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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,792 690 9.9 9.0-10.8 5,102 90.1 89.2-91.0
GENDER
Male 2,584 282 9.2 8.0-10.6 2,302 90.8 89.4-92.0
Female 3,208 408 10.5 9.3-11.8 2,800 89.5 88.2-90.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,095 650 10.6 9.7-11.7 4,445 89.4 88.3-90.3
No 682 39 5.6 3.6- 8.7 643 94.4 91.3-96.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,583 143 7.4 6.0- 9.0 1,440 92.6 91.0-94.0
Overweight 1,918 194 8.5 7.1-10.2 1,724 91.5 89.8-92.9
Obese 1,781 312 15.0 13.2-17.1 1,469 85.0 82.9-86.8
Current Smoker
Yes 993 136 11.5 9.2-14.4 857 88.5 85.6-90.8
No 4,723 550 9.6 8.7-10.6 4,173 90.4 89.4-91.3
History of CVD**
Yes 735 243 31.5 27.4-35.9 492 68.5 64.1-72.6
No 5,000 430 7.1 6.3- 8.0 4,570 92.9 92.0-93.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 626 42 5.5 3.6- 8.4 584 94.5 91.6-96.4
No 4,870 623 10.7 9.7-11.8 4,247 89.3 88.2-90.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 338 21 3.5 2.1- 5.8 317 96.5 94.2-97.9
No 5,139 643 10.5 9.5-11.5 4,496 89.5 88.5-90.5
COPD
Yes 499 166 31.7 26.8-37.2 333 68.3 62.8-73.2
No 5,277 520 7.9 7.1- 8.8 4,757 92.1 91.2-92.9
Diabetes
Yes 844 236 26.5 22.9-30.3 608 73.5 69.7-77.1
No 4,943 453 7.6 6.8- 8.5 4,490 92.4 91.5-93.2
Disability1
Yes 1,605 685 39.8 36.8-42.9 920 60.2 57.1-63.2
No 4,166 *** *** *** 4,166 100 . - .
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,769 597 31.3 28.6-34.1 1,172 68.7 65.9-71.4
No 3,970 91 1.9 1.5- 2.5 3,879 98.1 97.5-98.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,896 521 25.9 23.5-28.4 1,375 74.1 71.6-76.5
No 3,897 169 3.8 3.1- 4.6 3,728 96.2 95.4-96.9

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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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