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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,364 9,073 72.7 71.2-74.1 1,042 11.8 10.8-12.9 598 7.6 6.8- 8.6 595 7.2 6.4- 8.1 56 0.7 0.5- 1.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,833 8,319 79.9 78.5-81.3 793 10.6 9.6-11.8 371 5.0 4.3- 5.8 320 4.0 3.4- 4.7 30 0.4 0.2- 0.8
No 1,493 721 44.3 40.5-48.1 245 16.5 13.9-19.4 226 17.9 15.0-21.1 275 19.6 16.6-22.9 26 1.8 1.1- 3.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 177 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,621 2,871 71.5 68.8-74.0 329 11.5 9.7-13.5 199 8.8 7.2-10.7 208 7.8 6.4- 9.5 14 0.5 0.2- 1.0
Overweight 3,892 3,110 71.9 69.4-74.2 350 12.7 11.0-14.7 205 6.8 5.6- 8.1 201 7.6 6.2- 9.4 26 1.0 0.6- 1.6
Obese 2,952 2,387 75.2 72.4-77.7 276 10.8 9.2-12.8 151 7.7 6.1- 9.8 130 6.1 4.7- 7.9 *** *** ***
Current Smoker
No 9,339 7,653 75.7 74.1-77.2 808 11.1 10.1-12.3 441 7.1 6.2- 8.1 394 5.4 4.6- 6.3 43 0.7 0.4- 1.1
Yes 1,979 1,381 61.5 57.9-64.9 229 14.2 11.8-17.0 156 9.8 7.8-12.2 200 13.7 11.3-16.5 13 0.8 0.4- 1.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,436 1,288 87.3 84.1-89.9 74 6.3 4.4- 8.9 39 3.5 2.2- 5.5 31 2.7 1.7- 4.2 *** *** ***
No 9,813 7,693 71.2 69.6-72.7 959 12.3 11.2-13.5 554 8.1 7.2- 9.1 556 7.7 6.8- 8.7 51 0.8 0.5- 1.2
Binge Drinker
No 9,461 7,656 74.2 72.6-75.7 848 11.6 10.5-12.8 466 7.0 6.2- 8.1 451 6.5 5.6- 7.5 40 0.6 0.4- 1.1
Yes 1,014 690 63.0 58.6-67.2 128 13.5 10.8-16.7 88 12.5 9.6-16.2 96 10.0 7.7-12.8 12 1.1 0.5- 2.2
Heavy Drinker
No 9,979 7,992 73.3 71.7-74.8 927 11.8 10.8-13.0 523 7.7 6.8- 8.7 491 6.5 5.7- 7.4 46 0.7 0.4- 1.1
Yes 471 342 62.9 55.6-69.7 43 12.6 8.4-18.4 32 11.0 6.9-17.2 51 13.1 8.9-18.7 *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 1,004 851 80.1 75.5-84.0 66 9.5 6.7-13.3 53 6.9 4.7-10.2 32 3.3 2.0- 5.4 *** *** ***
No 10,312 8,181 72.1 70.5-73.5 974 12.0 10.9-13.1 542 7.7 6.8- 8.7 561 7.5 6.6- 8.5 54 0.7 0.5- 1.1
Current Asthma
Yes 965 791 74.0 68.6-78.7 91 13.1 9.6-17.5 50 8.3 5.5-12.4 30 4.5 2.6- 7.6 *** *** ***
No 10,334 8,226 72.5 71.0-74.0 945 11.7 10.6-12.8 548 7.6 6.8- 8.6 562 7.4 6.6- 8.4 53 0.8 0.5- 1.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,600 1,464 89.0 86.2-91.3 78 6.2 4.4- 8.6 31 2.8 1.7- 4.5 26 1.9 1.1- 3.3 *** *** ***
No 9,739 7,594 70.7 69.2-72.3 962 12.4 11.3-13.6 564 8.2 7.3- 9.3 565 7.8 6.9- 8.8 54 0.8 0.5- 1.2
Disability
Yes 3,364 2,823 78.0 75.3-80.5 249 10.2 8.5-12.3 139 5.9 4.5- 7.8 140 5.4 4.1- 7.0 13 0.5 0.2- 1.1
No 7,464 5,814 71.0 69.2-72.7 753 12.4 11.2-13.7 438 8.4 7.4- 9.6 417 7.4 6.4- 8.5 42 0.8 0.5- 1.3

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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