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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 6,532 2,778 48.8 47.3-50.3 1,738 25.5 24.2-26.8 2,016 25.7 24.5-26.9
GENDER
Male 2,978 1,424 54.2 52.1-56.4 735 23.1 21.4-25.0 819 22.6 20.9-24.4
Female 3,554 1,354 43.8 41.8-45.9 1,003 27.7 25.9-29.5 1,197 28.5 26.8-30.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,369 1,664 44.1 42.3-45.9 1,216 27.0 25.4-28.7 1,489 28.9 27.3-30.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,272 578 51.3 47.9-54.6 328 24.5 21.8-27.5 366 24.2 21.5-27.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 112 *** *** *** 30 25.4 16.8-36.5 43 32.2 23.1-42.9
Non-Hispanic Other 239 133 70.2 63.0-76.6 55 15.3 10.9-21.2 51 14.5 10.2-20.0
Hispanic 467 327 72.6 67.7-77.0 97 20.7 16.7-25.3 43 6.8 4.8- 9.6
AGE
18-34 1,340 969 72.7 69.8-75.4 273 20.8 18.3-23.5 98 6.6 5.2- 8.3
35-44 886 518 61.3 57.4-65.0 219 22.4 19.4-25.6 149 16.4 13.6-19.6
45-54 1,052 492 48.6 45.1-52.2 267 24.9 22.0-28.0 293 26.5 23.4-29.8
55-64 1,266 402 30.7 27.7-33.8 372 31.2 28.1-34.5 492 38.1 34.8-41.5
65-74 1,199 246 20.6 18.0-23.5 381 31.7 28.6-35.1 572 47.6 44.2-51.1
75+ 709 104 15.7 12.7-19.2 205 28.7 24.8-33.0 400 55.6 51.0-60.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 720 242 36.9 32.5-41.4 162 23.7 20.0-27.9 316 39.4 35.1-43.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,800 716 46.4 43.6-49.2 482 26.5 24.0-29.0 602 27.1 24.8-29.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,888 800 50.6 47.8-53.3 507 24.8 22.5-27.1 581 24.7 22.5-26.9
College Graduate 2,109 1,009 55.7 53.2-58.2 584 26.5 24.3-28.7 516 17.8 16.2-19.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 645 196 34.6 30.0-39.4 143 24.5 20.4-29.0 306 41.0 36.3-45.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,058 394 41.8 38.0-45.6 269 26.3 23.0-29.8 395 32.0 28.7-35.5
$25,000- 34,999 611 241 44.8 39.9-49.7 159 25.3 21.3-29.8 211 29.9 25.8-34.3
$35,000- 49,999 789 323 49.3 44.9-53.7 222 24.8 21.5-28.5 244 25.9 22.3-29.7
$50,000-74,999 830 393 53.4 49.3-57.5 225 25.7 22.3-29.4 212 20.9 17.9-24.1
$75,000+ 1,435 757 59.7 56.7-62.6 395 25.7 23.2-28.5 283 14.6 12.8-16.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,604 167 13.5 11.2-16.0 370 23.6 21.0-26.4 1,067 62.9 59.8-66.0
No 4,165 2,170 57.8 56.0-59.6 1,181 26.1 24.5-27.7 814 16.1 14.9-17.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,866 255 17.1 14.9-19.7 460 25.5 23.1-28.0 1,151 57.4 54.5-60.2
No 4,497 2,436 59.7 57.9-61.4 1,227 25.2 23.7-26.8 834 15.1 13.9-16.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 943 302 36.8 33.1-40.7 264 26.8 23.5-30.3 377 36.4 32.9-40.1
Non-Veteran 5,586 2,471 50.5 48.9-52.1 1,475 25.3 24.0-26.8 1,640 24.2 22.9-25.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,774 933 57.4 54.7-59.9 442 24.2 22.0-26.5 399 18.5 16.6-20.5
Regional City or Suburban County 1,475 625 46.0 43.0-49.0 416 28.4 25.7-31.3 434 25.6 23.1-28.3
Rural 3,286 1,221 43.5 41.2-45.7 881 24.8 23.0-26.8 1,184 31.7 29.8-33.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,350 1,932 62.3 60.3-64.2 886 24.4 22.7-26.1 532 13.3 12.1-14.7
Unemployed 264 115 44.6 37.2-52.2 73 30.8 23.9-38.8 76 24.6 18.9-31.3
Retired 1,772 367 21.0 18.8-23.5 531 30.2 27.6-32.9 874 48.8 45.9-51.6
Unable to Work 599 40 7.8 5.2-11.6 104 19.4 15.4-24.1 455 72.8 67.6-77.4
Other not in Labor Force 519 304 63.7 58.7-68.4 138 25.1 21.0-29.7 77 11.2 8.6-14.5
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 215 78 38.1 30.5-46.4 57 27.8 21.1-35.8 80 34.0 26.6-42.3
50% to 100% 584 240 42.4 37.4-47.5 129 25.7 21.3-30.6 215 32.0 27.5-36.8
101% to 150% 972 336 41.8 37.9-45.8 248 24.0 20.9-27.5 388 34.2 30.7-37.8
151% to 200% 434 162 44.0 38.1-50.1 100 22.9 18.3-28.2 172 33.1 28.1-38.6
More than 200% 3,070 1,429 53.8 51.7-55.9 859 26.2 24.4-28.1 782 20.0 18.4-21.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,315 482 43.5 39.9-47.3 349 23.5 20.6-26.7 484 32.9 29.7-36.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,377 909 42.8 40.3-45.3 657 27.3 25.1-29.6 811 29.9 27.8-32.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,843 1,388 54.2 52.0-56.3 733 24.9 23.1-26.7 722 21.0 19.3-22.7

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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 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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