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2012 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 11,724 9,230 79.4 78.4-80.3 544 5.5 4.9- 6.1 636 5.7 5.1- 6.3 677 5.1 4.7- 5.7 637 4.4 3.9- 4.8
GENDER
Male 4,588 3,708 81.0 79.5-82.5 197 5.4 4.6- 6.4 216 4.8 4.0- 5.6 202 4.2 3.5- 5.0 265 4.6 3.9- 5.3
Female 7,136 5,522 77.8 76.5-79.1 347 5.5 4.8- 6.3 420 6.5 5.7- 7.4 475 6.0 5.4- 6.8 372 4.1 3.6- 4.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,785 7,752 79.6 78.5-80.6 451 5.5 4.9- 6.2 527 5.8 5.1- 6.5 542 4.9 4.4- 5.5 513 4.2 3.8- 4.7
No 1,901 1,445 78.5 76.2-80.7 93 5.3 4.2- 6.7 109 5.4 4.3- 6.7 133 6.0 4.8- 7.4 121 4.8 3.8- 6.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 182 137 81.0 73.1-87.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,498 2,884 81.6 79.7-83.3 142 5.3 4.2- 6.5 176 6.1 4.9- 7.5 169 4.1 3.4- 5.0 127 2.9 2.3- 3.7
Overweight 3,975 3,211 81.2 79.6-82.7 195 5.8 4.9- 6.9 194 5.1 4.2- 6.0 192 4.5 3.7- 5.4 183 3.4 2.9- 4.1
Obese 3,303 2,367 73.6 71.6-75.5 158 5.4 4.5- 6.6 222 6.0 5.1- 7.1 272 7.6 6.5- 8.8 284 7.3 6.4- 8.5
Current Smoker
No 9,433 7,584 81.0 79.9-82.0 456 5.9 5.3- 6.7 478 5.1 4.6- 5.8 479 4.3 3.8- 4.8 436 3.7 3.3- 4.1
Yes 2,124 1,517 73.1 70.6-75.5 82 3.9 3.0- 5.0 150 7.8 6.3- 9.5 185 8.2 6.9- 9.9 190 7.0 5.9- 8.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,397 914 66.1 62.9-69.2 29 2.2 1.4- 3.5 96 6.8 5.3- 8.7 141 9.0 7.4-11.1 217 15.8 13.6-18.4
No 10,233 8,266 80.8 79.8-81.8 510 5.8 5.2- 6.5 531 5.5 4.9- 6.2 519 4.7 4.2- 5.2 407 3.1 2.8- 3.6
Binge Drinker
No 10,106 7,944 79.6 78.5-80.6 449 5.3 4.7- 6.0 536 5.3 4.7- 5.9 597 5.1 4.7- 5.7 580 4.7 4.3- 5.2
Yes 1,078 842 76.4 73.0-79.6 80 7.9 6.2-10.1 76 8.6 6.5-11.5 52 5.1 3.6- 7.2 28 1.9 1.2- 2.9
Heavy Drinker
No 10,658 8,372 79.4 78.4-80.4 499 5.6 5.0- 6.3 577 5.6 5.0- 6.2 613 5.0 4.5- 5.5 597 4.5 4.0- 5.0
Yes 509 411 78.6 73.7-82.9 28 6.7 4.4-10.1 30 7.5 4.8-11.4 29 5.3 3.4- 8.3 *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 1,000 536 52.5 48.4-56.6 37 5.3 3.7- 7.7 85 9.4 7.2-12.0 153 14.7 12.1-17.7 189 18.1 15.3-21.4
No 10,664 8,662 81.4 80.4-82.4 506 5.5 4.9- 6.1 545 5.4 4.8- 6.0 512 4.4 3.9- 4.9 439 3.3 3.0- 3.7
Current Asthma
Yes 913 550 60.6 56.0-65.0 43 7.9 5.2-11.7 72 8.9 6.4-12.2 126 11.7 9.4-14.4 122 11.0 8.8-13.7
No 10,740 8,638 81.1 80.1-82.0 496 5.3 4.7- 5.9 559 5.3 4.8- 5.9 543 4.6 4.1- 5.1 504 3.8 3.4- 4.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,519 1,009 65.4 62.2-68.5 62 5.6 4.2- 7.6 105 7.0 5.3- 9.0 172 10.3 8.6-12.3 171 11.7 9.8-14.0
No 10,186 8,208 81.0 80.0-82.0 481 5.4 4.8- 6.1 531 5.5 4.9- 6.2 503 4.6 4.1- 5.1 463 3.5 3.1- 3.9
Disability
Yes 3,071 1,591 50.3 47.9-52.6 137 5.3 4.3- 6.5 288 9.9 8.5-11.4 486 16.2 14.5-18.0 569 18.4 16.7-20.2
No 8,516 7,537 87.3 86.3-88.2 401 5.5 4.9- 6.3 341 4.5 3.9- 5.2 178 2.1 1.7- 2.5 59 0.6 0.4- 0.8
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,456 822 59.8 56.6-63.0 74 6.0 4.5- 7.8 123 8.4 6.6-10.6 220 13.1 11.1-15.4 217 12.7 10.8-14.9
No 10,268 8,408 82.3 81.3-83.3 470 5.4 4.8- 6.1 513 5.2 4.7- 5.9 457 3.9 3.5- 4.4 420 3.1 2.7- 3.5

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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.

***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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