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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.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,516 983 16.2 15.1-17.4 5,533 83.8 82.6-84.9
GENDER
Male 2,969 390 14.0 12.4-15.7 2,579 86.0 84.3-87.6
Female 3,547 593 18.3 16.7-20.0 2,954 81.7 80.0-83.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,723 623 11.6 10.6-12.7 5,100 88.4 87.3-89.4
No 774 359 45.5 41.1-49.9 415 54.5 50.1-58.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 96 19 20.7 12.5-32.4 77 79.3 67.6-87.5
Recommended Range 1,817 238 13.4 11.5-15.5 1,579 86.6 84.5-88.5
Overweight 2,142 289 14.9 13.1-17.0 1,853 85.1 83.0-86.9
Obese 1,919 345 20.0 17.7-22.4 1,574 80.0 77.6-82.3
Current Smoker
Yes 1,076 298 28.6 25.2-32.2 778 71.4 67.8-74.8
No 5,255 647 13.3 12.2-14.5 4,608 86.7 85.5-87.8
History of CVD**
Yes 781 140 20.9 17.2-25.1 641 79.1 74.9-82.8
No 5,673 833 15.6 14.4-16.8 4,840 84.4 83.2-85.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 768 135 17.6 14.4-21.3 633 82.4 78.7-85.6
No 5,337 769 15.7 14.5-17.0 4,568 84.3 83.0-85.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 389 64 19.8 14.8-25.9 325 80.2 74.1-85.2
No 5,696 829 15.6 14.4-16.8 4,867 84.4 83.2-85.6
COPD
Yes 526 148 33.0 27.8-38.6 378 67.0 61.4-72.2
No 5,974 829 14.8 13.7-16.0 5,145 85.2 84.0-86.3
Current Asthma
Yes 524 129 25.8 21.2-31.0 395 74.2 69.0-78.8
No 5,960 841 15.3 14.1-16.5 5,119 84.7 83.5-85.9
Diabetes
Yes 890 144 18.2 15.1-21.6 746 81.8 78.4-84.9
No 5,621 838 16.0 14.8-17.3 4,783 84.0 82.7-85.2
Disability1
Yes 1,601 373 27.6 24.7-30.7 1,228 72.4 69.3-75.3
No 4,158 508 13.1 11.9-14.5 3,650 86.9 85.5-88.1
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,862 458 29.2 26.4-32.0 1,404 70.8 68.0-73.6
No 4,488 488 11.4 10.3-12.6 4,000 88.6 87.4-89.7
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,013 411 23.7 21.3-26.3 1,602 76.3 73.7-78.7
No 4,504 573 13.7 12.4-15.0 3,931 86.3 85.0-87.6

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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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