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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Reasons Uninsured--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Could not afford premiums Lost job/Changed employer Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,624 1,011 61.1 58.0-64.1 198 12.0 10.1-14.1 415 26.9 24.2-29.8
GENDER
Male 698 409 56.3 51.7-60.7 106 14.8 11.9-18.2 183 29.0 24.9-33.4
Female 926 602 66.2 62.2-70.0 92 9.1 7.0-11.7 232 24.7 21.4-28.4
Have Health Insurance
No 1,624 1,011 61.1 58.0-64.1 198 12.0 10.1-14.1 415 26.9 24.2-29.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 441 278 61.1 54.9-67.0 47 11.3 8.0-15.8 116 27.5 22.2-33.6
Overweight 514 316 60.4 55.2-65.5 67 13.6 10.3-17.7 131 26.0 21.6-31.0
Obese 524 321 59.5 54.0-64.8 74 13.4 10.1-17.5 129 27.1 22.4-32.4
Current Smoker
No 1,084 651 59.3 55.6-63.0 124 10.7 8.6-13.3 309 29.9 26.6-33.5
Yes 528 356 65.0 59.5-70.0 71 14.3 11.0-18.4 101 20.7 16.4-25.9
History of CVD**
Yes 121 *** *** *** 21 21.3 13.1-32.8 27 21.0 13.6-31.0
No 1,486 928 61.4 58.2-64.5 175 11.5 9.6-13.7 383 27.1 24.2-30.1
Binge Drinker
No 1,327 829 61.8 58.4-65.1 165 12.6 10.5-15.1 333 25.6 22.7-28.8
Yes 226 141 59.1 51.2-66.6 24 9.9 6.2-15.3 61 31.1 24.2-38.9
Heavy Drinker
No 1,457 910 61.6 58.3-64.7 174 11.9 9.9-14.2 373 26.5 23.7-29.6
Yes 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 118 *** *** *** 17 13.9 7.9-23.3 20 21.4 13.4-32.3
No 1,501 926 60.8 57.6-63.9 181 11.9 10.0-14.1 394 27.3 24.4-30.3
Current Asthma
Yes 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 20.5 12.7-31.4
No 1,499 934 61.1 57.9-64.2 176 11.5 9.6-13.6 389 27.4 24.6-30.4
Diabetes
Yes 153 91 57.0 46.8-66.6 23 19.2 12.2-28.8 39 23.9 16.2-33.7
No 1,467 918 61.5 58.3-64.6 175 11.4 9.5-13.6 374 27.1 24.2-30.1
Disability
Yes 375 237 62.8 56.5-68.7 62 17.8 13.4-23.2 76 19.4 14.9-24.9
No 1,241 768 60.7 57.3-64.1 136 10.8 8.8-13.2 337 28.5 25.4-31.8
Housing Stress***
Yes 472 314 64.3 58.8-69.5 76 16.6 12.9-21.2 82 19.1 15.0-24.0
No 1,152 697 59.9 56.2-63.4 122 10.2 8.2-12.7 333 29.9 26.6-33.5

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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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