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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

As a result of confusion or memory loss, how often do you need assistance with these day-to-day activities?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 445 35 8.3 5.5-12.5 25 5.2 3.1- 8.7 106 24.5 19.8-30.0 68 15.9 12.1-20.7 211 46.0 40.2-51.9
GENDER
Male 193 *** *** *** *** *** *** 48 25.7 18.6-34.3 28 14.4 9.3-21.5 94 49.1 40.5-57.7
Female 252 23 11.7 6.9-19.0 *** *** *** 58 23.5 17.5-30.7 40 17.3 12.1-24.2 117 43.3 35.6-51.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 392 30 8.8 5.6-13.6 23 5.1 3.0- 8.6 86 21.5 17.1-26.8 61 17.0 12.7-22.2 192 47.6 41.5-53.7
No 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 14.6 9.0-22.8 17 14.8 8.3-25.0 *** *** ***
Overweight 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 24.1 15.9-34.9 21 19.0 11.9-29.2 77 48.5 38.3-58.8
Obese 158 *** *** *** *** *** *** 47 31.6 23.3-41.4 26 14.8 9.5-22.2 63 37.1 28.4-46.7
Current Smoker
Yes 118 14 9.7 5.3-17.0 *** *** *** 37 33.5 24.0-44.7 23 24.2 15.6-35.6 36 27.6 19.1-38.1
No 325 20 7.7 4.4-13.2 *** *** *** 69 21.5 16.3-27.9 44 12.7 8.9-17.9 175 52.7 45.7-59.6
History of CVD**
Yes 148 19 15.2 8.7-25.4 *** *** *** 42 28.1 20.2-37.8 16 11.4 6.5-19.3 60 38.7 29.4-48.9
No 284 *** *** *** *** *** *** 63 23.7 17.9-30.8 51 18.7 13.6-25.1 142 48.3 41.1-55.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 389 32 8.9 5.7-13.6 23 5.0 2.9- 8.4 87 23.8 18.8-29.7 57 15.5 11.5-20.6 190 46.8 40.7-53.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 400 32 8.7 5.6-13.2 24 4.9 2.9- 8.2 94 24.8 19.7-30.6 60 15.6 11.6-20.6 190 46.0 40.0-52.2
COPD
Yes 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 330 22 6.9 3.9-11.9 *** *** *** 69 22.2 17.0-28.6 49 14.8 10.7-20.0 175 52.1 45.3-58.9
Current Asthma
Yes 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 373 23 6.1 3.5-10.6 21 5.3 3.0- 9.3 80 22.6 17.6-28.5 58 16.2 12.0-21.4 191 49.8 43.4-56.2
Diabetes
Yes 111 13 13.4 7.3-23.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 332 22 6.9 3.9-12.0 19 5.8 3.2-10.2 74 23.6 18.2-29.9 55 17.4 12.9-23.2 162 46.3 39.6-53.1
Disability1
Yes 295 32 11.4 7.4-17.2 24 7.0 4.1-11.7 92 31.5 25.1-38.8 47 17.2 12.3-23.4 100 32.9 26.4-40.1
No 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 11.4 6.4-19.6 21 13.7 8.2-21.9 109 70.4 60.3-78.8
Functional Disability1
Yes 343 34 10.1 6.6-15.1 25 6.9 4.1-11.4 102 31.3 25.3-38.0 50 15.5 11.2-21.1 132 36.2 30.0-42.9
No 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 17.2 10.0-27.9 *** *** ***
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 316 33 11.0 7.1-16.5 20 6.4 3.6-10.9 89 30.1 23.9-37.1 46 16.9 12.1-23.0 128 35.7 29.5-42.4
No 128 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 12.8 7.4-21.1 22 14.0 8.4-22.4 82 67.6 57.0-76.6

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older who reported progressive memory or cognitive decline.

**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 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 phasing out next year, being replaced by Functional Disability.

^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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