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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

A brain Injury can result from a blow or jolt to the head caused by a fall, a motor vehicle accident,
a sports injury, or an assault. A brain injury can also occur from a health problem like a tumor or a stroke.

Have you ever had a brain injury that limited you in any way for more than a week in any activities?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,844 399 4.5 3.8- 5.3 8,445 95.5 94.7-96.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,614 334 4.2 3.5- 5.0 7,280 95.8 95.0-96.5
No 1,204 64 5.6 3.8- 8.1 1,140 94.4 91.9-96.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 149 *** *** *** 142 94.7 81.8-98.6
Recommended Range 2,879 123 4.1 3.2- 5.4 2,756 95.9 94.6-96.8
Overweight 2,882 113 3.8 2.8- 5.1 2,769 96.2 94.9-97.2
Obese 2,339 138 6.0 4.5- 7.9 2,201 94.0 92.1-95.5
Current Smoker
No 7,280 263 3.6 2.9- 4.4 7,017 96.4 95.6-97.1
Yes 1,527 132 8.0 6.1-10.3 1,395 92.0 89.7-93.9
History of CVD**
Yes 985 123 11.1 8.6-14.1 862 88.9 85.9-91.4
No 7,771 270 3.9 3.2- 4.7 7,501 96.1 95.3-96.8
Binge Drinker
No 7,787 331 4.4 3.7- 5.3 7,456 95.6 94.7-96.3
Yes 827 54 5.2 3.5- 7.4 773 94.8 92.6-96.5
Heavy Drinker
No 8,185 355 4.4 3.7- 5.2 7,830 95.6 94.8-96.3
Yes 399 31 7.1 4.3-11.6 368 92.9 88.4-95.7
COPD
Yes 770 76 9.3 6.6-13.0 694 90.7 87.0-93.4
No 8,036 321 4.2 3.5- 5.0 7,715 95.8 95.0-96.5
Current Asthma
Yes 800 84 9.7 7.0-13.4 716 90.3 86.6-93.0
No 7,989 310 3.9 3.2- 4.7 7,679 96.1 95.3-96.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,176 73 5.8 4.2- 8.0 1,103 94.2 92.0-95.8
No 7,647 324 4.3 3.6- 5.2 7,323 95.7 94.8-96.4
Disability
Yes 2,679 246 10.1 8.3-12.2 2,433 89.9 87.8-91.7
No 6,132 151 2.7 2.1- 3.5 5,981 97.3 96.5-97.9

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This question was asked only of non-veterans.

**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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