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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,532 2,778 48.8 47.3-50.3 1,738 25.5 24.2-26.8 2,016 25.7 24.5-26.9
GENDER
Male 2,978 1,424 54.2 52.1-56.4 735 23.1 21.4-25.0 819 22.6 20.9-24.4
Female 3,554 1,354 43.8 41.8-45.9 1,003 27.7 25.9-29.5 1,197 28.5 26.8-30.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,736 2,303 46.5 45.0-48.1 1,573 26.4 25.0-27.8 1,860 27.0 25.7-28.4
No 776 459 61.8 57.5-65.9 163 20.3 17.0-24.0 154 18.0 14.9-21.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 96 *** *** *** 27 24.3 15.9-35.2 24 16.0 10.1-24.4
Recommended Range 1,817 868 55.2 52.4-58.0 478 24.8 22.4-27.3 471 20.0 18.0-22.2
Overweight 2,149 928 48.2 45.6-50.9 583 26.8 24.5-29.1 638 25.0 22.9-27.2
Obese 1,921 662 40.4 37.6-43.1 502 25.2 22.9-27.6 757 34.5 32.0-37.1
Current Smoker
Yes 1,079 384 41.3 37.6-45.2 280 26.2 23.0-29.7 415 32.4 29.1-36.0
No 5,265 2,295 50.2 48.5-51.8 1,403 25.1 23.7-26.5 1,567 24.8 23.4-26.1
History of CVD**
Yes 781 *** *** *** 99 13.3 10.5-16.7 682 86.7 83.3-89.5
No 5,691 2,768 54.4 52.8-56.0 1,624 26.7 25.4-28.1 1,299 18.9 17.7-20.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 770 443 63.5 59.3-67.4 189 22.4 19.1-26.0 138 14.2 11.5-17.3
No 5,346 2,118 45.7 44.0-47.3 1,438 25.8 24.4-27.2 1,790 28.5 27.1-30.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 390 180 54.7 48.7-60.6 114 27.0 22.0-32.6 96 18.3 14.5-23.0
No 5,706 2,370 47.8 46.2-49.4 1,507 25.2 23.8-26.6 1,829 27.0 25.7-28.4
COPD
Yes 527 *** *** *** 71 17.9 13.8-22.8 456 82.1 77.2-86.2
No 5,990 2,775 52.8 51.2-54.3 1,661 26.0 24.7-27.4 1,554 21.2 20.0-22.4
Current Asthma
Yes 526 *** *** *** 131 30.4 25.6-35.7 395 69.6 64.3-74.4
No 5,976 2,765 53.1 51.5-54.6 1,602 25.1 23.8-26.5 1,609 21.8 20.7-23.1
Diabetes
Yes 892 *** *** *** 202 24.3 20.9-28.0 690 75.7 72.0-79.1
No 5,635 2,776 55.0 53.5-56.6 1,535 25.7 24.3-27.1 1,324 19.3 18.1-20.5
Disability1
Yes 1,604 167 13.5 11.2-16.0 370 23.6 21.0-26.4 1,067 62.9 59.8-66.0
No 4,165 2,170 57.8 56.0-59.6 1,181 26.1 24.5-27.7 814 16.1 14.9-17.4
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,866 255 17.1 14.9-19.7 460 25.5 23.1-28.0 1,151 57.4 54.5-60.2
No 4,497 2,436 59.7 57.9-61.4 1,227 25.2 23.7-26.8 834 15.1 13.9-16.3
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,017 *** *** *** *** *** *** 2,017 100 . - .
No 4,518 2,779 65.7 64.0-67.3 1,739 34.3 32.7-36.0 *** *** ***

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

**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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