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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Health Insurance Coverage - (Under age 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,691 3,849 80.9 79.5-82.3 842 19.1 17.7-20.5
GENDER
Male 2,129 1,693 77.7 75.4-79.9 436 22.3 20.1-24.6
Female 2,562 2,156 84.0 82.2-85.7 406 16.0 14.3-17.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,306 1,113 84.0 81.3-86.3 193 16.0 13.7-18.7
Overweight 1,496 1,233 81.2 78.7-83.5 263 18.8 16.5-21.3
Obese 1,354 1,106 79.9 76.9-82.6 248 20.1 17.4-23.1
Current Smoker
Yes 917 679 74.8 71.2-78.0 238 25.2 22.0-28.8
No 3,636 3,061 82.7 81.0-84.2 575 17.3 15.8-19.0
History of CVD**
Yes 304 263 84.0 78.0-88.6 41 16.0 11.4-22.0
No 4,365 3,568 80.8 79.3-82.2 797 19.2 17.8-20.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 678 539 78.5 74.6-82.0 139 21.5 18.0-25.4
No 3,727 3,097 81.9 80.3-83.4 630 18.1 16.6-19.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 229 181 77.3 69.8-83.3 48 22.7 16.7-30.2
No 4,173 3,452 81.6 80.1-83.0 721 18.4 17.0-19.9
COPD
Yes 318 261 80.0 74.0-84.9 57 20.0 15.1-26.0
No 4,353 3,572 81.0 79.5-82.4 781 19.0 17.6-20.5
Current Asthma
Yes 382 327 83.6 78.2-87.9 55 16.4 12.1-21.8
No 4,284 3,503 80.8 79.3-82.2 781 19.2 17.8-20.7
Diabetes
Yes 433 372 86.6 82.2-90.0 61 13.4 10.0-17.8
No 4,257 3,477 80.5 79.0-81.9 780 19.5 18.1-21.0
Disability
Yes 1,031 869 82.9 79.9-85.6 162 17.1 14.4-20.1
No 3,559 2,901 80.4 78.7-82.0 658 19.6 18.0-21.3
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,050 912 86.3 83.6-88.7 138 13.7 11.3-16.4
No 3,641 2,937 79.6 77.9-81.2 704 20.4 18.8-22.1

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*Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 included.

**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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