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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,548 1,258 16.5 15.5-17.6 5,290 83.5 82.4-84.5
GENDER
Male 2,803 427 13.3 11.9-14.8 2,376 86.7 85.2-88.1
Female 3,745 831 19.5 18.1-21.1 2,914 80.5 78.9-81.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,687 1,123 17.2 16.0-18.3 4,564 82.8 81.7-84.0
No 843 133 13.4 11.1-16.2 710 86.6 83.8-88.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 20 17.2 10.6-26.6 74 82.8 73.4-89.4
Recommended Range 1,882 233 10.4 8.8-12.2 1,649 89.6 87.8-91.2
Overweight 2,195 366 14.5 12.9-16.3 1,829 85.5 83.7-87.1
Obese 1,788 546 26.3 24.0-28.8 1,242 73.7 71.2-76.0
Current Smoker
Yes 1,087 299 23.2 20.4-26.3 788 76.8 73.7-79.6
No 5,400 950 15.0 14.0-16.2 4,450 85.0 83.8-86.0
History of CVD**
Yes 744 348 48.1 43.7-52.6 396 51.9 47.4-56.3
No 5,755 886 13.1 12.1-14.1 4,869 86.9 85.9-87.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 751 66 6.3 4.7- 8.4 685 93.7 91.6-95.3
No 5,533 1,139 18.1 17.0-19.4 4,394 81.9 80.6-83.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 37 9.8 6.7-14.0 249 90.2 86.0-93.3
No 5,991 1,166 16.8 15.7-18.0 4,825 83.2 82.0-84.3
COPD
Yes 547 300 54.6 49.3-59.8 247 45.4 40.2-50.7
No 5,972 942 13.3 12.3-14.3 5,030 86.7 85.7-87.7
Current Asthma
Yes 540 228 37.3 32.3-42.5 312 62.7 57.5-67.7
No 5,978 1,021 14.6 13.6-15.6 4,957 85.4 84.4-86.4
Diabetes
Yes 832 363 44.6 40.6-48.7 469 55.4 51.3-59.4
No 5,709 893 13.2 12.2-14.3 4,816 86.8 85.7-87.8
Disability
Yes 1,753 1,037 56.7 53.8-59.5 716 43.3 40.5-46.2
No 4,770 215 3.7 3.2- 4.4 4,555 96.3 95.6-96.8
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,015 906 45.1 42.4-47.8 1,109 54.9 52.2-57.6
No 4,533 352 6.3 5.6- 7.2 4,181 93.7 92.8-94.4

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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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