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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Functional Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,362 1,865 25.9 24.6-27.2 4,497 74.1 72.8-75.4
GENDER
Male 2,895 787 23.8 22.0-25.7 2,108 76.2 74.3-78.0
Female 3,467 1,078 27.8 26.0-29.6 2,389 72.2 70.4-74.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,609 1,639 25.1 23.8-26.5 3,970 74.9 73.5-76.2
No 735 225 31.7 27.5-36.2 510 68.3 63.8-72.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,795 417 19.5 17.4-21.7 1,378 80.5 78.3-82.6
Overweight 2,126 561 23.9 21.8-26.2 1,565 76.1 73.8-78.2
Obese 1,897 740 34.7 32.2-37.4 1,157 65.3 62.6-67.8
Current Smoker
Yes 1,072 435 36.2 32.7-39.9 637 63.8 60.1-67.3
No 5,246 1,418 23.7 22.3-25.1 3,828 76.3 74.9-77.7
History of CVD**
Yes 765 483 60.4 55.8-64.7 282 39.6 35.3-44.2
No 5,537 1,348 21.9 20.6-23.2 4,189 78.1 76.8-79.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 768 175 19.6 16.4-23.2 593 80.4 76.8-83.6
No 5,323 1,612 26.9 25.5-28.3 3,711 73.1 71.7-74.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 390 96 21.6 16.7-27.4 294 78.4 72.6-83.3
No 5,681 1,684 26.1 24.7-27.5 3,997 73.9 72.5-75.3
COPD
Yes 513 346 68.5 63.3-73.3 167 31.5 26.7-36.7
No 5,832 1,510 22.5 21.2-23.8 4,322 77.5 76.2-78.8
Current Asthma
Yes 518 270 48.5 43.2-53.9 248 51.5 46.1-56.8
No 5,813 1,582 23.9 22.6-25.2 4,231 76.1 74.8-77.4
Diabetes
Yes 873 444 49.6 45.5-53.7 429 50.4 46.3-54.5
No 5,483 1,420 22.9 21.6-24.2 4,063 77.1 75.8-78.4
Disability1
Yes 1,593 1,200 74.1 71.2-76.8 393 25.9 23.2-28.8
No 4,122 556 12.0 10.9-13.2 3,566 88.0 86.8-89.1
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,867 1,867 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 4,498 *** *** *** 4,498 100 . - .
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,985 1,151 57.1 54.3-59.8 834 42.9 40.2-45.7
No 4,378 715 14.9 13.7-16.2 3,663 85.1 83.8-86.3

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*Functional disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to at least one of the six functional disability items in the Demographics section. See the 2016 BRFSS Technical Notes for details.

**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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