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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 difficulty doing errands alone
such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,534 581 8.3 7.6- 9.2 5,953 91.7 90.8-92.4
GENDER
Male 2,794 179 6.2 5.2- 7.4 2,615 93.8 92.6-94.8
Female 3,740 402 10.3 9.1-11.5 3,338 89.7 88.5-90.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,673 523 8.7 7.9- 9.7 5,150 91.3 90.3-92.1
No 843 57 6.4 4.7- 8.7 786 93.6 91.3-95.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,878 137 6.9 5.5- 8.5 1,741 93.1 91.5-94.5
Overweight 2,188 163 7.1 5.9- 8.4 2,025 92.9 91.6-94.1
Obese 1,790 228 12.1 10.4-14.0 1,562 87.9 86.0-89.6
Current Smoker
Yes 1,085 143 12.5 10.3-15.1 942 87.5 84.9-89.7
No 5,402 433 7.4 6.6- 8.2 4,969 92.6 91.8-93.4
History of CVD**
Yes 743 177 27.6 23.6-32.0 566 72.4 68.0-76.4
No 5,742 392 6.3 5.6- 7.1 5,350 93.7 92.9-94.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 752 31 3.9 2.5- 6.0 721 96.1 94.0-97.5
No 5,534 525 9.1 8.2-10.0 5,009 90.9 90.0-91.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 16 4.6 2.6- 8.0 270 95.4 92.0-97.4
No 5,993 539 8.5 7.7- 9.4 5,454 91.5 90.6-92.3
COPD
Yes 545 155 30.0 25.3-35.1 390 70.0 64.9-74.7
No 5,960 420 6.5 5.8- 7.3 5,540 93.5 92.7-94.2
Current Asthma
Yes 541 124 21.5 17.4-26.2 417 78.5 73.8-82.6
No 5,963 453 7.1 6.4- 7.9 5,510 92.9 92.1-93.6
Diabetes
Yes 831 157 20.8 17.5-24.5 674 79.2 75.5-82.5
No 5,696 423 6.9 6.1- 7.7 5,273 93.1 92.3-93.9
Disability
Yes 1,752 515 30.9 28.2-33.6 1,237 69.1 66.4-71.8
No 4,758 62 1.2 0.9- 1.6 4,696 98.8 98.4-99.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,013 428 23.7 21.3-26.2 1,585 76.3 73.8-78.7
No 4,521 153 2.9 2.4- 3.4 4,368 97.1 96.6-97.6

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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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