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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 have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,505 2,011 26.1 24.9-27.3 4,494 73.9 72.7-75.1
GENDER
Male 2,965 789 23.0 21.3-24.8 2,176 77.0 75.2-78.7
Female 3,540 1,222 28.9 27.2-30.8 2,318 71.1 69.2-72.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,714 1,878 27.9 26.6-29.3 3,836 72.1 70.7-73.4
No 770 132 15.2 12.3-18.6 638 84.8 81.4-87.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 96 31 26.9 18.2-37.9 65 73.1 62.1-81.8
Recommended Range 1,806 436 18.8 16.8-21.0 1,370 81.2 79.0-83.2
Overweight 2,143 640 26.1 23.9-28.4 1,503 73.9 71.6-76.1
Obese 1,916 770 34.7 32.2-37.3 1,146 65.3 62.7-67.8
Current Smoker
Yes 1,071 372 30.6 27.3-34.2 699 69.4 65.8-72.7
No 5,246 1,603 25.6 24.2-26.9 3,643 74.4 73.1-75.8
History of CVD**
Yes 776 446 59.2 54.8-63.5 330 40.8 36.5-45.2
No 5,671 1,533 22.3 21.0-23.5 4,138 77.7 76.5-79.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 768 141 15.0 12.3-18.3 627 85.0 81.7-87.7
No 5,322 1,789 28.8 27.4-30.2 3,533 71.2 69.8-72.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 390 106 21.0 16.8-25.9 284 79.0 74.1-83.2
No 5,679 1,820 27.2 25.9-28.6 3,859 72.8 71.4-74.1
COPD
Yes 520 329 61.9 56.4-67.1 191 38.1 32.9-43.6
No 5,970 1,672 23.2 22.0-24.4 4,298 76.8 75.6-78.0
Current Asthma
Yes 522 270 48.7 43.3-54.1 252 51.3 45.9-56.7
No 5,954 1,730 24.1 22.9-25.4 4,224 75.9 74.6-77.1
Diabetes
Yes 886 457 50.0 45.9-54.0 429 50.0 46.0-54.1
No 5,613 1,553 23.1 21.8-24.4 4,060 76.9 75.6-78.2
Disability1
Yes 1,593 1,007 60.2 57.1-63.3 586 39.8 36.7-42.9
No 4,152 869 17.4 16.1-18.8 3,283 82.6 81.2-83.9
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,850 1,066 53.8 50.9-56.7 784 46.2 43.3-49.1
No 4,486 910 16.8 15.5-18.1 3,576 83.2 81.9-84.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,004 1,436 72.3 69.8-74.6 568 27.7 25.4-30.2
No 4,503 576 10.2 9.3-11.2 3,927 89.8 88.8-90.7

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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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