Health Risks Among
North Carolina Adults: 1999
With a Special Section on Persons with Disabilities
A Report from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Division of Public Health
State Center for Health Statistics
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The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a random telephone
survey of adults. It is designed to collect information about health status,
health behaviors, and use of health services that relate to the leading causes
of illness and death in North Carolina and the United States. The North
Carolina Division of Public Health has participated in the BRFSS since 1987.
The BRFSS is a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) in which all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three
United States territories now participate.
Since 1999 the North Carolina BRFSS has been operated by the State Center for
Health Statistics. The surveys are administered in the Telephone
Interviewing Laboratory of the Center, which conducted 2,445 interviews in 1999
among a random sample of persons ages 18 and older. The current report uses data
primarily for the year 1999, with some data from earlier years for comparison.
While fact sheets and other methods have been used to disseminate the BRFSS
data in the past, this is the first comprehensive annual report for BRFSS in
North Carolina. The plan is to produce this report on a regular basis so that
trends in health status, health behaviors, and use of health services among
North Carolina adults can be tracked over time. We hope that this information
will assist public health program administrators and others in planning health
improvement programs for the residents of North Carolina.
Topics included in this report fall into the following major categories:
health status, health care access, diabetes, oral health, tobacco use, physical
activity, weight control, HIV/AIDS, hypertension, cholesterol, alcohol
consumption, folic acid, family planning, cancer screening, sexual assault,
immunization, injury prevention, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and
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For questions about this report or for more information about BRFSS in North
Carolina, contact the BRFSS Coordinator, State Center for
Health Statistics, 1908 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1908,
BRFSS Home Page
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Tuesday September 06 2011