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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 12 months, as a result of confusion or memory loss, how often have you given up day-to-day household activities or chores you used to do, such as cooking, cleaning, taking medications, driving, or paying bills?*

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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 446 40 8.8 5.8-13.0 33 8.9 5.9-13.3 118 28.6 23.5-34.3 55 11.3 8.3-15.3 200 42.5 36.9-48.3
GENDER
Male 192 *** *** *** *** *** *** 57 31.4 23.7-40.3 21 11.5 7.1-18.0 90 43.7 35.4-52.4
Female 254 25 10.2 5.9-17.0 24 11.3 7.0-17.5 61 26.1 19.7-33.6 34 11.2 7.4-16.5 110 41.3 33.9-49.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 393 36 9.0 5.8-13.6 24 6.0 3.8- 9.3 103 28.5 23.2-34.4 47 11.6 8.2-16.0 183 45.0 39.0-51.1
No 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 20.5 12.9-31.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 145 *** *** *** 16 14.6 8.0-25.3 30 24.5 16.5-34.8 15 10.7 6.0-18.3 71 43.7 34.0-53.9
Obese 157 *** *** *** *** *** *** 55 39.4 30.1-49.5 21 11.4 7.0-18.1 62 34.5 26.2-43.9
Current Smoker
Yes 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 35 27.7 19.1-38.3
No 327 25 7.9 4.6-13.3 23 8.9 5.4-14.4 74 23.4 17.9-29.9 40 11.7 8.1-16.6 165 48.0 41.1-54.9
History of CVD**
Yes 147 *** *** *** 15 11.0 6.1-19.1 46 32.7 24.0-42.8 20 12.4 7.5-19.8 48 31.7 23.1-41.7
No 285 21 7.0 4.0-12.0 18 8.4 4.8-14.5 70 26.9 20.8-34.1 34 11.2 7.5-16.4 142 46.5 39.4-53.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 390 35 8.0 5.1-12.4 28 8.7 5.6-13.5 102 28.8 23.3-35.0 47 11.3 8.1-15.6 178 43.1 37.1-49.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 401 37 8.4 5.5-12.8 29 8.6 5.5-13.3 107 29.1 23.7-35.2 48 11.1 7.9-15.3 180 42.8 36.9-48.9
COPD
Yes 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 331 26 8.2 4.8-13.5 23 7.6 4.5-12.6 80 26.5 20.8-33.0 42 11.6 8.2-16.3 160 46.1 39.5-52.9
Current Asthma
Yes 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 375 31 8.0 5.0-12.7 26 8.0 4.9-12.8 95 29.0 23.4-35.4 47 11.3 8.1-15.6 176 43.6 37.5-50.0
Diabetes
Yes 111 16 13.2 7.4-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 12.8 7.0-22.1 *** *** ***
No 333 24 7.5 4.3-12.7 28 10.5 6.6-16.1 85 27.1 21.5-33.6 42 10.9 7.6-15.6 154 44.0 37.5-50.8
Disability1
Yes 294 35 11.6 7.5-17.4 26 12.0 7.6-18.4 96 36.0 29.2-43.4 35 9.8 6.6-14.4 102 30.6 24.5-37.5
No 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 15.2 9.2-24.0 20 14.3 8.7-22.7 96 65.4 55.4-74.2
Functional Disability1
Yes 344 37 10.2 6.6-15.3 33 11.7 7.8-17.4 104 32.6 26.5-39.3 44 11.9 8.3-16.6 126 33.7 27.8-40.1
No 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 16.1 8.9-27.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 317 32 10.6 6.7-16.2 28 11.1 7.1-17.0 93 32.8 26.4-39.8 38 11.5 7.9-16.4 126 34.1 28.1-40.7
No 128 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 19.7 12.4-29.7 17 11.0 6.2-18.9 *** *** ***

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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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