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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,401 9,023 79.7 78.4-80.8 492 4.8 4.2- 5.5 606 5.3 4.7- 6.1 657 5.8 5.1- 6.5 623 4.4 3.9- 5.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,851 7,871 80.3 79.0-81.5 419 4.8 4.2- 5.6 498 5.2 4.5- 6.1 543 5.6 4.9- 6.3 520 4.1 3.6- 4.6
No 1,511 1,122 77.3 74.0-80.3 73 4.8 3.3- 6.8 107 5.8 4.3- 7.8 110 6.3 4.8- 8.3 99 5.8 4.4- 7.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 175 127 79.2 69.2-86.6 *** *** *** 15 4.6 2.1- 9.6 16 7.9 3.7-16.2 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,644 3,015 83.3 81.2-85.2 160 4.6 3.6- 5.9 145 4.3 3.3- 5.5 164 4.2 3.2- 5.4 160 3.7 2.9- 4.7
Overweight 3,901 3,165 81.7 79.6-83.6 154 4.3 3.3- 5.5 203 5.5 4.4- 7.0 193 4.8 3.8- 6.0 186 3.7 3.0- 4.6
Obese 2,937 2,092 72.7 70.1-75.2 145 5.6 4.3- 7.2 210 6.7 5.4- 8.4 259 8.9 7.4-10.5 231 6.2 5.0- 7.6
Current Smoker
No 9,361 7,606 81.8 80.5-83.0 402 4.6 4.0- 5.4 471 5.2 4.5- 6.0 444 4.7 4.0- 5.4 438 3.7 3.2- 4.3
Yes 1,993 1,378 71.9 68.6-74.9 89 5.5 3.9- 7.7 134 5.9 4.5- 7.7 211 9.7 8.0-11.8 181 7.0 5.5- 8.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,424 914 64.2 60.1-68.1 47 4.0 2.4- 6.4 102 7.2 5.4- 9.6 159 12.4 9.8-15.5 202 12.2 10.1-14.8
No 9,864 8,045 81.4 80.1-82.7 442 4.9 4.2- 5.7 499 5.2 4.5- 6.0 478 4.9 4.3- 5.6 400 3.6 3.1- 4.2
Binge Drinker
No 9,479 7,510 79.4 78.0-80.7 387 4.5 3.9- 5.3 494 5.2 4.5- 6.0 564 6.2 5.4- 7.0 524 4.7 4.1- 5.4
Yes 1,024 821 81.6 78.1-84.7 68 6.1 4.3- 8.7 57 4.9 3.4- 7.0 45 4.7 3.2- 6.9 33 2.6 1.6- 4.3
Heavy Drinker
No 10,000 7,914 79.6 78.3-80.8 426 4.7 4.1- 5.5 524 5.2 4.5- 5.9 593 6.1 5.4- 6.9 543 4.4 3.9- 5.1
Yes 476 392 81.3 74.8-86.4 29 6.1 3.0-12.0 27 6.9 3.9-11.7 15 3.1 1.6- 5.7 13 2.7 1.4- 5.3
COPD
Yes 999 534 53.9 48.9-58.8 40 5.3 3.2- 8.4 86 7.7 5.7-10.3 162 19.4 15.6-23.9 177 13.8 11.1-17.0
No 10,354 8,459 81.6 80.3-82.8 451 4.8 4.1- 5.5 519 5.2 4.5- 6.0 490 4.8 4.2- 5.5 435 3.7 3.2- 4.3
Current Asthma
Yes 960 559 58.0 52.8-63.1 64 6.6 4.7- 9.2 82 10.0 6.9-14.1 126 15.0 11.6-19.2 129 10.4 8.0-13.4
No 10,379 8,421 81.9 80.6-83.0 424 4.6 3.9- 5.4 522 4.9 4.3- 5.7 525 4.8 4.2- 5.5 487 3.8 3.3- 4.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,571 1,082 66.3 62.4-69.9 51 4.4 2.9- 6.6 105 7.2 5.3- 9.6 153 11.2 8.9-14.1 180 11.0 8.9-13.4
No 9,804 7,922 81.4 80.1-82.6 441 4.9 4.2- 5.7 501 5.1 4.5- 5.9 501 5.0 4.4- 5.7 439 3.6 3.1- 4.2
Disability
Yes 3,331 1,908 54.2 51.3-57.0 149 4.2 3.3- 5.3 287 9.5 7.8-11.5 470 17.2 15.1-19.5 517 14.9 13.2-16.9
No 7,531 6,699 88.1 86.9-89.3 321 4.8 4.0- 5.7 287 3.8 3.2- 4.6 153 2.2 1.7- 2.8 71 1.1 0.7- 1.6

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to 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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