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2012 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 10,341 10,107 97.4 96.9-97.8 120 1.3 1.1- 1.6 114 1.3 1.0- 1.6
GENDER
Male 4,005 3,904 97.7 97.0-98.2 61 1.5 1.1- 2.0 40 0.9 0.6- 1.3
Female 6,336 6,203 97.1 96.5-97.7 59 1.2 0.8- 1.6 74 1.7 1.3- 2.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,709 8,521 97.4 96.9-97.9 97 1.3 1.1- 1.7 91 1.2 0.9- 1.6
No 1,608 1,562 97.2 96.0-98.0 23 1.3 0.8- 2.0 23 1.6 1.0- 2.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 159 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,049 2,978 97.4 96.6-98.1 40 1.3 0.9- 1.9 31 1.3 0.8- 2.0
Overweight 3,523 3,457 98.0 97.3-98.5 37 1.3 0.9- 1.9 29 0.7 0.4- 1.2
Obese 2,996 2,920 96.9 95.9-97.6 33 1.3 0.9- 2.0 43 1.8 1.2- 2.7
Current Smoker
No 8,402 8,241 97.9 97.4-98.2 85 1.1 0.9- 1.5 76 1.0 0.8- 1.3
Yes 1,872 1,800 95.6 94.2-96.6 34 2.0 1.3- 3.0 38 2.4 1.6- 3.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,255 1,232 98.1 96.6-99.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 8,997 8,787 97.3 96.8-97.7 109 1.4 1.1- 1.7 101 1.3 1.0- 1.7
Binge Drinker
No 9,094 8,915 97.9 97.4-98.2 94 1.1 0.9- 1.4 85 1.0 0.8- 1.4
Yes 927 884 94.7 92.5-96.2 23 2.7 1.7- 4.3 20 2.6 1.6- 4.4
Heavy Drinker
No 9,543 9,340 97.6 97.2-98.0 107 1.3 1.0- 1.6 96 1.1 0.9- 1.5
Yes 456 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 926 902 97.3 95.4-98.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 9,361 9,152 97.4 96.9-97.8 111 1.3 1.1- 1.7 98 1.3 1.0- 1.6
Current Asthma
Yes 814 778 94.5 91.7-96.4 *** *** *** 24 3.9 2.3- 6.4
No 9,457 9,261 97.6 97.2-98.0 106 1.3 1.0- 1.6 90 1.1 0.8- 1.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,383 1,351 97.2 95.6-98.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 8,941 8,740 97.4 96.9-97.8 105 1.3 1.0- 1.6 96 1.3 1.0- 1.6
Disability
Yes 2,832 2,748 96.5 95.4-97.3 39 1.9 1.3- 2.7 45 1.7 1.1- 2.4
No 7,460 7,311 97.7 97.2-98.1 80 1.2 0.9- 1.5 69 1.2 0.9- 1.6
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,362 1,317 95.9 94.2-97.1 20 2.0 1.2- 3.3 25 2.1 1.3- 3.5
No 8,979 8,790 97.6 97.2-98.0 100 1.2 0.9- 1.5 89 1.2 0.9- 1.5

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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.

***Housing stress includes those who report always or usually worried about rent or mortgage payment.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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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