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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are you limited in any way in any activities because of physical, mental, or emotional problems?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,568 1,583 21.6 20.5-22.8 4,985 78.4 77.2-79.5
GENDER
Male 2,811 617 19.9 18.2-21.7 2,194 80.1 78.3-81.8
Female 3,757 966 23.2 21.6-24.9 2,791 76.8 75.1-78.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,704 1,424 22.5 21.2-23.8 4,280 77.5 76.2-78.8
No 846 156 17.3 14.5-20.5 690 82.7 79.5-85.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** 64 71.3 60.0-80.4
Recommended Range 1,891 371 17.3 15.3-19.5 1,520 82.7 80.5-84.7
Overweight 2,198 473 19.9 18.0-21.9 1,725 80.1 78.1-82.0
Obese 1,797 622 30.7 28.2-33.3 1,175 69.3 66.7-71.8
Current Smoker
Yes 1,082 351 28.0 24.9-31.3 731 72.0 68.7-75.1
No 5,392 1,220 20.3 19.1-21.6 4,172 79.7 78.4-80.9
History of CVD**
Yes 745 389 52.9 48.5-57.3 356 47.1 42.7-51.5
No 5,773 1,164 18.2 17.0-19.4 4,609 81.8 80.6-83.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 750 105 12.8 10.3-15.9 645 87.2 84.1-89.7
No 5,524 1,422 23.2 21.9-24.6 4,102 76.8 75.4-78.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 50 17.2 12.4-23.4 236 82.8 76.6-87.6
No 5,982 1,476 22.1 20.9-23.4 4,506 77.9 76.6-79.1
COPD
Yes 547 334 60.7 55.4-65.7 213 39.3 34.3-44.6
No 5,992 1,234 18.4 17.3-19.6 4,758 81.6 80.4-82.7
Current Asthma
Yes 540 265 44.0 38.8-49.4 275 56.0 50.6-61.2
No 5,997 1,306 19.5 18.4-20.7 4,691 80.5 79.3-81.6
Diabetes
Yes 838 382 46.8 42.7-50.8 456 53.2 49.2-57.3
No 5,723 1,199 18.6 17.5-19.9 4,524 81.4 80.1-82.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,019 1,041 52.0 49.3-54.7 978 48.0 45.3-50.7
No 4,549 542 10.8 9.8-11.9 4,007 89.2 88.1-90.2

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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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