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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,556 1,764 24.2 23.0-25.4 4,792 75.8 74.6-77.0
GENDER
Male 2,805 691 22.4 20.6-24.2 2,114 77.6 75.8-79.4
Female 3,751 1,073 25.9 24.2-27.6 2,678 74.1 72.4-75.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,694 1,592 25.3 23.9-26.6 4,102 74.7 73.4-76.1
No 844 169 18.7 15.8-22.0 675 81.3 78.0-84.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,890 408 19.0 16.9-21.3 1,482 81.0 78.7-83.1
Overweight 2,195 544 22.9 20.9-25.1 1,651 77.1 74.9-79.1
Obese 1,792 679 33.6 31.1-36.3 1,113 66.4 63.7-68.9
Current Smoker
Yes 1,082 372 29.8 26.6-33.1 710 70.2 66.9-73.4
No 5,391 1,376 23.0 21.7-24.3 4,015 77.0 75.7-78.3
History of CVD**
Yes 744 435 59.3 55.0-63.5 309 40.7 36.5-45.0
No 5,763 1,296 20.3 19.1-21.6 4,467 79.7 78.4-80.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 750 111 13.3 10.8-16.4 639 86.7 83.6-89.2
No 5,523 1,590 26.1 24.7-27.5 3,933 73.9 72.5-75.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 51 17.4 12.6-23.6 235 82.6 76.4-87.4
No 5,981 1,648 24.7 23.4-26.0 4,333 75.3 74.0-76.6
COPD
Yes 547 360 65.0 59.8-69.8 187 35.0 30.2-40.2
No 5,980 1,387 20.8 19.6-22.0 4,593 79.2 78.0-80.4
Current Asthma
Yes 539 291 48.9 43.5-54.3 248 51.1 45.7-56.5
No 5,987 1,460 21.8 20.6-23.1 4,527 78.2 76.9-79.4
Diabetes
Yes 835 427 52.5 48.4-56.5 408 47.5 43.5-51.6
No 5,714 1,334 20.8 19.6-22.1 4,380 79.2 77.9-80.4
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,017 1,149 57.6 55.0-60.3 868 42.4 39.7-45.0
No 4,539 615 12.3 11.2-13.4 3,924 87.7 86.6-88.8

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*Disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to the need for special equipment and/or having an activity limitation due to physical, mental, or emotional problems.

**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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