0
Current Asthma
Yes 1,019 281 20.3 17.0-23.9 738 79.7 76.1-83.0
No 11,046 1,277 7.6 7.0- 8.3 9,769 92.4 91.7-93.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,698 492 27.4 24.4-30.6 1,206 72.6 69.4-75.6
No 10,297 1,068 6.5 6.0- 7.2 9,229 93.5 92.8-94.0

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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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