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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

General Health Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent/Vg/Good Fair/Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,514 5,207 81.7 80.5-82.8 1,307 18.3 17.2-19.5
GENDER
Male 2,970 2,403 82.6 80.9-84.2 567 17.4 15.8-19.1
Female 3,544 2,804 80.9 79.2-82.4 740 19.1 17.6-20.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,717 4,628 83.5 82.3-84.5 1,089 16.5 15.5-17.7
No 776 561 70.4 66.1-74.5 215 29.6 25.5-33.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,815 1,528 87.1 85.2-88.8 287 12.9 11.2-14.8
Overweight 2,146 1,787 84.6 82.6-86.3 359 15.4 13.7-17.4
Obese 1,913 1,371 72.5 69.9-74.9 542 27.5 25.1-30.1
Current Smoker
Yes 1,075 735 71.6 68.0-74.8 340 28.4 25.2-32.0
No 5,250 4,315 83.7 82.5-84.9 935 16.3 15.1-17.5
History of CVD**
Yes 772 383 47.7 43.2-52.2 389 52.3 47.8-56.8
No 5,680 4,786 85.6 84.5-86.7 894 14.4 13.3-15.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 768 643 85.4 81.9-88.2 125 14.6 11.8-18.1
No 5,329 4,231 81.1 79.8-82.3 1,098 18.9 17.7-20.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 390 336 84.9 79.1-89.3 54 15.1 10.7-20.9
No 5,687 4,525 81.5 80.2-82.7 1,162 18.5 17.3-19.8
COPD
Yes 524 228 43.0 37.7-48.5 296 57.0 51.5-62.3
No 5,973 4,970 84.9 83.7-85.9 1,003 15.1 14.1-16.3
Current Asthma
Yes 524 310 62.1 56.8-67.1 214 37.9 32.9-43.2
No 5,958 4,876 83.5 82.3-84.6 1,082 16.5 15.4-17.7
Diabetes
Yes 885 502 56.2 52.1-60.2 383 43.8 39.8-47.9
No 5,621 4,700 84.9 83.8-86.1 921 15.1 13.9-16.2
Disability1
Yes 1,597 810 51.1 48.0-54.3 787 48.9 45.7-52.0
No 4,154 3,721 89.9 88.7-91.0 433 10.1 9.0-11.3
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,854 982 52.7 49.8-55.6 872 47.3 44.4-50.2
No 4,490 4,084 91.7 90.7-92.6 406 8.3 7.4- 9.3
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,003 1,145 56.0 53.3-58.8 858 44.0 41.2-46.7
No 4,511 4,063 90.6 89.4-91.6 448 9.4 8.4-10.6

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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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