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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

A brain injury can result from a blow or jolt to the head caused by a fall, a motor vehicle accident,
a sports injury, or an assault. A brain injury can also occur from a health problem like a tumor or a stroke.

Have you ever had a brain injury that limited you in any way for more than a week in any activities?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,178 312 5.9 5.2- 6.8 4,866 94.1 93.2-94.8
GENDER
Male 2,317 173 7.8 6.5- 9.3 2,144 92.2 90.7-93.5
Female 2,861 139 4.3 3.5- 5.2 2,722 95.7 94.8-96.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,580 275 5.8 5.0- 6.7 4,305 94.2 93.3-95.0
No 584 36 7.0 4.6-10.5 548 93.0 89.5-95.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,429 86 6.4 4.9- 8.1 1,343 93.6 91.9-95.1
Overweight 1,713 97 5.6 4.4- 7.2 1,616 94.4 92.8-95.6
Obese 1,613 117 6.8 5.4- 8.6 1,496 93.2 91.4-94.6
Current Smoker
Yes 880 99 11.2 8.8-14.2 781 88.8 85.8-91.2
No 4,275 213 4.8 4.1- 5.7 4,062 95.2 94.3-95.9
History of CVD**
Yes 650 94 16.0 12.5-20.3 556 84.0 79.7-87.5
No 4,476 215 4.8 4.0- 5.6 4,261 95.2 94.4-96.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 578 35 5.0 3.3- 7.4 543 95.0 92.6-96.7
No 4,414 269 6.2 5.3- 7.1 4,145 93.8 92.9-94.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 311 23 5.9 3.6- 9.6 288 94.1 90.4-96.4
No 4,661 280 6.1 5.3- 7.0 4,381 93.9 93.0-94.7
COPD
Yes 444 56 13.0 9.4-17.7 388 87.0 82.3-90.6
No 4,720 256 5.3 4.6- 6.2 4,464 94.7 93.8-95.4
Current Asthma
Yes 418 40 10.2 6.8-14.9 378 89.8 85.1-93.2
No 4,735 271 5.6 4.8- 6.4 4,464 94.4 93.6-95.2
Diabetes
Yes 765 58 8.1 5.9-11.0 707 91.9 89.0-94.1
No 4,408 254 5.6 4.8- 6.5 4,154 94.4 93.5-95.2
Disability1
Yes 1,445 180 13.5 11.3-16.1 1,265 86.5 83.9-88.7
No 3,714 133 3.5 2.9- 4.3 3,581 96.5 95.7-97.1
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,578 187 12.5 10.4-14.9 1,391 87.5 85.1-89.6
No 3,580 123 3.5 2.8- 4.3 3,457 96.5 95.7-97.2
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,685 180 11.2 9.3-13.3 1,505 88.8 86.7-90.7
No 3,494 133 4.0 3.2- 4.9 3,361 96.0 95.1-96.8

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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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