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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Have you or anyone else discussed your confusion or memory loss with a health care professional?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 448 216 43.6 38.0-49.4 232 56.4 50.6-62.0
GENDER
Male 192 88 37.9 30.2-46.4 104 62.1 53.6-69.8
Female 256 128 48.5 40.7-56.4 128 51.5 43.6-59.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 395 193 44.4 38.5-50.5 202 55.6 49.5-61.5
No 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 144 71 41.4 31.9-51.6 73 58.6 48.4-68.1
Obese 160 81 46.3 36.8-56.0 79 53.7 44.0-63.2
Current Smoker
Yes 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 329 158 42.8 36.2-49.6 171 57.2 50.4-63.8
History of CVD**
Yes 149 79 49.6 39.7-59.5 70 50.4 40.5-60.3
No 285 130 41.2 34.4-48.3 155 58.8 51.7-65.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 392 198 45.6 39.5-51.8 194 54.4 48.2-60.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 403 203 45.3 39.3-51.4 200 54.7 48.6-60.7
COPD
Yes 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 332 161 41.7 35.3-48.4 171 58.3 51.6-64.7
Current Asthma
Yes 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 374 178 42.5 36.4-48.9 196 57.5 51.1-63.6
Diabetes
Yes 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 332 160 45.4 38.7-52.2 172 54.6 47.8-61.3
Disability1
Yes 296 166 52.1 44.7-59.4 130 47.9 40.6-55.3
No 148 48 27.7 20.1-36.8 100 72.3 63.2-79.9
Functional Disability1
Yes 346 188 50.6 43.8-57.3 158 49.4 42.7-56.2
No 102 28 21.7 13.9-32.3 74 78.3 67.7-86.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 320 176 50.9 44.0-57.8 144 49.1 42.2-56.0
No 127 40 27.7 19.4-37.8 87 72.3 62.2-80.6

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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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