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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,582 756 9.8 9.0-10.7 5,826 90.2 89.3-91.0
GENDER
Male 2,816 282 8.7 7.5-10.0 2,534 91.3 90.0-92.5
Female 3,766 474 10.9 9.8-12.1 3,292 89.1 87.9-90.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,715 708 10.8 9.9-11.8 5,007 89.2 88.2-90.1
No 849 46 4.5 3.2- 6.3 803 95.5 93.7-96.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,893 162 6.9 5.7- 8.4 1,731 93.1 91.6-94.3
Overweight 2,205 225 8.7 7.5-10.2 1,980 91.3 89.8-92.5
Obese 1,796 308 14.9 13.0-16.9 1,488 85.1 83.1-87.0
Current Smoker
Yes 1,088 139 10.2 8.3-12.5 949 89.8 87.5-91.7
No 5,409 605 9.7 8.8-10.7 4,804 90.3 89.3-91.2
History of CVD**
Yes 746 248 33.8 29.7-38.2 498 66.2 61.8-70.3
No 5,786 492 7.3 6.5- 8.1 5,294 92.7 91.9-93.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 752 33 3.2 2.1- 4.8 719 96.8 95.2-97.9
No 5,541 691 10.9 10.0-12.0 4,850 89.1 88.0-90.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 6,000 709 10.2 9.3-11.1 5,291 89.8 88.9-90.7
COPD
Yes 549 185 33.3 28.4-38.5 364 66.7 61.5-71.6
No 6,004 561 7.8 7.1- 8.6 5,443 92.2 91.4-92.9
Current Asthma
Yes 542 154 25.8 21.4-30.8 388 74.2 69.2-78.6
No 6,010 596 8.4 7.6- 9.2 5,414 91.6 90.8-92.4
Diabetes
Yes 837 229 27.4 23.9-31.3 608 72.6 68.7-76.1
No 5,738 524 7.7 6.9- 8.6 5,214 92.3 91.4-93.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,025 549 26.7 24.3-29.1 1,476 73.3 70.9-75.7
No 4,557 207 3.8 3.2- 4.5 4,350 96.2 95.5-96.8

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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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