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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Social Context--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

How often in the past 12 months would you say you were worried or stressed about having enough money to buy
nutritious meals? Would you say you were worried or stressed-
Always, Usually, Sometimes, Rarely or Never?

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,152 656 5.9 5.4- 6.6 363 3.5 3.1- 4.0 1,553 15.3 14.5-16.3 1,285 13.2 12.3-14.1 7,295 62.0 60.8-63.2
GENDER
Male 4,325 223 5.4 4.6- 6.4 127 3.1 2.5- 3.9 496 13.2 12.0-14.6 457 12.0 10.7-13.4 3,022 66.2 64.3-68.1
Female 6,827 433 6.4 5.7- 7.3 236 3.8 3.3- 4.4 1,057 17.3 16.1-18.5 828 14.3 13.1-15.5 4,273 58.2 56.7-59.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,345 439 4.7 4.2- 5.4 231 2.5 2.1- 3.0 1,038 11.8 11.0-12.7 1,041 12.7 11.8-13.6 6,596 68.3 67.0-69.5
No 1,774 215 10.6 9.0-12.4 131 7.2 5.9- 8.8 513 29.2 26.6-31.9 239 15.1 12.9-17.7 676 37.9 35.0-40.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 168 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 16.8 10.2-26.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,288 154 4.8 3.8- 5.9 99 3.2 2.5- 4.1 401 14.3 12.7-16.0 345 12.5 10.9-14.2 2,289 65.2 63.0-67.4
Overweight 3,783 176 4.2 3.5- 5.1 105 3.0 2.4- 3.8 477 14.2 12.8-15.8 411 12.4 11.0-13.9 2,614 66.1 64.1-68.1
Obese 3,213 277 9.1 7.9-10.5 132 4.4 3.5- 5.4 526 16.8 15.1-18.5 425 14.7 13.1-16.5 1,853 55.0 52.8-57.3
Current Smoker
No 9,065 381 4.2 3.7- 4.7 236 2.8 2.4- 3.3 1,117 13.3 12.4-14.3 1,028 13.0 12.1-14.0 6,303 66.7 65.4-68.0
Yes 2,012 269 12.8 11.0-14.8 125 6.1 4.9- 7.5 424 23.0 20.7-25.5 248 13.9 11.9-16.2 946 44.2 41.4-47.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,370 147 11.0 9.0-13.4 56 4.6 3.3- 6.3 196 15.9 13.5-18.6 119 9.0 7.2-11.1 852 59.5 56.1-62.9
No 9,692 495 5.4 4.8- 6.0 306 3.4 3.0- 3.9 1,340 15.2 14.3-16.2 1,160 13.6 12.7-14.6 6,391 62.4 61.1-63.6
Binge Drinker
No 9,788 583 6.0 5.4- 6.7 300 3.1 2.7- 3.6 1,320 14.6 13.6-15.5 1,108 12.9 12.0-13.9 6,477 63.4 62.1-64.6
Yes 991 55 6.0 4.2- 8.3 52 5.6 4.1- 7.7 163 19.1 16.1-22.4 139 15.5 12.9-18.5 582 53.8 49.9-57.7
Heavy Drinker
No 10,273 607 6.0 5.4- 6.6 337 3.4 3.0- 3.9 1,417 15.0 14.1-16.0 1,194 13.2 12.3-14.2 6,718 62.3 61.1-63.6
Yes 484 26 4.6 2.9- 7.2 *** *** *** 60 15.7 11.8-20.4 51 13.5 9.8-18.3 332 61.8 56.1-67.3
COPD
Yes 986 141 15.7 12.8-19.1 68 7.9 5.9-10.5 204 22.0 18.8-25.6 116 12.6 10.0-15.8 457 41.8 37.9-45.9
No 10,107 510 5.2 4.6- 5.8 293 3.1 2.7- 3.6 1,338 14.8 13.9-15.8 1,164 13.3 12.4-14.2 6,802 63.6 62.3-64.8
Current Asthma
Yes 883 113 13.0 10.2-16.5 51 5.1 3.6- 7.3 167 20.0 16.6-23.8 118 16.0 12.7-19.8 434 45.9 41.2-50.7
No 10,197 534 5.3 4.8- 5.9 308 3.3 2.9- 3.8 1,372 15.0 14.1-15.9 1,162 13.0 12.1-13.9 6,821 63.4 62.1-64.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,499 154 11.7 9.6-14.1 60 4.6 3.3- 6.3 241 16.7 14.4-19.4 147 10.8 8.9-13.2 897 56.2 52.8-59.5
No 9,635 497 5.2 4.6- 5.8 302 3.4 2.9- 3.8 1,309 15.2 14.2-16.2 1,134 13.4 12.5-14.4 6,393 62.8 61.5-64.1
Disability
Yes 3,042 386 14.7 13.0-16.6 159 5.7 4.7- 6.9 534 18.7 16.9-20.6 347 12.9 11.3-14.6 1,616 48.0 45.7-50.4
No 8,057 267 3.4 3.0- 4.0 202 2.8 2.4- 3.3 1,008 14.3 13.3-15.4 931 13.3 12.3-14.3 5,649 66.1 64.7-67.5
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,497 486 31.2 28.3-34.3 240 16.9 14.6-19.5 432 29.5 26.7-32.6 114 7.6 6.0- 9.6 225 14.7 12.5-17.2
No 9,655 170 1.7 1.4- 2.1 123 1.2 1.0- 1.5 1,121 13.0 12.1-13.9 1,171 14.1 13.2-15.1 7,070 70.0 68.7-71.2

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**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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