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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,384 1,152 15.3 14.3-16.3 5,232 84.7 83.7-85.7
GENDER
Male 2,908 444 13.0 11.6-14.5 2,464 87.0 85.5-88.4
Female 3,476 708 17.4 15.9-18.9 2,768 82.6 81.1-84.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,628 1,036 15.4 14.4-16.6 4,592 84.6 83.4-85.6
No 738 115 14.7 11.7-18.3 623 85.3 81.7-88.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 93 15 11.4 6.2-19.9 78 88.6 80.1-93.8
Recommended Range 1,799 221 10.1 8.6-11.8 1,578 89.9 88.2-91.4
Overweight 2,129 317 12.7 11.1-14.5 1,812 87.3 85.5-88.9
Obese 1,904 526 23.9 21.7-26.2 1,378 76.1 73.8-78.3
Current Smoker
Yes 1,074 274 21.0 18.2-24.1 800 79.0 75.9-81.8
No 5,257 871 14.1 13.0-15.2 4,386 85.9 84.8-87.0
History of CVD**
Yes 770 363 47.3 42.8-51.8 407 52.7 48.2-57.2
No 5,554 766 11.5 10.6-12.5 4,788 88.5 87.5-89.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 770 85 7.8 6.1-10.1 685 92.2 89.9-93.9
No 5,334 1,024 16.6 15.4-17.8 4,310 83.4 82.2-84.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 391 46 8.0 5.5-11.5 345 92.0 88.5-94.5
No 5,693 1,058 15.8 14.7-16.9 4,635 84.2 83.1-85.3
COPD
Yes 516 280 54.4 48.9-59.8 236 45.6 40.2-51.1
No 5,851 864 12.1 11.2-13.1 4,987 87.9 86.9-88.8
Current Asthma
Yes 517 208 37.7 32.6-43.1 309 62.3 56.9-67.4
No 5,836 939 13.3 12.3-14.3 4,897 86.7 85.7-87.7
Diabetes
Yes 875 349 38.7 34.8-42.8 526 61.3 57.2-65.2
No 5,503 803 12.3 11.3-13.4 4,700 87.7 86.6-88.7
Disability1
Yes 1,592 939 57.4 54.2-60.5 653 42.6 39.5-45.8
No 4,144 164 3.3 2.7- 3.9 3,980 96.7 96.1-97.3
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,858 1,153 59.5 56.6-62.3 705 40.5 37.7-43.4
No 4,498 *** *** *** 4,498 100 . - .
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,988 844 42.4 39.7-45.2 1,144 57.6 54.8-60.3
No 4,397 309 5.7 5.0- 6.5 4,088 94.3 93.5-95.0

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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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