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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating,
remembering, or making decisions?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,548 752 11.6 10.7-12.5 5,796 88.4 87.5-89.3
GENDER
Male 2,804 304 11.0 9.6-12.4 2,500 89.0 87.6-90.4
Female 3,744 448 12.1 10.9-13.5 3,296 87.9 86.5-89.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,689 623 11.1 10.1-12.1 5,066 88.9 87.9-89.9
No 841 128 14.5 12.0-17.5 713 85.5 82.5-88.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,880 190 9.9 8.3-11.7 1,690 90.1 88.3-91.7
Overweight 2,199 220 10.2 8.8-11.9 1,979 89.8 88.1-91.2
Obese 1,786 265 14.3 12.5-16.4 1,521 85.7 83.6-87.5
Current Smoker
Yes 1,085 214 18.5 15.9-21.4 871 81.5 78.6-84.1
No 5,395 529 9.9 9.0-11.0 4,866 90.1 89.0-91.0
History of CVD**
Yes 745 179 25.6 21.8-29.8 566 74.4 70.2-78.2
No 5,754 562 10.0 9.1-11.0 5,192 90.0 89.0-90.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 752 82 11.3 8.9-14.3 670 88.7 85.7-91.1
No 5,524 644 11.7 10.7-12.8 4,880 88.3 87.2-89.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 39 14.0 9.9-19.5 247 86.0 80.5-90.1
No 5,982 686 11.5 10.5-12.5 5,296 88.5 87.5-89.5
COPD
Yes 547 165 31.6 26.8-36.7 382 68.4 63.3-73.2
No 5,973 577 9.8 8.9-10.8 5,396 90.2 89.2-91.1
Current Asthma
Yes 539 138 25.9 21.4-31.0 401 74.1 69.0-78.6
No 5,979 609 10.2 9.3-11.1 5,370 89.8 88.9-90.7
Diabetes
Yes 829 171 20.3 17.3-23.8 658 79.7 76.2-82.7
No 5,712 581 10.5 9.6-11.6 5,131 89.5 88.4-90.4
Disability
Yes 1,752 513 31.1 28.4-33.8 1,239 68.9 66.2-71.6
No 4,770 231 5.3 4.5- 6.1 4,539 94.7 93.9-95.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,011 483 26.8 24.4-29.4 1,528 73.2 70.6-75.6
No 4,537 269 6.1 5.4- 7.0 4,268 93.9 93.0-94.6

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**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 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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