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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Gambling--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Have you ever tried to cut down or control your gambling?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,414 208 15.4 13.3-17.8 1,206 84.6 82.2-86.7
GENDER
Male 762 117 17.1 14.1-20.5 645 82.9 79.5-85.9
Female 652 91 13.0 10.4-16.2 561 87.0 83.8-89.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,249 166 13.9 11.7-16.3 1,083 86.1 83.7-88.3
No 163 40 24.0 17.4-32.2 123 76.0 67.8-82.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 342 40 14.3 10.2-19.6 302 85.7 80.4-89.8
Overweight 529 84 17.4 13.9-21.6 445 82.6 78.4-86.1
Obese 465 73 14.4 11.1-18.5 392 85.6 81.5-88.9
Current Smoker
Yes 320 65 21.5 16.6-27.4 255 78.5 72.6-83.4
No 1,089 143 13.3 11.2-15.8 946 86.7 84.2-88.8
History of CVD**
Yes 172 23 16.3 9.9-25.6 149 83.7 74.4-90.1
No 1,238 185 15.4 13.2-17.9 1,053 84.6 82.1-86.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 237 31 14.7 10.0-21.2 206 85.3 78.8-90.0
No 1,146 168 15.0 12.7-17.5 978 85.0 82.5-87.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 93 14 17.3 9.8-28.7 79 82.7 71.3-90.2
No 1,290 187 14.8 12.7-17.3 1,103 85.2 82.7-87.3
COPD
Yes 119 22 23.9 15.9-34.5 97 76.1 65.5-84.1
No 1,291 185 14.8 12.6-17.2 1,106 85.2 82.8-87.4
Current Asthma
Yes 97 19 19.3 11.8-30.0 78 80.7 70.0-88.2
No 1,308 186 15.0 12.9-17.5 1,122 85.0 82.5-87.1
Diabetes
Yes 169 28 19.6 13.3-28.1 141 80.4 71.9-86.7
No 1,245 180 15.0 12.8-17.5 1,065 85.0 82.5-87.2
Disability
Yes 375 60 16.5 12.5-21.5 315 83.5 78.5-87.5
No 1,032 148 15.2 12.8-18.0 884 84.8 82.0-87.2
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 436 66 16.7 12.8-21.3 370 83.3 78.7-87.2
No 978 142 15.1 12.6-17.9 836 84.9 82.1-87.4

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*Asked only of respondents who have gambled or played any games for money.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

#Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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