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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,698 2,863 49.0 47.6-50.5 1,778 24.8 23.6-26.0 2,057 26.2 25.0-27.4
GENDER
Male 2,873 1,380 53.9 51.7-56.1 730 23.7 21.9-25.6 763 22.4 20.7-24.2
Female 3,825 1,483 44.5 42.6-46.5 1,048 25.8 24.1-27.5 1,294 29.7 28.0-31.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,812 2,335 46.4 44.9-48.0 1,569 25.2 23.9-26.6 1,908 28.4 27.0-29.7
No 867 520 63.5 59.5-67.2 202 22.1 18.9-25.6 145 14.5 12.0-17.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** 25 25.8 17.0-37.3 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,903 923 55.2 52.5-58.0 526 25.8 23.5-28.3 454 18.9 17.0-21.1
Overweight 2,214 951 49.1 46.6-51.6 596 24.9 22.9-27.1 667 26.0 24.0-28.1
Obese 1,808 567 37.6 34.7-40.5 471 24.4 22.1-26.9 770 38.1 35.4-40.8
Current Smoker
Yes 1,088 388 40.6 37.0-44.3 286 26.1 23.0-29.4 414 33.3 30.0-36.7
No 5,411 2,372 50.7 49.0-52.3 1,442 24.4 23.1-25.8 1,597 24.9 23.6-26.3
History of CVD**
Yes 755 *** *** *** 89 12.8 10.1-16.1 666 87.2 83.9-89.9
No 5,889 2,854 54.2 52.6-55.7 1,676 26.0 24.7-27.4 1,359 19.8 18.6-21.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 752 400 56.0 51.8-60.1 213 27.9 24.3-31.8 139 16.2 13.4-19.4
No 5,542 2,261 47.4 45.7-49.0 1,464 24.4 23.1-25.8 1,817 28.2 26.8-29.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 120 45.5 38.7-52.5 95 33.0 26.7-40.1 71 21.5 16.6-27.3
No 6,001 2,543 48.8 47.2-50.3 1,573 24.4 23.1-25.7 1,885 26.8 25.5-28.1
COPD
Yes 552 *** *** *** 63 13.4 10.1-17.6 489 86.6 82.4-89.9
No 6,116 2,858 53.1 51.6-54.6 1,707 25.7 24.4-27.0 1,551 21.2 20.1-22.4
Current Asthma
Yes 549 *** *** *** 137 30.8 25.8-36.2 412 69.2 63.8-74.2
No 6,118 2,854 53.6 52.1-55.1 1,631 24.2 23.0-25.5 1,633 22.2 21.1-23.4
Diabetes
Yes 858 *** *** *** 184 21.6 18.5-25.0 674 78.4 75.0-81.5
No 5,833 2,860 54.9 53.3-56.4 1,593 25.2 23.9-26.5 1,380 19.9 18.8-21.2
Disability
Yes 1,764 191 12.9 11.0-15.1 424 24.6 22.2-27.1 1,149 62.6 59.7-65.3
No 4,792 2,598 60.3 58.7-62.0 1,326 25.0 23.6-26.5 868 14.7 13.6-15.8

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

**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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