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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,459 5,031 74.6 73.2-76.0 600 10.6 9.7-11.7 402 7.3 6.5- 8.1 377 6.5 5.8- 7.3 49 1.0 0.7- 1.4
GENDER
Male 2,945 2,147 69.4 67.2-71.4 301 11.3 9.9-12.9 224 8.5 7.3- 9.9 236 9.2 8.0-10.7 37 1.6 1.1- 2.3
Female 3,514 2,884 79.5 77.7-81.2 299 10.0 8.8-11.4 178 6.1 5.1- 7.3 141 4.0 3.2- 4.8 *** *** ***
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,675 4,652 79.7 78.3-81.0 483 9.5 8.6-10.5 284 5.9 5.1- 6.8 242 4.5 3.9- 5.2 14 0.4 0.2- 0.7
No 765 369 43.9 39.7-48.3 114 17.4 13.9-21.4 116 15.6 12.7-19.0 132 18.7 15.4-22.5 34 4.4 3.0- 6.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 18.2 10.2-30.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,800 1,359 72.1 69.3-74.7 183 11.9 10.1-14.1 124 8.2 6.7-10.1 121 6.8 5.5- 8.3 *** *** ***
Overweight 2,131 1,674 75.3 72.9-77.6 194 10.6 9.0-12.6 125 6.8 5.5- 8.3 121 6.4 5.2- 7.8 17 0.9 0.5- 1.5
Obese 1,902 1,537 77.9 75.4-80.3 155 9.0 7.5-10.7 105 6.2 5.0- 7.8 97 6.2 4.9- 7.9 *** *** ***
Current Smoker
Yes 1,060 705 62.1 58.2-65.8 123 14.1 11.4-17.4 107 10.9 8.7-13.5 115 11.5 9.2-14.2 *** *** ***
No 5,213 4,190 77.5 76.0-78.9 456 9.9 8.9-10.9 280 6.4 5.5- 7.3 250 5.4 4.7- 6.3 37 0.9 0.6- 1.3
History of CVD**
Yes 773 684 85.9 81.9-89.2 46 8.0 5.5-11.5 23 2.5 1.5- 4.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,626 4,294 73.3 71.9-74.8 553 11.0 10.0-12.1 376 7.7 6.9- 8.7 355 6.9 6.1- 7.8 48 1.1 0.8- 1.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 763 508 63.5 59.1-67.7 97 15.1 12.0-19.0 78 11.0 8.5-14.1 74 9.5 7.2-12.3 *** *** ***
No 5,285 4,220 76.8 75.3-78.3 463 10.0 9.0-11.1 295 6.5 5.6- 7.4 274 5.9 5.1- 6.9 33 0.8 0.5- 1.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 388 276 67.0 60.7-72.8 40 13.3 9.0-19.2 29 8.1 5.4-12.1 39 10.3 7.1-14.6 *** *** ***
No 5,641 4,440 75.5 74.0-76.9 520 10.6 9.6-11.7 340 6.9 6.1- 7.8 308 6.2 5.4- 7.1 33 0.8 0.5- 1.2
COPD
Yes 517 423 77.6 72.2-82.3 42 9.5 6.6-13.5 22 6.3 3.7-10.8 28 5.9 3.7- 9.4 *** *** ***
No 5,926 4,593 74.3 72.9-75.7 557 10.7 9.7-11.8 380 7.4 6.6- 8.3 348 6.6 5.8- 7.4 48 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Current Asthma
Yes 517 413 76.7 71.6-81.2 54 10.2 7.4-14.0 30 7.5 4.9-11.4 18 5.0 2.9- 8.4 *** *** ***
No 5,911 4,595 74.4 73.0-75.8 540 10.6 9.6-11.7 371 7.3 6.5- 8.2 357 6.6 5.9- 7.5 48 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Diabetes
Yes 881 805 90.2 87.3-92.5 38 4.9 3.4- 7.1 21 3.3 1.9- 5.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,570 4,221 72.7 71.2-74.1 562 11.4 10.3-12.5 379 7.8 6.9- 8.7 361 7.1 6.3- 8.0 47 1.0 0.8- 1.5
Disability1
Yes 1,580 1,342 81.3 78.3-83.9 113 9.1 7.1-11.6 63 4.7 3.4- 6.3 57 4.2 3.1- 5.8 *** *** ***
No 4,127 3,148 73.2 71.4-74.9 399 10.8 9.7-12.1 280 7.8 6.8- 8.9 261 7.1 6.1- 8.2 39 1.1 0.8- 1.5
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,838 1,531 78.6 75.9-81.2 136 9.7 7.8-11.9 81 5.6 4.3- 7.3 83 5.4 4.1- 7.0 *** *** ***
No 4,452 3,382 73.6 72.0-75.2 445 10.9 9.8-12.1 304 7.6 6.6- 8.6 281 6.8 5.9- 7.8 40 1.1 0.8- 1.6
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,992 1,728 83.8 81.4-86.0 128 7.4 5.9- 9.1 64 4.5 3.2- 6.1 68 4.0 2.9- 5.3 *** *** ***
No 4,467 3,303 71.4 69.7-73.1 472 11.8 10.6-13.0 338 8.2 7.3- 9.3 308 7.4 6.4- 8.4 46 1.2 0.9- 1.7

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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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