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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,768 1,605 24.7 23.3-26.1 4,163 75.3 73.9-76.7
GENDER
Male 2,575 686 23.9 22.0-26.0 1,889 76.1 74.0-78.0
Female 3,193 919 25.3 23.5-27.2 2,274 74.7 72.8-76.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,075 1,451 25.1 23.7-26.5 3,624 74.9 73.5-76.3
No 678 151 22.4 18.4-26.9 527 77.6 73.1-81.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,577 350 18.4 16.2-20.8 1,227 81.6 79.2-83.8
Overweight 1,913 490 24.0 21.7-26.5 1,423 76.0 73.5-78.3
Obese 1,774 645 32.1 29.5-34.8 1,129 67.9 65.2-70.5
Current Smoker
Yes 985 382 35.8 32.0-39.7 603 64.2 60.3-68.0
No 4,708 1,209 22.4 21.0-23.8 3,499 77.6 76.2-79.0
History of CVD**
Yes 728 432 59.3 54.7-63.7 296 40.7 36.3-45.3
No 4,984 1,143 20.2 18.9-21.6 3,841 79.8 78.4-81.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 625 128 18.7 15.2-22.8 497 81.3 77.2-84.8
No 4,848 1,407 25.9 24.4-27.4 3,441 74.1 72.6-75.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 337 71 16.8 12.5-22.1 266 83.2 77.9-87.5
No 5,116 1,460 25.6 24.1-27.1 3,656 74.4 72.9-75.9
COPD
Yes 495 323 66.6 61.3-71.6 172 33.4 28.4-38.7
No 5,258 1,272 21.0 19.7-22.4 3,986 79.0 77.6-80.3
Diabetes
Yes 834 410 46.4 42.2-50.6 424 53.6 49.4-57.8
No 4,930 1,192 21.7 20.3-23.1 3,738 78.3 76.9-79.7
Disability1
Yes 1,605 1,605 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 4,166 *** *** *** 4,166 100 . - .
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,756 1,200 67.0 64.2-69.8 556 33.0 30.2-35.8
No 3,959 393 8.8 7.8-10.0 3,566 91.2 90.0-92.2
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,881 1,067 56.1 53.3-58.9 814 43.9 41.1-46.7
No 3,888 537 12.6 11.4-14.0 3,351 87.4 86.0-88.6

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*Disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to the need for special equipment and/or having an activity limitation due to physical, mental, or emotional problems.

**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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