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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Health Insurance Coverage - Age Under 65*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,528 3,785 83.0 81.5-84.3 743 17.0 15.7-18.5
GENDER
Male 2,139 1,728 80.3 78.1-82.3 411 19.7 17.7-21.9
Female 2,389 2,057 85.5 83.6-87.2 332 14.5 12.8-16.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,785 3,785 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 744 *** *** *** 744 100 . - .
Body Mass Index
Underweight 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,252 1,077 86.5 84.0-88.6 175 13.5 11.4-16.0
Overweight 1,405 1,181 83.6 81.0-85.9 224 16.4 14.1-19.0
Obese 1,413 1,194 82.4 79.6-84.8 219 17.6 15.2-20.4
Current Smoker
Yes 895 665 73.1 69.2-76.7 230 26.9 23.3-30.8
No 3,495 3,020 85.8 84.3-87.2 475 14.2 12.8-15.7
History of CVD**
Yes 334 288 84.7 78.5-89.4 46 15.3 10.6-21.5
No 4,166 3,477 82.9 81.4-84.3 689 17.1 15.7-18.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 699 569 80.8 76.8-84.2 130 19.2 15.8-23.2
No 3,525 3,012 84.8 83.2-86.2 513 15.2 13.8-16.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 316 258 82.0 75.7-87.0 58 18.0 13.0-24.3
No 3,882 3,311 84.5 83.0-85.9 571 15.5 14.1-17.0
COPD
Yes 294 234 77.8 70.9-83.4 60 22.2 16.6-29.1
No 4,226 3,544 83.3 81.8-84.6 682 16.7 15.4-18.2
Current Asthma
Yes 390 336 83.9 78.5-88.2 54 16.1 11.8-21.5
No 4,119 3,437 83.0 81.5-84.3 682 17.0 15.7-18.5
Diabetes
Yes 443 385 85.9 81.2-89.6 58 14.1 10.4-18.8
No 4,080 3,397 82.7 81.2-84.1 683 17.3 15.9-18.8
Disability1
Yes 913 774 82.0 78.1-85.3 139 18.0 14.7-21.9
No 2,980 2,471 82.5 80.8-84.1 509 17.5 15.9-19.2
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,087 873 76.6 72.9-79.9 214 23.4 20.1-27.1
No 3,312 2,822 85.3 83.8-86.7 490 14.7 13.3-16.2
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,032 888 84.6 81.4-87.3 144 15.4 12.7-18.6
No 3,496 2,897 82.6 81.0-84.1 599 17.4 15.9-19.0

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 included

**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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