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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,614 5,020 73.5 72.1-74.8 769 12.6 11.6-13.6 419 7.3 6.6- 8.1 345 5.6 5.0- 6.4 61 1.0 0.7- 1.4
GENDER
Male 2,830 1,994 68.5 66.3-70.5 351 13.1 11.7-14.7 222 8.7 7.5-10.1 218 8.0 6.9- 9.3 45 1.7 1.2- 2.4
Female 3,784 3,026 78.1 76.4-79.7 418 12.1 10.8-13.5 197 6.0 5.1- 7.0 127 3.4 2.8- 4.2 16 0.4 0.2- 0.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,748 4,641 79.1 77.8-80.4 597 11.0 10.1-12.1 286 5.7 5.0- 6.5 201 3.8 3.2- 4.4 23 0.4 0.2- 0.7
No 849 367 42.2 38.3-46.3 169 21.1 17.9-24.7 132 16.1 13.3-19.3 143 16.1 13.4-19.3 38 4.4 3.0- 6.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,875 1,385 71.7 69.1-74.2 234 12.8 11.0-14.7 143 8.7 7.3-10.5 96 5.8 4.6- 7.3 *** *** ***
Overweight 2,200 1,695 74.1 71.7-76.3 240 12.7 11.0-14.5 130 6.4 5.3- 7.8 118 5.7 4.6- 7.0 17 1.2 0.7- 2.1
Obese 1,787 1,411 76.9 74.4-79.3 185 10.8 9.1-12.7 95 6.6 5.2- 8.3 83 5.1 3.9- 6.5 *** *** ***
Current Smoker
Yes 1,068 702 65.5 62.0-68.9 134 13.5 11.2-16.2 116 11.1 9.1-13.6 102 8.8 7.0-10.9 *** *** ***
No 5,350 4,176 75.5 74.0-76.9 609 12.3 11.2-13.4 286 6.3 5.5- 7.1 232 4.9 4.2- 5.7 47 1.0 0.7- 1.5
History of CVD**
Yes 748 670 89.0 85.7-91.5 39 5.0 3.5- 7.2 18 2.7 1.6- 4.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,814 4,310 71.9 70.4-73.3 725 13.4 12.3-14.5 396 7.7 6.9- 8.6 325 5.9 5.2- 6.7 58 1.1 0.8- 1.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 743 464 61.8 57.6-65.8 116 16.4 13.4-19.8 85 10.8 8.5-13.6 69 10.1 7.7-13.1 *** *** ***
No 5,477 4,272 75.7 74.3-77.1 603 11.8 10.8-13.0 304 6.7 5.9- 7.6 249 4.8 4.1- 5.5 49 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 284 176 58.1 50.9-64.9 38 12.4 8.7-17.4 35 13.4 9.2-19.2 33 15.8 10.8-22.5 *** *** ***
No 5,929 4,550 74.6 73.2-75.9 680 12.4 11.4-13.5 352 6.9 6.1- 7.7 291 5.1 4.5- 5.9 56 1.0 0.7- 1.4
COPD
Yes 546 427 76.2 71.4-80.5 48 8.4 6.0-11.7 34 7.9 5.4-11.5 34 6.7 4.4-10.0 *** *** ***
No 6,038 4,569 73.2 71.8-74.6 717 12.9 11.9-14.0 384 7.3 6.5- 8.1 310 5.6 4.9- 6.3 58 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Current Asthma
Yes 542 440 78.1 73.1-82.3 43 9.8 6.8-14.1 38 7.8 5.4-11.1 18 3.7 2.1- 6.4 *** *** ***
No 6,042 4,561 73.2 71.8-74.5 722 12.8 11.8-13.9 377 7.2 6.5- 8.1 324 5.7 5.0- 6.5 58 1.1 0.8- 1.5
Diabetes
Yes 849 762 89.8 87.2-92.0 52 5.6 4.1- 7.6 17 2.8 1.7- 4.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,758 4,251 71.5 70.0-72.9 717 13.4 12.4-14.6 402 7.8 7.0- 8.8 330 6.1 5.4- 6.9 58 1.1 0.8- 1.5
Disability
Yes 1,736 1,432 80.4 77.9-82.7 139 7.9 6.5- 9.6 80 5.9 4.6- 7.6 72 5.0 3.8- 6.6 13 0.8 0.4- 1.4
No 4,739 3,481 71.1 69.5-72.7 616 14.2 13.0-15.5 330 7.7 6.9- 8.7 264 5.8 5.1- 6.7 48 1.1 0.8- 1.6
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,031 1,743 85.4 83.3-87.2 151 7.5 6.1- 9.0 73 4.1 3.1- 5.3 58 2.7 2.0- 3.7 *** *** ***
No 4,583 3,277 69.3 67.6-70.9 618 14.4 13.2-15.7 346 8.5 7.5- 9.5 287 6.7 5.8- 7.6 55 1.2 0.9- 1.7

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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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