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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Have there ever been periods for 2 weeks or more when you spent a lot of time thinking about
gambling or planning future gambling?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,378 58 4.7 3.4- 6.4 1,320 95.3 93.6-96.6
GENDER
Male 728 39 5.9 4.0- 8.7 689 94.1 91.3-96.0
Female 650 19 3.2 1.9- 5.2 631 96.8 94.8-98.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,240 45 3.5 2.5- 5.0 1,195 96.5 95.0-97.5
No 135 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 361 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 493 20 4.0 2.4- 6.7 473 96.0 93.3-97.6
Obese 457 24 6.4 3.8-10.6 433 93.6 89.4-96.2
Current Smoker
Yes 323 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,051 38 4.0 2.7- 5.7 1,013 96.0 94.3-97.3
History of CVD**
Yes 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,231 48 4.4 3.1- 6.2 1,183 95.6 93.8-96.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 245 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,096 47 5.0 3.5- 7.1 1,049 95.0 92.9-96.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,192 49 4.8 3.4- 6.8 1,143 95.2 93.2-96.6
COPD
Yes 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,240 48 4.6 3.3- 6.5 1,192 95.4 93.5-96.7
Current Asthma
Yes 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,256 53 4.8 3.4- 6.6 1,203 95.2 93.4-96.6
Diabetes
Yes 167 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,211 50 4.5 3.2- 6.4 1,161 95.5 93.6-96.8
Disability1
Yes 352 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,022 38 4.1 2.9- 5.9 984 95.9 94.1-97.1
Functional Disability1
Yes 349 22 8.4 4.8-14.2 327 91.6 85.8-95.2
No 1,024 36 3.7 2.5- 5.3 988 96.3 94.7-97.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 410 26 6.4 4.1- 9.9 384 93.6 90.1-95.9
No 968 32 4.1 2.7- 6.2 936 95.9 93.8-97.3

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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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