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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*

Learning/Cognition (primary categories listed below)**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 827 143 14.5 11.0-19.0 684 85.5 81.0-89.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 709 124 15.4 11.3-20.7 585 84.6 79.3-88.7
No 118 19 11.1 5.8-20.0 99 88.9 80.0-94.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 258 44 15.8 10.3-23.5 214 84.2 76.5-89.7
Overweight 277 52 13.8 9.5-19.6 225 86.2 80.4-90.5
Obese 239 39 15.1 7.9-26.7 200 84.9 73.3-92.1
Current Smoker
No 655 113 15.7 11.2-21.4 542 84.3 78.6-88.8
Yes 171 30 11.3 7.1-17.6 141 88.7 82.4-92.9
History of CVD**
Yes 88 14 10.7 5.3-20.4 74 89.3 79.6-94.7
No 727 126 14.9 11.1-19.8 601 85.1 80.2-88.9
Binge Drinker
No 747 136 15.7 11.7-20.6 611 84.3 79.4-88.3
Yes 57 *** *** *** 52 92.9 81.6-97.5
Heavy Drinker
No 773 136 15.0 11.3-19.8 637 85.0 80.2-88.7
Yes 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 81 12 13.8 6.7-26.3 69 86.2 73.7-93.3
No 744 131 14.6 10.8-19.5 613 85.4 80.5-89.2
Current Asthma
Yes 80 *** *** *** 70 93.1 85.2-97.0
No 742 132 15.5 11.5-20.4 610 84.5 79.6-88.5
Diabetes
Yes 112 17 8.5 4.7-14.9 95 91.5 85.1-95.3
No 715 126 15.3 11.4-20.4 589 84.7 79.6-88.6
Disability
Yes 271 52 17.7 10.3-28.6 219 82.3 71.4-89.7
No 553 91 13.2 9.7-17.6 462 86.8 82.4-90.3

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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.

Learning/Cognition Categories: Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia, Learning Disabilities,
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

***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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