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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, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,828 422 10.7 9.5-11.9 3,406 89.3 88.1-90.5
GENDER
Male 1,656 183 11.0 9.3-13.0 1,473 89.0 87.0-90.7
Female 2,172 239 10.4 8.9-12.1 1,933 89.6 87.9-91.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,553 372 9.9 8.7-11.1 3,181 90.1 88.9-91.3
No 270 50 20.9 14.9-28.4 220 79.1 71.6-85.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,005 113 10.2 8.1-12.7 892 89.8 87.3-91.9
Overweight 1,347 136 10.4 8.5-12.7 1,211 89.6 87.3-91.5
Obese 1,189 151 12.1 9.9-14.5 1,038 87.9 85.5-90.1
Current Smoker
Yes 588 114 18.4 14.9-22.5 474 81.6 77.5-85.1
No 3,220 306 9.2 8.0-10.6 2,914 90.8 89.4-92.0
History of CVD**
Yes 656 143 20.6 17.0-24.7 513 79.4 75.3-83.0
No 3,125 266 8.3 7.2- 9.6 2,859 91.7 90.4-92.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 277 34 9.1 6.1-13.3 243 90.9 86.7-93.9
No 3,423 371 10.7 9.5-12.1 3,052 89.3 87.9-90.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 189 19 8.1 4.7-13.6 170 91.9 86.4-95.3
No 3,502 382 10.7 9.5-12.0 3,120 89.3 88.0-90.5
COPD
Yes 412 107 24.3 19.6-29.9 305 75.7 70.1-80.4
No 3,402 310 8.8 7.7-10.1 3,092 91.2 89.9-92.3
Current Asthma
Yes 308 67 19.7 15.0-25.6 241 80.3 74.4-85.0
No 3,503 352 9.8 8.7-11.2 3,151 90.2 88.8-91.3
Diabetes
Yes 746 103 12.8 10.2-16.0 643 87.2 84.0-89.8
No 3,078 317 10.1 8.8-11.5 2,761 89.9 88.5-91.2
Disability1
Yes 1,311 285 21.6 18.9-24.6 1,026 78.4 75.4-81.1
No 2,498 133 5.2 4.2- 6.3 2,365 94.8 93.7-95.8
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,383 331 24.0 21.2-27.0 1,052 76.0 73.0-78.8
No 2,432 91 3.7 2.9- 4.7 2,341 96.3 95.3-97.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,607 306 18.7 16.4-21.2 1,301 81.3 78.8-83.6
No 2,221 115 5.3 4.2- 6.6 2,106 94.7 93.4-95.8

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

**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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