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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,222 98 1.7 1.3- 2.1 5,124 98.3 97.9-98.7
GENDER
Male 2,319 24 1.1 0.6- 1.8 2,295 98.9 98.2-99.4
Female 2,903 74 2.2 1.7- 2.9 2,829 97.8 97.1-98.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,619 85 1.6 1.2- 2.1 4,534 98.4 97.9-98.8
No 590 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,431 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 1,724 27 1.3 0.8- 2.0 1,697 98.7 98.0-99.2
Obese 1,630 48 2.8 1.9- 4.0 1,582 97.2 96.0-98.1
Current Smoker
Yes 888 24 2.7 1.6- 4.7 864 97.3 95.3-98.4
No 4,311 74 1.4 1.1- 1.9 4,237 98.6 98.1-98.9
History of CVD**
Yes 650 34 5.1 3.2- 8.1 616 94.9 91.9-96.8
No 4,524 63 1.2 0.9- 1.7 4,461 98.8 98.3-99.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 586 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,452 91 1.8 1.4- 2.4 4,361 98.2 97.6-98.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 314 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,704 97 1.8 1.4- 2.3 4,607 98.2 97.7-98.6
COPD
Yes 444 30 7.5 4.8-11.7 414 92.5 88.3-95.2
No 4,767 68 1.2 0.9- 1.6 4,699 98.8 98.4-99.1
Diabetes
Yes 767 32 3.9 2.6- 5.7 735 96.1 94.3-97.4
No 4,451 66 1.4 1.0- 1.9 4,385 98.6 98.1-99.0
Disability1
Yes 1,450 76 5.2 3.9- 6.9 1,374 94.8 93.1-96.1
No 3,752 20 0.5 0.3- 0.9 3,732 99.5 99.1-99.7
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,585 80 5.1 3.9- 6.7 1,505 94.9 93.3-96.1
No 3,617 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,695 82 4.8 3.7- 6.3 1,613 95.2 93.7-96.3
No 3,529 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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