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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,667 2,144 26.9 25.7-28.2 4,523 73.1 71.8-74.3
GENDER
Male 2,860 777 23.7 21.9-25.5 2,083 76.3 74.5-78.1
Female 3,807 1,367 30.0 28.3-31.7 2,440 70.0 68.3-71.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,789 1,993 29.4 28.0-30.7 3,796 70.6 69.3-72.0
No 859 146 13.9 11.5-16.8 713 86.1 83.2-88.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 93 26 21.5 14.1-31.3 67 78.5 68.7-85.9
Recommended Range 1,899 482 20.1 18.1-22.3 1,417 79.9 77.7-81.9
Overweight 2,203 714 27.7 25.6-29.9 1,489 72.3 70.1-74.4
Obese 1,799 773 37.5 34.8-40.3 1,026 62.5 59.7-65.2
Current Smoker
Yes 1,078 393 30.5 27.3-33.9 685 69.5 66.1-72.7
No 5,391 1,700 26.3 25.0-27.7 3,691 73.7 72.3-75.0
History of CVD**
Yes 752 444 57.1 52.7-61.4 308 42.9 38.6-47.3
No 5,862 1,668 23.7 22.5-25.0 4,194 76.3 75.0-77.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 748 144 15.9 13.2-19.0 604 84.1 81.0-86.8
No 5,517 1,889 29.0 27.6-30.4 3,628 71.0 69.6-72.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 285 71 19.0 14.5-24.4 214 81.0 75.6-85.5
No 5,973 1,955 27.5 26.2-28.9 4,018 72.5 71.1-73.8
COPD
Yes 549 345 60.8 55.6-65.8 204 39.2 34.2-44.4
No 6,089 1,777 24.1 22.9-25.4 4,312 75.9 74.6-77.1
Current Asthma
Yes 546 282 45.3 40.1-50.6 264 54.7 49.4-59.9
No 6,090 1,849 25.2 24.0-26.5 4,241 74.8 73.5-76.0
Diabetes
Yes 855 470 53.4 49.4-57.4 385 46.6 42.6-50.6
No 5,805 1,670 23.8 22.5-25.1 4,135 76.2 74.9-77.5
Disability
Yes 1,750 1,117 60.2 57.3-63.1 633 39.8 36.9-42.7
No 4,776 991 16.6 15.4-17.8 3,785 83.4 82.2-84.6
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,051 1,512 72.5 70.0-74.9 539 27.5 25.1-30.0
No 4,616 632 10.8 9.8-11.8 3,984 89.2 88.2-90.2

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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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