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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

In the past 12 months, have you gambled or played any games for money?

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  Total
Respond.^
Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly* Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,185 86 1.4 1.1- 1.8 335 5.8 5.1- 6.6 290 4.9 4.3- 5.6 717 12.3 11.3-13.3 4,757 75.6 74.3-76.9
GENDER
Male 2,567 48 1.8 1.3- 2.5 223 8.8 7.5-10.2 169 7.1 6.0- 8.4 326 13.4 11.9-15.1 1,801 69.0 66.8-71.1
Female 3,618 38 1.1 0.7- 1.6 112 3.2 2.6- 4.0 121 3.0 2.4- 3.6 391 11.3 10.1-12.6 2,956 81.5 79.9-82.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,376 76 1.4 1.1- 1.9 290 6.0 5.3- 6.9 253 4.9 4.3- 5.7 642 12.9 11.8-14.0 4,115 74.7 73.3-76.2
No 791 *** *** *** 45 4.7 3.4- 6.5 37 4.8 3.4- 6.8 73 9.2 7.2-11.7 626 80.1 76.8-83.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,841 23 1.2 0.7- 1.9 81 5.2 4.0- 6.7 55 3.0 2.2- 4.1 187 11.5 9.8-13.5 1,495 79.1 76.7-81.3
Overweight 2,081 28 1.2 0.8- 1.9 123 5.8 4.7- 7.2 117 6.1 4.9- 7.5 266 13.5 11.8-15.4 1,547 73.4 71.0-75.7
Obese 1,718 30 1.7 1.2- 2.5 115 7.2 5.9- 8.9 99 6.0 4.8- 7.6 225 13.7 11.9-15.7 1,249 71.3 68.7-73.8
Current Smoker
Yes 1,030 19 1.7 1.0- 2.7 93 9.5 7.5-12.0 67 6.7 5.1- 8.6 144 15.8 13.2-18.7 707 66.4 62.8-69.8
No 5,120 67 1.3 1.0- 1.8 238 4.8 4.2- 5.6 223 4.5 3.9- 5.3 572 11.5 10.5-12.6 4,020 77.8 76.4-79.1
History of CVD**
Yes 856 *** *** *** 50 5.3 3.7- 7.5 38 5.1 3.5- 7.4 72 8.6 6.7-11.1 684 79.4 75.9-82.5
No 5,263 74 1.4 1.0- 1.8 284 5.9 5.1- 6.7 251 4.9 4.2- 5.7 643 12.8 11.8-14.0 4,011 75.0 73.6-76.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 598 20 2.4 1.4- 3.9 63 11.7 8.8-15.3 47 7.8 5.7-10.6 109 18.5 15.1-22.4 359 59.6 54.9-64.2
No 5,458 65 1.2 0.9- 1.7 261 4.7 4.1- 5.4 238 4.5 3.9- 5.2 594 11.5 10.5-12.5 4,300 78.1 76.7-79.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 278 *** *** *** 33 13.7 9.3-19.7 18 5.1 3.0- 8.4 37 15.3 10.4-21.9 185 64.8 57.5-71.5
No 5,781 80 1.4 1.1- 1.8 292 5.3 4.6- 6.0 268 4.9 4.3- 5.7 664 12.1 11.2-13.2 4,477 76.3 74.9-77.6
COPD
Yes 574 *** *** *** 32 5.9 4.0- 8.6 24 4.6 3.0- 7.1 57 10.0 7.5-13.1 454 78.2 74.0-81.9
No 5,578 79 1.4 1.1- 1.8 300 5.8 5.1- 6.6 265 4.9 4.3- 5.7 660 12.6 11.5-13.7 4,274 75.3 73.9-76.7
Current Asthma
Yes 472 *** *** *** 21 5.2 3.2- 8.3 18 3.3 1.9- 5.7 50 10.5 7.7-14.0 375 79.3 74.6-83.3
No 5,676 78 1.4 1.1- 1.8 309 5.8 5.1- 6.6 271 5.1 4.4- 5.8 664 12.5 11.4-13.6 4,354 75.3 73.9-76.7
Diabetes
Yes 857 *** *** *** 39 5.9 4.2- 8.3 36 4.5 3.2- 6.4 89 10.3 8.3-12.9 685 77.9 74.3-81.0
No 5,314 78 1.4 1.1- 1.8 296 5.8 5.1- 6.6 254 5.0 4.3- 5.7 628 12.6 11.5-13.7 4,058 75.3 73.8-76.7
Disability
Yes 1,759 29 1.7 1.1- 2.5 84 5.5 4.3- 7.0 77 4.4 3.4- 5.8 187 11.3 9.7-13.3 1,382 77.1 74.5-79.4
No 4,388 57 1.3 1.0- 1.8 247 5.9 5.1- 6.8 213 5.1 4.3- 5.9 526 12.6 11.4-13.8 3,345 75.2 73.6-76.7
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,131 28 1.3 0.9- 2.1 96 4.6 3.6- 5.8 93 4.6 3.6- 5.8 223 10.4 9.0-12.0 1,691 79.1 76.9-81.0
No 4,051 58 1.4 1.0- 1.9 239 6.3 5.4- 7.2 197 5.0 4.3- 5.9 494 13.0 11.8-14.3 3,063 74.3 72.6-75.9

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*Yearly equals less than once per month.

**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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