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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?

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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 8,659 5,570 66.1 64.8-67.5 727 9.2 8.4-10.1 787 9.4 8.6-10.3 720 7.7 7.0- 8.5 855 7.5 6.8- 8.2
GENDER
Male 3,394 2,294 68.4 66.3-70.4 272 9.0 7.8-10.4 276 8.7 7.5-10.1 250 6.5 5.5- 7.6 302 7.5 6.5- 8.6
Female 5,265 3,276 64.1 62.2-65.8 455 9.5 8.4-10.6 511 10.1 9.0-11.3 470 8.9 7.8-10.1 553 7.5 6.6- 8.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,349 4,747 66.8 65.3-68.3 626 9.4 8.5-10.4 639 8.7 7.9- 9.7 594 7.5 6.7- 8.4 743 7.5 6.8- 8.3
No 1,282 802 63.1 59.7-66.4 98 8.6 6.7-10.9 146 12.4 10.2-14.8 125 8.6 6.9-10.7 111 7.3 5.8- 9.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 145 *** *** *** 14 10.1 5.6-17.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,579 1,747 68.5 66.0-70.9 229 10.1 8.6-11.9 224 9.7 8.2-11.4 181 5.8 4.7- 7.1 198 5.9 4.8- 7.1
Overweight 2,898 1,980 70.3 68.0-72.5 227 8.5 7.1-10.0 230 8.6 7.3-10.0 201 6.3 5.2- 7.5 260 6.4 5.4- 7.5
Obese 2,496 1,376 57.4 54.8-60.1 211 9.0 7.6-10.6 274 10.4 8.9-12.1 290 11.9 10.2-13.9 345 11.3 9.8-13.0
Current Smoker
No 6,996 4,604 67.9 66.4-69.4 607 9.6 8.7-10.6 633 9.0 8.1-10.0 534 7.1 6.3- 7.9 618 6.4 5.7- 7.1
Yes 1,506 864 59.1 55.8-62.3 104 7.4 5.9- 9.4 140 11.1 9.1-13.5 177 10.6 8.7-12.9 221 11.7 9.8-13.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,117 451 42.3 38.4-46.4 62 5.3 3.9- 7.3 113 10.7 8.3-13.5 181 16.8 13.9-20.3 310 24.8 21.5-28.5
No 7,458 5,078 68.8 67.3-70.2 658 9.7 8.8-10.6 669 9.3 8.5-10.3 527 6.6 5.9- 7.4 526 5.6 5.0- 6.3
Binge Drinker
No 7,490 4,777 65.5 64.0-66.9 614 8.9 8.0- 9.8 675 9.4 8.5-10.3 643 8.2 7.4- 9.1 781 8.1 7.3- 8.9
Yes 793 550 70.5 66.4-74.3 86 11.8 9.3-14.9 75 9.8 7.5-12.8 44 4.2 2.8- 6.0 38 3.7 2.5- 5.5
Heavy Drinker
No 7,908 5,061 65.8 64.4-67.3 670 9.2 8.4-10.1 721 9.5 8.6-10.4 661 7.8 7.0- 8.7 795 7.6 6.9- 8.4
Yes 363 262 71.9 65.5-77.6 26 10.1 6.6-15.3 31 9.4 6.0-14.2 *** *** *** 23 5.4 3.2- 8.9
COPD
Yes 816 286 35.0 30.5-39.8 39 5.2 3.4- 7.8 82 12.0 9.1-15.6 149 19.4 15.6-23.8 260 28.5 24.5-32.9
No 7,804 5,262 68.6 67.2-70.0 687 9.6 8.7-10.5 698 9.2 8.3-10.1 570 6.8 6.1- 7.6 587 5.8 5.2- 6.5
Current Asthma
Yes 714 263 40.4 35.5-45.5 76 14.6 11.2-18.9 96 12.5 9.6-16.1 120 16.3 13.0-20.4 159 16.2 13.1-19.8
No 7,901 5,285 68.6 67.2-69.9 648 8.8 8.0- 9.7 685 9.1 8.2-10.0 599 7.0 6.2- 7.8 684 6.6 5.9- 7.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,268 601 48.2 44.3-52.0 72 5.8 4.3- 7.8 137 10.2 8.2-12.7 202 17.3 14.4-20.6 256 18.6 15.9-21.6
No 7,382 4,964 68.4 66.9-69.8 655 9.7 8.8-10.6 649 9.3 8.4-10.3 517 6.5 5.8- 7.3 597 6.1 5.4- 6.8
Disability
Yes 2,416 827 33.8 31.2-36.5 165 7.6 6.3- 9.2 285 12.6 10.8-14.6 452 20.0 17.8-22.5 687 26.0 23.6-28.5
No 6,126 4,666 75.6 74.1-77.1 553 9.8 8.8-10.9 489 8.5 7.6- 9.5 263 4.2 3.5- 4.9 155 1.9 1.6- 2.4

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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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