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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*

Physical Health Condition/Disease (primary categories listed below)**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 827 435 49.8 43.8-55.8 392 50.2 44.2-56.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 709 362 46.6 40.3-53.1 347 53.4 46.9-59.7
No 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 258 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 277 143 48.6 38.5-58.7 134 51.4 41.3-61.5
Obese 239 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Current Smoker
No 655 349 50.4 43.3-57.4 306 49.6 42.6-56.7
Yes 171 *** *** *** *** *** ***
History of CVD**
Yes 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 727 387 49.8 43.4-56.2 340 50.2 43.8-56.6
Binge Drinker
No 747 395 50.8 44.5-57.1 352 49.2 42.9-55.5
Yes 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 773 407 49.5 43.2-55.7 366 50.5 44.3-56.8
Yes 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 744 388 49.4 43.0-55.8 356 50.6 44.2-57.0
Current Asthma
Yes 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 742 387 49.9 43.5-56.2 355 50.1 43.8-56.5
Diabetes
Yes 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 715 381 50.9 44.4-57.4 334 49.1 42.6-55.6
Disability
Yes 271 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 553 290 51.4 44.3-58.5 263 48.6 41.5-55.7

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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.

**Physical Health Condition/Disease Categories: Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension/High Blood Pressure, Lung Disease/Emphysema, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke.

***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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