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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How difficult is it for you to get advice or information about health or medical topics if you need it? Would you say it is …

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't look for health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,487 4,078 72.9 71.4-74.4 917 17.5 16.2-18.8 161 3.2 2.6- 3.9 76 1.4 1.0- 1.9 255 5.0 4.3- 5.8
GENDER
Male 2,424 1,751 70.6 68.2-72.8 429 18.6 16.8-20.7 75 3.3 2.5- 4.3 26 1.0 0.5- 1.8 143 6.5 5.4- 7.8
Female 3,063 2,327 75.0 73.0-76.9 488 16.4 14.8-18.1 86 3.1 2.4- 4.0 50 1.8 1.3- 2.5 112 3.7 2.9- 4.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,866 3,757 76.3 74.8-77.8 760 16.2 14.9-17.5 93 2.0 1.5- 2.5 47 0.9 0.6- 1.3 209 4.6 3.9- 5.4
No 606 313 50.9 45.9-55.9 153 25.4 21.2-30.2 65 11.2 8.4-14.8 29 4.7 2.9- 7.6 46 7.8 5.6-10.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,504 1,118 73.2 70.3-75.9 257 17.7 15.4-20.2 33 2.3 1.4- 3.6 22 1.2 0.7- 1.9 74 5.7 4.4- 7.5
Overweight 1,822 1,353 72.9 70.3-75.4 315 18.0 15.8-20.3 58 3.7 2.8- 5.0 19 1.1 0.6- 2.0 77 4.3 3.3- 5.6
Obese 1,703 1,270 72.9 70.2-75.6 266 16.6 14.4-19.0 54 3.4 2.5- 4.7 27 1.7 1.0- 2.9 86 5.3 4.2- 6.8
Current Smoker
Yes 932 616 64.3 60.2-68.2 182 21.0 17.8-24.7 44 4.5 3.1- 6.5 34 3.8 2.4- 6.0 56 6.3 4.6- 8.5
No 4,530 3,441 74.8 73.1-76.3 733 16.7 15.4-18.1 116 2.9 2.3- 3.6 42 0.9 0.6- 1.3 198 4.7 4.0- 5.6
History of CVD**
Yes 697 477 69.4 64.9-73.6 138 18.6 15.3-22.3 24 3.0 1.8- 5.1 22 3.9 2.2- 6.7 36 5.1 3.4- 7.6
No 4,739 3,571 73.5 71.9-75.1 767 17.2 15.9-18.7 134 3.2 2.6- 3.9 52 1.1 0.8- 1.5 215 5.0 4.3- 5.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 612 448 71.4 66.7-75.7 107 18.0 14.5-22.2 19 2.9 1.7- 5.1 *** *** *** 32 6.8 4.6-10.0
No 4,680 3,516 73.8 72.1-75.4 756 17.0 15.6-18.4 131 3.1 2.5- 3.8 65 1.4 1.0- 1.9 212 4.8 4.1- 5.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 326 247 73.5 67.0-79.1 58 19.4 14.5-25.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,943 3,703 73.5 71.9-75.0 802 17.1 15.8-18.5 141 3.2 2.6- 3.9 67 1.4 1.0- 1.9 230 5.0 4.3- 5.8
COPD
Yes 476 300 62.3 56.6-67.7 94 19.4 15.4-24.2 25 5.5 3.4- 8.6 27 7.0 4.2-11.3 30 5.9 3.8- 8.8
No 4,997 3,769 73.9 72.3-75.4 822 17.3 16.0-18.7 133 2.9 2.4- 3.6 48 0.9 0.6- 1.3 225 4.9 4.2- 5.8
Current Asthma
Yes 445 314 71.2 65.6-76.3 72 14.4 10.9-18.7 24 5.8 3.5- 9.3 *** *** *** 19 3.9 2.2- 6.6
No 5,017 3,749 73.2 71.6-74.7 842 17.8 16.5-19.2 134 2.9 2.4- 3.6 58 1.1 0.8- 1.5 234 5.1 4.4- 5.9
Diabetes
Yes 804 578 70.5 66.3-74.3 146 18.7 15.5-22.3 25 4.0 2.5- 6.4 *** *** *** 39 4.4 3.0- 6.6
No 4,679 3,499 73.3 71.7-74.9 771 17.3 16.0-18.7 135 3.0 2.5- 3.7 60 1.3 0.9- 1.8 214 5.0 4.3- 5.9
Disability1
Yes 1,537 1,056 65.9 62.7-69.0 293 20.2 17.6-23.0 66 4.7 3.5- 6.2 47 3.8 2.6- 5.6 75 5.4 4.1- 7.1
No 3,932 3,014 75.4 73.7-77.1 618 16.4 15.0-17.9 94 2.7 2.1- 3.5 28 0.6 0.4- 0.9 178 4.9 4.1- 5.8
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,682 1,094 62.6 59.5-65.5 354 22.4 19.9-25.1 83 5.4 4.2- 7.0 56 4.0 2.8- 5.6 95 5.6 4.4- 7.1
No 3,787 2,970 76.9 75.2-78.6 560 15.5 14.1-17.0 78 2.4 1.8- 3.1 20 0.4 0.3- 0.7 159 4.8 4.0- 5.7
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,811 1,284 68.7 65.9-71.4 334 19.0 16.9-21.4 68 4.4 3.3- 5.9 49 3.5 2.4- 5.0 76 4.3 3.3- 5.6
No 3,678 2,795 74.6 72.8-76.3 584 16.8 15.4-18.4 93 2.7 2.1- 3.5 27 0.6 0.4- 1.0 179 5.3 4.4- 6.2

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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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