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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs,
or government plans such as Medicare?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,679 5,812 84.6 83.5-85.7 867 15.4 14.3-16.5
GENDER
Male 2,862 2,413 81.6 79.7-83.4 449 18.4 16.6-20.3
Female 3,817 3,399 87.4 86.0-88.7 418 12.6 11.3-14.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,895 1,695 86.8 84.6-88.7 200 13.2 11.3-15.4
Overweight 2,210 1,942 85.6 83.6-87.3 268 14.4 12.7-16.4
Obese 1,807 1,556 83.4 80.9-85.7 251 16.6 14.3-19.1
Current Smoker
Yes 1,084 845 77.2 74.0-80.2 239 22.8 19.8-26.0
No 5,398 4,801 86.4 85.1-87.6 597 13.6 12.4-14.9
History of CVD**
Yes 753 710 92.6 89.6-94.7 43 7.4 5.3-10.4
No 5,872 5,052 83.8 82.5-85.0 820 16.2 15.0-17.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 750 610 79.7 76.0-83.0 140 20.3 17.0-24.0
No 5,528 4,878 85.9 84.6-87.0 650 14.1 13.0-15.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 285 236 80.3 73.7-85.5 49 19.7 14.5-26.3
No 5,985 5,243 85.2 84.0-86.4 742 14.8 13.6-16.0
COPD
Yes 552 493 86.6 82.3-89.9 59 13.4 10.1-17.7
No 6,098 5,295 84.5 83.2-85.6 803 15.5 14.4-16.8
Current Asthma
Yes 545 488 86.8 82.4-90.3 57 13.2 9.7-17.6
No 6,103 5,299 84.5 83.3-85.7 804 15.5 14.3-16.7
Diabetes
Yes 855 792 92.1 89.5-94.1 63 7.9 5.9-10.5
No 5,817 5,015 83.8 82.5-85.0 802 16.2 15.0-17.5
Disability
Yes 1,761 1,592 88.1 86.0-90.0 169 11.9 10.0-14.0
No 4,777 4,102 83.5 82.1-84.8 675 16.5 15.2-17.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,053 1,908 91.5 89.8-93.0 145 8.5 7.0-10.2
No 4,626 3,904 82.2 80.7-83.6 722 17.8 16.4-19.3

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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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