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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages (Age under 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,659 2,271 84.5 82.7-86.1 388 15.5 13.9-17.3
GENDER
Male 1,316 1,094 81.7 79.0-84.2 222 18.3 15.8-21.0
Female 1,343 1,177 87.7 85.3-89.7 166 12.3 10.3-14.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 727 640 85.6 81.9-88.6 87 14.4 11.4-18.1
Overweight 903 780 85.6 82.7-88.1 123 14.4 11.9-17.3
Obese 739 623 83.6 79.8-86.7 116 16.4 13.3-20.2
Current Smoker
Yes 469 360 77.8 73.0-81.9 109 22.2 18.1-27.0
No 2,114 1,849 86.4 84.5-88.1 265 13.6 11.9-15.5
History of CVD**
Yes 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,562 2,187 84.4 82.6-86.1 375 15.6 13.9-17.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 451 383 84.6 80.3-88.1 68 15.4 11.9-19.7
No 2,051 1,770 85.2 83.1-87.0 281 14.8 13.0-16.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 128 104 79.4 69.1-86.9 24 20.6 13.1-30.9
No 2,367 2,043 85.5 83.6-87.2 324 14.5 12.8-16.4
COPD
Yes 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,569 2,197 84.7 82.9-86.4 372 15.3 13.6-17.1
Current Asthma
Yes 151 134 87.6 79.6-92.8 17 12.4 7.2-20.4
No 2,497 2,128 84.3 82.4-86.0 369 15.7 14.0-17.6
Diabetes
Yes 151 133 89.1 81.5-93.8 18 10.9 6.2-18.5
No 2,507 2,138 84.3 82.5-86.0 369 15.7 14.0-17.5
Disability
Yes 288 239 82.3 76.0-87.3 49 17.7 12.7-24.0
No 2,316 1,986 84.7 82.8-86.4 330 15.3 13.6-17.2
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 344 307 88.6 83.8-92.1 37 11.4 7.9-16.2
No 2,315 1,964 83.9 82.0-85.7 351 16.1 14.3-18.0

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

**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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