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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sexual Orientation--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Now I'm going to ask you a question about your sexual orientation. I want to remind you that
your answers are kept confidential and you don't have to answer any question if you don't want.

Do you consider yourself to be:

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  Total
Respond.^
Heterosexual/straight Homosexual,gay,lesbian Other*
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,903 9,715 97.7 97.1-98.1 115 1.4 1.0- 1.8 73 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,635 8,476 97.8 97.2-98.2 98 1.3 1.0- 1.8 61 0.9 0.6- 1.3
No 1,244 1,215 97.2 95.5-98.3 17 1.5 0.8- 2.9 12 1.3 0.6- 2.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 153 151 98.7 92.1-99.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,176 3,108 97.3 96.1-98.1 41 1.5 0.9- 2.4 27 1.3 0.8- 2.2
Overweight 3,380 3,317 97.4 96.3-98.2 41 1.7 1.1- 2.7 22 0.8 0.4- 1.6
Obese 2,637 2,589 98.2 97.2-98.8 31 1.2 0.7- 1.9 17 0.7 0.3- 1.5
Current Smoker
No 8,152 8,005 97.7 97.0-98.2 89 1.3 1.0- 1.8 58 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Yes 1,709 1,668 97.7 96.4-98.5 26 1.5 0.9- 2.7 15 0.8 0.4- 1.5
History of CVD**
Yes 1,252 1,236 99.2 98.4-99.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 8,555 8,383 97.5 96.9-98.0 106 1.5 1.1- 1.9 66 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Binge Drinker
No 8,720 8,568 97.7 97.1-98.2 96 1.3 1.0- 1.8 56 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Yes 937 909 97.8 96.2-98.8 13 1.3 0.6- 2.9 15 0.9 0.4- 1.8
Heavy Drinker
No 9,183 9,021 97.7 97.1-98.2 101 1.3 1.0- 1.8 61 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Yes 446 429 97.9 95.9-98.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 875 864 98.9 97.7-99.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 8,989 8,814 97.6 97.0-98.1 107 1.4 1.0- 1.8 68 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Current Asthma
Yes 854 830 96.5 93.8-98.0 14 1.8 0.8- 4.1 *** *** ***
No 8,988 8,826 97.8 97.2-98.2 100 1.3 1.0- 1.8 62 0.9 0.6- 1.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,379 1,355 98.7 97.8-99.2 14 0.9 0.5- 1.7 *** *** ***
No 8,505 8,341 97.5 96.9-98.0 101 1.4 1.1- 1.9 63 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Disability
Yes 3,087 3,023 96.9 95.5-97.9 38 1.8 1.1- 3.0 26 1.2 0.6- 2.3
No 6,780 6,656 97.9 97.3-98.4 77 1.2 0.9- 1.7 47 0.9 0.6- 1.3

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*Other includes bisexual or something else.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

This question has not been asked in previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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