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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.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,685 949 15.5 14.4-16.6 5,736 84.5 83.4-85.6
GENDER
Male 2,868 392 14.0 12.5-15.7 2,476 86.0 84.3-87.5
Female 3,817 557 16.8 15.3-18.4 3,260 83.2 81.6-84.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,804 574 11.1 10.1-12.1 5,230 88.9 87.9-89.9
No 863 372 40.2 36.2-44.2 491 59.8 55.8-63.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 93 15 17.0 9.6-28.3 78 83.0 71.7-90.4
Recommended Range 1,902 217 12.2 10.4-14.2 1,685 87.8 85.8-89.6
Overweight 2,208 284 14.1 12.4-15.9 1,924 85.9 84.1-87.6
Obese 1,805 334 20.4 18.1-22.9 1,471 79.6 77.1-81.9
Current Smoker
Yes 1,084 290 26.3 23.2-29.6 794 73.7 70.4-76.8
No 5,402 627 13.0 11.9-14.2 4,775 87.0 85.8-88.1
History of CVD**
Yes 752 123 17.9 14.7-21.6 629 82.1 78.4-85.3
No 5,879 813 15.2 14.0-16.4 5,066 84.8 83.6-86.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 752 119 16.5 13.6-20.0 633 83.5 80.0-86.4
No 5,531 760 15.2 14.0-16.5 4,771 84.8 83.5-86.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 48 19.7 14.3-26.4 238 80.3 73.6-85.7
No 5,990 828 15.1 14.0-16.3 5,162 84.9 83.7-86.0
COPD
Yes 551 132 29.6 24.9-34.9 419 70.4 65.1-75.1
No 6,104 813 14.3 13.3-15.5 5,291 85.7 84.5-86.7
Current Asthma
Yes 548 110 22.8 18.3-28.1 438 77.2 71.9-81.7
No 6,106 829 14.7 13.6-15.8 5,277 85.3 84.2-86.4
Diabetes
Yes 857 142 18.0 15.1-21.4 715 82.0 78.6-84.9
No 5,821 806 15.2 14.0-16.4 5,015 84.8 83.6-86.0
Disability
Yes 1,758 386 24.6 22.1-27.2 1,372 75.4 72.8-77.9
No 4,785 539 12.5 11.4-13.8 4,246 87.5 86.2-88.6
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,055 379 22.0 19.7-24.4 1,676 78.0 75.6-80.3
No 4,630 570 13.2 12.0-14.4 4,060 86.8 85.6-88.0

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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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