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2016 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 1,370 182 12.3 10.3-14.5 1,188 87.7 85.5-89.7
GENDER
Male 721 109 14.1 11.3-17.5 612 85.9 82.5-88.7
Female 649 73 10.0 7.7-13.1 576 90.0 86.9-92.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,232 149 10.4 8.6-12.5 1,083 89.6 87.5-91.4
No 135 32 26.4 17.8-37.2 103 73.6 62.8-82.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 361 33 8.0 5.3-11.8 328 92.0 88.2-94.7
Overweight 489 69 13.4 10.3-17.4 420 86.6 82.6-89.7
Obese 454 74 15.5 11.7-20.2 380 84.5 79.8-88.3
Current Smoker
Yes 321 60 15.1 11.0-20.5 261 84.9 79.5-89.0
No 1,045 121 11.3 9.2-13.8 924 88.7 86.2-90.8
History of CVD**
Yes 135 23 15.3 9.5-23.9 112 84.7 76.1-90.5
No 1,224 159 12.1 10.1-14.5 1,065 87.9 85.5-89.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 242 29 8.6 5.7-12.8 213 91.4 87.2-94.3
No 1,091 148 12.9 10.7-15.6 943 87.1 84.4-89.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 144 17 7.8 4.5-13.4 127 92.2 86.6-95.5
No 1,184 160 12.7 10.6-15.2 1,024 87.3 84.8-89.4
COPD
Yes 134 26 21.3 13.7-31.5 108 78.7 68.5-86.3
No 1,232 155 11.4 9.5-13.7 1,077 88.6 86.3-90.5
Current Asthma
Yes 112 21 16.9 9.9-27.4 91 83.1 72.6-90.1
No 1,248 159 11.9 9.9-14.2 1,089 88.1 85.8-90.1
Diabetes
Yes 165 34 18.5 12.7-26.2 131 81.5 73.8-87.3
No 1,205 148 11.6 9.6-14.0 1,057 88.4 86.0-90.4
Disability1
Yes 351 62 17.0 12.3-22.9 289 83.0 77.1-87.7
No 1,015 118 10.8 8.8-13.2 897 89.2 86.8-91.2
Functional Disability1
Yes 349 67 19.5 14.5-25.7 282 80.5 74.3-85.5
No 1,016 114 10.2 8.3-12.6 902 89.8 87.4-91.7
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 407 66 15.3 11.6-19.9 341 84.7 80.1-88.4
No 963 116 11.3 9.1-13.9 847 88.7 86.1-90.9

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*Asked of respondents who reported they 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 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status phasing out next year, being replaced by Functional Disability.

^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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