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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,698 2,863 49.0 47.6-50.5 1,778 24.8 23.6-26.0 2,057 26.2 25.0-27.4
-Western 1,133 415 43.2 39.4-47.1 300 23.7 20.6-27.0 418 33.1 29.6-36.8
GENDER
Male 502 215 49.5 43.9-55.1 120 22.5 18.2-27.5 167 28.0 23.4-33.0
Female 631 200 37.5 32.3-42.9 180 24.7 20.6-29.3 251 37.8 32.8-43.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 972 329 40.7 36.6-45.0 264 24.5 21.2-28.1 379 34.8 31.0-38.8
Non-Hispanic Black 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 113 *** *** *** 24 17.6 10.6-27.8 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 175 116 62.8 53.5-71.2 41 24.7 17.6-33.5 18 12.5 7.4-20.4
35-44 122 76 69.0 58.1-78.2 26 15.1 9.1-23.9 20 15.9 9.4-25.8
45-54 167 79 48.1 38.6-57.9 40 18.4 12.9-25.6 48 33.5 24.4-43.9
55-64 243 66 25.7 19.7-32.8 63 24.5 18.6-31.6 114 49.8 42.1-57.6
65-74 255 54 23.1 17.2-30.4 86 35.1 27.8-43.2 115 41.8 34.2-49.8
75+ 160 17 10.6 6.2-17.7 43 24.3 17.4-32.8 100 65.1 55.8-73.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 121 *** *** *** 24 20.3 12.5-31.1 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 319 107 44.2 37.2-51.5 88 22.7 17.9-28.3 124 33.1 27.1-39.7
Some Post-H.S. 314 115 46.9 40.1-53.9 86 25.8 20.2-32.2 113 27.3 22.2-33.1
College Graduate 376 156 49.8 43.7-56.0 102 24.3 19.5-29.9 118 25.9 21.1-31.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 121 *** *** *** 23 17.6 10.5-28.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 200 66 34.7 26.7-43.7 46 20.4 14.4-28.2 88 44.9 35.9-54.2
$25,000- 34,999 115 *** *** *** 30 25.4 17.0-36.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 149 *** *** *** 45 28.1 19.4-38.9 53 30.2 21.7-40.2
$50,000- 74,999 150 71 61.7 51.4-71.1 43 21.8 15.0-30.7 36 16.5 10.8-24.2
$75,000+ 191 88 53.2 44.3-62.0 52 23.5 16.9-31.7 51 23.2 16.9-31.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 356 37 11.8 8.1-16.8 61 16.0 11.7-21.5 258 72.2 65.8-77.8
No 757 366 56.2 51.5-60.8 235 26.9 23.1-31.1 156 16.9 13.8-20.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 46 35.0 25.9-45.4 40 23.5 16.7-32.0 74 41.5 32.2-51.3
Non-Veteran 971 368 44.5 40.3-48.7 259 23.6 20.3-27.2 344 31.9 28.2-35.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 262 114 47.9 40.8-55.1 69 23.5 17.9-30.3 79 28.6 22.5-35.5
Rural 871 301 41.6 37.0-46.3 231 23.7 20.2-27.6 339 34.7 30.6-39.1

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*The index consists of 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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