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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,992 3,429 25.0 23.7-26.2 7,563 75.0 73.8-76.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,521 3,035 25.7 24.4-27.1 6,486 74.3 72.9-75.6
No 1,439 382 21.9 18.9-25.1 1,057 78.1 74.9-81.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 169 73 26.2 18.0-36.5 96 73.8 63.5-82.0
Recommended Range 3,510 825 19.3 17.3-21.4 2,685 80.7 78.6-82.7
Overweight 3,763 1,084 21.8 19.9-23.9 2,679 78.2 76.1-80.1
Obese 2,857 1,215 34.8 32.2-37.5 1,642 65.2 62.5-67.8
Current Smoker
No 9,043 2,691 23.3 22.0-24.7 6,352 76.7 75.3-78.0
Yes 1,903 722 31.1 28.0-34.3 1,181 68.9 65.7-72.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,394 835 54.0 49.6-58.2 559 46.0 41.8-50.4
No 9,482 2,521 21.6 20.4-22.9 6,961 78.4 77.1-79.6
Binge Drinker
No 9,560 3,084 26.1 24.8-27.5 6,476 73.9 72.5-75.2
Yes 1,027 205 18.0 14.7-21.9 822 82.0 78.1-85.3
Heavy Drinker
No 10,083 3,166 25.2 23.9-26.5 6,917 74.8 73.5-76.1
Yes 475 115 19.2 14.7-24.8 360 80.8 75.2-85.3
COPD
Yes 973 652 63.2 58.1-67.9 321 36.8 32.1-41.9
No 9,972 2,748 22.1 20.9-23.4 7,224 77.9 76.6-79.1
Current Asthma
Yes 928 536 50.8 45.4-56.1 392 49.2 43.9-54.6
No 10,000 2,859 22.3 21.1-23.6 7,141 77.7 76.4-78.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,541 831 50.1 46.1-54.0 710 49.9 46.0-53.9
No 9,428 2,590 21.8 20.6-23.1 6,838 78.2 76.9-79.4

Back to Disability.

In 2011, the definition for disability status changed: only the 2 questions in the BRFSS Core Questionnaire have been used to define the North Carolina disability population. In previous years, the NC disability population was defined by 4 screener questions. These included the 2 core questions and the 2 North Carolina questions on self-perceived disability and trouble learning, remembering, or concentrating.

**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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