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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE LIFESTYLE RISK FACTORS,
ADULTS, NORTH CAROLINA, 1995


  TOTAL RESPONDENTS CURRENT SMOKER 1 CHRONIC ALCOHOL DRINKING 2 OVER-WEIGHT 3 SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE 4
1994
NUMBER PERCENT
TOTAL 3340 100 25.8 2 28.9 70
RACE[5]
White 2520 76.4 26.1 2.3 25.7 67.6
Black 692 19.6 23.6 0.7 42.4 78.8
SEX
Male 1336 47.7 30.2 3.6 30 69.4
Female 2004 52.3 21.8 0.5 27.8 70.5
AGE (YRS)
18-24 337 14 27.2 3.4 22.6 63.2
25-34 687 20.6 30.9 3 23.1 68.2
35-44 660 21.6 26.8 1.8 30.9 68.7
45-54 485 15.6 34.8 1.7 36.1 77.1
55-64 359 11.1 21.7 0.6 38.8 68.1
65+ 790 16.4 11.7 1.1 25.6 75.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME ($/YR.)
<10,000 283 6.1 29.3 5.7 31.7 82.7
10,000-14,999 195 4.7 25.2 0 34.6 78.6
15,000-19,999 335 9.4 29.2 2.5 40 76.4
20,000-24,999 447 13.2 31.6 2.2 30.8 70
25,000-34,999 522 15.9 27.1 1.2 29.6 69.4
35,000-49,999 471 15.3 24.1 2.5 26.7 63.9
50,000+ 505 17.1 20.1 2.4 25.1 54.2
EDUCATION LEVEL
<9th Grade 288 7.1 21.3 1.7 35.2 90.4
Some High School 448 12.8 38.6 0.5 37.8 79.4
High School Grad/GED 1122 34.1 29.5 2.3 31.7 74.3
Some Coll./Tech. Sch. 833 26.3 24.8 2.8 25.7 62
College Graduate 641 19.5 14.3 1.3 20.3 57.5

[1] Ever smoked 100 cigarettes and currently smoke (regularly or irregularly)
[2] Drink an average of at least 60 alcoholic drinks per month
[3] Based on body mass index (kilograms per meter squared)
[4] Respondents reporting they exercise less than 20 minutes/session, and/or less than 3 times/week of activity during the past month.
[5] Non-Hispanic

Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Evaluation, NC Division of Community Health, 5/97

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