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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,283 2,987 48.8 47.4-50.2 1,881 25.0 23.8-26.2 2,415 26.3 25.1-27.4
GENDER
Male 3,112 1,431 53.8 51.7-55.9 771 23.3 21.6-25.1 910 22.9 21.3-24.6
Female 4,171 1,556 44.1 42.3-46.0 1,110 26.5 24.9-28.2 1,505 29.4 27.8-31.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,942 1,804 43.9 42.2-45.7 1,323 26.7 25.2-28.3 1,815 29.4 27.9-30.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,384 616 53.7 50.6-56.8 347 22.2 19.8-24.8 421 24.1 21.7-26.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 115 *** *** *** 30 22.0 14.9-31.3 39 28.6 20.1-39.0
Non-Hispanic Other 252 128 57.9 49.7-65.7 62 22.9 17.0-30.2 62 19.2 13.5-26.5
Hispanic 504 352 72.6 68.0-76.7 97 18.8 15.2-22.9 55 8.7 6.4-11.6
AGE
18-34 1,271 914 71.9 68.9-74.6 272 21.3 18.8-24.0 85 6.9 5.4- 8.7
35-44 956 611 62.7 59.1-66.1 214 22.2 19.3-25.3 131 15.1 12.6-18.0
45-54 1,102 512 46.3 43.0-49.7 306 28.2 25.2-31.3 284 25.5 22.7-28.6
55-64 1,518 456 30.0 27.5-32.7 433 29.0 26.5-31.7 629 41.0 38.2-43.8
65-74 1,371 278 19.8 17.5-22.2 366 26.1 23.6-28.8 727 54.1 51.1-57.1
75+ 958 151 15.0 12.5-17.8 264 28.5 25.2-31.9 543 56.6 52.9-60.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 924 326 40.5 36.7-44.4 204 22.7 19.5-26.2 394 36.8 33.2-40.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,005 747 47.8 45.2-50.5 513 24.0 21.9-26.3 745 28.1 26.0-30.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,920 751 47.8 45.1-50.5 517 26.9 24.6-29.3 652 25.3 23.3-27.5
College Graduate 2,399 1,142 56.2 53.9-58.5 639 25.0 23.1-27.0 618 18.8 17.2-20.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 854 277 39.5 35.5-43.6 166 18.9 16.0-22.2 411 41.6 37.7-45.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,191 416 43.6 40.1-47.2 297 24.5 21.6-27.7 478 31.8 28.9-34.9
$25,000- 34,999 703 261 42.8 38.4-47.4 191 28.1 24.3-32.3 251 29.0 25.3-33.1
$35,000- 49,999 846 358 51.8 47.6-55.9 224 24.9 21.4-28.7 264 23.4 20.3-26.7
$50,000-74,999 790 359 52.8 48.5-57.0 219 25.7 22.3-29.5 212 21.5 18.4-25.0
$75,000+ 1,456 743 56.8 53.7-59.8 391 25.9 23.3-28.8 322 17.3 15.2-19.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,944 217 13.7 11.8-15.8 426 23.3 21.0-25.7 1,301 63.1 60.3-65.7
No 5,078 2,647 59.2 57.6-60.8 1,394 25.6 24.2-27.1 1,037 15.2 14.2-16.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,000 345 41.5 37.8-45.3 267 26.1 23.0-29.5 388 32.4 29.2-35.8
Non-Veteran 6,269 2,636 49.8 48.3-51.3 1,612 24.8 23.6-26.2 2,021 25.4 24.2-26.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,251 1,667 46.5 44.7-48.4 1,088 25.0 23.5-26.7 1,496 28.5 26.9-30.1
No 3,032 1,320 51.8 49.7-53.9 793 24.9 23.1-26.8 919 23.3 21.7-25.1

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*The index consists of 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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