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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating,
remembering, or making decisions?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,383 742 11.3 10.4-12.3 5,641 88.7 87.7-89.6
GENDER
Male 2,910 295 9.6 8.3-11.0 2,615 90.4 89.0-91.7
Female 3,473 447 12.9 11.5-14.4 3,026 87.1 85.6-88.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,622 608 10.1 9.2-11.1 5,014 89.9 88.9-90.8
No 743 133 19.6 16.0-23.7 610 80.4 76.3-84.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 19 20.2 12.0-32.0 75 79.8 68.0-88.0
Recommended Range 1,799 165 7.9 6.5- 9.5 1,634 92.1 90.5-93.5
Overweight 2,130 229 11.6 9.9-13.5 1,901 88.4 86.5-90.1
Obese 1,904 284 14.4 12.5-16.4 1,620 85.6 83.6-87.5
Current Smoker
Yes 1,074 230 19.2 16.5-22.3 844 80.8 77.7-83.5
No 5,249 505 9.6 8.6-10.7 4,744 90.4 89.3-91.4
History of CVD**
Yes 764 188 24.4 20.6-28.6 576 75.6 71.4-79.4
No 5,559 538 9.7 8.7-10.7 5,021 90.3 89.3-91.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 768 90 10.9 8.4-14.1 678 89.1 85.9-91.6
No 5,328 608 11.2 10.2-12.3 4,720 88.8 87.7-89.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 390 47 11.6 7.8-16.8 343 88.4 83.2-92.2
No 5,686 646 11.1 10.1-12.1 5,040 88.9 87.9-89.9
COPD
Yes 511 149 32.0 26.9-37.6 362 68.0 62.4-73.1
No 5,855 587 9.6 8.7-10.6 5,268 90.4 89.4-91.3
Current Asthma
Yes 515 128 23.8 19.5-28.7 387 76.2 71.3-80.5
No 5,837 610 10.2 9.3-11.3 5,227 89.8 88.7-90.7
Diabetes
Yes 870 149 18.0 14.9-21.6 721 82.0 78.4-85.1
No 5,507 592 10.4 9.5-11.5 4,915 89.6 88.5-90.5
Disability1
Yes 1,596 476 31.6 28.7-34.7 1,120 68.4 65.3-71.3
No 4,139 209 5.1 4.3- 6.0 3,930 94.9 94.0-95.7
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,856 742 44.1 41.2-47.0 1,114 55.9 53.0-58.8
No 4,498 *** *** *** 4,498 100 . - .
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,985 471 25.4 22.9-28.0 1,514 74.6 72.0-77.1
No 4,399 271 6.4 5.5- 7.4 4,128 93.6 92.6-94.5

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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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