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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, how often has confusion or memory loss interfered with your ability to work, volunteer, or engage in social activities outside the home?*

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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 439 49 12.8 9.3-17.3 25 5.2 3.2- 8.3 102 22.4 17.7-27.9 63 14.4 10.7-19.0 200 45.3 39.5-51.2
GENDER
Male 193 15 8.5 4.8-14.6 *** *** *** 43 21.6 14.7-30.6 34 18.1 12.4-25.5 90 46.4 38.0-55.1
Female 246 34 16.6 11.4-23.7 *** *** *** 59 23.1 17.2-30.3 29 11.0 6.8-17.3 110 44.2 36.4-52.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 386 42 11.8 8.4-16.4 23 5.9 3.6- 9.4 80 17.7 13.7-22.7 55 14.7 10.7-19.7 186 49.9 43.7-56.1
No 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 117 14 13.4 7.4-23.2 *** *** *** 24 15.4 9.5-23.9 18 16.3 9.2-27.2 *** *** ***
Overweight 141 17 14.5 8.3-23.9 *** *** *** 26 19.9 12.1-30.9 25 16.4 10.6-24.7 65 43.2 33.3-53.6
Obese 158 15 10.2 5.8-17.4 *** *** *** 46 27.8 19.8-37.6 *** *** *** 69 44.8 35.3-54.6
Current Smoker
Yes 117 16 17.9 10.4-29.1 14 11.6 6.3-20.2 33 26.8 18.1-37.8 21 16.6 10.0-26.4 33 27.1 18.6-37.6
No 320 33 11.0 7.5-15.9 *** *** *** 67 20.3 15.0-26.9 42 13.6 9.5-19.2 167 52.1 45.1-59.1
History of CVD**
Yes 144 20 17.1 10.6-26.3 *** *** *** 39 20.1 13.9-28.0 19 14.5 8.2-24.4 59 44.0 34.2-54.3
No 282 28 10.8 7.0-16.3 18 5.9 3.5- 9.9 59 22.9 16.9-30.3 44 15.1 10.7-20.9 133 45.3 38.2-52.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 383 47 13.6 9.8-18.5 22 5.1 3.0- 8.4 85 21.4 16.5-27.4 52 14.1 10.2-19.2 177 45.8 39.6-52.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 394 46 13.2 9.5-17.9 24 5.6 3.4- 8.9 93 22.4 17.5-28.2 54 13.9 10.1-18.8 177 45.0 39.0-51.3
COPD
Yes 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 325 30 9.2 6.2-13.5 *** *** *** 72 21.3 16.0-27.7 48 15.8 11.3-21.6 161 49.8 42.9-56.6
Current Asthma
Yes 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 369 37 11.4 7.9-16.2 19 4.9 2.8- 8.4 80 21.6 16.5-27.7 55 15.0 10.9-20.2 178 47.1 40.8-53.6
Diabetes
Yes 109 16 16.0 9.3-26.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 328 33 11.9 8.1-17.2 18 5.0 2.8- 8.7 70 22.3 17.0-28.7 54 15.9 11.5-21.6 153 44.9 38.2-51.8
Disability1
Yes 291 47 18.6 13.5-25.0 24 7.6 4.7-12.1 85 29.5 23.0-36.8 38 12.5 8.3-18.3 97 31.9 25.6-39.0
No 146 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 18.1 11.8-26.8 102 70.9 61.3-79.0
Functional Disability1
Yes 337 49 16.9 12.4-22.6 24 6.8 4.2-10.8 97 28.5 22.6-35.3 45 12.7 8.8-18.0 122 35.1 29.0-41.8
No 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 19.4 11.7-30.5 78 76.6 65.5-85.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 312 45 17.1 12.4-23.3 22 7.0 4.3-11.4 81 24.6 18.8-31.4 40 13.4 9.2-19.1 124 37.9 31.4-44.7
No 126 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 17.9 10.8-28.2 23 16.5 10.1-25.6 75 60.9 50.0-70.8

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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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