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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 difficulty doing errands alone
such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,380 499 7.0 6.2- 7.8 5,881 93.0 92.2-93.8
GENDER
Male 2,902 163 5.2 4.3- 6.4 2,739 94.8 93.6-95.7
Female 3,478 336 8.6 7.5- 9.7 3,142 91.4 90.3-92.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,624 444 6.7 6.0- 7.5 5,180 93.3 92.5-94.0
No 738 55 8.8 6.3-12.2 683 91.2 87.8-93.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,799 124 5.4 4.3- 6.7 1,675 94.6 93.3-95.7
Overweight 2,127 136 6.0 4.8- 7.4 1,991 94.0 92.6-95.2
Obese 1,905 199 9.6 8.1-11.3 1,706 90.4 88.7-91.9
Current Smoker
Yes 1,076 141 12.1 9.8-14.8 935 87.9 85.2-90.2
No 5,262 357 5.9 5.2- 6.7 4,905 94.1 93.3-94.8
History of CVD**
Yes 767 161 20.7 17.3-24.7 606 79.3 75.3-82.7
No 5,553 324 5.3 4.6- 6.0 5,229 94.7 94.0-95.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 770 32 3.5 2.2- 5.6 738 96.5 94.4-97.8
No 5,340 452 7.6 6.8- 8.5 4,888 92.4 91.5-93.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 391 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,699 471 7.3 6.5- 8.2 5,228 92.7 91.8-93.5
COPD
Yes 514 130 26.4 21.8-31.7 384 73.6 68.3-78.2
No 5,849 364 5.4 4.7- 6.1 5,485 94.6 93.9-95.3
Current Asthma
Yes 519 106 18.9 15.0-23.5 413 81.1 76.5-85.0
No 5,830 390 5.9 5.2- 6.7 5,440 94.1 93.3-94.8
Diabetes
Yes 874 148 16.9 13.9-20.4 726 83.1 79.6-86.1
No 5,500 351 5.7 5.0- 6.5 5,149 94.3 93.5-95.0
Disability1
Yes 1,594 429 27.0 24.3-30.0 1,165 73.0 70.0-75.7
No 4,135 44 0.9 0.7- 1.3 4,091 99.1 98.7-99.3
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,861 499 27.1 24.5-29.7 1,362 72.9 70.3-75.5
No 4,498 *** *** *** 4,498 100 . - .
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,990 381 19.7 17.5-22.1 1,609 80.3 77.9-82.5
No 4,391 118 2.5 2.0- 3.1 4,273 97.5 96.9-98.0

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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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