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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages - (Under age 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,640 2,298 86.9 85.3-88.4 342 13.1 11.6-14.7
GENDER
Male 1,323 1,113 84.5 82.1-86.7 210 15.5 13.3-17.9
Female 1,317 1,185 89.6 87.4-91.6 132 10.4 8.4-12.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,298 2,298 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 342 *** *** *** 342 100 . - .
Body Mass Index
Underweight 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 714 639 89.7 86.8-92.1 75 10.3 7.9-13.2
Overweight 868 762 88.8 86.0-91.1 106 11.2 8.9-14.0
Obese 815 713 85.1 81.6-88.0 102 14.9 12.0-18.4
Current Smoker
Yes 447 346 76.5 71.2-81.0 101 23.5 19.0-28.8
No 2,113 1,893 89.8 88.1-91.2 220 10.2 8.8-11.9
History of CVD**
Yes 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,530 2,204 87.1 85.4-88.6 326 12.9 11.4-14.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 466 397 86.3 81.9-89.7 69 13.7 10.3-18.1
No 1,998 1,778 88.6 86.8-90.2 220 11.4 9.8-13.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 213 178 84.3 76.4-89.9 35 15.7 10.1-23.6
No 2,232 1,985 88.5 86.8-90.0 247 11.5 10.0-13.2
COPD
Yes 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,553 2,231 87.3 85.6-88.8 322 12.7 11.2-14.4
Current Asthma
Yes 170 154 87.5 79.2-92.8 16 12.5 7.2-20.8
No 2,462 2,137 86.9 85.2-88.4 325 13.1 11.6-14.8
Diabetes
Yes 183 166 90.2 83.6-94.4 17 9.8 5.6-16.4
No 2,454 2,131 86.8 85.0-88.3 323 13.2 11.7-15.0
Disability1
Yes 252 216 83.5 75.7-89.2 36 16.5 10.8-24.3
No 1,964 1,709 87.1 85.1-88.7 255 12.9 11.3-14.9
Functional Disability1
Yes 360 287 74.5 67.8-80.3 73 25.5 19.7-32.2
No 2,204 1,955 89.2 87.6-90.6 249 10.8 9.4-12.4
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 374 329 85.9 80.6-89.9 45 14.1 10.1-19.4
No 2,266 1,969 87.1 85.3-88.7 297 12.9 11.3-14.7

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