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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Perceived Nutrition Environment--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

To what degree would you agree with the statement, “It is easy to purchase healthy foods
in my neighborhood such as whole grain foods, low fat options, and fruits and vegetables.”

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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,848 1,839 48.4 46.2-50.6 1,502 37.7 35.6-39.8 157 4.7 3.8- 5.8 237 6.2 5.3- 7.3 113 3.1 2.4- 3.9
GENDER
Male 1,503 720 47.7 44.3-51.1 605 40.2 36.9-43.6 70 5.0 3.7- 6.8 76 5.1 3.9- 6.8 32 2.0 1.2- 3.2
Female 2,345 1,119 49.0 46.1-51.8 897 35.4 32.7-38.1 87 4.4 3.3- 5.8 161 7.2 5.9- 8.8 81 4.0 3.1- 5.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,302 1,637 51.5 49.1-53.9 1,253 35.9 33.6-38.2 124 4.3 3.4- 5.5 199 5.7 4.7- 6.8 89 2.6 2.0- 3.5
No 543 201 34.7 29.8-40.0 247 45.6 40.2-51.0 33 6.2 4.1- 9.4 38 8.5 6.0-12.1 24 5.0 3.2- 7.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,150 604 53.2 49.2-57.1 426 34.7 31.0-38.5 42 4.9 3.3- 7.1 54 5.0 3.5- 7.2 24 2.3 1.4- 3.8
Overweight 1,254 613 49.2 45.2-53.2 483 38.7 34.9-42.6 50 3.8 2.5- 5.7 72 5.6 4.2- 7.4 36 2.7 1.7- 4.1
Obese 1,161 505 44.3 40.4-48.2 469 38.4 34.7-42.4 52 4.9 3.5- 6.9 89 7.8 5.9-10.3 46 4.6 3.1- 6.6
Current Smoker
No 3,159 1,545 49.4 46.9-51.8 1,231 37.7 35.3-40.1 122 4.5 3.6- 5.7 180 5.7 4.7- 7.0 81 2.7 2.0- 3.6
Yes 671 289 44.9 39.8-50.0 260 37.0 32.3-42.1 33 5.3 3.3- 8.4 57 8.2 5.9-11.2 32 4.6 3.0- 7.0
History of CVD**
Yes 515 205 41.6 35.7-47.8 222 42.6 36.6-48.9 28 5.9 3.7- 9.3 46 7.2 4.7-10.7 *** *** ***
No 3,294 1,619 48.9 46.5-51.2 1,264 37.3 35.1-39.7 126 4.5 3.6- 5.7 187 6.2 5.1- 7.4 98 3.1 2.4- 4.0
Binge Drinker
No 3,419 1,644 48.6 46.3-51.0 1,335 37.8 35.5-40.1 130 4.2 3.3- 5.3 213 6.4 5.4- 7.6 97 3.0 2.3- 3.9
Yes 325 156 49.3 42.6-56.0 115 32.8 26.9-39.3 23 8.5 5.3-13.5 17 5.1 2.9- 8.9 14 4.2 2.3- 7.4
Heavy Drinker
No 3,582 1,711 48.5 46.2-50.8 1,402 37.4 35.3-39.7 148 4.8 3.9- 6.0 219 6.2 5.2- 7.4 102 3.0 2.3- 3.8
Yes 154 88 57.0 46.7-66.8 42 27.3 19.2-37.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 371 146 35.5 29.1-42.4 158 45.2 38.2-52.4 *** *** *** 38 8.7 5.5-13.5 *** *** ***
No 3,459 1,689 49.5 47.2-51.8 1,334 37.0 34.8-39.3 140 4.5 3.6- 5.6 198 6.0 5.0- 7.2 98 3.0 2.3- 3.8
Current Asthma
Yes 335 137 37.6 30.9-44.8 128 40.0 33.1-47.4 *** *** *** 32 10.8 7.1-16.0 19 6.7 3.8-11.3
No 3,495 1,698 49.6 47.2-51.9 1,366 37.4 35.2-39.7 137 4.6 3.7- 5.8 201 5.7 4.7- 6.8 93 2.7 2.1- 3.5
Diabetes
Yes 600 243 40.6 35.2-46.3 270 44.1 38.4-49.9 *** *** *** 49 8.6 5.8-12.5 *** *** ***
No 3,244 1,595 49.4 47.1-51.8 1,231 36.8 34.5-39.1 139 4.9 3.9- 6.1 187 5.9 4.9- 7.1 92 3.0 2.3- 3.9
Disability
Yes 1,133 471 44.1 40.1-48.2 467 38.7 34.9-42.7 49 4.1 2.8- 5.9 104 8.9 6.9-11.4 42 4.3 2.8- 6.4
No 2,694 1,360 49.6 47.0-52.3 1,027 37.5 34.9-40.0 107 4.9 3.8- 6.2 132 5.4 4.3- 6.6 68 2.7 2.0- 3.6

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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