NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions-Females

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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 6,532 2,778 48.8 47.3-50.3 1,738 25.5 24.2-26.8 2,016 25.7 24.5-26.9
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 2,382 815 39.4 37.0-42.0 694 29.3 27.0-31.7 873 31.3 29.1-33.6
Non-Hispanic Black 753 314 46.9 42.6-51.3 203 25.0 21.5-28.9 236 28.0 24.3-32.1
Other 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 662 436 65.7 61.2-70.0 160 25.1 21.3-29.4 66 9.1 6.8-12.1
35-44 479 245 53.1 47.9-58.3 137 26.9 22.6-31.6 97 20.0 16.0-24.7
45-54 558 246 45.5 40.7-50.4 143 25.0 21.1-29.3 169 29.5 25.3-34.2
55-64 693 212 30.5 26.4-34.8 200 29.9 25.8-34.4 281 39.6 35.1-44.3
65-74 668 125 17.7 14.5-21.4 221 33.2 29.0-37.7 322 49.1 44.5-53.7
75+ 450 65 16.4 12.6-21.0 130 29.8 24.8-35.4 255 53.8 48.1-59.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 352 106 31.3 25.5-37.8 73 25.8 20.2-32.3 173 42.9 36.7-49.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 951 298 37.0 33.2-40.9 282 30.1 26.6-33.8 371 32.9 29.5-36.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,067 405 46.3 42.6-50.1 297 25.4 22.4-28.6 365 28.3 25.2-31.6
College Graduate 1,175 540 53.4 50.0-56.8 349 29.2 26.2-32.4 286 17.4 15.2-19.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 391 101 29.5 24.0-35.6 84 25.4 20.2-31.3 206 45.1 39.1-51.3
$15,000- 24,999 614 207 37.9 33.0-43.0 167 28.4 24.0-33.4 240 33.7 29.2-38.5
$25,000- 34,999 316 102 36.4 29.9-43.4 87 27.0 21.3-33.6 127 36.6 30.4-43.4
$35,000- 49,999 435 157 46.1 40.0-52.3 136 28.3 23.4-33.7 142 25.6 20.9-30.9
$50,000- 74,999 419 186 48.4 42.6-54.1 123 29.5 24.5-35.0 110 22.2 18.1-26.9
$75,000+ 674 352 58.6 54.2-62.9 197 27.1 23.4-31.1 125 14.3 11.6-17.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 919 66 8.5 6.5-11.0 203 22.7 19.4-26.4 650 68.8 64.8-72.6
No 2,273 1,109 53.9 51.3-56.4 688 28.6 26.4-31.0 476 17.5 15.7-19.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,078 119 12.9 10.4-15.8 267 26.5 23.3-30.0 692 60.6 56.8-64.3
No 2,388 1,195 55.4 53.0-57.9 707 28.0 25.9-30.3 486 16.5 14.8-18.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,466 1,327 44.0 41.9-46.1 975 27.6 25.8-29.5 1,164 28.4 26.7-30.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 946 446 52.0 48.3-55.7 259 26.5 23.4-29.7 241 21.5 18.8-24.5
Regional City or Suburban County 810 302 40.7 36.6-44.9 242 31.0 27.1-35.1 266 28.3 24.8-32.2
Rural 1,798 606 38.9 35.9-41.9 502 26.6 24.1-29.3 690 34.5 31.7-37.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,594 850 57.2 54.3-60.1 465 27.3 24.8-30.0 279 15.5 13.5-17.7
Unemployed 132 48 36.0 26.6-46.5 *** *** *** 43 28.8 20.3-39.1
Retired 1,032 207 20.2 17.4-23.3 316 31.6 28.1-35.3 509 48.3 44.5-52.1
Unable to Work 366 18 5.3 3.0- 9.3 59 18.2 13.3-24.5 289 76.4 69.9-81.9
Other not in Labor Force 413 219 59.0 53.2-64.5 119 27.4 22.6-32.7 75 13.6 10.4-17.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 148 51 35.6 26.9-45.4 36 27.8 19.8-37.4 61 36.7 27.7-46.6
50% to 100% 323 111 35.7 29.3-42.7 79 29.6 23.3-36.7 133 34.7 28.7-41.3
101% to 150% 551 167 36.3 31.3-41.5 146 25.7 21.5-30.5 238 38.0 33.2-43.1
151% to 200% 229 74 39.7 31.0-49.0 59 26.1 19.4-34.0 96 34.3 27.1-42.3
More than 200% 1,556 676 50.8 47.8-53.8 466 28.3 25.7-31.1 414 20.9 18.7-23.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 736 247 41.5 36.5-46.6 202 24.0 20.2-28.2 287 34.5 30.0-39.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,291 436 36.8 33.6-40.2 373 29.3 26.2-32.6 482 33.9 30.8-37.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,527 671 49.1 46.1-52.0 428 27.6 25.0-30.3 428 23.4 21.1-25.9

Back to Chronic Health Conditions.

*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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 09AUG17.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts