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2015 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 6,698 2,863 49.0 47.6-50.5 1,778 24.8 23.6-26.0 2,057 26.2 25.0-27.4
GENDER
Male 2,873 1,380 53.9 51.7-56.1 730 23.7 21.9-25.6 763 22.4 20.7-24.2
Female 3,825 1,483 44.5 42.6-46.5 1,048 25.8 24.1-27.5 1,294 29.7 28.0-31.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,494 1,708 44.0 42.2-45.8 1,238 26.1 24.5-27.7 1,548 29.9 28.4-31.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,309 580 50.7 47.4-54.0 358 25.6 22.9-28.5 371 23.7 21.1-26.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 92 *** *** *** 24 22.3 14.0-33.6 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 216 131 71.9 64.6-78.1 42 15.0 10.4-21.2 43 13.1 9.3-18.2
Hispanic 494 354 76.0 71.5-80.0 99 17.8 14.3-21.9 41 6.2 4.2- 8.9
AGE
18-34 1,261 914 72.3 69.4-75.1 253 20.2 17.8-22.9 94 7.4 6.0- 9.3
35-44 938 576 62.7 59.0-66.2 230 23.3 20.3-26.6 132 14.0 11.6-16.9
45-54 1,166 571 48.6 45.3-52.0 299 24.8 22.0-27.7 296 26.6 23.7-29.7
55-64 1,339 412 31.1 28.2-34.1 397 28.0 25.3-30.8 530 41.0 37.8-44.2
65-74 1,141 233 19.6 17.0-22.4 364 32.6 29.3-36.1 544 47.8 44.3-51.4
75+ 760 101 12.8 10.2-15.8 219 27.8 24.3-31.6 440 59.4 55.3-63.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 718 248 38.4 34.0-43.0 159 21.7 18.2-25.7 311 39.8 35.6-44.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,869 730 47.8 45.1-50.6 506 24.8 22.6-27.1 633 27.4 25.2-29.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,847 730 47.8 45.1-50.5 502 26.2 23.9-28.7 615 25.9 23.8-28.2
College Graduate 2,233 1,140 58.5 56.1-60.7 601 24.6 22.6-26.7 492 16.9 15.4-18.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 659 191 35.0 30.3-39.9 159 22.3 18.7-26.3 309 42.8 38.1-47.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,103 405 41.2 37.6-44.8 282 24.5 21.5-27.7 416 34.4 31.0-37.8
$25,000- 34,999 587 238 48.1 43.0-53.2 149 22.9 19.1-27.3 200 29.0 24.8-33.6
$35,000- 49,999 746 319 48.9 44.5-53.4 223 30.1 26.1-34.5 204 20.9 17.9-24.3
$50,000-74,999 816 407 57.4 53.3-61.5 216 23.7 20.4-27.2 193 18.9 16.1-22.2
$75,000+ 1,428 756 58.0 55.0-60.9 391 24.4 21.9-27.0 281 17.7 15.5-20.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,764 191 12.9 11.0-15.1 424 24.6 22.2-27.1 1,149 62.6 59.7-65.3
No 4,792 2,598 60.3 58.7-62.0 1,326 25.0 23.6-26.5 868 14.7 13.6-15.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 904 324 41.8 37.9-45.7 229 23.4 20.5-26.7 351 34.8 31.2-38.5
Non-Veteran 5,774 2,525 50.0 48.4-51.6 1,543 25.0 23.6-26.3 1,706 25.0 23.7-26.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,974 1,023 55.8 53.2-58.3 484 23.4 21.3-25.6 467 20.8 18.9-22.9
Regional City or Suburban 1,449 623 48.9 45.9-52.0 424 26.7 24.2-29.4 402 24.3 21.9-26.9
Rural 3,275 1,217 43.8 41.6-46.0 870 24.8 23.0-26.7 1,188 31.4 29.5-33.4

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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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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