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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Major Health Problems of Care Recipient*

Developmental Disabilities (primary categories listed below)**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 827 60 9.5 6.4-13.9 767 90.5 86.1-93.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 709 50 8.8 5.6-13.5 659 91.2 86.5-94.4
No 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 258 20 9.0 4.7-16.7 238 91.0 83.3-95.3
Overweight 277 24 8.3 4.5-14.8 253 91.7 85.2-95.5
Obese 239 13 11.7 5.5-23.3 226 88.3 76.7-94.5
Current Smoker
No 655 43 7.8 4.5-13.1 612 92.2 86.9-95.5
Yes 171 17 14.3 7.9-24.4 154 85.7 75.6-92.1
History of CVD**
Yes 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 727 53 9.5 6.1-14.3 674 90.5 85.7-93.9
Binge Drinker
No 747 48 8.7 5.5-13.4 699 91.3 86.6-94.5
Yes 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 773 53 9.3 6.1-14.0 720 90.7 86.0-93.9
Yes 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 744 48 8.3 5.2-13.1 696 91.7 86.9-94.8
Current Asthma
Yes 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 742 53 9.1 6.0-13.6 689 90.9 86.4-94.0
Diabetes
Yes 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 715 49 6.7 4.2-10.6 666 93.3 89.4-95.8
Disability
Yes 271 25 14.9 8.2-25.7 246 85.1 74.3-91.8
No 553 35 6.9 4.1-11.4 518 93.1 88.6-95.9

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*These questions are asked only of caregivers. The results in this table are derived from the question [NC06Q07] on what the doctor
has said are the care recipient's major health problems. The question allows for multiple health problems to be reported.
Out of 827 respondents who reported one or more health problems, 638 reported only one health problem, 139 reported two health problems,
35 reported three health problems, and 15 reported more tha n three problems.

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

Developmental Disability Categories: Cerebral Palsy (CP), Down Syndrome, Other developmental disability
(e.g., spinal bifida)

***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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