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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No No, borderline diabetes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,524 891 11.3 10.4-12.2 41 0.6 0.4- 0.8 5,465 86.5 85.5-87.4 127 1.6 1.3- 2.0
GENDER
Male 2,971 389 10.7 9.5-12.1 *** *** *** 2,530 87.9 86.5-89.1 52 1.4 1.0- 1.9
Female 3,553 502 11.7 10.6-13.0 41 1.2 0.8- 1.6 2,935 85.2 83.8-86.5 75 1.9 1.4- 2.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,730 824 12.0 11.1-13.0 34 0.6 0.4- 0.8 4,757 85.8 84.7-86.8 115 1.7 1.4- 2.1
No 774 66 7.0 5.2- 9.3 *** *** *** 689 90.7 88.1-92.8 *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,816 136 6.1 5.0- 7.4 *** *** *** 1,654 93.0 91.6-94.2 17 0.6 0.3- 1.0
Overweight 2,146 244 9.0 7.7-10.5 *** *** *** 1,852 88.9 87.3-90.4 41 1.6 1.1- 2.3
Obese 1,919 441 19.7 17.7-21.9 *** *** *** 1,406 76.7 74.5-78.9 59 2.8 2.1- 3.8
Current Smoker
Yes 1,079 137 9.5 7.7-11.7 *** *** *** 914 88.4 86.1-90.4 22 1.6 1.0- 2.7
No 5,258 731 11.6 10.7-12.6 34 0.6 0.4- 0.9 4,390 86.1 85.0-87.1 103 1.7 1.3- 2.1
History of CVD**
Yes 779 251 32.1 28.1-36.4 *** *** *** 504 64.5 60.1-68.7 22 3.1 1.8- 5.2
No 5,685 626 8.9 8.1- 9.8 39 0.6 0.5- 0.9 4,919 89.0 88.1-89.9 101 1.5 1.2- 1.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 768 40 3.5 2.4- 5.0 *** *** *** 714 95.1 93.4-96.4 *** *** ***
No 5,341 814 12.8 11.8-13.9 37 0.7 0.5- 1.0 4,380 84.7 83.6-85.8 110 1.8 1.4- 2.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 390 19 3.7 2.1- 6.2 *** *** *** 365 95.1 92.4-96.9 *** *** ***
No 5,699 833 12.0 11.1-13.0 37 0.6 0.4- 0.9 4,710 85.6 84.5-86.6 119 1.8 1.4- 2.2
COPD
Yes 526 131 23.4 19.2-28.2 *** *** *** 380 74.4 69.5-78.7 14 2.2 1.2- 3.9
No 5,984 758 10.3 9.5-11.2 40 0.6 0.5- 0.9 5,075 87.5 86.5-88.4 111 1.6 1.3- 2.0
Current Asthma
Yes 525 111 16.9 13.4-21.0 *** *** *** 397 80.2 75.9-84.0 *** *** ***
No 5,969 776 10.8 9.9-11.7 38 0.6 0.4- 0.9 5,044 87.1 86.1-88.0 111 1.6 1.3- 2.0
Diabetes
Yes 892 892 100 . - . *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,635 *** *** *** 41 0.7 0.5- 1.0 5,467 97.5 97.0-97.9 127 1.9 1.5- 2.3
Disability1
Yes 1,602 410 22.8 20.4-25.4 *** *** *** 1,127 73.3 70.6-75.9 61 3.7 2.7- 5.0
No 4,162 424 8.6 7.7- 9.6 32 0.7 0.5- 1.1 3,646 89.5 88.4-90.5 60 1.2 0.9- 1.6
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,864 444 21.6 19.4-24.0 *** *** *** 1,345 74.6 72.1-76.9 64 3.3 2.4- 4.4
No 4,492 429 7.7 6.9- 8.6 29 0.6 0.4- 0.9 3,973 90.6 89.6-91.5 61 1.1 0.8- 1.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,014 690 33.2 30.7-35.9 *** *** *** 1,259 63.6 60.9-66.2 59 3.0 2.2- 4.0
No 4,513 202 3.7 3.1- 4.3 35 0.7 0.5- 1.1 4,208 94.4 93.6-95.1 68 1.2 0.9- 1.6

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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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