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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you had a stroke?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,519 298 3.8 3.3- 4.4 6,221 96.2 95.6-96.7
GENDER
Male 2,974 126 3.6 2.9- 4.5 2,848 96.4 95.5-97.1
Female 3,545 172 4.1 3.4- 4.9 3,373 95.9 95.1-96.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,724 280 4.1 3.5- 4.8 5,444 95.9 95.2-96.5
No 775 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,813 86 3.5 2.7- 4.5 1,727 96.5 95.5-97.3
Overweight 2,144 94 4.0 3.1- 5.3 2,050 96.0 94.7-96.9
Obese 1,918 101 4.8 3.8- 6.1 1,817 95.2 93.9-96.2
Current Smoker
Yes 1,077 64 4.3 3.1- 6.0 1,013 95.7 94.0-96.9
No 5,255 231 3.9 3.3- 4.6 5,024 96.1 95.4-96.7
History of CVD**
Yes 779 298 39.8 35.4-44.3 481 60.2 55.7-64.6
No 5,691 *** *** *** 5,691 100 . - .
Binge Drinker
Yes 769 16 1.1 0.6- 2.0 753 98.9 98.0-99.4
No 5,334 265 4.4 3.8- 5.2 5,069 95.6 94.8-96.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 390 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,694 272 4.2 3.6- 4.8 5,422 95.8 95.2-96.4
COPD
Yes 525 63 10.0 7.3-13.6 462 90.0 86.4-92.7
No 5,979 233 3.3 2.8- 3.9 5,746 96.7 96.1-97.2
Current Asthma
Yes 524 37 6.4 4.2- 9.6 487 93.6 90.4-95.8
No 5,965 258 3.6 3.1- 4.2 5,707 96.4 95.8-96.9
Diabetes
Yes 888 87 9.9 7.6-12.7 801 90.1 87.3-92.4
No 5,625 211 3.1 2.6- 3.7 5,414 96.9 96.3-97.4
Disability1
Yes 1,597 180 10.8 8.9-13.0 1,417 89.2 87.0-91.1
No 4,159 91 2.0 1.5- 2.5 4,068 98.0 97.5-98.5
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,857 204 9.8 8.2-11.6 1,653 90.2 88.4-91.8
No 4,493 89 1.9 1.4- 2.4 4,404 98.1 97.6-98.6
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,008 265 13.1 11.3-15.2 1,743 86.9 84.8-88.7
No 4,513 33 0.6 0.4- 1.0 4,480 99.4 99.0-99.6

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**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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